Friday, 11 October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Big Breakfast

Big Breakfast Week is being celebrated across the city from 14th October to 18th October.  On Monday 14th October we will have a chef joining our team to prepare breakfast.  Therefore, on Monday 14th October, breakfast club will open at 7.45am.  Everyone is welcome, please just come along with your £1.00.

Lost Property

There are a lot of items in the lost property box.  This will be displayed in the school hall at Parents’ Evening.

Parents’ Evening 15th & 16th October 2019

Parents’ Evening appointments have been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th October.

Attendance

Excellent attendance this week -

Well done to the following classes who had attendance at over 97% this week:

  • Reception - 97%
  • Year 2 - 98%
  • Year 4 - 97%

School Clubs

The school clubs will begin after the half term.  Detailed below are the clubs that are available for your child to attend, if they wish.

 
The clubs will finish on Friday 6th December and will start again on Monday 13th January 2020.

Unless stated, all after school clubs run from 3:15-4pm.
Lunchtime clubs run from 12:30-1pm.

Please also remember that we have Chill Time ‘Klub’ running every day from 3:15-4:30pm at a charge of £3.50

Primary School Applications for a New Reception Place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you'll need to  apply for a new reception school place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Online - apply online from 12 September for a reception place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Ongoing safety update

A reminder that the following information can be found via the school website (www.ctk.education):
The CTK Safeguarding Team.

  • NSPCC - Speak out. Stay Safe.
  • Childline
  • Domestic abuse advice
  • Internet safety
  • First Response contact details 

Young Carers

We are looking into how we can further support any pupils who may be classed as 'Young Carers'. This means children who are regularly involved in caring for others - for example supporting a parent with mobility issues. Please contact Mrs Selway or Mrs Jordan via the school office if you think your child may be classed as a young carer.

Secondary School Applications

Year 6 pupils need to apply for Secondary school by the 31st October.
Please see: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/secondary-admissions 

For more information and please contact Mrs Selway or Mrs Jordan for support with the application process.

Pupil Places Available

The school is almost full but we do have some space available in Reception, Year 1, Year 3 and 6. If you know somebody who might need a school place, please ask them to contact the school office.

Head teacher awards

The Headteacher awards for Monday 14th October are: William (YR), Victor (Y1), Freya (Y2), Awele and Cheyenne (Y3), William  (Y4), Jazleen and Ellis (Y5) Mikolaj and Jonathan (Y6).

Key dates

15th October - Year 2 to Westonbirt
15th and 16th October - Parents Evening
25th October - School Photographer (new Company)
28th October - 1st November - School Holiday
13th November - Year 3 & 5 visit to the Cinema
9th December - Flu Jabs
23rd December - 3rd January - School Holiday
30th January - 1st February  - Year 5 Dean Field Studies Centre
17th February - 21st February - School Holiday
6th April - 17th April - School Holiday
25th May - 29th May - School Holiday
20th July - 31st August - School Holiday

Yours sincerely,


Matt Condon
Headteacher

Friday, 4 October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,
Parents Evening 15th & 16th October 2019
Parents Evening has been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th October. To make an appointment please telephone the school office on 01179664844.  This is a very important opportunity for parents and carers to find out how their children are doing in school. Appointments will be allocated if no arrangements are made. 
Attendance
Excellent attendance this week -
Well done to the following classes who had attendance at over 97% this week:
  • Year 2 - 99%
  • Year 3 - 99%
  • Year 4 - 97%
  • Year 5 - 98%

This means that Year 2 and Year 3 has non-uniform on Friday 11th October 
Change of Season!
Now that we are in October, the weather is gradually getting colder.  Please can we remind you that it is important that children wear a coat to school - please ensure that the coat has your child’s name in it.
At this time of year, children will often have sore throats, coughs etc.  Please remember that school can administer calpol to your child. 
Big Breakfast
Big Breakfast week is being celebrated across the city from 14th October to 18th October.  On Monday 14th October we will have a chef joining our team to prepare breakfast.  Therefore, on Monday 14th October breakfast club will open at 7.45am.  Everyone is welcome, please just come along with your £1.00.
School Clubs
The school clubs will begin after the half term.  Detailed below are the clubs that are available for your child to attend, if they wish.  
Letters will be sent home next week so that children can sign up for the club they wish to attend.
The clubs will finish on Friday 6th December and will start again on Monday 13th January 2020.

Please also remember that we have Chill Time ‘Klub’ running everyday from 3:15-4:30pm at a charge of £3.50
Primary School Applications for a New Reception Place for September 2020
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you'll need to  apply for a new reception school place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Wednesday 15 January 2020.
Online - apply online from 12 September for a reception place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk
Ongoing safety updates

Head teacher awards
The Headteacher awards for Monday 7th October are: Bella (YR), Toby (Y1), Ronnie (Y2), Jaiden (Y3), Chris and Cody W (Y4), Imogen (Y5) and Noella and Ella (Y6).
Secondary School Applications for a New Year 7 place for September 2020
If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009  you'll need to  apply for a new year 7 places for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Thursday 31 October 2019.
Online - apply online from Thursday 12 September for a new year 7 place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk 
Pupil Places Available
The school is almost full but we do have some space available in Reception, Year 1, Year 3 and 6. If you know somebody who might need a school place, please ask them to contact the school office.
Key dates
  • 10th October- Year 6 to London 
  • 15th October - Year 2 to Westonbirt
  • 15th and 16th October - Parents Evening
  • 25th October - School Photographer (new Company)
  • 28th October - 1st November - School Holiday
  • 13th November - Year 3 & 5 visit to the Cinema
  • 9th December - Flu Jabs
  • 23rd December - 3rd January - School Holiday
  • 30th January - 1st February  - Year 5 Dean Field Studies Centre 
  • 17th February - 21st February - School Holiday
  • 6th April - 17th April - School Holiday
  • 25th May - 29th May - School Holiday
  • 20th July - 31st August - School Holiday

Yours sincerely,

Matt Condon,
Headteacher

Friday, 27 September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Attendance

Excellent attendance this week -

Well done to the following classes who had attendance at over 97% this week:

  • Year 1 - 97%
  • Year 2 - 98%
  • Year 3 - 100%
  • Year 4 - 98%
  • Year 5 - 97%
  • Year 6 - 98%

This means that Year 3 has non-uniform on Friday 4th October

Census Day - Thursday 3rd October

On Thursday 3rd October the Government will be running a Census day where we have to report on the number of children within the school.  As part of this Census the government like to know the number of children who ate a hot school meal as it contributes towards our funding budget.

THIS MEANS - THE MORE CHILDREN WHO HAVE SCHOOL DINNERS = MORE MORE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

We have therefore changed the hot menu choice for that day to the following, with the hope that you child will consume a hot lunch:-

  • Fish fingers, baked beans, peas and chips with jelly and ice cream for dessert.

We will also be holding a lucky plate competition where your child might win a prize if they have a school meal on this day.

Tobacco Factory drama at Filwood Community Centre

The Tobacco Factory has started running drama classes at the Filwood Community Centre in Knowle West – every Tuesday from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Parent Helpers for School Trips

We would like to create a small team of parents who are available to help out with school trips. We would offer some simple training and a full DBS clearance to ensure safety. Parent volunteers would not necessarily be on trips with their own child’s class but would have a great opportunity to support the school and our children. Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Leave of Absence During Term Time

We must remind all parents that the Headteacher CANNOT authorise any leave of absence during term time unless for exceptional circumstances.  Any requests must be made in writing on a form available from the school office and must be made at least ten days before the leave is due to commence.  Any leave taken that has not been considered exceptional will be recorded as unauthorised.  There will be two unauthorised absences recorded for each day - morning and afternoon.  If there are eight or more unauthorised absences recorded within a ten week period, the school can issue a penalty notice.  This will be £60 per child for each parent, meaning a possible penalty charge of £120 per child.

We appreciate that holidays taken during term time can be much cheaper than those taken during the school holidays but we have a legal responsibility to ensure that every child is attending school and receiving their education.

Primary School Applications for a New Reception Place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you'll need to  apply for a new reception school place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Online - apply online from 12 September for a reception place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Ongoing safety updates

Over the next few weeks we will be publishing regular safety update.  Each newsletter will include links to guidance on a range of issues which parents can read at home.  Obviously, if any issues are raised or you have any questions please have a chat with Jo Selway or Matt Condon on the school gates.

This week -

First Response - If you have concern about the wellbeing of a child or young person

First Response - 01179036444
www.bristol.gov.uk/firstresponse

Anyone can ring First Response if they are concerned about a child or young person or if they think they need support.

First Response can help in different ways including:

  • Providing information, advice and guidance about services to help families
  • Making a referral to the Early Help team who can provide support to children, young people and families
  • Making a referral a social work team.

Together we’ll make sure the help we provide is the right help.

Head teacher awards

The Headteacher awards for Monday 30th September are: Ollie (Y1), Azora (Y2), Merit (Y3), Gabriel (Y4), Mimi (Y5)and Gracie S (Y6).

After-School Clubs

Multisports for Year 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 has started.  Years 3 & 4 is every Thursday and Years 5 & 6 every Friday.  Your child needs to pay at £1.00 to the school office each week if they wish to attend.
There are more after school clubs starting and soon and information will be published in next week’s newsletter.

Parents Evening 15th & 16th October 2019

Parents Evening has been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th October. If you would like to make an appointment please telephone the school office on 01179664844.

Secondary School Applications for a New Year 7 place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009  you'll need to  apply for a new year 7 place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Thursday 31 October 2019.

Online - apply online from Thursday 12 September for a new year 7 place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Pupil Places Available
The school is almost full but we do have some space available in Reception, Year 1, Year 3 and 6. If you know somebody who might need a school place, please ask them to contact the school office.

Key dates

1st October - CHILL TIME KLUB - cancelled
2nd October - Year 2 visit from the Fire Brigade
4th October - Year 6 to Create Centre
10th October- Year 6 to London
15th October - Year 2 to Westonbirt
15th and 16th October - Parents Evening
25th October - School Photographer (new Company)
28th October - 1st November - School Holiday
13th November - Year 3 & 5 visit to the Cinema
23rd December - 3rd January - School Holiday
30th January - 1st February  - Year 5 Dean Field Studies Centre
17th February - 21st February - School Holiday
6th April - 17th April - School Holiday
25th May - 29th May - School Holiday
20th July - 31st August - School Holiday

Yours sincerely,

Matt Condon, Headteacher



Saturday, 21 September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Friday Morning Coffee Time

Mrs Selway is now hosting informal drop-in sessions each Friday morning. This time will enable parents/carers to meet up and perhaps seek support and advice. Mrs Selway can offer advice and also provide links to other organisations who offer support. If you have a worry of any kind, or just would like to have a chat with other parents and carers  - pop in!

Lent Fundraising

The school donated £500 from the Lent money to the homelessnes charity Shelter.   We have received the following comment from Shelter and wanted to share this with you and to say thank you for your generosity.

“Just want to say a massive thank you to School of Christ the King, who has helped to raise £500 for Shelter. Amazing!”

Parent Helpers for School Trips

We would like to create a small team of parents who are available to help out with school trips. We would offer some simple training and a full DBS clearance to ensure safety. Parent volunteers would not necessarily be on trips with their own child’s class but would have a great opportunity to support the school and our children. Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Leave of Absence During Term Time

We must remind all parents that the Headteacher CANNOT authorise any leave of absence during term time unless for exceptional circumstances. 

Any requests must be made in writing on a form available from the school office and must be made at least ten days before the leave is due to commence.  Any leave taken that has not been considered exceptional will be recorded as unauthorised.  There will be two unauthorised absences recorded for each day - morning and afternoon.  If there are eight or more unauthorised absences recorded within a ten week period, the school can issue a penalty notice.  This will be £60 per child for each parent, meaning a possible penalty charge of £120 per child.

We appreciate that holidays taken during term time can be much cheaper than those taken during the school holidays but we have a legal responsibility to ensure that every child is attending school and receiving their education.

Ongoing safety updates

Over the next few weeks we will be publishing regular safety update.  Each newsletter will include links to guidance on a range of issues which parents can read at home.  Obviously, if any issues are raised or you have any questions please have a chat with Jo Selway or Matt Condon on the school gates.

Dealing with Problems

If parents have any problems regarding their child, they are always advised to see the class teacher. Alternatively you can always speak to Mrs Selway or myself on the front gate, or speak to the team in the office who will find the right person to help.

Recently we have had problems being shared on Facebook that have not been shared with the school. If we are told what you are worried about, we will always do our best to address your concerns.

Attendance

This week -

Well done to the following classes who had attendance at over 97% this week:

  • Year 2 - 98%
  • Year 3 - 99%
  • Year 4 - 98%

This means that Year 3 has non-uniform on Friday 27th September.

Head teacher awards

The Headteacher awards for Monday 23rd September are: Amber L and David (Y1), Leighton and Kaye (Y2), Aaliyah (Y3), Chloe (Y4), Layla, Olly and Anya (Y5) Kezia and Chiebuka (Y6).

After-School Clubs

Multisports for Year 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 has started.  Years 3 & 4 is every Thursday and Years 5 & 6 every Friday.  Your child needs to pay at £1.00 to the school office each week if they wish to attend.
There are more after school clubs starting and soon and information will be published in the newsletter.

Census Day - Thursday 3rd October

On Thursday 3rd October the Government will be running a Census day where we have to report on the number of children within the school.  As part of this Census the government like to know the number of children who ate a hot school meal as it contributes towards our funding budget.

THIS MEANS - THE MORE CHILDREN WHO HAVE SCHOOL DINNERS = MORE MORE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

We have therefore changed the hot menu choice for that day to the following, with the hope that you child will consume a hot lunch:-

Fish fingers, baked beans, peas and chips with jelly and ice cream for dessert.

We will also be holding a lucky plate competition where your child might win a prize if they have a school meal on this day.

Parents Evening 15th & 16th October 2019

Parents Evening has been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th October. If you would like to make an appointment please telephone the school office on 01179664844.

Secondary School Applications for a New Year 7 place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009  you'll need to  apply for a new year 7 place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Thursday 31 October 2019.

Online - apply online from Thursday 12 September for a new year 7 place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Primary School Applications for a New Reception Place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you'll need to  apply for a new reception school place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Online - apply online from 12 September for a reception place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Pupil Places Available

The school is almost full but we do have some space available in Reception, Year 1, Year 3 and 6. If you know somebody who might need a school place, please ask them to contact the school office.

Key dates

27th September - Year 5 to visit ‘We the Curious’
1st October - CHILL TIME KLUB - cancelled
2nd October - Year 2 visit from the Fire Brigade
4th October - Year 6 to Create Centre
15th and 16th October - Parents Evening
25th October - School Photographer (new Company)
28th October - 1st November - School Holiday
13th November - Year 3 & 5 visit to the Cinema
23rd December - 3rd January - School Holiday
30th January - 1st February  - Year 5 Dean Field Studies Centre
17th February - 21st February - School Holiday
6th April - 17th April - School Holiday
25th May - 29th May - School Holiday
20th July - 31st August - School Holiday
       

Yours sincerely,

Matt Condon, Headteacher

Friday, 13 September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Nut Allergies

If your child has a nut allergy, please contact the school office so that we can take appropriate precautions.

Attendance

This week -

Well done to the following classes who had attendance at over 97% this week:

  • Year 4 - 99%
  • Year 6 - 99%

This means Year 4 and Year 6 will have a special non uniform day on Friday 20th September.

Head teacher awards

The Headteacher awards for Monday 16th September are: Leo and Liliana (Y1), Emily (Y2), Benji and Angelina (Y3), Kaya and Gabriel(Y4), Hollie s and Jayden (Y5) Megan and Bosadee(Y6).

After-School Clubs

Multisports for Year 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 has started.  Years 3 & 4 is every Thursday and Years 5 & 6 every Friday.  Your child needs to pay at £1.00 to the school office each week if they wish to attend.
There are more after school clubs starting and soon and information will be published in the newsletter.

Census Day - Thursday 3rd October

On Thursday 3rd October the Government will be running a Census day where we have to report on the number of children within the school.  As part of this Census the government like to know the number of children who ate a hot school meal as it contributes towards our funding budget.

THIS MEANS - THE MORE CHILDREN WHO HAVE SCHOOL DINNERS = MORE MORE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

We have therefore changed the hot menu choice for that day to the following, with the hope that you child will consume a hot lunch:-

Fish fingers, baked beans, peas and chips with jelly and ice cream for dessert.  We will also be holding a lucky plate competition where your child might win a prize if they have a school meal on this day.

Parent Governor Vacancy

As I am sure you are aware, all schools have a Governing Body who support the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team in their endeavours to make this school an outstanding establishment where all children thrive.

We now have a vacancy on our Governing Body for a Parent Governor.  All parents are eligible to apply for this voluntary role and we would ask you to contact the school office if you would like your name to be put forward.

Meetings are termly and  run from 3:30 to 5:30pm.   An interest in the school and finding out more about the way that the school is managed is the first consideration and if you have any specific skills with budgets or experience with staffing issues you would be particularly welcome.

If you would like further information please speak to Miss Roberts in the office who will either be able to help you or will put you in touch with the Clerk to the Governors to answer any specific questions. Alternatively just come and have a chat with me about the role at the school gates.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Filwood Cinema / Bingo Hall - Demolition

You may be aware of the plans to undertake asbestos removal and demolition of the local cinema building due to its ongoing dilapidation and deterioration.   Demolition work is due to start w/c 2nd September and asbestos removal should be completed by Christmas 2019.  The work will be completed safely and will not affect children or parents when attending school.

Parents Evening 15th & 16th October 2019

Parents Evening has been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th October.   Please telephone the school office to make an appointment.  If you would like to make an appointment please telephone the school office on 01179664844.

Secondary School - Applications for a New Year 7 place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009  you'll need to  apply for a new year 7 places for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Thursday 31 October 2019.

Online - Apply online from Thursday12 September for a new year 7 place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Primary School - Applications for a new reception place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you'll need to  apply for a new reception school place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Online - Apply online from 12 September for a reception place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Pupil Places Available

The school is almost full but we do have some space available in Reception, Year 1, Year 3 and 6. If you know somebody who might need a school place, please ask them to contact the school office.

Key dates

27th September - Year 5 to visit We the Curious
2nd October - Year 2 visit from the Fire Brigade
4th October - Year 6 to Create Centre
15th and 16th October - Parents Evening
25th October - School Photographer (new Company)
28th October - 1st November - School Holiday
13th November - Year 3 & 6 to visit the Cinema
23rd December - 3rd January - School Holiday
30th January - 1st February  - Year 5 Dean Field Studies Centre
17th February - 21st February - School Holiday
6th April - 17th April - School Holiday
25th May - 29th May - School Holiday
20th July - 31st August - School Holiday
       

Yours sincerely,

Matt Condon,
Headteacher

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you all for a wonderful start to the new school year!

We hope you all had a really good summer break and it was great to see all the children today looking smart in their school uniforms and with most children arriving at school by 8.50am, ready for learning.

Attendance

Term 6 100% Attendance - 

As you are aware, each term we have a 100% attendance presentation when each class will have a special draw where children can win a new storybook. We enter all children with 100% attendance and who have no more than 2 late arrivals to school. The next attendance assembly will be on Wednesday 11th September.

Children who had 100% attendance in Term 6 will also be able to wear non-uniform on this day.

This week -

Well done to the following classes who had attendance at over 97% this week:
Year 2 - 99%
Year 4 - 97%

This means Year 2 will have a special non uniform day on Friday 13th September.

Head teacher awards

The Headteacher awards for Monday 9th September are:  Justin (Y1), Frankie (Y2), Benji HH (Y3), Archie (Y4), Patrick (Y5) and Kash and Lewis (Y6).

After-School Clubs

There are a range of after school clubs starting and information will be published in the newsletter.
Multisports for Year 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 started this week.  Years 3 & 4 is every Thursday and Years 5 & 6 every Friday.  Your child needs to pay at £1.00 to the school office each week if they wish to attend.

Parent Governor Vacancy

As I am sure you are aware, all schools have a Governing Body who support the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team in their endeavours to make this school an outstanding establishment where all children thrive.

We now have a vacancy on our Governing Body for a Parent Governor.  All parents are eligible to apply for this voluntary role and we would ask you to contact the school office if you would like your name to be put forward.

Meetings are termly and  run from 3:30 to 5:30pm.   An interest in the school and finding out more about the way that the school is managed is the first consideration and if you have any specific skills with budgets or experience with staffing issues you would be particularly welcome.

If you would like further information please speak to Miss Roberts in the office who will either be able to help you or will put you in touch with the Clerk to the Governors to answer any specific questions. Alternatively just come and have a chat with me about the role at the school gates.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Filwood Cinema / Bingo Hall - Demolition

You may be aware of the plans to undertake asbestos removal and demolition of the local cinema building due to its onoging dilapidation and deterioration.   Demolition work is due to start w/c 2nd September and asbestos removal should be completed by Christmas 2019.  The work will be completed safely and will not affect children or parents when attending school.

Parents Evening 15th & 16th October 2019

Parents Evening has been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday 15th and 16th October.   Please telephone the school office to make an appointment.  If you would like to make an appointment please telephone the school office on 01179664844.

Secondary School - Applications for a New Year 7 place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009  you'll need to  apply for a new year 7 places for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Thursday 31 October 2019.

Online - Apply online from Thursday12 September for a new year 7 place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Primary School - Applications for a new reception place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you'll need to  apply for a new reception school place for September 2020. You can apply from Thursday 12 September.  You'll need to apply by Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Online - Apply online from 12 September for a reception place for Sept 2020 at www.bristol.gov.uk

Our Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team:




Pupil Places Available

The school is almost full but we do have some space available in Reception, Year 3 and 6. If you know somebody who might need a school place, please ask them to contact the school office.

Key dates

12th and 13th September   - Year 3 and Year 4 to Barton Camp
2nd October - Year 2 visit from the Fire Brigade
4th October - Year 6 to Create Centre
15th and 16th October - Parents Evening
28th October - 1st November - School Holiday
23rd December - 3rd January - School Holiday
30th January - 1st February  - Year 5 Dean Field Studies Centre
17th February - 21st February - School Holiday
6th April - 17th April - School Holiday
25th May - 29th May - School Holiday
20th July - 31st August - School Holiday
       

Yours sincerely,

Matt Condon, Headteacher



Friday, 19 July 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the last newsletter of this school year. The children have had another great year of learning and friendship. Can I again thank you all for your support.

Celebrating Great 100% Attendance

As you are aware, School of Christ the King is giving a high priority to improving attendance and punctuality. A number of initiatives have been implemented in the school, to raise both pupil and parent awareness of this issue and the benefits of good attendance.

Well done to the following children who got 100% attendance and were presented with a special prize today:-

Alfie, Maiella, Amelia, Grace, Aaliyah, Justin Tristian, Taylor, Chris, Jayden, Dylan, Finley, Ella, Gabby, Mikolaj, Chloe and Bradley.

Recent figures show very positive news about improvements in attendance over time. Over the last 4 years attendance has improved each year from 94.3% to 95.7%. This may not seem like a big difference, but the improvement of 1.4% means:

  • Our overall attendance is now in line with national figures for primary schools.
  • Attendance is now above Bristol overall attendance.
  • Overall  children are in school an incredible 545 extra days extra across the year compared to 4 years ago.
  • This is the same as an average of 2 ½ days of school per child compared to 4 year ago.

School Shoes

Thank you for the children looking so smart in their school uniforms this year.

As you know, children at School of Christ the King are required to wear PLAIN BLACK SHOES. Although we prefer shoes, as an alternative we do accept PLAIN BLACK TRAINERS. However recently, a number of children have been coming to school wearing black trainers with brand markings (e.g stripes or ticks). These types of footwear are not permitted in school.

We do however appreciate that parents would rather buy new school shoes ready for school in September and we are happy to bend the rules until then; as long as children return wearing PLAIN BLACK SHOES in September!

Reading during the summer

Research shows that children who read for 10 minutes a day during the summer holidays make better progress in school than those who don't read. Here are some websites to give ideas and free resources to keep your children reading through the summer, and make the start back in September easier for them:

  • https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
  • www.readongeton.org.uk
  • http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/free-resources
  • https://www.clpe.org.uk/clpe/library/booklists
  • https://www.scholastic.co.uk/piecorbett/resource

INSET (Staff Training Day) in September

The school will be closed on the first day of the new academic year (Monday 2nd September). This mean that the new school year will begin on Tuesday 3rd September.

Key dates

Monday 23rd July   - INSET Day (school closed)
Tuesday 24th July   - INSET Day (school closed)
6th August    - Summer Chill TIme ‘Klub’
13th August    - Summer Chill Time ‘Klub’
Monday 3rd September   - INSET Day (school closed) 
Tuesday 4th September   - Start of new school year
4th and 5th October   - Year 3 and Year 4 to Barton Camp
30th January - 1st February  - Year 5 Dean Field Studies Centre         

Yours sincerely,

Matt Condon,
Headteacher



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