From the Head of Juniors
With just two weeks of school to go before the summer holidays, this seems a good time to recap on some of the end-of-year preparations.
The last day of term, Friday 25th June, is a half day. Children will need picking up at the earlier time of 1.10 pm and their bus collect times will be approximately two hours earlier than usual. Any changes to collection should be made in good time to the transport office, firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be reminded that children can only travel on a school bus if it is their usual bus.
Monday 21st June is a public holiday and school will be closed.
All after school clubs will be finishing next week and children will return home by their usual method in the last week.
The library will now close and children will not be able to borrow new books. As many children have overdue books on record, please do have a look around at home and return any school books (library and class) that you may find. Library bags should be brought into school and left with class teachers.
The School Council has organised a Spirit Week for the last week of school. This has traditionally been a fun week for children and a way of raising money for a particular charity. This year we are working with the PRC to support Agios Christoforos. More information about this worthy cause has been shared with you. Donations should be put into your families ‘piggy banks’ which should then be brought into school for the money to be collected by the PRC.
Although there is the threat of thunderstorms today, we are now well into the summer and it is essential that all children have their hat and plenty of water to drink each day. I would also like your assistance in improving the quality of snacks at playtime. Fruit is the healthiest option (no whole cherries or any nuts please) and children should not have chocolates/sweets or chips.
Understandably, the uniform is rather relaxed at the moment, but please do not send your child in flip-flops or open-toed shoes as these are not suitable for running around in at playtime.
The traditional end-of-year celebrations may have been put on hold owing to COVID-19 but we have not let that stop the love of performing in the Junior School and I have been lucky to catch glimpses of many classes rehearsing for the virtual Summer Concert and various class assemblies. These will be shared with you via your child’s school emails.
Wishing you all a relaxing weekend.
Head of Juniors