A Fab week! Our first real go at the new style Parent Conferences which I hope have been a success with parents. We have run them from 8am until 7pm, provided a crèche to help parents and increased them in length from 10 to 15 minutes. Next year we'll improve the signage for parents and make sure we have someone sat all evening in our Reception to greet and sign post parents but I'd appreciate any comments, compliments or suggestions on how to further improve them?
We have also begun to give in to the C word. It was inevitable given we're a primary school determined to make learning fun but we held out as long as we could. We have put up an outdoor tree for the first time thanks to our amazing premises manager Willfredo and had our large indoor one arrive today for the hall, onto which we will hang all the children's homemade baubles.
Today I have been interviewing potential additional teachers to start in January. You know its a changing world when you are skyping teachers in Sydney.
It was also a very busy week for our children. Year 5 went to All Saint's Church for a Nativity session on Tuesday, Wednesday the Rotary Club did an assembly for the children on Shelterbox our chosen Christmas Charity and yesterday the Choir sang at the Cathedral and we took part in a Medway Tri Golf competition.
But the highlight of the week was seeing one of our wonderful parents holding a question and answer session with our Year Two children explaining Eid and what life is like for a modern Muslim. It was a great experience for our children and the children asked such thoughtful questions.
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