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Parent Mail

15th September 2023

Good afternoon,


We have had another busy week and our Reception children have enjoyed and survived their first full week of school!  I hope they have a restful weekend.


There has been a focus on leadership this week with so many children wanting to help and lead within our school.  Many children were keen to take the role of School Council representative for their class.  It is wonderful that so many children have ideas to pursue and have the confidence to articulate them.  There was a lot of children keen to organise a Colour Run after the fun we had in the summer!

Mrs Wirth and I had the pleasure of interviewing our Year 6 for the role of Prefect.  We both felt so proud listening to them speak with such commitment to and love for our school.  I thought I would share something that Bella said which sums up the feeling the children gave us in the interviews. 

'If you are willing to help, it not even a job.'


On that note, I wanted to share that next Friday we will be having a Grounds day from 3.15pm.  Any help, for any length of time up to 6pm would be gratefully received.  Please bring tools that maybe helpful.  


On Monday, I shared the dates for the Reception 2024 tours on facebook.  Please share them if you know of families who are looking for school places.  We are aware that some people still do not know about our extended catchment.  The first tour is on Thursday which I very much look forward to.


Today, I have emailed a document regarding communication.  We review this each year and I hope you find it helpful.  The infant staff have asked me to remind parents that all Rosefinch and Bullfinch children should be bringing a book bag to school each day.  They are practical in school and they keep our books in better condition than with the use of a rucksack.  A final notice is to ensure that parents do not park on the zig zags.  I am aware that delivery vehicles etc. have obstructed the front of school and I thank you for your patience as fencing work has been carried out.  Please ensure, for the safety of all our families, that you do not park or stop on the zig zags.


I wish you a lovely weekend.  I look forward to spending time in classrooms next week.  Our NSsport clubs begin on Monday so please ensure you have booked online ahead of the session.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone