Thursday, 27 March 2014

Friday 28th

Hi all,

No newsletter tonight but if you have returned a booking sheet to school you should get a note telling you exactly what time your interview is next week. Of course all of this relies on the 'posties' who bring things to and from school, so if the system hasn't worked just give us a call at the office.

It has been a great week and our numerous visitors have commented on how polite, tidy and respectful our children are.....WELL DONE to all of you!
have a safe and happy weekend.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Parent Conferences

Next week all  teachers are hosting Parent Conferences and they would love to see all of their families take part. The aim of the 15 minute meeting is to discuss and confirm your child's goals for 2014 and also to generally talk about how your child is settling in to school this year.
Your child should have brought home a booking slip notice last night which you can fill in and return to school by tomorrow. We will then schedule you a convenient time and let you know exactly when to come along next week. If you don't have a notice by tonight please phone the office directly on 379 3137 and we can sort you out a time directly.

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Hi all,

There will be a newsletter coming home tonight so please look out for it.

Assembly today at 11:25 and this week it is being run by Room 3. Parents and community are always welcome at our Friday Assemblies.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Fruit in Schools and Hepatitis Warning

Dear Parents,

Last week some apples delivered to schools in Canterbury as part of the Fruit in Schools Programme fell within the dates of the 'Hepatitus A' warning period.

The Ministry of Health have asked all schools in the programme to let parents know that there is a very low risk that any children or staff would have been exposed to the virus. However as a precaution they  remind the community of the importance of anyone displaying 'flu like symptoms' over the coming weeks to visit a doctor just in case.

If you would like more detailed information about Hepatitis please  click here

Please be assured that  the risk that we came in to contact with the illness is very low and that this information is being distributed to all schools in the Fruit in Schools Programme.


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Thursday 13th March

Hi all,

Just a quick post to thank you all for your positive response to our new uniform upgrade. The children are looking fantastic in their new shirts and polar fleeces provided through our Red Cross Grant. Apologies to a few students waiting for new sizes to arrive. They will be here soon!

A reminder that children need to also wear plain black pants, shorts or skirts along with the school tops. Older style red tops are still perfectly OK to wear for the rest of this year.

Extra tops can now be purchased from the Warehouse at 'South City'.

Have a great day,

Waltham Team

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Weather Update

Hi all,

We have remained open today  for students who are able to travel to school safely. As always in extreme weather conditions it is important that parents assess their own personal circumstances and listen to public announcements from Civil Defense or the Police.
The fact that our school may remains 'open' in extreme weather should never be interpreted as pressure to send your child if you feel it is unsafe.

Sometimes it is safer for a school  to remain 'open' for those who live nearby rather than ask parents to travel again to pick up their children in a 'closure' situation.

Our thoughts go out to all of you who are experiencing flooding or other hardships relating to the wind and rain. Please feel welcome to call us if there is anything we can do to support you.

Kindest regards,

Waltham School Staff

School is Open


School is open this morning. It is very wet and windy, it is at your discretion whether it is safe for your children to come to school.

Please txt the school office to let us know if you're child is away. 027 379 3137

Keep warm and drive safely.