Thursday, 20 November 2014

Latest News Brief

21st November
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Athletics day
A huge thank you to all of the families who supported yesterday’s Athletics Day. Once again this annual event was a real highlight to the year. The children were fantastic and it was such a pleasure watching them trying so hard and supporting each other win, lose or draw. Another highlight was seeing such a warm family atmosphere with participation from younger brothers and sisters. Thanks so much to all of the staff,  as Athletics day is one of the many times of the year I get to look around and feel so proud and fortunate to have such a great team.

Milk in Schools
Starting on Monday we are very excited to announce that Waltham School will be an official ‘Milk in Schools’ participant. What this means is that Monday-Thursday all students that choose to participate will be given a free serving of milk to drink. The system works in the same way as our Fruit in Schools, where children will have the milk delivered to the classroom and all those who want it will be able to have a box. We will be trialling it after lunch initially as a part of the afternoon session.
 If your child has any allergies or intolerances to milk or you would like to discuss their participation for any reason could you please phone the office and let us know urgently.

Waltham Star Search
Next Friday  28th later in the morning we will be holding the finals of our Waltham Star Search. The children who entered will be performing to their own classes over the next few days and those who make it through next Fridays public performance will be confirmed on Monday. Once we know how many performers we will have in the show we will decide on an exact start time. If your child is chosen to perform next Friday we will send home the exact details and start time  early next week. Parents and friends are welcome to come along and cheer the performers on.  A  huge thank you to Mrs Atherton and Mrs Planika for organising this great new event.

School Holidays
I have had a few people ask me again about finish dates for this year and start dates for 2015. Our final day for normal classes is Monday 15th December when we will also be having our Final Prize-Giving Assembly. School will be open for supervision and  tidy ups all day Tuesday 16th and the morning of Wednesday 17th until 12:30pm for those families who choose. School opens for 2015 on Monday 2nd February.

Kind regards

Gordon Caddie


Monday, 17 November 2014

Athletic Sports

A warm welcome to all friends and supporters of the school to come along to our annual Athletic Sports this Thursday.  All children will be competing in their class groups and will rotate around a combination of traditional and 'fun' athletics events. If you do not have a full programme please call in and pick one up from the school office at any time or give us a call.

See you Thursday!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Term 4 Update

Year 5/6 Camp

This week we had a fantastic overnight experience with our Year 5/6 students at Woodend Camp. Climbing Wall, Go-Karts, Orienteering, Archery and a whole lot of great team building time were the highlights of a neat few days. A huge thank you to Mrs Atherton, the driving force behind the camp and to three of our amazing support staff, John, Kelly and Sylvia, who came and supported us throughout the visit.

Parent Conferences

Last week we held our second round of main Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students were also invited to join in the meetings to discuss their strengths and dreams for the future. it was a really positive time and we thank everyone who was able to attend.

New Entrants
Waltham School is steadily growing and as a result it is really important to help with future planning that we know about children turning 5 over the next few years. Please give us a call or pop in to the office if you have a 3 or 4 year old who might be starting with us in the future. This really helps us to plan ahead.

Some Dates....

Show Day- Friday 14th November-School Closed

Athletics Day- Thursday 20th November

Monday 15th December-Final Assembly

Wednesday 17th December 12:30pm School Closes for 2014

Monday 2nd February-Classes start for 2015