As you may be aware, there is a change to the May day bank holiday next year. Please see below our updated term dates.
There are extra tickets available for both performances of ‘The X Factory’ this week. If you would like any extra tickets, please contact the school office. These will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Europe – Green
Oceania – Blue
Asia – Red
Africa – Orange
North America – White
South America – Yellow
Due to insufficient numbers, we have made the decision to cancel Year 5’s trip to Windspiration at Theatre Severn on Tuesday 02 July. If you have already paid for your child to attend, please visit the school office to receive your refund. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Due to insufficient numbers, we have made the decision to cancel Year 4’s trip to Ukefest at Theatre Severn on Monday 01 July. If you have already paid for your child to attend, please visit the school office to receive your refund. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
There will be no Cricket/Rounders club on Wednesday 19th June. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We’ve had a science day, Easter art day, a rockstar maths day and now we bring you…. Courageous Advocacy Day! What does this mean, I hear you say? I will endeavour to explain what it means and how you can help.
In essence, it is an extension of what we usually do in our Continents sessions, but with a more meaningful twist. As a caring school, we often teach the children about natural disasters in other countries, discuss suffering of children less fortunate than ourselves and raise money for important causes. BUT on this day, we want the children to understand how their day to day lives here in Baschurch can positively or negatively affect others. Examples might include recycling or buying fair trade food.
The theme of ‘courageous advocacy’, enables our school community to develop a greater awareness of the challenges others face in life and the role that they can play as individual advocates to support causes and make a difference.
In addition to this, we want to encourage the children to take time to reflect and appreciate what we have and how lucky we are to have a well-resourced school. We encourage the children to reflect upon the charities we support and to think for themselves how they too can support initiatives and have a positive impact.
How you can help
Does your child (or family) already raise money for a certain charity?
Have you as a family made changes to the way you shop to help the environment?
Have you or your children changed the way you eat to help the environment?
Do you have any global partnership links yourself?
If you can answer yes to any of these, please could your child bring in a small piece of information to share with their group on the 20th June. It may be as simple as ‘We only buy fairtrade coffee and chocolate’, ‘we have stopped buying plastic straws’ or ‘we did a sponsored walk to raise money for X charity.’ If you are really passionate about something and would like to come and talk to one of the groups, please let us know as we would love real local examples of advocacy.
Thank you very much for your help with this.
The second instalment of music tuition fees is now due. Thank you to everyone that has paid the balance already. If you have not yet paid the balance, we will send a letter home with your child next week to let you know how much is left outstanding. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you.