Newsletter 18 - 30 01 15 - Park Hill Junior School

RESPECTFUL
KIND
RESILIENT
RIGOROUS
ASPIRATIONAL
Park Hill Junior School
Stanhope Road Croydon CR0 5NS Tel: (020) 8686 8623 Fax: (020) 8686 9798
Head Teacher: Mrs C Daniels
www.phjs.co.uk
ATTENDANCE
Newsletter 18: 30/01/15
SCHOOL NEWS
Thank you to everyone who made a contribution towards our theatre group
performance of ‘Robin Hood’ which went ahead today (Friday). The sounds of
hilarity that emanated from the Hall during the two performances were
fabulous and when I visited some classes afterwards they were busy discussing
what they had seen and starting to produce some writing about the legend of
Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men!! What a brilliant end to the week.
Next week is parent consultations—if you have not yet returned your slip to the
class teacher please do so as soon as possible. If you need a paper copy of the
letter please ask your child to pick one up from the School Office.
The response to the whole school homework on ‘We can’t live without books’
was utterly phenomenal—with everything from written work and booklets to
posters and videos—the quality was truly amazing. We will have more
information about the entry put forward as the entry for our school next week.
HEAD TEACHER’S MESSAGE
Our attendance target for this
year is 96.2%. Our current
school percentage is 94.8%
which is too far away from our
target. Please make sure your
child comes to school unless
they really are too unwell to be
here.
Lateness: children should be
ready to go into school when
the doors open at 8:50am.
Lessons start at 9am and
children are officially late from
this time.
HOUSE POINT TOTALS
Coleridge-Taylor
Flower
Johnson
Latham
874
722
842
613
With other members of the senior leadership team I have had a whole school
focus on all aspects of behaviour this week. We have looked at many types of
behaviour including conduct in class, in the playground, at lunchtimes,
punctuality, uniform and at the start and end of the day. What we have seen
has been very encouraging, with a community of polite and courteous young
people who want to learn shining through. There are however one or two areas
where we are not fully satisfied and we will be cracking down on poor
standards whenever we find them.
Coleridge-Taylor were the
runaway winners this week
with the girls alone collecting
171—only one house point less
than the whole of Latham!
Well done to everyone for all
the house points they achieved.
Cathy Daniels, Head Teacher
COMING UP
3L
88.89
No of
late
arrivals
4
3M
3D
97.86
94.14
1
7

14th to 22nd February:
HALF TERM
4H
4EL
93.45
94.29
6
5

23rd to 27th March:
BOOK WEEK
Punctuality has improved in many classes in
the school, so well done if your child arrived
at school on time everyday this week.
4ML
5P
95.17
98.00
14
10

28th March to 12th April:
Easter Holiday
Sadly there are several children in 6C who
are not arriving on time for the start of
lessons, which obviously disrupts learning.
5D
93.45
11

5T
89.64
8
INSET DAY Monday, 13th
April
6JG
97.33
6

6W
97.00
8
14th April 2015: children
return to school
6C
95.17
6M
99.00
21
6
ATTENDANCE NEWS
Congratulations to 6M who achieved 99%
attendance this week and also 5P at 98%.
Congratulations also to 3M who achieved
97.86% attendance and only 1 late.
Please ensure that your child is ready to go
into school at 8:50am. Thank you.
Class
%

4th & 5th February:
Parent Consultations
Other dates to be added as they
become available.
RESPECTFUL
KIND
RESILIENT
RIGOROUS
ASPIRATIONAL
ROBIN HOOD PERFORMANCE
Thank you to everyone who contributed. The performance was wonderful and
will be a great stimulus for some first class writing over the next couple of weeks.
YEAR 6 FRENCH SCHOOL JOURNEY
The deadline for full payment for the Y6 French School Journey is
13th February 2015. After that we have to make full payment to the travel
agent for those children who are going. We have no flexibility for late payment.
Please also remember that all deposits are non-refundable as these have already
been paid to the company.
SCHOOL UNIFORM
Please continue to ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform.
Ties, school P.E. t-shirts and sweatshirts, and other items of school uniform can
all be bought from the School Office.
CONTACT DETAILS
If you have changed your
mobile
number
and/or
email address and you think
you might not have told us
please send your new details to
the School Office so we can
update our records.
School Shop for items of stationery etc. is on Wednesdays.
SCHOOL OFFICE
WOW BADGE COMPETITION
Miss Luxon, Miss Lawrance and the JRSO's will have the very difficult task of
picking the top three entries to send off to the national competition.
Happy designing!
Mrs Paine and Mrs Gillick will
be manning the School Office
from 8:30am to 5:00pm. They
can help you with many things
including selling you school
uniform, answering questions
about ParentPay or helping
you if your child is unwell. The
new email address for the
school is: office@parkhilljun.croydon.sch.uk
and
they will aim to answer queries
in a timely way.
TABLE TENNIS BALLS
SCHOOL DINNERS
Lots of children like to play table tennis during break times but unfortunately the
large bucket of table tennis balls which we were donated by Mrs Egan have all
now been lost. Table tennis balls can be bought from school shop on Wednesdays
for 15p each.
School dinners are £2.30
please ensure there is enough
credit on your child’s
ParentPay account if you want
them to have a school lunch.
Please remind your child not to forget to complete their WoW badge design with
the theme 'healthy planet' before the deadline of Friday 13th March.
Remember:
Bright and colourful
Stick to the theme
No white areas
PARK HILL SCHOOLS A SSOCIATION (PHSA)
Last week it was lovely to meet with many parents and friends of the school who
have given us time and help during various fundraising activities since
September, and to say thank you to them for what they have done for us. Never
was the Park Hill family in more evidence.
What also struck me were the bonds of friendship which have been forged
through people’s work with the PHSA. It is such a great way to meet other
parents, socialise with other people who have children and contribute to your
community in a positive by way giving time and expertise.
We really appreciate what the PHSA do for us and the money they raise for the
good of the children which enables us to buy things which the school budget just
would not cover. THANK YOU.
BREAK TIME SNACKS
Please ensure that children
only bring fresh or dried fruit
for their break time snack.
Cereal bars, crisps or chocolate
coated biscuits are not allowed.
ASTHMA ADVICE
Please see Newsletter 16 for
advice for children with
asthma.
PARK HILL HALF TERM
FUN TIME FOR 5-12 YEAR OLDS
(Children who are 4 and were born before 31st August 2010, and are in full time school may attend)
We are offering children a fun packed programme of trips at their holiday club.
Playscheme dates:
Monday 16th February – Friday 20th February 2015
Times:
9am – 6pm
£23.00 per child per day
8am – 6pm
£25.00 per child per day.
Trips can be booked separately and the price includes cost of the trip.
All children require a packed lunch.
Monday 16th February – Eagle Heights
Travel by minibus. Eagle Heights is one of the UK’s largest Birds of Preys centres. This includes
over 50 different species with daily demonstrations, a fantastic day out for all.
Tuesday 17th February – Penshurst Place
Travel by minibus to this 14th century Manor House with a Toy museum, excellent gardens and
fantastic maze. Enjoy a fun and educational day out.
Wednesday 18th February – National Maritime Museum & Planetarium
Travel by minibus. Experience the world’s largest maritime museum and visit the planetarium to
see ‘The Sky Tonight’ show. A great day out.
Thursday 19th February – Llama Park
Travel by minibus. The Park is home to an ever growing variety of animals which include llamas,
alpacas, reindeer, horses, donkeys, sheep and lots more. A lovely day out.
Friday 20th February – Cinema & Park
Travel by minibus to the cinema, film to be confirmed. Children will have popcorn and a drink,
then onto a local park.
ALL Children must arrive no later than 9.30am and we will aim to be back at School
for 5.00pm.
Children may bring a maximum of £2.50 pocket money to spend in the gift shop.
ALL BOOKINGS ARE MADE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED
PLACES AVAILABLE SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPOINTMENT.
A Non Refundable deposit must be paid in advance to secure your place.
To book, please contact Helen McCarthy on: 07960 610 393 between 8am – 6pm.
If there is no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned.