Junior School Head’s Blog 07 October 2019

I’d like to start this week by thanking all of the parents who gave up their time to help us out at our JS Information Evening last Wednesday.  It was very well attended and having current parents there to field questions from their viewpoint is incredibly helpful.

As referred to in last week’s Blog, this week we are making a collection for the Bedford Foodbank in place of our usual Harvest collection.  The children have been told about the most suitable items to donate, please refer back to last week’s blog if you would like more details.  I do hope that you will be able to support this venture with your usual generosity to help those less fortunate.

On Friday, the school will be filled with the sound of music as it is the day of our House Music competition. This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of our year and there is always a buzz of excitement throughout the day.  Once again the children will be expected to come to school wearing their house t-shirts along with jeans (or plain trousers if they do not possess any jeans) on their lower half.  This year’s theme of 1970s Pop and 1950s Film Tunes will no doubt educate the children about a by-gone era of fabulous music and I hope you too have enjoyed the practicing at home!

After a large amount of sport across a range of disciplines (with several victories, I must add!) there are still a number of fixtures before we reach the half term break and I am sure that the teams will continue to do the school proud. I have managed to see many of the weekend fixtures and it gives me great pleasure to see the excitement generated by the children as they represent their school. Well done to everyone who has taken part this term so far, including the staff, and thank you also to all those who have turned up to support them.

I would like to say a big thank you to all those children who have volunteered to help us at Open Day on Saturday 9 November.  Replies will be emailed home before half term informing parents about which session the children will be required if they do not already know.

Please could you ensure that you collect your children from the Junior School building after clubs?  This is especially important as we hurtle towards the half term break, as after this the nights will draw in very quickly and it will be dark by 5pm.  Thank you.

The time is drawing near to do a half termly “stock check” of uniform and kit.  Even this early into the school year there have been several instances of mislaid or wrongly taken kit – please make it a priority to check that everything you have at home belongs to your child.  If there is anything that does not belong to your family, please return it to school so that we can return it to its rightful owner!

Mrs J Rex
Head of Junior School