Family Newsletter Week 1

Dear families,

It was lovely to see so many children and parents at Meet The Teacher today.

One more day and Autumn Term begins!

Some news and reminders for you:

Whole School

New Hometime Routine

We would like to trial a new system for collecting your child at 4.00.

We are hoping for a calmer, safer handover- a gentler end to our school day.

We propose:

 

  • Saplings, Year 1 and Year 2

Pick-up: 3.55 pm

Saplings will be collected from their classroom.

Years 1 and 2 will sit in a ring with their teacher in the early years’ garden. Please enter through Saplings’ gate on Rambla del Garraf and collect your child.

If you have an older child, please then walk through the wooden gate connecting the early years’ garden with the front garden, and collect him /her, too.

 

  • Years 3 -8

Pick-up: 4.00 pm

The children will sit in the front garden (entrance c/ Modistes) with their teacher.

Families will be welcomed into the garden at 4.00 to collect children.

Garden gate will close at 4.15 as usual.

 

  • Years 10-11

Pupils may leave alone if you sign a form giving permission for this.

 

No nuts, please

Some of our pupils have a severe nut allergy, which can result in anaphylactic shock.

We need to keep them safe by asking families not to send any nuts into school.

Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

 

Punctuality

The school gate opens at 8.30: arrival time is between 8.30- 8.40.

The first lesson begins at 8.40 in secondary; 8.45 in primary.

Please help your child arrive on time; children are sad to miss assembly or Wake Up Shake Up.

 

Permission forms with Saray

Please drop by Saray’s office and sign the permission forms for internet use, trips in the local area, staff administering medicine, etc.

 

Clubs: sign up this week

On the hall table are details of all clubs.

Sign up this week: clubs begin next week (Week 2).

Saray can give you more details of clubs.

 

Secondary

 

Friday Lunchtimes Offsite, Years 10 & 11

Years 10 and 11 may go offsite on Friday lunchtimes if families give written permission for this. Saray has the form.

Please note that pupils may go to the cafés across c/ Modistes (Coolinary), L’Atelier on the Rambla del Garraf, or for a stroll

in the small woodland across the road. For safety, pupils may only go in pairs or groups.

 

Wake Up Shake Up

Twice a week, pupils will begin their day with 20 minutes of Wake Up Shake Up with Ignasi and Montse. They will  wake up to athletics, running, dance, etc.

 

GCSE French

Please note that French GCSE is now on offer as an after-school club on Fridays 4.15-5.15.

Some previous knowledge of the language is required.

There is also a Beginners’ French Club on Mondays 4.15-5.15.

 

Other clubs

Other secondary clubs include football, mindfulness, creative writing and taekwondo.

 

Homework in paper format, please!

From this year, our teaching staff would like all homework to be handed in in paper format.

It takes teachers a long time to print around 35 pieces of homework every week!

To help our teachers save valuable planning and marking time, we thank you for printing out all completed pieces of homework.

Secondary Blog!

The new secondary blog will soon be found at olivetreesecondary.edublogs.org

It will be up and running shortly and will have details of homework, events and other secondary news.

 

Year 10 & 11 Colonias to London, March 2018

We are very excited to have booked all our Year 10 and 11 pupils a fantastic 5 days and 4 nights in central London for a musical, historical and cultural trip. Accommodation is in the beautiful youth hostel beside St Paul’s Cathedral: http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-st-pauls

Activities include a concert, a workshop on Macbeth, a play, historical trails around the city, and more.

Pupils will be supported as they raise money for this colonias trip themselves.

More details coming soon.

Diary & school equipment

Please ensure your secondary child has a diary and a full pencil case for school on Thursday. Many thanks.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Audrey

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