I am extremely proud to share the findings from our Ofsted Short Inspection on 15 March which concludes Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a 'GOOD' school and 'pupils are nurtured at the school and thrive in the calm, orderly environment.
Please click here to view the report.
I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as I did.
Now that the Christmas period has passed, and we have settled back into the school routine, we are delighted to tell you that we have invited Outside the Box Productions to come into the school and perform the pantomime “Cinderella” for the children.
I am also pleased to say that this is a treat for all children, fully funded by the school and the PTFA.
The pantomime will be held in school on Thursday 16th January in two separate sessions so that every year group can fully enjoy the experience. Please ensure your child’s attendance on this day, so that they do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to watch a pantomime show.
Able Writers Day
We are delighted to inform you that your child has been chosen to take part in an Able Writers’ Day on Monday 3rd February 2020. This will take place at Holy Trinity and St John’s
C of E Primary School, Margate, where they will have an enjoyable and rewarding day working with one of the UK’s leading children’s authors; Brian Moses.
We will be leaving school at 9.00am, to arrive for a 9:25am start. Please may we therefore ask for you to ensure that your child is in school promptly by 8.50am. Children will need to bring a nut free packed lunch and will return to school by 3:15pm. If your child is entitled to free school meals and you would like a packed lunch provided please indicate on the slip below.
Please ensure that your child is wearing their correct school uniform as they will be photographed to feature on both Garlinge Primary School and Holy Trinity and St. John’s websites, if permission has been granted. We will also be purchasing a book written by Brian Moses for each child as a memento of the day.
Young Voices Concert
Young Voices Concert at the O2
PTFA Quiz Night
You are invited to our PTFA quiz night on Saturday 25th January from 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
This is a fun, fundraising event for adults and a chance for parents and teachers to meet and socialise outside of school hours – and an ideal opportunity to meet with your PTFA too!
Tickets are £3 per person and you can bring a bottle and your favourite nibbles. Doors open at 7:00pm, with the first question at 7:30pm. Teams of up to eight compete over a variety of rounds, to win a prize and trophy.
We will also be having little games and prizes to win on the night.
Year 4 Parent Workshop
We would like to invite you to our parent workshop for Year 4, which will be held on Thursday 30th January from 1:45-3:00pm.This is not a compulsory workshop, however it is a chance for parents to work with their child during a class activity. Entry for the workshop will be via the main entrance on Westfield Road.
Non School Uniform
I have recently been contacted by some of our children who have asked if there would be a way in which we, as a community, could try to raise some money to help charities who are working to help both the people and wildlife of Australia affected by the bushfires.
As we are all aware, the fires in Australia have been devastating – and the crisis is still ongoing. More than 10 million hectares of land have been burnt, and this number continues to climb. This is the equivalent of 40% of the entire UK.
Therefore, after discussions with both children and staff we will be holding a fundraising non uniform day on Friday 31st January, with all donations going to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) who will carry out work in the following way:
• Providing emergency funds to care for injured wildlife
• After the fires clear, helping restore homes for koalas and other wildlife, planting the first 10,000 trees urgently needed in koala habitats.
• Supporting the response, recovery and restoration teams in any other way they can
• Helping pressure governments to strengthen laws that prevent excessive tree-clearing before it is too late
There is no minimum donation, however all funds raised will be collected and donated on behalf of Garlinge Primary School and Nursery.