St Peter's News 18.1.19

St Peter’s News 18th January 2019

Doing all the good we can through faith, love and excellence

  • This week we welcomed Jasmine Yeboah, the Youth President for the Methodist Church to our school. She met with a few of our children who talked with enthusiasm about what it is like to be part of our school community. They also asked Jasmine some fantastic questions about her role and where she is able to visit as part of it.
  • Our extra-curricular clubs have now started for the term. We are very grateful to our staff and volunteers who make these additional opportunities available for our children. Please read below for more information about the changes we have made to collection at the end of these clubs.
  • We are working closely with Canterbury Christ Church University this academic year, hosting lots of trainee teachers. We have welcomed back first year students who are working within lots of classes each Tuesday, as well as two third year students who will be working in Rainbow Class and Year 3


Diary Dates


23rd Year 6 trip to Wagamama

24th A Play in a Day workshop for some KS2 children

30th Year 5 trip to Wagamama

31st Infant Agility Competition


5th Feb Rainbow class trip to Wildwood

11th -15th Feb – STEM Space week

14th Class 5 worship in the church – families welcome


We wish Mrs Clark-Murphy all the best as she starts her maternity leave this week. We will miss her, and look forward to meeting the little one when they arrive!


In this cold weather, please make sure that your child comes to school with appropriate clothing for their outdoor playtimes. Children will be expected to wear their coat when outside. If your child brings a hat, scarf o gloves to wear, please ensure these are named, so that the lost property mountain doesn’t keep growing!


Please can we politely ask that parents and carers check their child’s hair regularly for headlice, as in some classes this has been a persistent problem recently. If you do find head lice in your child’s hair, please keep them away from school until this has been treated.

The wet combing method is advised for removing the head lice by systematically combing the hair using a special fine-toothed comb. You can buy a fine-toothed comb from your local pharmacy (Mrs Pearson has a few, let her know if you would like one.) and this can be used alongside normal shampoo and conditioner to remove the lice and eggs.

It is really important that all parents and carers check their child’s hair, particularly if your child brings home a letter about an outbreak in their class. Thank you for your support with this.


During worship this week, we have been learning more about some Methodist Traditions and values. Worship has been led by Mrs Clark-Murphy and Miss Webb in the children’s Key Stages, choral worship by Miss Mills and whole school worship by Revd Tim, Mrs Duffy, Mr Alcock and Mr Way.


School Clubs – Collection Arrangements

Instead of coming through the school office to collect your child, please enter through the parent gate on St Peter’s Grove. Adults leading the clubs will dismiss the children to you from here, rather than from inside the school building. We hope that this arrangement will make it easier to collect scooters and bikes, as well as enabling the school to be cleaned more efficiently.


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