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21st July 2017

Summer Term 2017   NEWSLETTER No. 4

End of School Year 2016-17

My staff and I would like to wish all our families an exciting and restful summer holiday, we very much appreciate the support that we receive from our parental body whether it be through your very generous gifts, marvellous PTA fundraising or involvement in school events – thank you!

Church and community

Our next whole school family service will be held at St Nicholas church at 9am on Thursday 7th September.


Mrs Thackray – leaves us to retire and spend more time with her family, including her five grandchildren. Mrs Thackray joined us in 2004 after retraining to qualify as a teacher following a very successful career as Manager of Faculty of Royal Design for Industry at the Royal Society of Arts. Mrs Thackray wore several ‘hats’ as a teacher: SENCo and family liaison worker, as well as RE and Worship leader successfully achieving the Outstanding grade for CofE SIAMS inspection. Her care and dedication to the children she taught was of the highest order and she was a much valued colleague.

Mrs Doe – although only having been with us in her capacity as a teaching assistant and cover supervisor since October, Mrs Doe came to us having previously been employed as an assistant head at a large secondary school. As well as providing caring classroom support, Mrs Doe has taught French to several classes – being a fluent native speaker. Mrs Doe moves on to further her career in teaching within the primary sector.

Miss Mills – currently one of our valued lunchtime support team, since joining us in June last year, leaves us to further her career as a teaching assistant at a local primary school.


In September we have the pleasure of welcoming Ms Somers, a very experienced teacher, who will be taking on the role of SENCo and family liaison officer, as well as teaching alongside Mrs Forgione in Year1.

Mrs Crispino joins us from Red Hill Primary school as a teaching assistant, initially supporting in year 1 and Mr Horton begins his career in education with us in the role of teaching assistant, initially supporting in year 4. I am sure all three new ‘signings’ will be a huge asset and further strengthen our staff team.

Sports updates:

Thank you for your support in making it another successful year for PE and extra-curricular activities.

Club registration is now closed and you will be notified early next term which clubs your child has a place in. Do not forget dark, plain tracksuits are needed for Autumn term sports 2017. 

(Miss Barnes – sports leader)

School Lunches – Menu to stay the same for start of next term!

Please can all school meal parents ensure that the child's lunch is pre-ordered from 4th September to 15th December before the start of next term. (Mrs Griffiths)

For your fridge or memo board, from the school office:

List of dates for Parents at Chislehurst (St Nicholas) CofE Primary School:     2017-18

Autumn Term 2017

4th September        (Monday) First Day of Term for children

12th September      8pm PTA AGM in the school hall

14th September      Year 4 visit to Thames mud-larking & Greenwich Maritime Museum

20th September      Road Safety Talk to Y2 & Y6

27th September      ‘e’ safety day

2nd October             School Photos – individual and sibling

17th October           New Entrants’ open afternoon 1.45-3pm

23rd – 27th October              Half Term Holiday

30th October              School Closed for children (staff CPD day)

6th & 7th December   Infant Nativity at Chislehurst Methodist Church

13th & 14th December  Carol Service at St Nicholas Church

15th December          End of Autumn Term (school closes at 1.40pm)


Spring Term 2018

2nd January             First Day of Spring Term 2018 for Children

12th – 16th February              Half Term Holiday

19th February         First Day of 2nd half of Spring Term for children

29th March             (Thursday) End of Spring Term (school closes at 1.40pm)


Summer Term 2018

16th April                First Day of Summer Term 2018 for Children

7th May                   (Monday) School Closed - Bank Holiday

25th May                 (Friday) School Closed – Aquinas Staff Training Day

28th May – 1st June               Half Term Holiday

4th June                  First Day of second half of Summer Term for children

20th July                 End of Summer Term (school closes at 1.40pm)