Dear Parents and Carers,
We are enormously excited to welcome Samuel Yaw Agyeman Thompson, headteacher of Atewase Primary School in Ghana, to Bar Hill School.
We are now celebrating our third year of our joint school partnership together and this trip is a long awaited next step in our joint collaboration. This is Mr Thompson’s first visit to England, and the focus is for him to gain first-hand insight into how we administer our curriculum and assessment, as well as sharing our cultures with each other.
The children are encouraged to ask lots of questions when they see him, and as he will spend some time in each classroom, they will be able to find out more about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of the children in his school community.
Please note that KS1 and KS2 Choir and Recorders will start next week. Also, recorder club is for children who are years 2 – 6 and you will need to purchase a basic recorder for them to start with. If your child would like to join the school choir or recorders, please come to the school office to collect a permission slip.
Also starting next week on Thursday, 2nd October after school Dr Mistrano will be starting a year 5 and 6 cross country running team. Permissions slips for this are available from your child’s class teacher.
We are working towards reducing the amount of paper we send home to your family. With this in mind we are expecting all parents to sign up to Parentmail so that items can be sent to you electronically. Please email the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address you would like to sign up to Parentmail with and they will add your name to it.
On Monday we sent the parent/carer survey out via Parentmail. Below is the link needed to access the online school survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/barhill2014
The survey has three parts:
- your thoughts about the quality of provision at school
- the habits of your children at home (these questions are optional, but helpful for the school)
- your thoughts about the uniform
All responses will be anonymous so we will not know what you write.
As ever, if you have any questions, concerns or ideas about how we can make what we do better, don’t hesitate to contact me at: email@example.com
Wishing You all well