Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you to all of the parents who have signed up for the settling-in meetings on Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October. These meetings will focus on the pastoral aspect of how well the pupils have settled into their new year group, and cover behaviour, friendships, concentration, speaking and listening skills, and adapting to the rules and routines of the class. The teachers will also briefly discuss how well the pupils have started with the curriculum so far.
If you have not yet signed up, please do so you have a chance to have a conversation with your child’s teacher.
Thank you to the parents who came to the PTA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday this week. Quite a lot of people have volunteered to be in the PTA committee and we are looking forward to working on more projects and events to enrich not just the children’s learning, but community cohesion this coming year.
News from the Sports Desk…
It’s been a busy few weeks behind the scenes at The Priory PE HQ and we have lots of great news to share about upcoming sports events for our school community. Over the coming months Years 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to compete in inter-school competition leagues in both mixed Netball and Tag Rugby. Our Tag Rugby team will be the first out of the gate with team tryouts scheduled for next week under the tutelage of Head Coach Zack. Our first match is in early November at Sherborne St John School.
In other news, table tennis fanatic Mr Walsh held team tryouts this week for a local school table tennis competition scheduled for 9th October. He was blown away by the ping pong talent at The Priory and will be taking 4 teams to the event. Team letters will go out to parents of participating children early next week.
Sports at The Priory is brought to life with the support of our parent community, and as we write a merry band of helpers is buried deep in the PE cupboard sorting out our equipment for this year. Fantastic effort, we really appreciate it! If you have particular skills or talent in sport or think there is some way you would like to support our teams or wider PE at The Priory please contact Mrs Marzetti at the Sports Desk!
Rotary International Shoebox Appeal
This term we will be supporting the Rotary International Shoebox appeal. This appeal aims to support disadvantaged and misplaced children in Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine. The children will be decorating boxes in class for items to go in, but we need your help with donations please.
Please, if you are able, can we request donations of the following (leaflets stating this information are also in school reception if you would like to take one):
Please note all items need to be in new or in ‘as new condition’.
As a school we will arrange the items into age groups and gender as requested so please just bring in any of the items you can from the list. A box for donations will be left in the main reception area as of Monday 2nd October. Please can any donations be made by Monday 16th October so that we can organise boxes ready for pick up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance for your generosity.