St George’s C of E School

Head’s Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Welcome back to everyone after the long summer holiday; we hope you have had a lovely break.  Also, a special welcome to all the new children and parents who have joined us this year. It is so lovely to be back at St. George’s and to see all the children and hear about all they have been doing with their holidays!  I am pleased to say that the children have come back with calm, focused attitudes conducive to learning, demonstrating many of the St George’s Learner Qualities.

 

School Uniform

The children have arrived back to school really smartly; thank you for your efforts and continued support in making sure children are appropriately dressed for school. This not only promotes a positive image of our school, but also has a positive effect on children’s behaviour and conduct. Thank you for your support with this and thanks in advance for ensuring children have full school uniform throughout the academic year. Please do ensure our policy on wearing plain black footwear is maintained throughout the year.

 

Dinners

For children in KS2 (years 3-6) the cost of a school dinner remains at £2.20 per day which should be paid in advance.  If you think that your child is entitled to receive free school meals please register and apply to Lewisham council as soon as possible, please note it is not possible to backdate applications; Lee Franklin, Parent Advisor, can assist you in applying. 

Even if your child is in EYFS or KS1 and in receipt of Universal Free school meals, you should still apply free school meals, as the school will have access to extra funding, which could support your child’s learning for up to 6 years.

 

After School Clubs

There are still a few places left on some of the after school clubs.  Contact the office to check availability. Clubs will start from Monday 17thSeptember. 

 

Inter-house competitions

This week we have seen two inter-house competitions in gymnastics and dance. This is part of the school working towards achieving the silver kite mark in school games having been awarded the bronze mark last year. We will be announcing the winners in future newsletters.  Well done to all those who took part.

 

SchoolPing

We are aiming to start using the SchoolPing Communication App within the next few weeks. If you have not yet given consent to receive communications through SchoolPing please email admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk with your child’s name and class and confirmation that you would like to receive communication through the App.