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" Breaktime snacks - only fruit or a drink please.
" If you
come into school during the day please report to the school office
first. For the children's safety and for fire regulations we need
to know who is on the premises.
are not allowed on the climbing frames before/after school and they
must not sit on the first bar on the left as you walk into school
having packed lunch sit around the outside of the dining room, by
the windows or at the back. Some also sit in the hall.
1. Use a knife
to cut food and a fork to put it in your mouth to eat.
2. Eat with your
3. Remember to
use dining room voices.
4. Put your hand
up if you want to speak to one of the lunchtime staff.
5. Remain seated
and wait to be told to take your plate up.
6. Pick up food
that you have dropped on the floor.
You are reminded that if your child requires medicine of any kind
they should be at home. We do understand that when a child is nearing
the end of a course of antibiotics they may be well enough to be back
at school. In these circumstances a parent or nominated person can
administer medicines at break-time.
If your child has an Epipen, the school requires that two are kept on-site and must be in date.
not have cough sweets, lozenges or medicinal creams on school premises.
School dinners are £2.00 per day and must be paid for at the the beginning either for the whole term of half termly.
Cheques are made payable to HCC (Hertfordshire County Council). If the bill has not been paid by the end of the third week we will send out a reminder. A second reminder, the third letter, is sent out the following week. After three letters, the debt is referred to County who will start leagl proceedings. We are tasked by County to follow up any debts over £20. The child is no longer allowed to have school dinners and must bring in a packed lunch daily until all outstanding monies are paid. If any family is in financial difficulties, please talk to us in confidence.
If your child chooses to have packed lunches, we ask that it contains no nuts in any form and also no kiwi fruit.
To change to either packed lunches or school dinners, half a terms notice must be given to the school office.
If your child is
unwell and not able to attend school, please ring the Office before
9.30 a.m. to let us know that they will not be in that day. You should
allow 24 hours free from sickness before sending your child back to
If there is a
change in pick up arrangements for your child please make sure that
everyone concerned is aware of the change. Infant children should
be collected from the class door.
We ask each term for a voluntary donation to the Governors Fund. This
goes towards the maintenance of all Catholic School buildings and
a small amount goes to the School Fund. The School Fund subsidises
outings and extras. If you are a tax payer we would encourage you
to Gift Aid your donation as we can claim back the tax. Direct debit
and Gift Aid forms are available from the School Office.
Reading books are quite expensive so we would ask that you handle
books with respect. If a book is lost or damaged it is quite difficult
to replace as many are sold in sets. Please ensure that fruit or drink
is in a separate plastic bag so if there are any spillages the book
is not damaged.
Be assured that
books in our reading scheme are chosen to reflect a wide range of
genres. These are recommended nationally, have been well researched
and used in other schools.
If you wish to find a registered childminder in the area, please contact Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4052.
Lost property will be kept for one month only - after which it will
be given to the second hand uniform sale or, where appriopriate, donated
to the local charity shop.Please make sure that all your children's
clothes - even socks,bags, p.e. bags and lunch boxes are named.
The directive received from the DFE is that children should not be
taken out of school during term time. There may be unusual circumstances
where a holiday can only be taken during term time and in these cases
a request form is available from the school porch and on line. On completion
you will be notified if the request has been authorised.
Please note that you do not need to complete the above form for medical absences but you must notify the school office of all dates.
We have a Breakfast Club available for children from 7.50 a.m. run
by Mrs Eileen Robinson. If you would like your child to attend, an
application form and details can be obtained from the school office
- spaces are limited.
The school gate
will not be opened until 8.30 a.m.
If after school care is a difficulty there is a local after school
club called 'Skools Out Club' which some of our children attend. For more information, visit www.skoolsoutclub.co.uk or call Eve Miller on 0208 386 1348.
We have a wide
range of extra-curricular activities as was noted in our Ofsted report.
are given a time for collecting your child from after school clubs.
Please ensure you are here in time to collect your child. The person
responsible for running the club is also responsible for your child's
safety. There have been times when a child has not been picked up
until over an hour after the club has been finished. It can be very
distressing when a child is the only child left in school but also
to the person in charge who may have other commitments.
If one child in
a family is attending a Club any siblings must be picked up at the
end of the school day. If siblings are left on the premises there
is no member of staff available to look after them. Any school site
has potential danger for the unattended child, and it would be irresponsible
of us not to bring this to your attention.
We are always pleased to have an extra pair of hands in school. If
you have a couple of hours a week to spare and would like to help
please give your name to the school office with the times that you
are available. A CRB form will need to be filled out if you are new
to this. There is a range of different activities - working with children
or other admin tasks.