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A big thank you to all those who donated goods to our Harvest Collection. A group of HPS children delivered a stuffed car load of goodies to the Medway Foodbank this afternoon.
We are thinking about running a breakfast club before school – providing an hour of supervised care and breakfast before the start of the school day. Before we commit to staffing and running this we would like to understand the amount of demand for this breakfast club from parents.
Please answer the one simple question at this link.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) is school photo day.
The photographer will be set up from 8.15-8.45 for sibling photographs. If your child has a brother or sister of Pre-school or Primary age (no older please) then bring them along for a joint photo before school starts.
First come, first served. At 8.45am the photographer will be stopping, even if there are still people waiting, so that children can head for class ready for a day of learning.
Our ALDI collection is going well, we’ve filled up about a third of our poster with stickers!
If you do shop at Aldi, help us win £20,000 for HPS Sports equipment!
If you shop at Aldi you can collect Team GB stickers at the checkout for free – one sticker for every £30 you spend. Bring the stickers in to school and we’ll add them to our giant poster chart. If we manage to fill the chart we get an entry into the prize draw, and a sports kit pack for HPS even if we don’t win one of the £20k prizes.
More details here: https://www.aldi.co.uk/kitforschools
A reminder to all parents who drive to or from school: Please DO NOT drive your car in to our car park at the start or end of the day.
Children are walking on our school grounds at these times and parts of the car park have no path.
For the sake of a thirty second walk, please help keep our children safe and park outside.
Every child booked in for a school lunch this Thursday will be entered in to a LUCKY DIP for a chance to win some fantastic prizes!
A large chunk of school funding for the year is based on how many children eat a school lunch this Thursday.
This funding goes directly to maintain resources and a good quality of education for your children.
Lunch is Free for KS1 and will be discounted to just £1.50 for everyone else.
Children can order a lunch on the day at register time and parents can pay online at sims-pay.co.uk
Thursday 3rd October is an important date for us at HPS – it’s the day the government count how many children are having a school meal, and allocate our school money based on this number. The more meals served on this day, the more money the school gets.
So, even if you don’t usually have school meals, it would be a great help if you ordered one for this day. If you qualify for free school meals but don’t take them up then please do on this day!
We’ve reduced the price of a school dinner for this day only to £1.50 for KS2 children (KS1 are free already) in the hope that as many of you as possible can take this up and help HPS out!
This can make a huge difference to the funding we get for your children, it could be in the tens of thousands extra!
End of day going home arrangements:
+ Children in Early Years must be collected by a named adult.
+ Children in Key Stage One (classes 3 – 8) must be collected by a named adult.
+ Children in Key Stage Two (classes 9-17) may go home independently but we must have written parental permission. Where parents wish their children to go home alone or to go to a meeting point, the school must receive a signed permission slip.
Where arrangements need to change, we must be informed by parents in writing. You can do this through the school office.
We’ve been thinking about equalities at HPS and have come up with some objectives to help us continually improve:
To continually consider how the school ensures equality of opportunities for all its pupils.
To increase the extent to which all pupils, including those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equalities Act, feel valued and confident and as a result more likely to achieve their potential.
To increase staff,s understanding of equality and its implications on a day to day basis and in this way reduce inequalities in attainment throughout the school, particularly in relation to protected characteristics.
To reduce the incidence of prejudice related bullying.