November 13th 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you so much for all your generous donations. It has been fantastic to see so many parcels come for Reception and Nursery. There has been such a buzz as they have started to use the different gifts.  We have also been very excited that the donations for the older year groups have already enabled us to order:

  • a set of rechargeable stopwatches,
  • an outdoor table tennis table for the juniors (we have drawn on the funds we were given as there could not be a Korean Food stall this year at the Summer Fair),
  • ‘Digimaps’ – an online mapping system, and
  • an inspiring scheme for teaching computing across the infants and the juniors, which we know the children will enjoy.

Next we will look to fund Christmas art materials for the infants. We have also seen that there have been many contributions to the Governors’ Fund. Not only has it been lovely to buy things that we would not be able to fund otherwise, it has also been so encouraging to know we have such a supportive parent community.

We would like in particular to thank the families of the following pupils:

Orla and Emily Tompsett

Finlay and Joey Bruce

Bella and Samuel Edwards

Yeonju Kang

Hannah and Holly Albert

Euan Bae

Joshua and Daniel Han

Kristina Bardhi

and our many donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Reminder – Nasal Flu Vaccinations – Monday 16th November

The Kingston School Aged Immunisation Team are attending Christ Church Infant and Junior School on Monday 16th November for the Nasal Flu vaccination for children in Reception class and Years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.

Reminder – Hot lunches

We will resume serving hot lunches from Monday 16th November. Please see attached a menu for your information. You are also able to view these choices on the online ordering system. Don’t forget, you are now able to amend/cancel orders until 9:30 a.m. on the day.

Break the Rules Day – 27th November

The PTA are running a ‘break the rules day’ on 27th November to raise funds for the school. Please see the attached poster for details.

When to send your child to school

Please see the attached message from local GP, Annette Pautz, to help families to decide when to send children to school and when to keep them at home.

SCL Xmas Camp

Please see the attached poster for details of the SCL Christmas Camp running on the 21st to 23rd  December 2020 at the Junior site.

Women’s Return to Work Service

Are you a woman living in the borough of Kingston upon Thames? Are you ready to start, or have started your search for a job or are you perhaps looking to enrol in a course after taking some time out caring for others? Are you not quite sure how to get started or need help with your CV or interviewing?

If so, please see that attached leaflet regarding a service run by Balance, a charity based in Surbiton.  They recognised that it can be challenging for a woman to return to work after taking time out and applied for funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) to provide this new and free service to provide coaching and support.

Job Vacancy

We have received additional funding to support a child with SEN and are looking for a teaching assistant to support them while they transition to another setting – this is a temporary, short term appointment hours to be worked: 08:45am – 12:15pm (17.5 hours per week from £11.40 per hour) Monday- Friday Term Time including INSET days. Please email Ian Duncan, School Business Manager, using if you are interested in applying.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher