A very warm welcome back for the start of a new school year. I hope that you have had a relaxing and productive summer break. As always, your children look healthy, well rested and very smart. They are already bubbling with news and happy smiley faces reflect their readiness for school and their love of learning.
Welcome also, to our new families who are starting with us this year. We hope you will enjoy your time with us. Thank you for choosing Trinity and trusting us with your children each day. We look forward to working with you. Trinity children demonstrate so many positive qualities and we know this all starts in the home.
I have attached the main events for the forthcoming year for your diaries. I know you find it helpful to know the important dates well in advance. They will also be shared on our web-site. Please note that they sometimes need to be changed at short notice when unforeseen circumstances arise. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. Next week we have our first presentations to parents. (times and dates are within the calendar attached).
Our Value this term is Respect with a focus on friendships during this half of the term. We will be thinking about how to be friendly and respectful to everyone in school as well as beyond the school and at home. We will be celebrating our differences and the fact that we are all special and unique.
Finally, I would like to say thank you for your continued support of the school and very much look forward to working with you. I am sure I will meet many of you at our celebratory events and performances throughout this year.
‘Kind’ Reminders and Requests from the Staff Team at Trinity.
The beginning and end of the school day
The school gates are opened at 8.30am in the morning and we encourage you to arrive at the school after this time unless you have enrolled your child into an early morning club. Staff are on duty from 8.35am. Please always park with consideration for our neighbours when dropping off and collecting.
We ask, for safeguarding reasons, that our families do not accompany their children to the classrooms or enter the school building from the playground. It is also helpful to staff who can then give their full attention to your children at the start of the school day. If it is raining, the whistle will go earlier and children can make their own way to their classrooms independently.
We continue to encourage your children to develop further independence by bringing their own bags, coats and lunchboxes into school and to find their own lost property during the school day. We will however, as we have previously, share any lost property from time to time on the lower playground for families to check for missing items. Named items will always be returned to children during the school day.
Visiting the school during the school day
Parents/Carers/Visitors to the school are asked to report to reception during the school day. Our reception staff will then help you with your enquiries. If Parents/Carers/Visitors are in the school building during the timetabled school day there is an expectation that they will be wearing a VISITORS BADGE which they have collected for reception, having signed in.
Staff are asked to challenge anyone not wearing a visitors badge within the school building.
Food in School
Aside from packed lunches, break time snacks are limited to fruit and vegetables only. This is for health and safety reasons and especially to safeguard those children who have food allergies.
Children may bring a bottle of water to school to keep in the classroom and access when necessary. Please label bottles clearly with the child’s name and class. There is also access to water fountains should children not have a water bottle.