Open Evening for Reception 2019 parents – 28 November 2018

There will be an opportunity for prospective parents/carers to visit the school on our Open Evening on Wednesday 28th November at 6.00pm or 7.00pm. As well as meeting the Headteacher, you will be able to meet the Foundation Stage Leader and school special needs coordinator to answer your questions. Please note the evening will be for parents and carers only and you are asked to arrive promptly for your choice of session. Parking is available on the lower playground, accessed via Victoria Chase. Contact the school office to book a place on one of the two time slots. Email: admin@north.essex.sch.uk or telephone: 01206 574225.

Sunrise and Sunset Club – Autumn term bookings now being taken

We run a breakfast and after school club, providing children for your children within the school environment. The clubs are run by staff who are employed by the school and parents are able to select regular days and sessions to suit their own childcare needs. Bookings are now being taken for the autumn term.

Click here for more information. To register your interest and request booking forms please contact us by email or speak to the staff.

Term Dates 2018 – 19

The term dates for the 2018-2019 academic year are available on term dates 2018-19. Non-pupil days will be on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 4 September 2018
  • Wednesday 5 September 2018
  • Monday 29 October 2018
  • Thursday 3 January 2019
  • Friday 4 January 2019

Further non-pupil days will be confirmed later in the year.

Meet the teacher meetings week commencing 9 July

A reminder that Meet the Teacher meetings take place during week commencing 9 July 2018. Please make every effort to attend:

  • Monday 9th July at 9.30am – New Reception Entrants
  • Tuesday 10th July at 9.15am – Current Year 3
  • Tuesday 10th July at 2.30pm – Current Reception
  • Wednesday 11th July at 9.15am – Current Year 5
  • Wednesday 11th July at 2.30pm – Current Year 4
  • Thursday 12th July at 9.15am – Current Year 2
  • Thursday 12th July at 9.15am – Current Year 1

We look forward to seeing parents at the meetings.

Sports Days – week commencing 25th June

We look forward to welcoming parents to our Sports Days which will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday 25th June – Morning and Afternoon Nursery at 10.00am and 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 27th June – Reception Sports Morning at 9.20am
  • Tuesday 26th June – Key Stage 1 Sports Afternoon at 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 27th June – Key Stage 2 Sports Afternoon at 2.00pm

Please note that as the playground will be in use, it will not be possible to park at the school for these events.

NSA Afternoon Tea & Craft Fair – Friday 9 March

Come along after school on 9th March from 3.45 to 6pm, for the Craft Fair in the Junior Hall featuring stalls with arts and crafts and gifts – perfect for Mother’s Day!

Afternoon tea will be served in the infant hall – a chance for a well deserved treat of homemade scones and a cup of tea (squash and fairy cake for children). Tea must be pre-ordered by Tuesday 6th March, children have been given letters or are available from the office.

Christmas Bazaar – Friday 1 December

North School Association look forward to welcoming you to the Christmas Bazaar on Friday 1 December. The fun starts with Santa’s arrival at 5.45pm, followed by all your favourite stalls, Santa’s grotto, the school choir and the grand raffle draw. Don’t forget to return your raffle tickets before Friday!

Christmas Lunch – Thursday 14 December

Our Christmas Lunch is a special meal that requires pre-ordering.

The meal will be free for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Children in Key Stage 2 will pay the usual price of £2.20. All children will receive booking forms which need to be completed and returned by Friday 1 December  – please note that bookings cannot be accepted after this date.

Further copies of the form are available from the school office. Children in Key Stage 2 who are eligible for free school meals will also need to return a slip to pre-book their Christmas dinner. Please note that the Christmas lunch replaces the normal menu for the day and will be the only meal served that day

Christmas Productions

The Christmas performance dates for December are as follows:

  • Reception – Wednesday 6th at 9.30am
  • Year 1 and 2 – Friday 8th at 9.30am and 2.00pm
  • Year 3 – Friday 15th at 9.30am
  • Year 4 – Friday 15th at 2.00pm
  • Year 5 and 6 – Tuesday 19th, an Evening Carol Concert at 7.00pm (please note there will not be a creche available for this performance)

Christmas performances are a time for parents to relax and enjoy the shows without worrying about your little ones. If you can, please make arrangements for toddlers and pre-schoolers to be looked after by friends or relatives when you come to a show. If this is not possible, you will be asked to drop children off at the creche when you arrive.  Please make sure you book a place in the creche, forms are available from the office, to be handed in as soon as possible. Please note the creche will open 10 minutes before the start of each performances.