NEWS & EVENTS
After a busy day at school, the PA greeted the children outside with piping hot pancakes and a selection of toppings - bananas, chocolate spread, marshmallows, lemon and sugar, strawberries and golden syrup - needless to say that chocolate was the most popular choice!
Parents' Christmas Party
Lots of festive fun was had by the nursery and elementary parents and teachers at The Tickled Trout on the Saturday after the end of term. Guests were greeted with a glass of fizz and some yummy canapés, and everyone had a great night chatting, dancing and laughing the night away!
Christmas Lunch and Party!
The elementary children really enjoyed their annual Christmas lunch this year - turkey with all the trimmings, crackers and jokes, followed by a delicious jam sponge and custard, and of course, a run around the gardens to wake them all up again afterwards!
The following week, the PA hosted an end of term party with games, dancing and Secret Santa!
Spirit of Christmas Shop
The Spirit of Christmas Shop was a great success again, with each child choosing presents for their families and friends. The PA raised over £500, and all the children had a great time!
Our annual wreath-making workshop for parents was great fun this year, and resulted in some beautiful creations being made whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. We were again lucky enough to have the the expert tutelage of our wonderful gardening teacher Edy Mokone.
All the children, both from the Nursery and the Elementary did so well as usual in performing their heartfelt and thought-provoking Remembrance Service. Many family members came to take part and supported the Poppy Appeal by buying hot drinks and cakes from the P.A’s cake stall. A member from the Royal British Legion also attended to watch the service and St Helens raised a total of £237.18.
New Parents Coffee Morning
The PA had a great turnout of both new and 'old' nursery parents at The Tickled Trout, where copious cups of coffee and slices of cake were enjoyed while new friends were made. Welcome to all our new parents!
The elementary children held an election and each child voted for a Prefect, Behaviour Monitor, Head Boy and Head Girl. Congratulations to those elected.
Lots of families from both the nursery and elementary joined us after-school for a wonderful evening of sparklers, toasting marshmallows at the fire-pit, mulled cider (or apple juice!) and homemade cakes. The children’s apple crumbles were on sale, and we can testify that they were delicious!
Instead of their normal gardening lesson, on 11th October the elementary children walked to the local nursery to pick apples in the orchard. It seems that more were eaten than brought back to school, but hopefully we will have enough left for the children to make apple crumbles at 'Crumble Club' later in the month.
Father's Day Campout
On the evening of Friday 14th June, the Elementary children pitched their tents in the playing field for our annual Fathers Day campout. After building a fire pit and playing lots of games, the children enjoyed grilling their own hot dogs and toasting marshmallows. It was a fabulous evening for both children and parents, and the following morning the early risers collected eggs from our chickens and prepared breakfast!
In an emotional but fun filled late afternoon, the Elementary children and their families joined our four leavers at Teston Park on the last day of term. The sun shone well into the early evening as the children played games and ate some wonderful picnic food under the trees as their parents chatted about all things past and present. The party was concluded with a wonderful poem written by the leaving boys and an emotional rendition of the Bruno Mars song, ‘Count on Me’. We wish them the best of luck at Sevenoaks School, Kings School, Rochester, Valley Park Invicta and The Judd.
WEDS 30 OCT, 4 PM
Baking crumbles with the apples picked at the orchard
FRI 01 NOV, 4 PM
WEST FARLEIGH FIREWORKS
Sparklers and s'mores at school followed by the village fireworks
MON 11 NOV, 9 AM
Parents are invited to join us for tea and pastries before the service
WEDS 12 DEC, 1 PM
Christmas lunch for the elementary children prepared by the PA