Henfield Lions – We have two very happy Y1 classes, as Henfield Lions have generously donated more money for us to buy Seahorses a colourful rug for their classroom, just like Puffins.  Our thanks go to Henfield Lions and the fundraising activities that are organised in order to raise funds for local organisations/clubs, including ourselves.     

Sports Tops Plea – please could we ask for any school sports tops, used for matches/competitions be returned to us. We are particularly short of the polo shirts used by the children for netball matches.

Staffing News – I am delighted to inform you that Mrs Roberts, Mrs Boghurst and Miss Watkins will all be returning to St. Peter’s after half-term.  Mrs Roberts will be back with us from after half-term, initially working on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and Mrs Boghurst and Miss Watkins return in July.  We look forward to having them back with us.

Take One Picture – Following Miss Carroll’s letter the children are looking forward to creating their portfolios, based on Pintoricchio’s ‘Penelope with the Suitors’.  These will not only be exhibited as part of our Henfield Garden & Arts display but will also be submitted to the National Gallery, London, which if selected could be displayed in their 2018 Take One Picture exhibition.

Unfortunately our target of a £1 per child to assist with the resources needed is massively lacking.  However, it is not too late to make a donation, please either bring the £1 in (or more if you can!), or make a bank transfer.  We really do appreciate any help that can be given. The donated money will be used to buy the resources that the children need and at present, we do not have enough to do all the fantastic artwork planned.

Bikes/Scooters – please remember that bikes/scooters etc., parked on the playground during the school day and over weekends are left entirely at your own risk. Local organisations do sometimes use the school facilities for outside events and we cannot be responsible for any items that suffer loss or damage.  Just recently we have had two instances of scooters being damaged which proved very upsetting for the children who owned the scooters.

ICT Suite – have you seen our new ICT suite?  Over the last few months, it has been a project in action, revamping the room with new colourful walls, stools and laptops to create a more spacious, colourful, learning environment for the children. Our thanks must first go to the PTA for all their fundraising which has made this transformation possible. Also to Mr Walford, Parent of Nina, Clive and Charles for donating a sum of money to the PTA to assist with the cost of buying new laptops and also giving advice on the best ones to buy. Finally thanks must go to Mrs Marrs, our School Business Manager and Anthony for researching and buying the extra resources needed, and redecorating the room which has culminated in our new ICT Suite.  Next time you are in school, do have a look.

Henfield Leisure Centre – HLC will be running a holiday club throughout half term from 7.30am until 6.00pm, with activities taking place each day including trampolining, football, arts n crafts, Sharky's soft play and lots more. For further information please call the centre on 01273 494984.

Lost Property - The lost property crate is overflowing. Located at the bottom of the stairs to Y6, please have a rummage for anything mislaid.  It will be cleared out after half-term, with good quality items being taken to a local charity shop.

All that remains is to wish all children, families and staff an enjoyable half-term. St. Peter’s re-opens on Monday 5th June.

CALENDAR DATES

May

w/b 29th:   Half-term

June

Tues 6th:     Class Photos – JP Photographic

Wed 14th:   Y3 visit to Butser Ancient Farm

                   Y4 Orca African Drumming concert, 2.30pm

Thur 15th:    Y5 Charity Afternoon (details to follow)

Mon 19th:   Henfield Cricket Tournament

Wed 21st:   Reserve day – Y4 Orca African Drumming Concert

Fri 23rd:       Open Afternoon, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Thurs 29th:  St. Peter’s Day Service, St. Peter’s Church, 9.30am

                   Y6 Production rehearsal, 3.15 – 5.30pm

Fri 30th:        Sports Day

July

Mon 3rd:     Reserve Sports Day

Tues 4th:     Y6 Leavers Assembly, Lancing College

Wed 5th:     Y6 Transition Day – Steyning Grammar School

                   Y6 Transition Day - Downlands

                   Y6 Production

Thurs 6th:    Y6 Production

Fri 7th:          Y5/Y6 visit to Houses of Parliament

                   Y2 visit to Pulborough Brooks

Sat 8th:       PTA School Fete

Tue 11th:     Y6 Leavers Party, 7.00 – 9.00pm

Mon 10th:   Parent Report drop-in, 3.30 – 5.00pm

Thur 13th:    Y5 Connect to the Countryside trip

Fri 14th:        Last day of After School Clubs (except Karate)

Mon 17th:   Y6 Leavers Service, St. Peter’s Church, 2.00pm

                   Chanctonbury Challenge Presentation Day

Tues 18th:   Changing classes afternoon

                   New Y1 Welcome Meeting, 3.30pm – 4.00pm

                   New Y2 Welcome Meeting, 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Wed 19th:   Y6 final Assembly, 9.30am

                   New Y3 Welcome Meeting, 3.30pm – 4.00pm

                   New Y4 Welcome Meeting, 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Thurs 20th:  New Y5 Welcome Meeting, 3.30pm – 4.00pm

                   New Y6 Welcome Meeting, 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Fri 21st:        Last day of term