The Garden Fields School Christmas Fair
Saturday 7th December 12-3pm
Bring your family and friends for lunch, a wonder around the stalls, a visit to Santa's grotto, and MORE!
Friday 6th December 2013
Extra Curricular Clubs for 2104 - The new timetable for extra curricular clubs is out NOW! Please go to Our School - Extra Curricular to see what is on offer. We have some great new clubs including Recorder, Pop Dance, Photography Club, and even a Parent & Me club for tots! Click on the club name to open up printable forms and read the instructions carefully as each club has their own booking procedure. You can contact the club organiser directly if you have any queries (or the school office for internally run clubs). Book early to avoid disappointment!
Monday 2nd December 2013
Christmas Fair - Click here for the latest PTA newsletter about the school fair on Saturday. You can find more information on the PTA page.
||Raise money for the school on "CYBER MONDAY" - Today is expected to be the busiest online shopping day in history with many companies offering huge discounts!
If you make any online purchases today don't forget you can raise money for the school by clicking on Easy Fundraising before you visit your regular shopping site. Please visit the PTA page if you want to take a look at the quick guide.
Christmas Holiday Activities - The Christmas holidays are only 3 weeks away. Please take a look at the holiday activities listed under Important Dates (on the right) for exciting clubs running over the holidays.
Wednesday 27th November 2013
Ofsted Report - The final report from our Ofsted inspection a couple of weeks ago is now available, click here. We would like to thank everyone for their support!
Breaktime Service - The trial of our breaktime service seems to be going well. If you have any feedback please pass them on to the school office before the end of term. Please remember that children in KS2 can continue to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable from home to have as a mid-morning snack.
Your PTA Christmas Fair Needs YOU! - The Christmas fair is just around the corner. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far. If you have not yet volunteered to help, please do so ASAP. There are plenty of roles to suit everyone! The PTA has come up with a fantastic way for parents/carers to volunteer using "PTA Social". Click the link on the left to find out how easy it is to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact the PTA directly by emailing them. Details can be found on the PTA page. Click here for a quick reminder about what you need to do now to prepare for the fair.
Thursday 21st November 2013
Latest Newsletter - The November newsletter is now available to view under Parents - Newsletters or click here. Please make a note of important dates. These will also be listed in the Important Dates box on the right.
Friday 15th November 2013
Today we are supporting Children in Need! - Don't forget to bring in your £1 donation to the Children in Need charity and wear your PJ top or bottoms with your school uniform.
Starting Christmas Shopping? - If you shop online, why not raise money for Garden Fields School. It won't cost you a penny and all it means is an extra couple of clicks before you visit your normal online retailer in the usual way. There are over 2000 retailers (such as M&S, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and HMV) and you can earn the school up to 15% every time you shop. Click the link above to see how easy it is to register and start raising money! Click here for a quick guide.
Tuesday 12th November 2013
||Christmas Fair Countdown - The Christmas countdown has started! With less than 4 weeks to go until our
Christmas Fair, we need your help. Click here to find out what you need to do now to prepare for the fair. The PTA has also come up with a fantastic way for parents/carers to volunteer using "PTA Social". Click the link on the left to find out how easy it is to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact the PTA directly by emailing them. Details can be found on the PTA page.
Sports Page - Don't forget you can keep up to date with the latest sporting news on our Sports Page. Our pupils have recently competed in a number or events including tag rugby, cross country, and netball. Find out how they got on and view some of the pictures taken at the events. If your child is involved in any sports clubs, don't forget to check the fixtures calendar regularly which is published a couple of months in advance so you can start pencilling dates into your diary. Please contact Mrs Banks or Mrs Johnson directly if you have any queries by sending an email to email@example.com.
Monday 11th November 2103
Ofsted Visit - Ofsted will be visiting our school tomorrow and Wednesday. All parents are asked to complete the Ofsted on-line survey before 11am tomorrow - click here. If you would prefer to provide written comments please hand to the school office before 11am in a sealed envelope, marked "confidential" and addressed to the Ofsted Inspection Team. Please click here for a letter and guide about the Ofsted visit.
Wednesday 6th November 2013
GFS Junior Leadership Team - The JLT is made up of democratically voted class representatives who act as a pupil voice. They gather the opinions of all the other pupils and put forward suggestions and ideas to the school senior leadership team. They are also responsible for organising events and competitions and provide feedback to the senior leadership team on different matters related to pupils and the school environment. Visit the JLT page now to see who the reps are (click Our School - Junior Leadership Team or click here). The JLT have already been very busy this term. Visit their blog now!
Monday 4th November 2013
Mid-morning break service - This half-term we will be introducing a breaktime service for children in KS2. This will be on a trial basis every Tuesdays (Yr 3 & 4) and Thursdays (Yr 5 & 6). Children will be able to buy a snack during morning break using a pre-purchased voucher to pay. Snacks include; toast, cookie, fruit bags and crudités with dip. More information will follow after half term. Please note this is a trial and we welcome comments from parents. Click here for more information. Click here for letter/form.
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Extra Curricular Clubs - There are a couple of new extra curricular clubs starting next half term; "Indoor Rugby Fitness/Bootcamp and Ball Skills" (Yrs 4-6) and "P'zazz Art Club" (Rec-Yr 2). Don't forget to return your completed forms as soon as possible as spaces are limited. For more details and booking forms, visit the Extra Curricular page.
October Half Term Holiday Activities - The half term break is just around the corner. If you are still looking for things to do over half term, take a look at the list of half term holiday activities (in the Important Dates box on the right). There are a number of activities you can book onto including football fun days, gymnastics, basketball, musical theatre, science workshops, and more! For more information, please contact the providers directly.
Parent Forum - Thank you to everyone who attended the parent forum last night. If you were unable to attend and wish to see what was discussed, you can visit the Parent Forum page to access the presentation used at the meeting. If you would like to discuss any of the topics raised please contact the school office to make an appointment with a member of staff. The next parent forum will be on the 18th March 2014 and the topic of discussion will be announced nearer the time.