Assembly this week
Introducing Black History Month, our assemblies this week focussed on equality and diversity and the positive contribution to society by black and ethnic minority British people including former international athlete from Croydon, Donna Fraser. Form time activities have also been shared by members of staff and discussed by Forms throughout the week.
Student ID cards and lanyards that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for. The cost is £5. Please pay online using this link and we will then issue your child with a new one. Please check your child understands these are now compulsory in school. They need them for access through the gates, to pay at our serveries and so that we can identify each year group.
Teams parent report
Parents/carers will have received last weekend the first report of their children’s activity on Teams. Initial feedback is that this is very helpful. Another report should come out this weekend. If you did not receive a report, please it has not been identified as spam. The email will come from the following address and not a Darrick Wood address: MicrosoftOffice365@email.office.com
Thank you to parents/carers who attended the PSFA AGM on Monday. It was a really good turnout. The new Committee comprises:
Chair – Emma McGrath, Vice-Chair – Anne Sammon, Secretary – Toni Hey, Treasurer – Caroline Edney.
There were also lots of other parents who volunteered their time with other responsibilities. We are very grateful to all and look forward to November’s meeting where fundraising for the year ahead will be on the agenda.
At the AGM it was announced that the PSFA had raised £8000 for the School despite many events having to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Thank you to all who have supported the PSFA during this time and in particular, last year’s Committee for all their hard work. Recent fundraising has helped buy keyboards for the Music Department and a sound recording booth for Media. All children benefit when from PSFA fundraising activities, so please do all you can to support in any way possible.
Virtual Open Event
Parents/carers may be aware that due to the current restrictions we have not been able to hold our annual Open Evening event. We have, however, now launched our replacement – a virtual open event. This can be accessed via our main website. We will be adding more resources to this next week, including a montage of life at the School, but please encourage any parents/carers wishing their children to be admitted to the School in September 2021 to look at the site this weekend and get in touch with any queries.
As we come to the end of our first half-term we are reviewing our procedures in relation to COVID-19. We will be in touch at the end of next week to let you know of any changes for after the half-term break.