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Friday 9 September 2022

Notices and Reminders

''Every time I think of you I give thanks to my God" Philippians 1.3


Welcome back
What a fantastic first week I have had at Thomas Coram. I have been amazed at how polite and welcoming everyone in the school community has been and I am so excited for my future here. It was a pleasure to welcome our children and their parents and carers back through the school gates this week. The first day ran very smoothly and I know the children are all happy to be back and are feeling relaxed and settled in. A huge well done to our new Year 3 pupils who have stepped up to being in a new school and new routines with such ease. 

I led our first whole school worship on Thankfulness (our value for this half term) this week and we thought about who we can be thankful for and what those people do for us. We revisited our school vision and core values. We also reflected on the sad news received yesterday, regarding the Queen. We thought about the Queen's life and all she has done for the country.  

Meet the teacher
We will be holding our face to face Meet the Teacher evening on Monday 12 September. Miss Hill will be doing a welcome speech outlining her vision for the school for Year 3 & 4 parents at 6:20pm and Year 5 & 6 parents at 6:50pm. Teachers in Years 3 & 4 will be meeting with parents and carers at 6.30pm and Year 5 & 6 teachers will meet with parents and carers at 7:00pm. This will be in your child's class and there will be direction and help to ensure you know where the classrooms are. 

Secondary Transfer
The online application system has opened for parents and carers of children in Year 6 to apply for a secondary school place for entry in September 2023. All Year 6 parents and carers were sent a copy of the 'Moving on 2022' leaflet this week. The application deadline is 31 October 2022. All the information you need is available at Hertfordshire Secondary School Admissions. Ashlyns School are holding an Opening Evening on Thursday 6 October and further information can be found here

Menu Change Monday and Tuesday w/c 12/9/22
Herts Catering Ltd are celebrating Roald Dahl Day with a special menu on Tuesday 13 September. The choices for Monday and Tuesday will be as follows;

Monday 12/9 Red - Quorn Hot Dog, Green - Roasted Tomato Ragu, Blue - Jacket Potato

Tuesday 13/9 Red - Bird Pie and Mash (Chicken Pie), Green - Wormy Spaghetti Italian (Pasta Bake), Blue - Jacket Potato, James Giant Crumble (Peach Crumble), Bruce Bogtrotters Chocolate Sponge Cake.

If you have or may have in the next few months a working unwanted dishwasher we will gladly take it off your hands for our food tech room. Please contact the school office if you can  help.

Friends of Thomas Coram
Lisa and Tiffany, Co-Chairs of The Friends of Thomas Coram, will be in the dining hall on Monday during the Meet the Teacher event to welcome new parents and answer any questions about Friends. Their first event will be the annual 'welcome to the new school year, open air cinema'. This will be held on Friday 23 September, pop the date in your diary. 


Stars of the week - Be back soon 



A full calendar is available here                   

  • Mon 12 Sep - Meet the teacher Y3 & Y4 6:30pm
                                                       Y5 & Y6 7:00pm
  • Fri 23 Sep - European Languages Day
  • Fri 23 Sep - FOTC coffee morning 9:00 - 10:00am
  • Fri 23 Sep - FOTC Open air cinema evening
  • Mon 26 Sep - Fri 30 Sep - Y6 PGL trip to Liddington
  • October - Black History Month
  • Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct - Half term
  • Mon 31 Oct - Flu vaccinations
  • Tues 1 Nov - Parent consultations 5:00 - 8:00pm
  • Thurs 3 Nov - Parent consultations 4:00 - 6:30pm

Information sent out this week

This week we sent out/are attaching these letters, links, emails and flyers; letters are also available here: 

This week at St Peter's

 Details of services at St Peter's can be found here.