Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 163
Friday 10th September 2021
Message from Mrs Hall
Welcome back to a new year school year at Whitehouse. As a school, we are very excited to be continuing our Rights Respecting School journey with a view to achieve Silver in the Spring Term. I have been impressed by the way staff and pupils are promoting those rights and linking them to the Golden Rules and Whitehouse Way. This is a whole-school journey and it would be wonderful if, as parents, you could use the enclosed poster to start a dialogue with your child about their rights so that they become more confident in naming and explaining them. Thank you for your continued support. (Please see the main newsletter for the poster).
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: International Day of Peace: How do children end up fighting for their country? What impact does this have on them accessing their rights? (UNRC Link: Article 14: I have the right to think what I like and be whatever religion I want to be, with my parents’ guidance / Article 28: I have the right to education). Resources related to this assembly will soon be available on our website. To access them, simply go to Learning and click on our Enquiry Based Assemblies.
As we move into the new school year, we have been asked by Ipswich Borough Council to remind parents/carers the importance of ensuring they are parking safely and considerately in the area around the school site.
As you will be aware the start and end of the school day is very busy with many cars and pedestrians near the site. Please do think about whether it would be possible for you to leave the car at home and walk to collect your children. Where this is not possible, please do follow the guidelines shown here to help us avoid any accidents and ensure the safety of the whole school community.
We would also ask you to please be considerate to the residents living near the school and do not block the access to their homes when parking.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Exciting News: New Parent App
Did you see that we have introduced a new parent app this week? Have you signed up yet? Since moving to academisation we are using a different system to hold all our pupil data and the new app offers much more to our parents/carers also. The app will allow you to update your contact details, check dinner money balances and top up your account and even check on your child’s attendance. Have a look at the link to get some more details: https://www.whcps.org/arbor-parent-app/.
If you have not received a welcome email, please message the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org as it might be that we do not have your correct email address.
Are you looking for a new activity for your son to take part in, in the local area? Did you know that there is a Boys Brigade group that meets at Whitehouse Baptist Church each Tuesday evening from 6.30pm. They provide an opportunity for the boys to learn, grow and discover in a safe, fun and caring environment. There is something for every boy to develop skills, build confidence and work towards earning awards and most of all to have fun! The group offers meetings for boys aged between 5-18. If you are interested please email email@example.com for more information.
Dates for the Diary
Tuesday 21st September – Museum Visit – Year 3
Wednesday 22nd September – Museum Visit – Year 3
Wednesday 22nd September – Local Walk – Year 1 Elephants Class
Thursday 23rd September – Local Walk – Year 1 Giraffes Class
Friday 24th September – Local Walk – Year 1 Lions Class
Friday 22nd October – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Monday 25th to Friday 29th October – Half Term Holiday
Thursday 18th November – Parents Evening
Wednesday 24th November – Parents Evening
Friday 26th November – RRSA Whole School Day
Friday 17th December – Last Day of Autumn Term
Monday 20th December to Monday 3rd January – Christmas Holiday
Tuesday 4th January – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February – Half Term Holiday
Monday 28th February – PD Day (School Closed to Children)