Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 216
Friday 6th January 2023
Message from Mrs Hall
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope that this newsletter finds you well and that you were able to enjoy the Christmas break with your families. The term has started positively and the children are eager to learn more about their enquiry questions (https://www.whcps.org/the-whitehouse-curriculum/). We are aware that there has been an increase in flu, covid-19 and strep A across the country so do be alert to the symptoms and seek medical advice if you have any concerns. Please keep the school informed about any illnesses and please encourage the children to wash their hands regularly (we will do the same at school). Thank you for your continued support.
Attendance for the week before Christmas:
Class with the best attendance: Owls (91.9%)
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Helen Keller: Who was she? What were her main achievements? (UNRC Link: Article 2: I have the right to protection against discrimination. This means that nobody can treat me badly because of my colour, sex or religion, if I speak another language, have a disability, or if I am rich or poor). 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.
Job Vacancy: School Cleaner
We are currently looking to recruit a cleaner for the school. For full details of the role please see the following link on our website: https://www.whcps.org/vacancies/ where you can also download a copy of the application form. Please note applications forms are also available at the Main Office.
The role will be for 1.5 hours a day, 5 days a week for 44 weeks a year (including some holiday work).
Hours to be worked will either be from 6.30am to 8.00am or 3.30pm to 5.00pm upon agreement between the successful candidate and the school.
Application forms must be completed in full, unfortunately we cannot accept CVs. The closing date is 10.00am on Thursday 19th January 2023 and interviews will take place shortly after.
If you have any questions please contact the School Office and ask to speak to Mrs Debbie Whight, HR Office.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check in line with our safer recruitment policy.
Please see below the details of an art competition that will give the children an opportunity to recycle any Christmas cards or paper they have left over. The closing date is Monday 6th February 2023. We look forward to seeing your inventive creations!
Purple Man Reading Competition
Well done to the winners of the Purple Man competition from the week before Christmas:
Key Stage 1:
The Whole Class!
Lower Key Stage 2:
Upper Key Stage 2:
The Whole Class!
Dates for the Diary
Tuesday 10th January 2023 – Y4 Visit to Colchester Synagogue – Squirrels
Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Y4 Visit to Colchester Synagogue – Foxes
Thursday 12th January 2023 – Y4 Visit to Colchester Synagogue - Hedgehogs
Monday 13th February 2023 to Friday 17th February 2023 – Half Term Holiday
Wednesday 15th March 2023 – Parent/Carers Evening (in person)
Thursday 23rd March 2023 – Parent/Carers Evening (in person)
Friday 24th March 2023 – Whole School SMSC Day
Monday 3rd April 2023 to Friday 14th April 2023 – Easter Holiday