Dear Parents

This week is National Anti-Bullying Week and the theme for 2020 is ‘United against Bullying’, which saw children across both sites involved in a number of different activities. The Year 6 wore odd socks to school to mark the occasion, whilst the Year 5s discussed what it means to be a ‘bucket filler’ versus a ‘bucket dipper’ and their target this week has been to actively look for opportunities to ‘fill the buckets’ of anyone they have contact with. Years 2, 3 and 4 have been discussing what bullying means and they have been writing kindness notes to each other to pass on positivity.

The importance of kindness is impossible to calculate; being kind can significantly improve our physical and emotional wellbeing – whether we are giving or receiving it.

There have been many scientific studies into the effects of kindness; showing that acts of kindness help your immune system, reduces stress, improves relationships, gives you energy and it’s contagious!

BBC Children in Need – update

We are still counting for last week’s Children in Need; however, our grand total currently stands at over £1800. A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in making the day such a roaring success.

Christmas Jumper Day

The Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event to raise money, and this year it’s on Friday 11 December, our last day of term. It is the day of the year when the most garish of jumpers can be worn to school to help raise funds for a worthy cause. Please click here for Senior School arrangements from Mrs Lindsay-Symington.

The arrangements for Junior School are a little different: please click here for details from Mr Haywood.

Christmas hamper collections for the foodbank

Every tutor group in the senior school has been asked to make up a Christmas hamper, which will be wrapped and donated to the local food bank at the end of this term. Please would you be able to support this fantastic cause and donate the following items for the hamper:

  • Tins: ham, salmon, vegetables and potatoes
  • Savoury: pickles, crisps, nuts and sage and onion stuffing
  • Sweet: mince pies, chocolate, sweets, biscuits, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, cakes, custard and sponge puddings
  • Drinks: tea, coffee, juice and fizzy drinks
  • Christmas crackers

Please can your child bring their donations into school by Friday 4 December 2020.

Year 11 Prom – save the date

The date for the Year 11 Prom is Thursday 8 July 2021. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the Year 11s to celebrate the end of their GCSEs and the culmination of their years at Red House School.

Holiday Club and Sports Camp

If you would like to book a place for your child/children on the Holiday club and Sports camp for the week 14 – 18 December, please find details below, including the booking form.

Injectable Flu Vaccine alternative

If you have declined for your child to have the flu nasal spray due to porcine content, a non porcine gelatine injectable vaccine is now available as an alternative. If you wish your child to receive this injectable vaccine, please contact the school immunisation team prior to 30 November 2020. Please click on the link within the letter below.

I hope you all have a restful weekend and I would like to wish the best of luck to all of those taking part in the PTA Quiz this evening.

With very best wishes

Rebecca Ashcroft

Deputy Head & Head of the Senior School

Senior School

Junior School

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