Some Important Reminders
WATER BOTTLES: Research agrees that children learn less well when they are dehydrated. We encourage the children to keep water bottles in the classroom and they can top these up during the day. Please do not send flavoured or fruit drinks though unless they form part of a packed lunch.
SNACKS: The children may bring a piece of fruit for their mid morning snack. Fruit is already provided by school for infant children. Sweets and cereal or energy bars are not allowed as part of our policy on healthy eating.
NUT FREE SCHOOL: We have children at school with intolerance and allergy to nuts and lentils. Please do not include nutty spreads or nuts in your children's packed lunches.
TUMMY UPSETS: Please do not send children to school if they have been sick or had an upset tummy in the last 18 hours. This will help prevent the spread of unwanted bugs.
ILLNESS: If your child is ill with a virus or bacterial illness then please let the school know promptly. We may have children or staff in school who is particularly vulnerably to certain illness and we need to know if there are cases of diseases such as parvovirus, measles, chicken pox or mumps in the school population. Needless to say children should not return to school until given the all clear.
Tummy upsets are often particularly easily spread in schools. If your child has an upset tummy or is sick then they should not rturn to school until at l;est 24 hours from their last episode.
CAR PARKS AND ACCESS Both staff car parks are now enclosed and children should not cross them to access school. It takes just a minute or two longer to walk round the footpaths and is so much safer. Please remember that parent's cars should not be brought into any of the school car parks unless you are visiting the school for a meeting or have a special permission permit. All collection and drop offs should be made outside the school "clear zones" on roads around the school.
- Behavioural and conduct problems
- Children who do not go to school
- Children who soil or wet themselves
- Coping with stress
- Dealing with tantrums
- Death in the family
- Depression in children and young people
- Divorce or separation of parents
- Eating disorders in young people
- Good parenting
- Parents with a mental illness
- Sleep problems in childhood
- The emotional cost of bullying
- The restless and excitable child
- Traumatic stress in children
- Worries about weight
- Worries and anxieties