Sandown School

Ms Luxford's thoughts

And so we come to the final Friday of term - it seems these 2 terms have gone by in the blink of an eye. The last few weeks have been severely blighted by sickness; thank you for contacting the school to inform of us absences. We all hope that we can have a happy and healthy holiday!
As always the last few weeks leading up to the Christmas break are incredibly busy and we thank you for your support ensuring the children have the correct things with them on the correct day.
Highlights this week... the Celebration on Tuesday at St Georges' was a special time for the school. It is a rare occasion that we can gather all children and staff together so to be a community and invite parents is such a special time. Christmas lunch on Wednesday was a fun filled and brussel filled event! Gemma and her team served up well over 300 lunches and there were lots of smiles and full tummies. 5S became metal detectors for the day on Wednesday. The History Project took the class to Green Zone to find history under their feet. The class found a good haul of coins including an old penny from 1914 and one group including Mrs Slaughter became very excited by their find of an old can of Mountain Dew! There is so much more to mention; choir singing at two venues in Deal, a visiting panto, Christmas jumper day and then another highlight Year 1's production!
We are sadly saying goodbye to two members of staff next week.  Both are baby related!  Mrs Hunnisett is going to be spending more time with her family and especially her grandchildren – the newest is due to arrive literally any minute now; Mrs Morton is expecting her first baby in January and is hopefully going to take it easy over the festive period until then!  We wish them both a very special and happy time to come. 
So, we come to the end of this year and our thoughts are with our friends, relatives and colleagues and the hope that we can all spend precious time together building memories. Have a wonderful break and we will see you at the gate on Monday 6 January 2020!   The Team at Sandown