As the days race towards the Christmas break, we can look back on a busy and productive 2016.I would like to say a very BIG thank you to all the staff at Orchard Primary School for their dedication and hard work. For always being willing to go the extra mile. For the late nights attending events, and meeting parents, for the weekends spent redecorating parts of the school, for taking children away on school journey and organising events for the children.
I would also like to say thank you to all the parents and carers for the support they show the school; attending events, helping to raise money, and of course helping their children to get the most out of their time at school. We have many parents who volunteer in school, hearing readers, or helping the teachers with the many little jobs that need doing. Thank You! The PTA who go above and beyond, by organising a range of events for the children to enjoy, and at the same time raise money for the little extras that help to make Orchard Primary a special place.
At Orchard we are very proud of our young people, their love of learning both inside and outside the classroom is evident. Keep up the hard work! Make sure that you set yourself goals, and that you reach for the stars. Join a club, learn a new skill, and try something different.
2017 will bring its own challenges and rewards, we at Orchard Primary School are looking forward to welcoming everyone back, ready for a new year full of promise, learning and fun.
With very best wishes
Mrs Jo Rowntree
2 December 2016
Nursery Places 2017
30 hours free childcare legislation and eligibility
From September 2017, the government will increase free
childcare to 30 hours a week for up to 38 weeks a year.
For more information click here
Carols by Candlelight
Tickets via school office
Mrs Gwillam will be entertaining parents and pupils
with the annual and Orchard's traditional evening of carols.
Looking forward to sing The 12 Days of Christmas!
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Friday 9th December @ 6pm
Parents/carers please remember to send costumes into
school in a bag with the child's name on.
Any problems with finding items for costumes,
please speak to class teacher.
Latest update to Pages: 7th December: News & Nursery pages.
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