As a headteacher I am incredibly privileged to be able to watch each individual child grow and develop, overcoming difficulties and challenges as they learn. At Kelvin Grove we try and instil in our children the belief that no matter how difficult we find something, if we show resilience and effort we can achieve anything we want.
I celebrate with you, the diversity of our school and the inclusion of children who find language, communication and making friends difficult.
I am so proud that all our children contribute to building a cohesive community and a learning environment where children with Autism are given the same opportunity as others, to realise their dreams and goals.
All lost property is now stored in the ClubXtra cupboard. Alison Jupp, our Club Xtra Manager, will get the lost property out every couple of weeks for parents to look through and find anything they may have missing. Unnamed and uncollected items will be sent to the local charity shop. Alison will next display the lost property by the shelter in the main playground next Friday 4th February.
Once again, we are very pleased that our Year 6 children are taking part in Lewisham’s Bikeability scheme. The week-long scheme is run by outside instructors and teaches the children how to feel confident using their bikes safely on the road. Here they are practising their skills:
Lunar New Year
Calling all parents! Lunar New Year is fast approaching and we’d love to offer our children the unique experience of learning about an aspect of Chinese culture from someone who celebrates Lunar New Year. If you think this is something you can offer and are available between Monday 31st January and Friday 4th February please e-mail the school with the subject: Lunar New Year on: email@example.com
We are looking for people who might be able to share a story, or a skill with a class for 30 minutes to an hour per class, within one year group.
Mental Health week
The last week of this term is Children’s Mental Health week. We are looking for any volunteers who can offer mental health workshops. For example, yoga, mindfulness etc. Please email the office with the subject Mental Health Week on: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Governors
We hope that everyone is keeping well, and for those who have been affected by Covid recently, we hope that it’s been manageable. We would like to extend a massive thank you to Mr Hyde and all the staff for keeping everything going at this difficult time. And especially Sara Hurst who has been running the school office alone – no easy task! Thanks to all parents who are regularly testing their children too.
Part of the remit of the Pupils Parents and Community Committee is Mental Health and Wellbeing. We are particularly aware that it’s a difficult time for many families at the moment – if you feel like you are struggling or need some help and support there are a couple of places we would like to direct you to.
Firstly, Lewisham Talking Therapies is a free and confidential NHS service which offers a range of short term therapies to help if you are feeling low, stressed or anxious. You can find out more about them here: https://lewishamtalkingtherapies.nhs.uk
The South London & Maudsley NHS trust have recently launched a program to help parents who feel overwhelmed and feel their family life is affected. If you feel you may need help in this way, you can find out more information here: https://kclbs.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IuWeTjmKHZaKYC
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank CFC on Mondays 10.00 – 11.30
Latino Bambino Toddlers 9.30 – 10.15 & Latino Bambino Babies 10.15 – 11.00 at TNG on Tuesdays
Adventure Time (soft play) or Giant Messy Play at TNG on Wednesdays @ 10.00 – 11.30
KGEB Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 9.00 – 13.00 & 14.00-16.00 £3.50 membership fee per week
L.I.F.E. Cooking Sessions for mums aged 16-35 at Eliot Bank on Fridays @ 11.00 – 13.15
Free Legal Advice Duncan Lewis via phone on Fridays 10.00-12.00
If you would like to make a donation to support our Community Supermarket, please click on this link: https://gofund.me/c5b83467. Alternatively you can support us by joining the Lewisham Community Lottery here: Lewisham Community Lottery
Please join our Facebook page: Eliot and Kelvin for the latest updates.
MONDAY 14TH FEBRUARY – FRIDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
A unique mixture of language learning, sports coaching, arts & crafts and outdoor adventure to keep your young ones active and engaged during the school holidays.
Find out more information or make a booking through our website above.
Their interactive music classes are taught by professional musicians who perform to the class on their live instruments each week.
Have a look at their website to try it out. www.boppinbunnies.co.uk
Forest Hill Assembly
You are warmly invited: Forest Hill Assembly – Saturday 29 January at 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Forest Hill ward has £65,926 funding to award to projects that will benefit Forest Hill residents. Hear about the projects that are being recommended, ask your questions and give your feedback. You will also be able to meet your local councillors: Cllr Sophie Davis (Assembly Chair 2021/22), Cllr Peter Bernards and Cllr Leo Gibbons.
You can also review the recommended projects and summaries of all applications to Forest Hill NCIL Ward fund by clicking here: https://communityfunding.lewisham.gov.uk/forest-hill .
If you have any difficulty registering, or have any questions about the NCIL recommendations and process, please feel free to contact me by emailing: email@example.com . You are also welcome to forward this invitation to your local Forest Hill networks.