St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 17th September 2021

17th September 2021


It was a very special moment this morning to see the whole school set off on their trip to “We the Curious”. We would like to thank all our parent volunteers whose help has made this trip possible. We are looking forward to hearing all the stories from the day when they are back in school.


It has been lovely to be able to welcome parents back on to our playground at collection time and to see all those familiar faces again. Just a reminder, please only come to the front door of school to visit the school office – access to the playground is along Pre-school path to the back track and on to the playground or through our St Michael’s Close gate to the back track and on to the playground. We would also remind you to leave scooters and bikes at the gates and to not bring dogs on to the school site. Thank you for your continued support.


Celebration Assembly – Friday 1st October 2.40pm

 All parents are invited to join us in the school hall for our celebration Assembly.


Trips & payments

We are so lucky to be able to take the children out of school on educational trips again this term. We would like to apologise for the short notice of some trips. It has been a very busy time waiting for the up to date guidance before being able to contact venues and make all the arrangements whilst ensuring the safety of all children and staff. We understand that the short notice may have given some of you concerns over paying for the trips. If you are concerned about payment of any trips please contact Mrs Lipscombe or Mrs Hamilton who will be happy to help by setting up payment plans or extending deadlines. Our aim is for all children to enjoy our trips so please contact us confidentially if you would like to discuss payments.


Rowan Class Trip – Wednesday 22nd September

Please arrive at school at 8.30am ready to leave promptly for our trip to the Museum. Collection is at normal home time 3.15pm.


Cherry & Elder Classes – Wednesday 22nd September

Please arrive at school at 7.45am ready to leave promptly for our trip to Boscombe. Collection is at 4.45pm from school.


Marlborough LitFest – Classes Rowan & Oak – Friday 1st October

We will be leaving school at 9.45am for a 10.30am start in Marlborough at the Town Hall. We aim to leave Marlborough at 12noon to return to school. We will need volunteer drivers for transport to and from this event. If you are DBS checked and would be able to help with transport, please contact the office. Thank you for your support.


Free School Meals – Reminder

Please find attached details regarding free school meal eligibility.  If you are in receipt of one of the mentioned benefits we would really appreciate you completing the appropriate form for the child’s year group (also attached) and returning it to Mrs Hamilton (sbm@stmichaelsaldbourne.co.uk), even if your child brings in a packed lunch.


Recycle your crisp packets 

We are continuing to recycle crisp packets in school to prevent them from ending up in landfill. This not only helps the environment but also helps us to raise funds for the community and the school. The School Council have put a special crisp recycling bin in the school hall.


Messages from the PTA

PTA AGM – Our annual general meeting will be held at the school on Monday 27th September at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. If you aren’t able to join us at school, you can also join virtually through zoom (details on the school diary).  If you can help in any way, big or small, we would love to welcome you, it’s a chance to make new friends as well as raising much needed funds for the school. Please contact us on aldbournepta@gmail.com more information.


School Lottery – Have you joined the School Lottery? Tickets are £1 each. Every week someone in our school wins a cash prize. Plus an entry into the weekly £25,000 jackpot! https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/st-michaels-school-aldbourne


Diary Dates – Term 1 – Sept 2021

Date Details Class
Tuesday 21st September NO Forest Boys Selected Pupils
Monday 20th September –

Friday 24th September

Rockley Residential Trip Oak Class
Wednesday 22nd September Boscombe Trip – Arrive at school 7.45am / collect from school 4.45pm Cherry & Elder Class
Wednesday 22nd September Pit Rivers Museum Trip – Arrive at school 8.30am / collect normal home time Rowan Class
Thursday 23rd September NO Outdoor environmental learning group Selected Pupils
Friday 24th September Acorn Class – PE please come to school dressed in PE kit Acorn Class
Wednesday 29th September Pit Rivers Museum Trip – More details to follow Oak Class
Friday 1st October Marlborough LitFest – 9.45am Rowan & Oak Classes
Celebration Assembly – 2.40pm Whole School community
Drum lessons restart Drum pupils
Monday 4th October Starting School photo with Newbury News Acorn Class
Wednesday 20th October Harvest Festival in St Michael’s Church – 10.30am. More details to follow Whole School
Sponsored Welly Walk – 1.30pm More details to follow Whole School
Last day of Term 1 – 3:15pm finish Whole School
Monday 1st November TD Day – School closed Whole School
Tuesday 2nd November First day of Term 2 Whole School


TD days

Monday 1st November 2021

Monday 28th February 2022

Monday 27th June 2022

Monday 25th July 2022