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Term 1 ends on Friday 19th October

Monday 29th October is an INSET day

Term 2 begins on Tuesday 30th October


Welcome back to what we all hope will be another fantastic year at Guestling! We have a theme for the year of ‘Inner Space to Outer Space!’ that has been chosen to help the children with their learning challenges in lessons and to be the focus of special days and weeks across the year. We launched the year with a dress-up day for the staff (to inspire the children) and a week of ‘Only One You!’ activities, based on our learning powers of:
.  Independence
.  Engagement
.  Enthusiasm
.  Resilience
.  Perseverance


Sadly, due to the poor weather forecast for tomorrow, the PTA Guest-Fest event has been postponed. It will hopefully be rescheduled for the spring. If you have bought your tickets in advance, please collect your refund from the office.


All parents and carers are welcome to join us for our Harvest Festival on Friday 5th October at 9.00am in the hall. however space will be limited, so please bear this in mind. Please bring any harvest donations to the hall on the morning. We are always amazed and delighted to see such a wonderful harvest display. The produce will then be auctioned at St Laurence’s Church with the funds going to Farm Africa and remaining produce going to help the Seaview Project in St Leonards. Please feel free to join us for that service as well on Sunday 7th October, at St Laurence’s Church, Guestling at 11am. Our choir will be performing.


This year, all of our School Development Priorities are based on our ‘Inner Space to Outer Space’ theme:

Inner Space = Increased levels of resilience and mental well-being evidenced by pupils and staff
Outer Space = Further development of broad-balanced curriculum using outdoor learning and child-led learning opportunities. Increased attainment results, especially in reading and progress measures, especially for boys.


We have attached a copy of our Home-School Agreement with this newsletter for you to discuss as a family.


Education Futures Trust are offering sports sessions in Hastings & St. Leonards for children aged 8-16. See poster below for more details.



In order to support our link school (Maynard School, Kossoh Town) in Sierra Leone, we are raising money for tables and chairs as there are not enough for every child and the existing ones are in poor condition. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate for a table (£10) or chair (£5), please see Miss Godley or Mrs Rew.


Please raise any issues or concerns that you have about the school via Mr Cline, Mrs Rew, class teachers or the school office so that the matter can be dealt with. We ask that you do not talk about pupils on social media sites (e.g. Facebook). Thanks for your support with this.


Please make sure your child comes to school wearing smart school uniform every day. We ask that hairbands, clips and bows are small and not multi-coloured and that nail varnish is not worn to school. Please also ensure that socks are plain and not striped or patterned. We have attached the School Uniform policy for your information. Thanks for your co-operation.


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