Sholden Primary School


13th July 2018

Dear Parents,

Theme this term – Courage

 Prayer for this week:

 Father, give my children a heart of courage. When they are afraid make Yourself known to them and remind them that you will never leave them nor forsake them.

Help them be strong and courageous to do the good work You would have them do. Make them capable of doing great things yet satisfied in the mundane of everyday life.

Pslam 27:14



“It’s been a very busy but lovely week for Swans. They have learnt a lot about teamwork, respect, trust and cooperation and they have all overcome fears and shown great courage with some of the challenges presented. 

Well done to Swans, I am extremely proud of them all; including the wonderful staff who have worked tirelessly to make this all happen!” – Mrs Bailey


“This week swans have been away at Bewl Water! They have sailed, canoed, biked, built rafts, paddle boarded, solved challenges both mental and physical, and partied. They have been challenged and loved every minute of it!!”– Mrs Bowman


It was made even more exciting by the lack of Internet we had in Bewl Water, which means the children will have all the stories to tell you first hand!


Summer Fete

It’s been said that Sholden School have the best summer fete and because of the beautiful weather and good turnout we made a profit of just under £800!!

FOSS would like to thank all those parents and grandparents who volunteered on the day, those who donated cakes and other fantastic bits and bobs!  


Summer Cup

Two pupils from each year group are selected to represent Sholden CEP School, at the summer cup each year.  This is traditionally held at The Downs Primary School, where all the local Primary Schools meet to compete in a mini Olympics.

This year Sholden went without any representation from years 5&6, so years 3&4 stepped up, and they did us all proud! Well done!



Swans end of term performance Tuesday 17th July.

The Swans show will be held at Goodwins Academy on Tuesday 17th July.

Swans children need to be at Goodwins for 6pm as the performance will start at 6.30pm.

There is no admission fee for this performance, but any donations would be gratefully received to help cover the cost of hire etc.


Ducklings, Kingfishers and Herons class will be walking down to watch the play on Tuesday afternoon. Please do not forget to provide a packed lunch for them to eat. They will return to school for normal pick up. If your child is Pupil Premium a packed lunch has been ordered from whole School Meals.


KS1 trip to RLNI Walmer Sea Front.

Ducklings and Kingfishers class will be walking down to Walmer Green after registration on Thursday 19th July.

You should have received a letter home confirming details of the day and collection arrangement. Any concerns please contact the school office.

As stated in the letter your child is allowed to bring spending money to the value of £5 to purchase an ice cream and something from the RLNI gift shop.


Sports Day

Sports day next Friday!  - Sports day Friday 20th July starting at 1.15 – all welcome.

Please ensure your child comes in with plenty of water and sun screen already applied.

There will be ice creams and hot dogs on sale from the FOSS tuck shop for spectators.  It will stay open after school for you to purchase a treat for your little sports champs.


Camp Night – Friday 20th July

I am pleased to say that after a thorough assessment, camp night will go ahead!!

If you are interested in joining in with this Sholden tradition please fill in the application which can be found in the office on Monday and return to the school office ASAP.

It is a first come first served basis and pitches are limited.


Leavers Service Monday 23rd July

Please note that the Leavers Service is scheduled to take place at 10:30am at St Nicholas

Church – parents/ relatives of children in Year 6 ONLY as this is a special service for both the children and their families. We look forward to seeing you there.


End of Term PICNIC

As usual we will be finishing at 1:30pm on the very last day of term. We are pleased to invite all parents in from midday until 1:15pm for a picnic with their child on the school field.  Ice creams and hot dogs will be available.


Please note that Whole School Meals will still be providing hot meals on this day. If you require a meal for your child please pre book your meals on Friday 20th July for the following Monday. This meal can be enjoyed with you on the school field.


Volunteer Readers/ Garden gang

If there are any parents/ grandparents who can spare some time to hear children read and/ or come in and give our gardens some TLC on a regular basis , (no grass cutting involved) please do get in touch.


Useful Dates – these are always on the school calendar

  • The school office will be open for school uniform collections and enquires on Monday 3rd September from 10am.





Tuesday 17th July – End of year performance – Swans class @ Goodwins Academy

Friday 20th July – Sports Day – 13.15pm start / Camp Night

Monday 23rd July - Last day of term – End of Term picnic 12-1.30pm.




Previous Newsletters

December 2017

January 2018

Useful information dates etc.