Weekly Update

Please find this weeks updates and reminders below:

Messages to School – Please could you send all messages to the school via the school e mail address – office@highdownschools.org – and the telephone absence line – 01275 843969. Whilst Parentmail and Parentpay have facilities for messaging we do not use them for that purpose.

Coronavirus – You will no doubt have read the news about the Coronavirus strain which originated in China. We consider it unlikely that it will affect our school community, however if you are planning to visit China or have recently returned please seek professional advice. Otherwise, as with other infectious diseases, good personal hand, respiratory and personal hygiene is recommended.

School Car Park  The school car park is for staff only (with a few limited exceptions).  The best place to drop pupils off for early morning maths club (Juniors) is on The Downs, as they can access the school grounds through the gate by the top playground and walk across the playground to the Year 6 block.

Parents Evenings Parents evenings are on Tuesday 11th February and Thursday 13th February. A link to the booking system will be sent to you shortly and booking for parents evenings will open at 6.00pm on Tuesday 4th February.  Please do not attempt to book before this unless you have been specifically asked to do so.  (Booking for Parrots Parents evening already opened and the dates for this are Thursday 6th February and Tuesday 11th February).

School Lunches Please remember to order your child’s school dinners on Aspens.  If they have a sandwich or baguette ordered please be aware these are made to order that same morning.  We had quite a large number of sandwiches left over yesterday (so the children who had ordered these did not have them and had the hot dinner instead – which then means there may not be enough of the hot dinner for everyone who has actually ordered one).

Stomach bug Please be aware that there is a bad tummy bug going around.  If your child feels unwell or has had diarrhoea and/or sickness, please do not send them to school and they must not return until at least 48 hours from the last time they have been sick or had diarrhoea.

Job Vacancies Please find take a look at our vacancies section of the website.

Infant Reminders for next week

Friday 7th February

PSA Disco in Infant Hall

Keepsake Treasure T-Shirt  – Please find attached details of a special activity being launched by the Anti-Bullying Team.  Each pupil will be involved in creating their own keepsake treasure  t-shirt so will need to bring in a plain white or light blue t-shirt no later than Monday 10th February. 

BBC Radio 2 500 Work Challenge – Please find attached details of this competition attached.


Junior Reminders for next week

Monday 3rd February

Year 6 Trip to Gordano to watch The Addams Family production.

Wednesday 5th February

Year 4 Swimming

Year 6 Netball Festival at Gordano


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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY