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Summer Term Dates

I am writing to remind you about some important dates for the Summer Term and thank you for your continued support of the school.

GCSE Examinations 2018

GCSE examinations are taking place throughout May and June. Y11 students, parents and carers have received a separate letter outlining this year’s examination arrangements. Good luck to all of our Y11 students.

Term dates

Please make a note of the school term dates and holiday dates for the remainder of this school year.

Summer half-term holiday - Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018

Summer holiday – Friday 20 July – Monday 3 September 2018

Start of autumn term – Tuesday 4 September 2018

On Thursday 19 July 2018 students will be dismissed at 1.10pm to begin the summer holiday.

Our term dates for 2018-2019 can be found on the website on the following link:  http://www.sarahbonnell.co.uk/page/?title=Term+Dates+Academic+Year+2017-2018&pid=255

Attendance

Please make sure your daughter attends school every-day during term-time to maximise her achievement. The school cannot authorise any requests for holidays or trips abroad during term-time.

Uniform

Thank you to all parents and carers for encouraging their daughters to come to school wearing the correct uniform. It is fantastic to see girls wearing the uniform with pride. As the warmer weather approaches this is to remind you that the school blazer remains a compulsory item of uniform throughout the year. A full list of our school uniform can be found on the website and can be directly purchased from our school uniform supplier:

Ian Howard, 409 Barking Road, East Ham, London E6 2JT.  Tel. 020 8472 1729

Keeping in touch

If you have moved home or changed your phone/mobile number it is vital that you let the school know your new telephone number and full address. This is very important in the event of an emergency and helps us keep in touch.

Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr

The holy month of Ramadan is due to commence for our Muslim students. Ramadan is a period of prayer, increased religious devotion, self-control, charity-giving and goodwill to others. Ramadan is a time of fasting and control over the need to eat and drink during daylight hours.  Families will decide for themselves, in line with their mosque, how they and their children will observe Ramadan and it is certainly not the school's responsibility to interfere with those decisions.  However fasting can have profound impact on the performance of students especially during the long summer days. If your daughter is fasting please  ensure she is well prepared and understands the likely effects on her body during fasting and that she manages these challenges by:

  • eating well, with a balanced meal when breaking the fast and drinking plenty of re-hydrating fluids
  • managing her sleep effectively;
  • planning ahead by organising herself and equipment needed for school to fit around prayers and other Ramadan specific practices.

On Friday 15 June 2018 the school will be closed for Eid Al-Fitr for most of school community. School will remain open for the Year 11 GCSE Science Examinations only on this date.

Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 students will be off-site on work experience from Monday 2 – 6 July 2018.

Sports Day 6 July 2018

This annual event takes place on Friday 6 July for all students in Year 7, 8 and 9. More details will be sent out nearer the time.

Please remember that you can keep up to date with everything that is going on at school through the Sarah Bonnell website (http://www.sarahbonnellonline.co.uk/) and ‘app’ (http://www.sarahbonnell.co.uk/page/?title=The+Sarah+Bonnell+App&pid=258).

Yours sincerely,

Rae Potter