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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


We are again taking part this year in a Christmas project run by the organisation ‘Samaritan’s Purse’. You can fill a shoebox with gifts which are then sent overseas and distributed to children based on need. You will have received a leaflet in your child’s bookbag with more details of this project. If you would like to participate, the shoeboxes should be returned to school by Friday 2nd November.

You are also most welcome to join us at St Andrew’s Church, Fairlight on Sunday 4th November at 10.30 for their shoebox service.


Thanks to all who came to support our Harvest Festival. Your produce raised £200.18 for Farm Africa and the Seaview Project, St Leonards was extremely grateful for your generosity. Thanks also to the Choir (and support from families) who sang beautifully with Guestling Church choir at their Sunday service.


Just a reminder that, as per our policy regarding medicines, any medicines required in school time (prescription and non-prescription, including cough sweets, Strepsils etc) must be brought into school in original packaging with child’s name, and a form must be completed by parents (available in the Office). Medicines must also be handed to the Office where they can be stored safely. Thank you.


The East Sussex Music Service is offering Saturday morning sessions for children aged 3 to 7. Please see the flyer below for details. 


There are two vacancies for Governors at Guestling School. We are looking especially for someone with expertise in finance or health. If you are interested or know someone who could fulfil either role please contact the school office. This does not apply only for parents, but for anyone with an interest in supporting the Governors, who in turn support the wonderful work that goes on at our school. As Guestling is a church school the vacancies are for Foundation Governors which means they need to be supported by a church or clergy member.

Meetings are neither over long or frequent as committees meet 4 times a year and the whole board 4 times a year. Gill Plank (Chair of Governors).


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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