September 2019

6th September 2019
Dear parents/carers,
 
What a fantastic start we have had to the new school year! I have been so impressed with how well the children have settled back into school after a long summer break. A big welcome to all the new children who have also joined us in nursery and reception– you’ve made a great start. I have also got to say a big thank you to the children, parents and staff for making me feel so welcome at Troon school. I am delighted to be here!
 
Now that the children have started to settled in we would like to encourage them to become more independent, therefore please allow children from year 1-6 to enter the classroom on their own in the mornings. Please remember that Miss Buckland our Family Liaison Officer is available every morning outside of school if you need to pass on any messages. If you have any worries or concerns please see Miss Buckland who will be able to help you, or you can ask the office to arrange a time to meet your child’s class teacher.
 
Next week you will receive a letter detailing the after– school clubs we will have on offer for the term. If your child would like to attend a club please ensure the slip is returned to school as soon as possible. We would like to congratulate Miss Pellow who will begin her midwifery training later this month. This does sadly mean that we will eventually be losing Miss Pellow at Troon, but we wish her every success for her future career. I’m sure you will all agree that she will be fab!
Please remember to check our Troon School Facebook page regularly as we will be updating this with news and events. Key dates will also be on our monthly newsletter which will be emailed to you. Here’s to a successful year at Troon!
Best wishes, Mrs Wilkins.
 
Plastic Free Status
We received the brilliant news this week that we have achieved Plastic free status as a school due to our brilliant efforts in reducing single use plastic in our school. Well done to the Plastic Free crew, Miss Ashworth and Mr Firth for all their hard work in helping us achieve this fantastic accolade. Showing how much we care about the environment and how determined we are to make a positive change.
Single-Use Plastic Free Packed Lunches
Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative to raise awareness of how much single use plastic is in our packed lunches. It has definitely made all of us think about how we can reduce the amount of plastic we use every day. At school we are now recycling our pens, glue sticks, batteries and crisp packets as well as cardboard and plastic. Beech class have also written to Mr George Eustice (MP) about their concerns and to make suggestions on changes that could be made nationally.
 
Big Battery Hunt
The Big Battery Hunt is a back for year 2! Last year we managed to recycle 4 million batteries as part of our nationwide battery recycling initiative funded by Duracell. Young people in schools across the UK are encouraged to think about the importance of recycling, and then challenged to collect as many used batteries as they can. The aim is for each pupil to contribute to an overall total and help us beat last year’s total! Each family will have been given a collecting box this week and there will be a big collection box outside the office when it arrives to empty your batteries into.
The last day for bringing in any batteries will be 24th May. Prizes that could be won for school are:
A 2 night class trip to the sustainability centre,
A 3 year subscription to MyMaths worth £1000,
£2000 of school equipment,
iPads,
Certificates & Trophies!