The school year is well under way and the new pupils have settled in well and are fast becoming used to our routines and expectations. The girls are enjoying using the refurbished food technology room, and many have made positive comments about the refurbished toilet block too! The hens have had an extension built to their run to accommodate the chicks (who are now as big as the others) and seem to be enjoying the extra space.
Plans are in hand to start the pool build in January 2013. We know that this will cause some disruption, and quite a bit of mess, but the end result will make it all worthwhile. Hopefully, the build will be complete within the year and we can celebrate with a grand opening ceremony in Spring 2014, before diving in.
We were honoured to have several special guests in the school last week, to join in with our tree planting ceremony courtesy of the Woodland Trust. The girls can now enjoy watching a beautiful cherry tree growing in our recreation area between the benches, providing shade in the summer and blossom and fruit throughout the year. We’d like to give many thanks to Lady Howe for coming along to help us to plant the tree, and to Dilys Machin from the Woodland trust for providing it.
Now that the colder weather is setting in, may I remind you to ensure that your daughter has a warm coat with her name in it. Coats should be in a plain dark colour, but hats and scarves can be any colour you choose.
We have lots of activities and events planned for the run up to Christmas, and I hope to see many of you at the school during the term. I would like to thank all those of you who have supported our fund-raising activities, and who have attended the Friends of Alfriston events.
Kind regards, Jinna Male
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