All of the staff at Paragon Christian Academy would like to welcome all students and parents back to the new academic year. We trust you all had a good summer break.
After Mid term break the children will once again be practicing for their Christmas Performance. This will be held on Saturday, 9th December at 6:30 pm. Please ensure you save this date as all of the children have a part to play and it is important that you are there to support them.
Half term is next week, (23rd – 27th October). We will be having an INSET Day on Monday 30th October so the staff can go through the new government guidelines. School will start as normal on Tuesday 31st October.
Operation Christmas Child
We would like to support Operation Christmas Child (OCC) again this year by filling shoe boxes with gifts for children around the world who are living in poor and sometimes desperate conditions. There is a leaflet enclosed with this newsletter that gives gift suggestions and details of how to pack your shoe boxes. We are also hoping that in November the senior students will be able to volunteer a day to help check and pack the shoe boxes at one of the OCC distribution centres. The shoe boxes should be brought in to school by Tuesday 7th November. It is suggested by OCC that £5 is enclosed to help with shipping costs.
Please ensure that your child/children come to school in full, school uniform every day. No logos are allowed, only the school badge. All uniforms must be clean, tidy, ironed and the correct uniform. We have noticed some students wearing untidy uniform and this is not how we want our school to be projected.
Please see our uniform guidelines for the full school uniform list. This can be found on our school website (pca-education.co.uk) and also on our school uniform web page.
We have noticed that some parents are arriving later and later to collect their children. Except in the case of an emergency, phoning the school to warn us does not excuse the late pick up of children. Late charges will be applied if your child is not picked up on time. The staff use the time after the students have left to prepare for the next day and to complete any work that was unable to be completed throughout the day. The staff also need to cover the After School Club. Please make sure you phone early in the day if you wish your child/children to stay at After School Club.