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Blog posts of news and activities in Herne Community.....

13 July 2009

Great Art Project

Join in Herne's Great Art Project 2009.
Remember the beautiful panels created in 2008 on the playground side of the main building?
In 2009 we're estending these panels to the sports field side of the main building. Come and join in the fun!
Contact teacher Cathy Cherry.

Herne Community Groups & Activities

Contact the people below or get into the Herne Community Discussion Group to get involved.

The Old Herons
Ex-Herne students inspiring and sharing memories with current Herne students.
Click here for all the info.

Herne Green Team
Informal group helping the school care for the environment.
Anyone with any ideas or just wanting to help, please get involved.
Contact parents Sybilla Woods, or Laura Holmwood.
Email: herne.green.team@gmail.com.

Fund-raising charity.
Contact parent Annette Strudwick.
Email: admin@fohs.info or see http://www.fohs.info/ to see what's on.

Think Tank
Informal group looking at improving communication.
Contact parents Becky McAteer, Dianne Watson, Emma Godson, or acting head David Pinard if you have any suggestions. Alternatively email the address below.
Email: herne.suggestion.box@gmail.com.

Coffee Mornings
Informal, teacher-led chat group with guest speakers on a range of interesting topics.

Contact teacher Lisa Mahony.
Click here for an idea of past events.

Walking Group
Informal strolls for all ages and abilities - buggies and dogs welcome.
Contact parent Emma Godson.
Click here for an idea of past walking dates.

Book Club
Book-reading group.
Contact parent Sibylla Woods.

Children's Literature (for Adults) Club
A book club reading children's literature; enjoying books your children read that may not have been written when you were at school!
Contact parent Dianne Watson or teacher Lisa Mahony.

Walking Bus
Be a 'driver' or 'conductor' on the Walking Bus: Children walk to school safely and arrive on time, increasing exercise and reducing traffic congestion and co2 emissions.
Contact parents Steph Herrington or Tracey Moxon (or the school office team).
Bus runs: 8.25 AM Monday to Friday, rain or shine.
(Run in conjunction with Whitehill Walking Bus.)

Classroom Helpers
Teachers are always grateful for another pair of hands in the classroom.
Contact teacher Gill Taplin or your child's class teacher.

School Governors
Click here for the Governors' page on the school website.

Class Assemblies, Open Days, Parents Evenings & Learning Workshops
There are plenty of opportunities to find out what and how your children are learning at school. Look out for these events, listed regularly in the weekly school newsletter.
Contact teacher Gill Taplin.
Click here for an idea of past events (2008/9 Term 4).

Breakfast Club
Runs between 8 and 8.35 AM, Monday to Friday, providing Herne children with a healthy breakfast and supervised play.
Contact Breakfast Club Supervisor Maria Fleet or the school office team.

Parent Information Contact
Gill Taplin has a wealth of information to help parents and carers with anything from form-filling to after-school activities and Special Educational Needs Provision.
Contact teacher Gill Taplin.
Click here to find out more.

Herne Community Discussion Group

Google Groups
Subscribe to herne.community
Visit this group
This is private Herne Community discussion group which Herne staff and parents/carers of children at Herne are all invited to join.
Subscribe above to get involved in the discussion.

Herne Swimming Pool Appeal

Help Herne raise £15,000 towards the new swimming pool building. (Click here for more information.)

ONLINE DONATIONS - Visit help.co.uk/hernepool - remember to select 'yes' if you are UK tax payer which will boost your donation via Gift Aid at no extra cost to you.

OFFLINE DONATIONS - Cash and Cheques to 'FOHS' gratefully received. Contact us to maximise your donation with Gift Aid.
Use the Gift Aid forms below or speak to Laura: Email admin@fohs.info or via the school office.

FUNDRAISING - Got an idea? Fancy doing a sponsored something? Brilliant!Let us help you maximise your fundraising with Gift Aid.
Use the Gift Aid forms below or speak to Laura: Email admin@fohs.info or via the school office.

FOHS EVENTS – Take part! - Until the £15,000 is raised, FOHS activities are in aid of Herne Swimming Pool Appeal. Get yourself, your friends, your family and your children involved! Everyone is welcome.
Check http://www.fohs.info/ regularly for news on the latest events.
If you have an idea for FOHS fundraising please email admin@fohs.info or pop a note in the FOHS box in the school office.

Gift Aid Declaration for Donations: Click here.
Gift Aid Declaration for Sponsored Events: Click here.
Please use the charity name 'Herne Junior School PTA' for the forms.