11th July 2014 Newsletter

During the past week, everyone has enjoyed taking part in creative week. All the pupils have taken part in various work-shops around the school; art work-shops recreating Mondrian paintings, sensory workshops, t-shirt design, cooking with guest cooks Kulvinder Bains and Ligia Sebastiao. Pupils have taken part in energetic, colourful festival dance, music and drumming workshops with Max, creative football and Zumba with a guest teacher. We’d like to say a very big thank you to all our guests and everyone who has worked hard to
ensure that creative week has been such a wonderful experience for all our pupils.


We still have some spaces available for the multi-sports sessions on 4th and 5th August.
The closing date for booking your space is Tuesday 15th July.
After that date any spare sessions will be offered to external pupils.

The County Catering Services have written to us to confirm that our school meal service will NOT be transferring to Chartwell’s as previously expected. Unfortunately, the bid from Chartwell’s was found to be non-compliant and we are pleased to say that we will be retaining our current service.

After School Clubs have now finished for the academic year. They will start again in September, a letter will be sent out at the beginning of the school year to give all pupils an equal chance to get a space on one of the clubs. Please would you speak with Maureen in the school office if you still have club money outstanding.

Autism Sussex have a family support service which supports family members affected by autism (parents, carers, partners, siblings and friends). There are free on-line talks 1:1 and e-forum, parent and carers support groups, workshops, individual advice and support sessions, Asperger’s support, behaviour support, sibling groups. For full information please contact www.asfamilysupport.org.uk or their helpline 0845 450 0060 or familysupport@autismsussex.org.uk

Horsham District council, Reaching Higher Project have inclusive sports and arts activities across the Horsham District which includes: Dance, Trampolining, Table Tennis, Athletics, Rebound Therapy, Cricket, Percussion, DJ‘ing, Archery, Badminton, Video Production, Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball. All sessions are led by experienced and qualified practitioners and are open to children and young adults aged 5-18 and their siblings and friends. For full information please contact Paul Taylor on 07764 146339 or Kim Roberts on 07715 320631.

Short Breaks Fun Days for disabled children at K2. Go along and take part in a range of activities including trampolining, football, table tennis, for children and young adults aged 18 and under. Sessions run from 10am and until 3pm. Young adults and children should be accompanied by either their parent/carer at all times. The cost per session is £10 per family. Please supply your own lunches. A half day option is also available. For full information please contact shortbreak@freedp,-leisure.co.uk or call 07925 750852.

Treasure Chest Soft Play Centre based at Unit 1, The faraday Centre, Faraday Road, Crawley have a Special Needs Evening on Monday 28th July from 4.30-7pm. As usual the centre will be closed to the public from 4.15pm and normal play restrictions will be relaxed on both height and age (within reason) meaning they will be able to accommodate as many children as possible. Parents and carers are admitted free of charge to enable them to supervise and interact with their children.
The session will run from 4.30 until 7pm and there is also a meal deal available at £1.95 per child. Please contact the Treasure Chest Soft Play Centre on 01293 549009 for full information and prices.