Eid: we sent our very best wishes to all families celebrating Eid this week. We hope you enjoyed your time with your families and offer our very best wishes for the year ahead.
Year Six SATs tests: children in Year Six will sit their SATs test this week. These tests have not happened over the last two years, as a consequence of the pandemic. A National agreement has been reached to ensure the results will not be published. However, the children have been working incredibly hard for these assessments and we wish them the very best of luck next week.
We will of course analyse the results internally in planning for our provision next year.
For the whole of next week, we will offer Breakfast Club for all the children in Year Six and the Chair of Governors, Paul Kuczynski, will be in school on Monday morning to check that we have managed the process openly and fairly.
Incidents in school: I must further remind parents and carers that should an incident happen in school and you wish to discuss a matter with a member of staff please contact us through the usual channels. Please do not approach other parents about incidents in school; speak with us first. We take all concerns seriously and investigate them fully.
Afro Hair Exhibition: we have been extremely fortunate in having secured, for a moderate cost to the school, a range of exhibits that have been on display in Croydon. The original exhibition was called The Rich Tapestry of Afro Hair and was organised by the Windrush generation Legacy Association.
The exhibition at Kender will be organised in two sessions:
Wednesday 18th May, from 3.30 to 4.30pm, for children and parents to come into school and see the exhibits.
There will be a second session in the evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for the wider community to come and see the exhibits.
Come along. It is a free event. Donations can be given to further support the work of the school to organise similar events. Look out for the fliers around the school.
Development work this summer: we will be undertaking lot of development work this summer term and through the holidays too. Over the last couple of years, for obvious reasons associated with the pandemic, it has been impossible to complete all of the improvement tasks we’ve wanted to get done.
I’ll provide more information about these Saturday mornings, or maybe afternoons, nearer the time, the dates will be: 11th, 18th and 25th June.
MHST: The Mental Health Support Team will be in school offering drop in sessions for parents and carers. These run fortnightly and the next will be on Wednesday 11th May, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
INSET day closure: we have had notice that we have not used our full allocation of INSET days from last year and have added a new date for our staff training on Friday 8 July 2022. We will use this day partly to prepare for our first Kenderbury/International for two years. More news on this to follow!
Dates over the Summer Term: I will include some key dates across this term at the end of each newsletter.
Class award, bronze: Coelho
Class award, silver: Rauf
Class award, gold: Zephaniah
Individual award, bronze: Mohammad Isiaka
Individual award, silver: Wisdom Eredia
Individual award, gold: Abdullateef Kakande
Attendance: YEveryone over 97% next week please...
The Friends Of Kender:
Dear Parents and Carers,
So how are we going to raise funds? Kenderbury is our best fund raising event and we’ll be meeting on Monday 9th May at 5.30pm to discuss this further.
The meeting will take place in person at Kender School.
Tonight head to Corner New Cross to watch My Own Private Idaho at 7pm. Come early to get one of the 60 spaces.
They've got a temporary event license, so you can enjoy a coffee or something stronger as you relax. Details: https://t.co/1EdPtyGM2e
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