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Non Uniform Day – Friday 18th May

On this day, children may wear red/white/blue clothing for a suggested donation of £1 (but more would be most welcome!), to raise funds for the PTA. Just to remind you that pupils are not allowed to wear make up on any own clothes or special dress up days.

Sunday Funday’ Movie Afternoon

We are holding just one showing of the popular ‘Paddington 2’ movie (cert PG) on Sunday 20th May. Drop off at the main school reception at 2pm and collect at 4.15pm. Ticket price (£5) include squash/water and popcorn, sweets available to buy during the interval. Book via our new PTA online show (www.pta-events.co.uk/balgowanpta)

Balgowan School PTA Fun Run – Saturday 9th June

Put those running shoes back on for Balgowan PTA’s 4th annual 5km (adults & children) and 1.2km (children only) Fun Run at Croydon Road Rec. Date: SATURDAY 9th JUNE Time: 12-2PM £5 entry for all participants. On entry please also email names, class and in which race each person is running to Balgowanpta@gmail.com Purchase your place at: PTA-events.co.uk/Balgowanpta Cakes and refreshments will be available for purchase. Any cake donations very welcome!

PTA Royal Wedding Bake Sale

We are holding an after school cake sale with lots of tasty treats and commemorative gift biscuits for sale. Follow the bunting to find us @ 3.30pm in the KS2 playground! Royal Wedding Raffle You could win a stunning edible Wedding Abbey, handmade by Anja’s Gingerbread. Only £1 a ticket. We will be selling tickets in the lead-up to the event with ticket sales before and after school in the playgrounds all next week! The raffle will be drawn at 4pm during the cake sale on Friday.

Cancer Research – Go Givers

The parents and children of 4NS raised over £200 for the charity Cancer Research. Thank you to everyone involved for making our Cake Sale such a success!

Diving Champions

Diving Champions On Sunday 25th March Anthony Lambert (Y4), Daisy Railston (Y3) and Alice Kolia (Y4) represented   Balgowan at the Schools Spring Diving Championships at Crystal Palace Diving Centre. All three put in fabulous performances. Anthony achieved the Silver Medal position out of 11 competitors in the Y4 boys class – especially   impressive as this was his first competition.

Mighty Netballers Take London by Storm

Carla Forsyth (C), Jasper Brooks, Alexia Moren-Rosado, Genevieve Alcock, Bryony Hart, Luca Tunon (vice-captain) and Alex Hillier-Taylor made up Team Bromley for the High-5 Netball Finals day at the 2018 London Youth Games.

Sports Relief 2018

On Friday 23rd March we celebrated Sport Relief at Balgowan. Reception and KS1 classes took part in a sponsored ‘Bounceathon’ – non-stop bouncing on a giant bouncy castle for 6 hours! KS2 classes visited the field where a huge 150 ft inflatable army assault course had been set up. The pupils challenged themselves and raced against their friends (and even some teachers!). A great time was had by all pupils and lots of sponsorship money has come in already, well done to all pupils.

Easter Cake Stall and Easter Egg Raffle in support of Cancer Research UK

  4NS Easter Cake Sale is on tomorrow, Tuesday, on the KS2 playground after school. We are raising money for Cancer Research UK as part of our ‘Make a Difference Challenge’ There will also be an Easter Egg Raffle. Please join us in raising funds for this worthy cause.

02 Concert – What a night to remember!

Young Voices at the O2 Arena What a Night! The senior choir, along with over 7000 other children, wowed their friends and family at the Young Voices concert on the 6th February. The parents were luckily given amazing seats this year and were able to see first hand the enjoyment and passion the children have for singing and performing.  The children behaved very well and really gave it their all for the whole day. Well done to all involved.

School Closed – Friday 2nd March

Due to the adverse weather conditions today and the unpredictable forecast for tomorrow, we have conducted a risk assessment and wanted to give you advance notice that we have taken the decision to close the school on Friday 2nd March.

School will close at 1.15 today

Due to the weather conditions today, the school will be closing at 1:15. Please collect your child from the playground as usual.

Thursday 1st March – School is open as usual.

Please keep an eye on parentmail and the website throughout the day for any further communication from the school.

Indoor Athletics

On Thursday 18th January, we took a team of 18 Y5 and Y6 pupils to Langley Park Boys School to compete in the Bromley Schools Indoor Athletics Competition. There were 18 schools competing against each other in both track and field events. All of the pupils enjoyed the event and we were proud that we saw such positivity and teamwork from all children. After all events had finished and the scores were counted, Balgowan finished the competition in 3rd place. A big well done to the team: Alexia, Claudia, Amelie, Esme, Bryony, Isobel, Gabriella, Rhianna, Naomi, Jasper, Alex, Matthew, Jed, Luca, Darrel, Michail, Tom and Jude.  

‘There is a sunflower in my supper’

Year 1 show ‘There is a sunflower in my supper’ was a big success. The choice of play script was just perfect for Year 1 children. Dressed in wonderful costumes, all the children had a chance to shine on stage either signing, acting, dancing or playing   musical instruments. Well done to Year1!  

Reception Production of ‘Hey Ewe’

Earlier this term Reception put on a fantastic performance of ‘Hey Ewe!’. We are so proud of all the children who were incredibly brave, confident and hard working. Thank you to everyone involved and the amazing contribution the parents made at the end of the shows to our chosen charity ‘Save the Children’.   

CBeebies Stars!

Twins Joshua and Zachary in Reception and older brother Nathan in Year 2 have been taking part in a Cbeebies television series called ‘Our Family’. The boys’ final episode was the Christmas special which you will be able to watch via the link below. The series won a kids Bafta and the boys were lucky enough to attend the Bafta party! The boys are pictured here with star of Cbeebies, Dr Ranj. With thanks to Joshua, Zachary and Nathan’s mum for providing us with the link to the show. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episode/b09jcc3j/our-family-series-4-5-nathan-zac-and-joshs-christmas

Changes to Balgowan’s Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020

  Balgowan Primary School proposes to amend its Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020 onwards to include the following additional criteria – Children of staff at the school – Balgowan Primary School may give priority regarding over-subscription criteria to children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances: a)    Where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or b)    The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. The school is now consulting in accordance with the Bromley Guidance for Consultation on Admission Arrangements.  If you would like to comment on the proposal, please respond by

Girls Football Week

The FA’s Girls’ Football Week took place during the second week of November and, as part of this excellent event, Balgowan entered a tournament run by Crystal Palace Football Club at Beckenham County Cricket ground.  The girls were lucky enough to meet members of the Crystal Palace women’s football team, take photos with their mascot and see the actual Premier League trophy! Due to the ever growing popularity of girls football at Balgowan, we were able to take two teams. Both teams played with passion and determination resulting in one of the teams reaching the final – only losing to Pickhurst Primary School on penalties. The girls played extremely well and showed excellent teamwork throughout the tournament. Well done girls!

Super netballers do it again!

Bromley Champions! Having qualified for the last 8 teams in the borough (out of over 60!), the Balgowan netball team made the short journey to Harris Academy Beckenham to compete against the best netball schools across Bromley. The team played against each of the 7 other schools and managed to go undefeated – winning 7 out of 7. The whole team were absolutely amazing and they now will be representing Bromley at the upcoming London Youth Games – the biggest annual youth event in Europe! This is the forth year running that Balgowan have won the Bromley competition and, having finished inside the top 10 in all of London each year, the children have a great chance of doing really