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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

Balgowan PTA Christmas Fair – Saturday 2nd December 2017

  We hope everyone is excited about the Christmas Fair (2 December 12-4pm) – we have lots of fun things lined up for the day including Santa, Festive Fun Zone, Craft Market, Smoothie Bikes and live singing from some choirs! If you can provide any help in the run up to the Fair please email xmasbalogowan@gmail.com and we’re using a website tool to enable people to sign up for the rota on the day.  

PTA ‘Sunday Funday’ Movie Afternoon – Sunday 19th November

The PTA is on a roll – we are delighted to offer you yet another new event! Tickets are now on sale for our first ever PTA ‘Sunday Funday’ Movie afternoon, on Sunday 19th November.  Drop your kid(s) off for 2 hours at the school hall whilst you crack on with the Christmas shopping! Our first movie is Snoopy & Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie (certificate U).  Dream big and laugh along with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang. Kids can bring a cushion and come in their onesies, or just come along as they are. There is a choice of two screenings: 12.30 – 2.30pm OR 3pm – 5pm Ticket prices are £6 each

PTA Quiz and Curry Night – Friday 10th November

It’s that time of year to come along and show off your intellectual skills and enjoy the licensed bar that awaits you! The current trophy holders have not been beaten for the past two quizzes – will they score a hat trick? VENUE: School Hall DATE: Friday 10th November DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm for 7:45pm start TICKETS: £12.50 for a quiz night & tasty Indian curry PURCHASE AT: BALGOWANPTA.BIGCARTEL.COM Please email your team of up to 8 people with team name to: balgowanpta@gmail.com Don’t worry if you haven’t got a team, we will arrange a team for you. If you would like to help out on the night then please let us know at balgowanpta@gmail.com Thanks as always for your PTA

PTA Halloween Event – 31st October 4-6pm

‘Meet, Eat then Trick or Treat!’ Let the PTA take a load off this Halloween. We will be selling pizza, hotdogs, fruity snacks and drinks (alcoholic & non) in the infant playground. Pop in for tea and meet up with friends before heading out on the sugar trail! We look forward to seeing you there! Your PTA

Mid Day Supervisor Vacancy

Mid Day Supervisor Vacancy The school is looking to appoint a Mid Day Supervisor (part-time or full-time). For further details of the role, including the duties and responsibilities, please contact the school office. The deadline to receive completed applications is Friday 20/10/17 at midday.

Parents’ Forum (Maths) – Wednesday 22nd November

All parents are welcome at our Parents Forum on Wednesday 22nd November at 6:30pm in the school hall.  This forum will cover Maths Mastery for Reception to Year 3 children, and will also cover the calculation policy for Years 1 to 6.

Diary dates 2017-2018

Our current list of future diary dates can now be found in the Downloads section under ‘Useful Documents’