Thursday, 29 January 2015

Birthday Treats and Invitations

Following discussions with staff and the Parents' Association, it was agreed that parents would not send cakes, sweets or party bags to school to celebrate their child's birthday. Handing these out takes up a lot of teaching and learning time, can put pressure on other parents to supply the same and goes against our Healthy Eating Policy. Children are made feel extra special on their birthday by both the class teacher and the school community without the need for a party in the classroom.
Also if you wish to distribute birthday invitations in the class, this must be done discreetly between 9-9.20am and only in the case where it is not possible to deliver them outside of the classroom. It is not the teacher's role to distribute birthday invitations and should not be asked to do so.

We appreciate your co-operation and understanding in this matter.