We are delighted to invite you to our ‘FS2 Maths Workshop’ on Monday 2nd October at 12.15 pm. This will help you to understand the maths subject matter that your child will be learning about in FS2, and will also provide you and your child with some useful activities to enhance their learning experiences.
Foundation Stage Coordinator
Update: Please note that the booking system for Parent Consultations will close tomorrow at 3pm.
Please visit http://mobile.vhprimary.com/parents-consultations/ to book, if you have not already done so.
The class teachers are very much looking forward to meeting with you at our Parent Teacher Consultations on 3rd and 4th October.
During these consultations, your child’s class teacher will share with you how well your child has settled personally, socially and academically. They will also communicate learning targets, so that you can support your child’s learning at home.
Appointments are scheduled to last for 15 minutes, and we kindly ask that you arrive promptly for your slot. This will ensure that you maximise your time with the teacher and do not run over into the next appointment.
Consultations are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 3rd October and Wednesday 4th October.
FS1 & FS2 appointments will commence from 2:30pm through to 6.00pm, whilst Years 1-6 will run from 3:00pm through to 6:00pm.
Most of the specialist teachers will also be available on these dates. If you would like to meet with our Spanish teacher Marta Manzarbeitia, she will be available on Tuesday 3rd October.
There will also be an opportunity to visit our STEM Lab, with presentations from Ms Jennie running every 30mins from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on both afternoons. The presentations will provide you with further information on STEM@VHPS. We do hope that you can find the time to visit our STEM Lab and catch one of the presentations!
We sincerely hope that these timings provide you with the flexibility of attending either an early or later appointment.
Appointments for the Parent Teacher Consultations can be made through this link: http://mobile.vhprimary.com/parents-consultations/
We look forward to seeing you.
The Dubai Health Authority requires all new students (Year 2- Year 6) to have a medical examination in school. This medical will be conducted by Dr Umber (our school doctor) and includes a basic head to toe assessment, and also height and weight measurements. The assessment will start from Tuesday, 26th September 2017.
You will be informed if your child requires any special medical attention.
Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any queries or concerns.
Please check your email accounts .Within the email,you will find your child’s internal ECA allocation for the term.
In almost all instances, we have been able to allocate your child to one of their preferences.How ever, please be aware that due to the sheer numbers of children that are participating in ECA’S this term, this will not always be their first choice!.( Some of the more popular groups were the 1st preference of over 100 children!).We truly feel that this new randomised system is fairer for all.
Kind Regards ,
The VHPS Team
P.S :- If it looks as though your child has not been allocated a club on a day that you have requested, it is likely to be because they have been accepted on a sports club on the same day. Mr Simmonds will be in touch regarding this.
There will be a phonics workshop tomorrow. This will be held in the Music Room at 12.15pm.
This is a great opportunity for you as a parent to gain more confidence when supporting your child’s reading at home. We will also be providing some useful websites and resources in order to enable you to aid your child’s phonics progression.
Dear Parent ,
This is a gentle reminder that your Term 1 tuition fee is due for payment.
PLEASE IGNORE THIS IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID.
Kindly note that all outstanding fees must be settled as soon as possible.
Kind Regards ,
VHPS Accounts Team
We are writing to inform you that we are currently having a number of cases of Influenza (flu). In order to assist with the prevention of the bug spreading, please read the below information carefully, and keep an eye on your child for any of the signs and symptoms of infection.
Influenza (flu) is a viral infection. Children may not show any symptoms when they are first infected, but then in the subsequent 1-4 days they may quickly experience:
- Fever and chills;
- Headache and muscle aches;
- Feeling tired and weak;
- Cough (a dry cough may linger for up to 10 days);
- Sneezing, stuffy or runny nose;
- Sore throat;
- A tummy ache, nausea and vomiting (not always, but sometimes).
It’s a bit like a very bad cold, but a cold doesn’t give you aches and pains. These viruses are highly contagious and spread very easily from one person to another. If you or your child have such symptoms, consult your doctor, should stay at home while you’re sick, cover your face when you sneeze or cough, and regularly wash your hands. If you are around someone with influenza, you can help to avoid getting sick by regularly wiping surfaces they touch (use a cleaning cloth with detergent) and washing your hands. Those infected should ensure that they keep on taking enough fluids.
As a preventative measure, it may also help to get a yearly vaccination against influenza.
We hope that you find this information useful.
Dr. Umber Shafique
In response to the increasing number of students falling sick and frequent visits to the school clinic, please refer to our School Infection Control Policy attached. This policy is important to prevent the spread of illness and is comprised of the following regulations.
Infectious Control Policy
Nurse Mary Grace
Please see below for the trials taking place next week. The coaches will meet the children in the MPH (large sports hall) for every trial to register them and then move to the facility (e.g. astro turf). If the lesson takes place in the morning, children need to bring spare socks/shoes (depending on the sport) to change into. Children will find out by the end of the week if they have been successful.
Y3-6 Girls football 6.45am (must wear shinpads and long socks)
Y3-4 Netball 2.40pm
Y4 Football 2.40pm (must wear shinpads and long socks)
Y3-4 Swimming 2.40pm
Y5-6 Football 6.45am (must wear shinpads and long socks)
Y3-6 Gymnastics 6.45am
Year 3-4 Basketball 2.40pm
Y2-3 Football 2.40pm (must wear shinpads and long socks)
Y5-6 Basketball 2.40pm
Y5-6 Netball 2.40pm
Y2 Sychronised Swimming 2.40pm
Director of Sport
Head of House
VHPS is pleased to welcome our new school canteen providers . Have a look at the menus and the ordering process. Starting Sunday, you can order packed snacks and lunches through the canteen supervisor.
All menu forms are available at the reception.
Children from Years 3-6 will assemble on the main yard in the morning with their class . Please note, that the use of the climbing frame is not allowed before school .
Years 1 and 2 will go straight to class . We would like to encourage them to do so independently as soon as possible.
Please note there is no parking outside VHPS in the mornings during drop off. We advise parents to drop children off at these gates, where children will be assisted by VHPS staff;
FS1 – Gate 6 @ 7.45am – 8.05am
FS2 – Gate 1 or 2 @ 7.45am – 8.05am
Y1-6 Gate 1,2,3 or 4 @ 7.30am – 7.50am
We are aware the first few weeks will be quite busy, we will take this into consideration.
The VHPS Team
Please click the link below for more information on the Year 3 Jungle Fever trip
Year 3 Jungle Fever
The VHPS Team
Children who have purchased Chromebooks through BRAMS will receive their device tomorrow (Thursday 7th September).
The device will be sent home with your child boxed (and unopened) for you to inspect.
Please bring the device back to school on Sunday, where our IT Support technicians will enroll it on to our system.
The Library will open for this academic year on Sunday 10th September. From this date, your child will begin to bring home a library book each week which he/she will choose during their library lesson. Your child’s class teacher will let you know which day of the week this is. Children in FS1 will borrow books after half term, once they have settled in. KS2 children can borrow up to three books at a time and books can be exchanged as often as they wish.
Please ensure that library books are returned every week so that they can be exchanged for a new one. Please do not put school books into bags with water bottles as this can damage the books, which will need to be paid for by the family of the child. If a book is lost, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or let the class teacher/assistant know.
Parents are welcome to come to the library to change books between 2.30 and 3.00 pm Sunday to Thursday. However, parents should not enter the library whilst lessons are taking place.
I look forward to welcoming your child and a great year of reading.
Kerry Butcher (Librarian)
Kindly note that your child/s KHDA Contract has been published already and ready to be signed. If you faced any technical issues during the online signing, please visit the admissions office as soon as possible between 7:45am-9:00 am and 12:00 noon-1:00 pm to complete the signing step before the beginning of Term1.
Residential Trip Year 5-6 Term 1
Y5&6 Residential Trips Waiver Form Packing List
Please complete the consent form and return it to the class teacher
Please be reminded our Early Bird, After Care & Homework Club services will commence from 6th September 2017. If you are interested, please complete the registration form below and return it to the main reception or send a copy to email@example.com. Places are given on a first come first serve basis and are only confirmed upon payment.
Early Bird Club 2017-18 registration form
FS After Care Club 2017-18 registration form
Homework club 2017-18 registration form
Keep your child active for the remainder of summer at our Elite Multi Sports Camps!!
Elite Multi Sports camps offer your child the opportunity to participate in and learn the key skills in sports such as football, basketball, cricket, dodgeball, hockey and many more! The purpose of the camps is to expose your child to as many different sports as possible, in order for them to develop their technical ability whilst also improving their team play, attitude and even socializing skills. The camps focus on FUN through learning, and promote the need for the children to remain fit and healthy, whilst stimulating their minds, in a controlled, enthusiastic, positive environment, under the tutelage of experienced, qualified coaches.
Amended dates due to the National Holiday:
Sunday 27th August
Monday 28th August
Tuesday 29th August
Wednesday 30th August
Monday 4th September
Full day – AED 200 / Half day – AED 150
Full day: 8.30-3.30
Half day: 8.30-12.00 / 12.00-3.30
Register online now at: www.elitesports.ae
We look forward to seeing you at the camp very soon.
Please see attached, Topic Overview for Academic year 2017/2018.
As mentioned in the report letter that accompanied your child’s report today, please find the link below to the online survey.
The collaborative home and school link is vitally important, and whilst the teachers have spent a great deal of time compiling your child’s report, we would welcome your comments and feedback.
This week every class form Y1-Y6 have received a free taster hockey session from DXB Hockey. This is to promote their after school ECA on a Tuesday. If your child enjoyed the session and would like to attend an External Hockey ECA please contact them contact them directly.
The VHPS Team
There will be no internal ECAs next Wednesday due to our parent consultation evenings.
Our P.E department will be available for parent consultations from 3.45pm onwards on Wednesday 3rd October.
The VHPS Team
As a special promotion to VHPS Student Community, Beyond Basketball Academy is offering an early bird 20% discount for all students in Term 1 who will register before 7th of October.
Take advantage of this great opportunity and REGISTER NOW!
The VHPS Tean
Please be remind Internal ECAs will commence Sunday 24th September. Pick up will be in the Courtyard at 3.30pm
The VHPS team
Dear 5 & 6 Parents,
Hannah from U.A.Q will be coming in on Sunday 1st October at 2 pm to answer any questions you have about the upcoming residential trip. The Presentation will take place in 6 Green.
Please contact your child’s class teacher if you have any further questions.
The 5 & 6 Team