A BIG CHANGE….
Moving from primary to secondary is an exciting as well as a daunting time for your child. It is an important milestone and there are new expectations for your child to cope with regarding independent working and self-organisation.
Being concerned about forming new friendships and settling into classes is normal. Some students cope with this change better than others. If your child finds things challenging, it is important that you do not over react but offer a sympathetic ear and advice, as children do settle into school surprisingly quickly. If you have any concerns that your child is finding things difficult then please do not hesitate to contact their Year Manager.
Your child's Year Manager is a highly experienced, non-teaching professional whose role it is to support the young people within their Year group and be contactable by parents throughout the school day.
The Year 7 Manager is Mrs Verge, who can be contacted via telephone at 01227 289446.
If your child contacts you directly regarding an incident please advise them to report it to a member of staff; and then contact either their Year Manager or the lower school team via telephone.
GETTING TO AND FROM SCHOOL….
Many children need support to become more independent and there are a number of key tasks that they must do:
You can support this by:
You must make sure your child knows the school rules regarding uniform (including jewellery, make-up, hoodies and trainers). Help them to take responsibility by:
BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME….
Many children are concerned about coming to Herne Bay High School because it is a very large secondary school. We aim to help ease this concern by guiding your child around the school and helping them to get used to life at their new school.
You can help by:
HOMEWORK, BOOKS AND EQUIPMENT….
Your child will need to be properly equipped for school, which includes a bag.
THE FIRST DAY
Students should arrive for 08:30 on Thursday 2nd September where they will be directed to the Bay Arena to meet their mentor.
In addition to their usual school equipment, students should also bring a snack for break time. We will be providing a complimentary lunch to Year 7 on their first day
YR 7 Complimentary Meal
Chicken & Bacon Pasta Bake
Quorn Bolognese (Vegetarian)
Garlic Bread, Sweetcorn and Mixed salad
Chocolate Sponge & Chocolate Sauce
Strawberry Jelly Pots
Bottled Water or Juice Carton
If your child does not like the above menu choices, we do also serve pasta and jacket potatoes with a choice of Tomato & Basil sauce, Baked Beans, Tuna or Cheese with side salad; a cold selection of Sandwiches, Rolls, Cold Pasta Pots, Wraps and Baguettes with a sweet selection choice of a Muffin, Cookie, Fruit Pot, Ambrosia Rice Pot, Yoghurt or Custard Pot.
If your child has special dietary requirements for the day, please could you inform the catering team ASAP so that an alternative food provision can be made. Please note if your child has a severe food allergy, we advise that you provide them with their own packed lunch, as unfortunately we are unable to guarantee the risk of cross contamination.
Please check the school website for upcoming events, policies and information about supporting your child. Please sign up to the My Ed app that provides parents with information on students’ attendance, behaviour and achievements. Please ensure the school has your current email address and mobile phone number.