Academic Diary 2018 -2019 *
September
Tuesday 4th Autumn Term Starts
Thursday 6th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Saturday 8th Juniors – Year 6 – 11 + Kent Selection Test – Independent Test Centre
Wednesday 12th Infants – Preschool trip to Capstone Country Park
Wednesday 12th` Infants  / Juniors- Razzmattaz Workshop Yr 1 to Yr 4
Thursday 13th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Thursday 13th Infants / Juniors – Roald Dahl Day
Tuesday 18th Juniors – Year 6 – 11 + Medway Selection Test
Wednesday 19th Juniors – Year 6 – 11 + Medway Selection Test
Thursday 20th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Thursday 27th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Friday 28th FoBS – Infants / Juniors – Macmillan Cancer Support – Cake Event
Friday 28th Juniors -Yr 3, 4 and 5 Ground Zero workshop, The Brook Theatre, Chatham
October
Monday 1st Juniors- Curriculum Meeting for Year 4 Parents 6.30 p.m. Marshall Road
Monday 1st Infants – Reception ‘First Class’ School Photos for Kent Messenger
Monday 1st Juniors – Harvest Festival – Meresborough Road. (a.m.)
Tuesday 2nd Infants – Harvest Festival – Marshall Road.  (a.m.)
Wednesday 3rd Infants / Juniors – Girls Football at Play Football Gillingham (Years 1 to 4)
Thursday 4th Juniors- Curriculum Meeting for Year 5 Parents 6.30 p.m. , Marshall Road
Thursday 4th Juniors – Years 3 & 4 – Inter-School Tri Golf Competition, p.m. The Howard School
Thursday 4th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Friday 5th tbc Open Afternoon – Infants and Juniors – 1.30 p.m. -3 p.m. (Marshall Road & Meresborough)
Monday 8th Juniors – Medway Test Results Day
Tuesday 9th Infants – Parents’ Evenings –  Year 1, Marshall Road
Wednesday 10th Infants – Parents’ Evenings – Pre-School, Reception, Year 1 (continued)  and Year 2, Marshall Road
Thursday 11th Juniors – Kent Test Results Day
Thursday 11th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Thursday 11th Juniors – Parents’ Evening  – Form 6W and Year 3 – Meresborough Road
Wednesday 17th Juniors – Parents’ Evening – Year 4 and 6J – Meresborough Road
Thursday 18th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Thursday 18th Juniors – MYG Hockey – Holcombe Hockey Club
Friday 19th Juniors – Year 6 Fire Service CPR ‘Restart a Heart’ training 1.30-2.30 p.m.
Monday 22nd – Wednesday 31st  (inclusive) Autumn Half Term 
Tuesday 30th FoBs – Holiday Halloween Party (optional) – 4-6 p.m., Lordswood Sports and Social Club
November
Thursday 1st Juniors – MYG Basketball, Medway Park
Thursday 1st Juniors – Year 5 swimming (up to and including 8th November)
Tuesday 6th Juniors – Year 6 – Visit by the Magistrates
Tuesday 6th Infants- Curriculum Meeting for KS1 Parents (Years 1 and 2)  6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 7th Infants – Tapestry and Phonics Workshop – Preschool, Reception Parents, 2 – 3 p.m., Marshall Road
Thursday 8th Juniors – Parents’ Evening – Year 5 – Meresborough Road
Thursday 8th tbc Juniors – Sports Crew Training
Thursday 8th Juniors – Year 5 swimming (last session for Year 5)
Friday 9th Juniors – Invictus Games Competitor Darran Challis
Monday 12 – Friday 16th Infants / Juniors – National Anti Bullying Week
Wednesday 14th Open Morning – Prospective Parents  9.30 a.m. to 12 noon (Marshall Road & Meresborough)
Thursday 15th Juniors – Year 6 swimming (up to and including 14th February)
Friday 16th tbc Juniors / Infants – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Make Do Challenge, Meresborough. Years 2 and 3
Friday 16th Infants / Juniors – Children in Need Day
Monday 19th – Friday 23rd National Road Safety Week
date tbc. Juniors – Young Leader Training
Tuesday 20th Infants / Juniors – Flu immunisations – Reception – Year 5
Thursday 22nd Juniors – Year 6 swimming (up to and including 14th February)
Monday 26th Juniors – STEM K’nex Challenge Workshop, Years 5 & 6
Thursday 29th Juniors – Year 6 swimming (up to and including 14th February)
Friday 30th Infants / Juniors – NSPCC ‘Speak out, Stay Safe’  Assemblies and Workshops
December 
Tuesday 4th Juniors – Choir Carol Singing – 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. – Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
Thursday 6th Infants & Juniors – Carol Service – St. Luke’s Church, Gillingham, ME7 1PA (Years 1 to 6 only)
Thursday 6th Infants – Preschool and Reception – Christmas Nativity, Marshall Rd.
Monday 10th tbc FoBS – Infants & Juniors – Christmas Shop
Monday 10th tbc Juniors – Junior Choir Carol Singing – Platters Farm
Tuesday 11th Infants – Preschool and Reception – Sammy the Sheep Saves Christmas – Brook Theatre
Thursday 13th Infants & Juniors – Christmas Dinner Day and Christmas jumper day (non-uniform day)
Thursday 13th FoBS -Infants & Juniors – FoBs Christmas Fayre, 3.30 p.m.to 5.30 p.m. Marshall Road
Friday 14th Autumn Term Ends – Normal Day (normal school uniform)
Friday 14th Infants & Juniors – ‘Dick Whittington’ -Christmas Pantomime – Central Theatre
Friday 14th Infants & Juniors – Christmas Festivities afternoon
Monday 17th – Friday 4th January Christmas Holidays
January
Monday 7th Spring Term 2019 Starts
Thursday 10th Juniors – Year 6 swimming (up to and including 14th February)
Thursday 15th Juniors – Interschool Sportshall Athletics Festival , Years 5 & 6, Medway Park
Thursday 17th Juniors – Medway Youth Games (MYG) Swimming Gala- Medway Park
Wednesday 23rd Infants – Reception Open Afternoon, current parents, 2-3 p.m.Marshall Road
Thursday 24th Juniors – Year 6 swimming (up to and including 14th February)
Thursday 24th Juniors – Interschool Sportshall Athletics Festival , Years 3 & 4, Medway Park
Monday 28th Juniors – Young Voices Concert, O2 London, Bryony Junior Choir
Thursday 31st Juniors – Year 6 swimming (up to and including 14th February)
February
Friday 1st Infants – Pre-School – Chinese New Year Assembly 9 a.m.
Tuesday 5th Infants & Juniors – Safer Internet Day
Thursday 7th Juniors – Year 6 swimming (up to and including 14th February)
Thursday 14th Juniors – Year 6 swimming (last session for Year 6)
 Monday 18th to Friday 22nd (inclusive) Spring Half Term Holiday 
Thursday 28th Juniors – Inter School Multi-Skills Sports Festival, Years 3 & 4, The Howard School
Thursday 28th Juniors – Parents’ Evening – Year 3 – Meresborough Road
Thursday 28th Juniors – Year 4 swimming (up to and including 2nd May)
March
Tuesday 5th – Wednesday 6th Juniors – Bikeability Group 1, Year 6
Thursday 7th Juniors – Parents’ Evening – Year 4 – Meresborough Road
Thursday 7th Juniors – Year 4 swimming (up to and including 2nd May)
Thursday 7th Infants & Juniors –  Official World Book Day
Friday 8th Infants & Juniors – World Book Day (Dress Up as a Book Character Day)
Monday 11th March Juniors- Year 5 Assembly (Year 5 parents Invited) – World Maths Day
Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th Juniors – Bikeability Group 2, Year 6
Wednesday 13th (Date tbc) Infants – Year 1 – Victorian Day – Kent Life, Maidstone
Thursday 14th Juniors – MYG Tag Rugby – Anchorians
Thursday 14th Juniors – Year 4 swimming (up to and including 2nd May)
Friday 15th Infants & Juniors – Red Nose Day
Tuesday 19th tbc Juniors – MYG Open Handball, Years 4 to 6, Medway Park
Wednesday 20th Infants – Year 2 – Ancient Egyptian Day – Kent Life, Maidstone
Thursday 21st Infants & Juniors – Multi Skills Sports Competition / Infants Agility, Years 1 to 6, Hundred of Hoo Academy
Thursday 21st Juniors – Year 4 swimming (up to and including 2nd May)
Friday 22nd TBC Infants / Juniors – School Photographs
Wednesday 27th Infants – Parents’ Evening  – Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 – Marshall Road
Thursday 28th Juniors – Year 4 swimming (up to and including 2nd May)
Friday 29th FoBS – Infants / Juniors – Mother’s Day Shop, Marshall Road (a.m.) Meresborough Road (p.m.)
April 
Thursday 4th Juniors – MYG Netball – Rainham School for Girls
Thursday 4th Juniors – Year 4 swimming (up to and including 2nd May)
Friday 5th Infants / Juniors – Last day of the Spring Term (non-uniform day)
Monday 8th  to Tuesday 23rd (inclusive) Spring Holidays
Friday 19th Good Friday (Bank Holiday)
Monday 22nd Easter Monday (Bank Holiday)
Wednesday 24th Summer Term Starts
Thursday 25th Juniors – Primary Racket Skills Festival, Medway Park, Years 3 & 4
Thursday 25th Juniors – Year 4 swimming (up to and including 2nd May)
May
All May Infants – Key Stage 1 Assessments – Year 2
Thursday 2nd Juniors – Quick Sticks Hockey, Anchorians Hockey Club, Years 3 & 4
Thursday 2nd Juniors – Year 4 swimming (last session for Year 4)
Thursday 2nd Juniors – Parents’ Evening – Year 5 – Meresborough Road
Saturday 4th Juniors – Women’s F.A. Cup Final, Wembley
Monday 6th Early May Bank Holiday
Thursday 9th Juniors – Year 4 Visit to Living Land – Kent County Showground, Detling
Monday 13th to Thursday 16th Juniors – Key Stage 2 SATs testing week
Thursday 16th Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Thursday 23rd Juniors – MYG Kwik Cricket – High Halstow Cricket Club
Thursday 23rd Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Thursday 30th Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Monday 27th to Friday 31st (inclusive) Summer Half Term Holiday
June
Thursday 6th Juniors – Year 5 Parents’ Meeting ( no children please): 11 plus and Year 7 entry procedures,     7 p.m. Marshall Road
Thursday 6th Juniors – MYG Football – Anchorians Football Club
Thursday 6th Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Wednesday 12th Infants – Year 2 Visit to Juniors, Meresborough Rd. 9.30 – 10.30 a.m. (Parents invited)
Thursday 13th Infants – Primary Tri Golf Festival, Greenacre Academy
Thursday 13th Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Friday 14th FoBS – Infants & Juniors – Father’s Day Shop, Infants (a.m.) Juniors (p.m.)
Friday 14th Juniors – Science Workshop Year 6, The Howard School
tbc Infants – Preschool Graduation Photographs
Thursday 20th Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Friday 21st Infants / Juniors – School Sports Day – Infants 9:30 a.m. start, Juniors 1:45 p.m. start –
Tuesday 25th Juniors – MYG Athletics,  Medway Park
Thursday 27th Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Thursday 27th Infants – PreSchool New Parents Meeting (entry Sept 2019) 9.30 a.m. Marshall Road
Friday 28th – Monday 1st July Juniors – French Adventure, Residential Trip- Years 5 & 6
Friday 28th June Infants – Reception New Parents Meeting (entry Sept 2019) 9.30 a.m. followed by taster morning) Marshall Road
July
Thursday 4th Juniors – Year 6 Medway secondary school visits
Thursday 4th Juniors – Year 3 swimming (up to and including 4th July)
Friday 5th Infants – Pre-school Graduation – 2 p.m. Marshall Road
Friday 5th Infants & Juniors – Speech Day , St Barnabas Church, Gillingham
Sunday 7th tbc FoBS – Summer Fete – Marshall Road
Monday 8th tbc Infants & Juniors – Razzamataz parents watch week, Marshall Road
Wednesday 10th Juniors – Open Afternoon  – French Adventure Presentation and Café- Year 5 & 6 parents, Meresborough
Thursday 11th Infants – Infant Sport and ‘Change4Life’ Festival, Years 1 & 2 Howard School
Friday 12th Summer Term Ends (Non-school uniform day)
* subject to additions and amendments with prior notice given