New Intake Day and Parents’ Evening – Tuesday 28th June 2016

The time has come to welcome your child to Wyvern and to give you a little more information about forthcoming arrangements to ensure a successful transition.

 

Should you wish to take a look around Wyvern, we are offering tours on Monday 21st March 2016 and Tuesday 22nd March 2016, both sessions running from 9.10 am – 10.30 am. You will need to book your place on the tour, and you can do this by phoning 023 80 692679. Please report to the school reception on arrival for the tour.

 

New Intake Day 

Year 6 pupils will visit us on Tuesday 28th June 2016 and the arrangements for the day are as follows:

 

  • Pupils from our feeder schools, Fair Oak Junior, Stoke Park Junior, Upham, Durley should arrive at 9.30am and go to the Hall.
  • Pupils who attend non-feeder schools (all other schools) should arrive at 8.30am and go to Wyvern Windows, as they will spend some time together before the main programme starts.  
  • The day will finish at 2.30pm for all students.  If your child comes from a non feeder school then they should wait in the Hall to be collected.  Feeder schools will arrange the return of their children.
  • If you would like your child to walk home, or you would like them to be collected by a sibling , please let us know beforehand by emailing s.bowler@wyvern.hants.sch.uk 
  • Non feeder parents should come in and collect their children, rather than wait in the car park.
  • Pupils should wear their present school uniform.
  • Pupils can either bring a packed lunch or purchase a set-menu lunch priced £2 from our cafeteria system. The menu will be chicken korma with rice or minced beef pie with peas and carrots or macaroni cheese with garlic bread followed by apple crumble and custard or strawberry jelly or a fruit pot.
  • If your child is at a feeder school and has free school meals, the feeder school will notify us of this so that we can provide a free meal on the day.  If your child is at a non-feeder school and has free meals, please can you let our Finance Office know so that we can ensure they receive a free meal too.  You can email them at finance_office@wyvern.hants.sch.uk or contact us on the above number, extension 261, and ask for Mrs Sharp.
  • Skoolkit will be in school from 2.00-6.00 p.m. so you can try on and purchase uniform.
  • We also have good quality second hand uniform which is free of charge so please ask about that if you wish.

 

Drop in session for parents/guardians

If there’s anything you are unsure of, or you have any questions or concerns about how your child is going to settle in, or you simply want to meet the Pastoral team or seek the advice of our Parent Support Worker, come along to one of our drop in sessions on 28th June 2016, at either 1.45 p.m. or 5.15 p.m.  Refreshments will be available; we look forward to seeing you there.

 

New Intake Parents’ Evening 

Parents are invited to attend a Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 28th June 2016 in order to obtain vital information, the evening will start promptly at 6 pm and finish promptly at 7 pm. The arrangements for the evening are as follows:

 

  • Only parents should attend the intake evening; unfortunately we don’t have the capacity for children as well.
  • Please allow sufficient time for parking as the site will be busy. 
  • There will be an opportunity for you to inform us of any specific dietary requirements regarding your child during the evening, and we will also be supplying copies of our menus along with food samples for you to try.
  • A member of the Finance team will be available on the night.
  • Our Welfare Officer will also be available for you to speak to.

 

Cashless catering and internet payments

During the intake evening, you will be given a number of forms to complete and return. One of which will be a consent form so that we can take a biometric finger reading from your child on the first day of term in September.

 

We use biometric finger readings for our cashless catering system, which can be topped up using cash, cheque or via internet payment.  When a student uses either the canteen or tuck area their finger will be scanned, which then automatically deducts the purchases from their balance.

 

We also use biometric finger reading in the school library for the borrowing of books. We would encourage all parents to make use of our biometric systems as they are completely secure and the data is used for these purposes only.   Further details will be given out on intake evening.

 

Purchasing Uniform

Skoolkit are our recommended suppliers and they will be at Wyvern on intake day/evening (from 2.00 p.m. until 6.00 p.m.) The Skoolkit price list and Wyvern’s uniform list is enclosed.

 

Stationery and lockers 

We are able to supply calculators, aprons and language dictionaries (students will study German in September).  Lockers are issued on a first come first served basis. Order forms for these items will be available at the new intake evening (it is advisable to leave payment for lockers with us on the night – £7.50 a year or £33.75 for 5 years).

 

First day of term

  • The first day for Year 7 is Monday 5th September 2016 and they will start with us at 11.00 a.m. You should bring your child to the Hall on the first day.
  • Our caterers are offering a free lunch to all Year 7 (on first day of term). The menu for that day will be 2 sausages with mashed potatoes and peas or pasta carbonara with garlic bread or French bread pizza with wedges and baked beans followed by jam and coconut sponge or jelly.

 

Do You Need Any Help or Advice?

If you require any help or advice about Wyvern, your initial contact is Mrs Bowler, Admin Co-ordinator, on 023 80 692679 or s.bowler@wyvern.hants.sch.uk.  Most questions will, I am sure, be answered on Tuesday 28th June 2016, but if you wish to contact us before then, please do not hesitate to do so.

 

If you require help and advice about transport and travel, please contact http://www3.hants.gov.uk/traveltoschool/sch-transport/stforms.htm.

Contact Wyvern

Wyvern College
Botley Road
Fair Oak
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 7AN


Tel: 023 80692679

Fax: 023 80603215

Email: enquiries@wyvern.hants.sch.uk


Reception Opening Hours: 8:15am to 4:00pm


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