The teaching staff at St Sophia’s School would like to work together with you to ensure that your child has a positive and memorable learning experience. We consider your child’s safety and well-being to be of the utmost importance and for this reason we would like to draw your attention to the following:
Our mission statement
The aim of the School is to provide once a week education in Greek language, culture, traditions, Orthodox Christianity and Greek history, with a view to encouraging pupils to work towards an eventual GCSE/A-Level in Modern Greek or equivalent. The School is open to all children regardless of origin.
The children are taught Greek language and literature as well as elements of Greek culture and Greek orthodox tradition.
School starts at 9.30am and finishes at 1.15pm every Saturday. Parents are responsible for making sure their children attend School regularly and on time, as lateness can be disturbing for children already in class. It should be noted that teachers will not repeat any section of the lesson that has already been taught for the benefit of the students who arrive late.
In the interest of children’s safety, especially of those who travel to school alone, it is the parents’ responsibility to notify the School by 9.30am on the day of absence if a child cannot attend. They can do that either by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org (Nursery to Y4 classes), or email@example.com (Y5 – A Level classes) or by calling and/or leaving a message on 07500 654 610.
There is no school uniform but students are expected to attend school in clean and appropriate clothing. At school celebrations students are expected to wear white shirt/blouse and blue trousers/skirt.
We believe that good behaviour and discipline stem from a good partnership between home and School. Pupils are therefore expected to observe the School rules, and parents are expected to support the School in maintaining good behaviour and discipline.
At St Sophia’s Greek School we recognise the benefits of children undertaking homework activities. As a result the teacher will assign homework and inform parents accordingly. Parents are requested to support and monitor their children’s work at home.
School – Parents Communication
Parents are expected to read carefully all emails sent regularly to them by the School in order to be informed of School activities. In case a parent realises that s/he does not receive these emails s/he is kindly requested to inform us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents are also expected to attend parent consultations to discuss their child’s progress and keep the form teacher informed of any changes at home that might affect the child’s progress.
Use of images
Occasionally, we may take photographs of the children during a school activity or event, or at break time. We may use these images in our publicity as well as on our website. Ιn order to do that we need your permission. We would therefore very much appreciate if you could let us know if you DO NOT wish your child to appear in the above images by sending an email to email@example.com. Please bear in mind that names are never mentioned and there is no way for a child to be identified.
Use of mobile phones
The use of mobile phones in NOT permitted inside the school. Should a student need to contact his/her parent/carer s/he should inform the Form Teacher.
We look forward to working closely with you to ensure your child is happy in St Sophia’s School.