Newsletter – 5th April 2019

5th April 2019

Another busy week ends another successful term here at Chalkwell Hall.

I had the pleasure of attending the latest Children’s University graduation last night to celebrate the achievements of our pupils who engage so wholeheartedly with extra-curricular activities. They looked splendid in their gowns and mortar boards and spoke clearly and confidently in the auditorium. They should be very proud of themselves!

This week we have had Southend United, along with Sammy the Shrimp, in school giving 8 children the chance to compete in a “You Know The Drill” type challenge. Congratulations to Freddie who goes on to the final next week for a chance to win a holiday to Barcelona – good luck!

Our thanks to Rev Tom Loh from St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Westcliff-on-Sea who visited Year 3 this week to retell the story of Easter and explain its importance to the Christian faith.


We have been fortunate enough to win many trophies this term but the real measure of extra-curricular success for us as a school is the sheer number of children who have had the opportunity to represent Chalkwell Hall in some way shape or form. This may take the form of sports, arts, music, dance or drama but they all provide a profound and lasting memory for our children that boosts self-esteem and increases confidence – a proven recipe for success and one we will keep on trying to develop. I’m delighted to say we have had well over half the children representing school this year so far with many more opportunities to come!

PTA news

Online sales

For the next two weeks, while the school is closed, we will not be selling Adventure Island wristbands online but instead they can be purchased during the Easter break from Coulson James on the Leigh Road at the same discounted prices.

However, sales of both Go Bonkers wristbands and theatre tickets will continue online throughout the school holiday.

To allow time for the distribution of wristbands in advance of the event, we hope to close the sale of Go Bonkers wristbands by the end of April and so for those who would like to attend we would ask that you purchase your wristbands as soon as possible by registering onto the PTA Events website using the link below:

Theatre tickets

Today is the last day we are offering tickets to the performances of Grease and Cirque Beserk at the Cliffs Pavilion and so if you would like tickets for either of these shows please email by the end of the day.

However, we announced earlier this week our latest offer of tickets to the new production of “BIG the Musical”. Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG makes its West End premier at the Dominion Theatre from September 2019. We have reserved great seats at fantastically discounted prices for the matinee performance on Thursday 31st October 2019 (half term) but please note our reservation for these tickets will need to close by 30th April 2019.



Tickets for BIG, Riverdance or Les Misérables can all be purchased on the Events and ticket sales website using the link above. By selecting “Shop” then “Uniform and Merchandise” from the bar across the top of the site, you will be taken to the ticket sales page where you will find full details.

Show Date Performance PTA price Box office price Closing date
BIG the Musical Thursday 31st October 2019 Matinee £32.00 £74.00 30 April 2019
Les Misérables Wednesday 29th January 2020 Evening £47.50 £77.50 15 May 2019
Riverdance Tuesday 31st March 2020 Evening £51.50 £57.50 30 June 2019


To reserve tickets for the 2019 Cliffs Pavilion pantomime of Robin Hood please email

Other things to remember

  • Don’t forget to pop into the Coop on the Leigh Road if you want to be in with a chance of winning all the wonderful eggs in their GIANT Easter Egg competition and help raise money for the school.
  • Village Green have announced this week that “Busted” are set to deliver a homecoming, headline performance when they top the bill at the festival this summer. If you are planning to attend, please purchase your tickets via the link below in order that the schools receive a £1 donation per ticket sold via this link.


And finally

Good luck to all of you who entered the “PTA Grand National Sweepstake” which will be run this weekend.  Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Egg raffle

And finally, thanks for your continued support this term and we hope you all have a wonderful Easter break.


Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%   This week there were 29 lates.


 Dates for your diary 2018-20 19   
3NM Class assembly Thursday 25th April 2019 at 2.30pm
5DS Class assembly Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 2.30pm
5LR Class assembly Thursday 9th May 2019 at 2.30pm
4SR Class assembly Thursday 16th May 2019 at 2.30pm
3AH Class assembly Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 2.30pm
Non-pupil day Friday 24th May 2019
4TF Class assembly Thursday 6th June 2019 at 2.30pm
5CF Class assembly Thursday 13th June 2019 at 2.30pm
Last day of term Wednesday 24th July 2019
Non-pupil days 3rd & 4th September 2019
Non-pupil days 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020


Thank you for your continued support.