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Welcome back, Castlefield!

We are absolutely thrilled to extend a heartfelt welcome to all Castlefield families as we embark on the journey of the 2024 school year. We extend a special acknowledgment to our new students who are joining us, and we are excited to welcome them into our vibrant school community, where the focus on connection and learning takes centre stage. The school looks splendid with staff having prepared the grounds and learning spaces for the first day on Monday, 29 January, 2024.

Information regarding the arrangements for student arrival on the first day is available on the myHaileybury app, under myNews. Parking will be available on the oval for the morning, so parents can assist with the carrying of book boxes to the classrooms. We ask that all items are brought into school on day one.

New student afternoon

Students who are in Years 1 – 8 and commencing with us for the first time this week, will have received an invitation regarding our new student afternoon. We welcome new students to join us on Thursday, 25 January, at 3.30 pm to refamiliarise themselves with the layout of the school, their Homeroom teachers and classrooms before their first day.

School uniform

Summer uniform is to be worn for Term 1, and the link for Uniform Student Expectations can be found on myHaileybury. Please note, Junior School students are not required to wear the blazer with the summer uniform. As a SunSmart school, the School cap or bucket hat is compulsory for all outdoor activities during Terms 1 and 4.

Don’t forget the Haileybury ELC app

As well as the whole school Haileybury app, myHaileybury, we ask families to download the Haileybury ELC app before the term begins. This is the main communication tool for educators and parents. It provides updates on ELC specific events and our class curriculum and there are opportunities to share the magical moments your child experiences in the ELC.

Traffic and parking reminder

A reminder for families that South Road is the preferred pick-up and drop-off location for students in Junior and Middle Schools and the roundabout is an efficient way to collect your child. Staff are on duty before and after school to help children remain safe within our grounds.

For Senior School students, South Road is the only drop-off and pick-up area for parents who drive their child to school. We encourage older students to walk, ride or take public transport, rather than being driven to school. The PTV planner can be found here.

Katrina Manson
Head of Castlefield (Brighton)