Marriene Langton Principal

Marriene Langton Principal

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Water Only

Yup that's us, but not as much as I thought it was. We were made to look better than Snow White and a rival to Mother Theresa. We are warts and all, a learning school. I took for granted that what we had insisted on at the start was still what was happening. My debrief with our lovely staff revealed muddled messages and our parents felt the same way. Uh oh. So, back to the drawing board. I have to refuse my OBE, Gold Star, and Damehood because we have a toughening up, cleaning  up, facing  up to do.
I'm not a fan of nanny state control or bans. I am a fan of parents making sound choices for their children and of all of us working together. Our stance is nothing except water, and sponsored milk when offered.
Am I opposed to treats? No way! So sometimes there will be special occasions at school and I'm relaxed about that.
Our PTA, bless 'em are also rethinking what they want to promote.

Please, please, please do not send flavoured drinks, fizzy, sports drinks or juice to school.
It's all very well being involved in a water prank but it has to be deeper and more meaningful.
We have always encouraged water only.
Please be aware that if you do send juice etc. to school it will be taken off your child and sent home, if they remember to collect it after school. 
We are a Milk In Schools beneficiary and many children enjoy cold milk a couple of times per week.

Please work with us to make this a reality. I have no problems with having to review practice and finding egg on my face because I don't see myself as a guru.Egg is apparently a great face mask anyway. I'm as good as the people around me and quite frankly, they are all awesome.

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