Buddy Club is run by Mrs Collett and Mrs Chadwick every Monday lunchtime in the Bungalow. Our aim is to offer support to children who have a parent on long term detachment, by introducing them to other children in the same position.
We eat lunch together at 12 O'Clock in the Bungalow and then we do some fun things. We play games, use the net books or just chill out and chat. The children are given the opportunity to write letters, make cards and take photos to send to their parent and there is always time for them to talk about feelings if they wish to.
Mrs Collett invites any children she is aware have a parent away, so please speak to her if you would like to find out more.
Children in Key Stage 2 at Gateway have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. We currently have visiting teachers for violin and classical guitar, but others are possible if we have sufficient interest. If your child is interested please write a note to your class teacher for further information. Lessons are during the school day and fees are payable to Oxfordshire County Council.
Mrs Young our County Music Service string teacher has space in her timetable to start children on violin, viola or cello. The lessons start from £5.99 for a group of 3-4, but more children learning in a group can bring the costs down further. You do not have to have your own instrument as the music service can hire you one to start with. If your child is in year 1 or above and is interested in this offer you can register your interest (with no obligation) in two ways. Either register online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/musicinterest or let the school office know and they will pass your details on to Mrs Young. We hope to have some new students soon.