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I am writing to let you know that a number of children have recently been absent from school with suspected norovirus, a common infection which causes symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting.

I would like to reassure you that norovirus is generally a mild infection and people usually recover fully within 2-3 days. No specific treatment is needed, but it is important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

As you may already know, norovirus is highly infectious and spreads easily from person to person, especially in close knit communities such as schools, therefore, we are asking for your help to prevent further illness within the school by following the advice in the checklist below:

If your child develops symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting you should keep them off school and away from other childcare settings such as child-minders until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.

Good  hygiene  is  important  to  stop  the  spread  of  infection,  especially  hand  washing, frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, particularly after using the toilet and before eating.

Good hygiene in the home will also help prevent spread to other family members. If possible separate toilets  and  towels  should  be  used  and  door  handles,  wash  basins  and  toilet handles should be frequently cleaned.

If symptoms do not resolve after 48 hours or if you are concerned please contact your GP by phone or contact the NHS non-emergency number 111.

We would like to thank you for your help with this.

Further information is available on the website:


​There is no a Celebration Assembly on Friday 17th due to the Harvest Festival performances


​There are no after school clubs on Wednesday 22nd October or Thursday 23rd October due to parents evenings.



The school currently have vacancies within our governing body for Parent Governors.

The Governors play a vital role in leadership and in shaping the direction the school takes. Governors are responsible for making the strategic decisions that affect all aspects of what we do in school.

Full training is given to all new governors. This is vital in ensuring that they are equipped to make informed decisions and fulfil their role. If this is something that you would be interested in finding out more about then please don't hesitate to contact myself or Martin Tippet.


All pupils will be having their photographs taken on Thursday 16th October by The School Photography Company, siblings will also have photographs taken together.


On Friday 24th October the Friends of Roche School will be holding two Halloween Discos.

Prizes will be awarded to the best effort made with children's fancy dress outfits at each party.

Drinks will be provided free of charge and there will be a tuck shop offering a selection of sweets and

glow-sticks for a small charge.  

KS1 from 3.45 until 4.45    KS2 from 5.00 until 6.30    Tickets £2.00 per pupil

Tickets will be available from Monday 20th October via the school office.


Our school kitchen has recently undergone a Food Hygiene Inspection carried out by Cornwall Council.

We are delighted and very proud to say that the kitchen was awarded a 5* rating and it doesn't get

any better than that! Congratulations and a huge well done to Lizzie, Jo and Julie.


​Our children have been working very hard in PE this term and would like to show you what they have achieved. If you have a child in one of the performing groups (see below), please come and support them in their allocated time slot.


Year 6Gymnastics2.00-2.15
Year 2Gymnastics2.15-2.30
Year 1Zumba2.30-2.45

A reminder that our Harvest Festivals will be held on Friday 17th October.

Key Stage 2 - 9.15a.m       

Key Stage 1 and Reception - 2.30p.m

This year we are asking for donations of non-perishable food which will be given to the local Food Bank here in Roche. Donations can be bought into school via your classroom from Monday 13th October onwards and will be on display in the Reception area. Thank you


All pupils will be having their photographs taken on Thursday 16th October by The School Photography Company, siblings will also have photographs taken together.

We shall be holding a family portrait evening on Tuesday 18th November when all the family can take part, slips to request a time slot will be sent out in the next few weeks.


Mr Bissenden will be taking part in the Kernow Killer.  This is a 12 mile endurance, obstacle race on the 2nd November with all sponsor money going towards helping the school get a mini bus.  Sponsorship forms will be appearing in classroom windows very soon so please sponsor if you can.


We are collecting Flora or Stork Tubs4Tablets tokens

inside promotional tubs of Flora and Stork. For every

50 tokens collected, the school will receive a FREE

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0" Wi-Fi 8GB touch-screen tablet.

 For further information please contact the school office

 or visit

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 Diary Dates


Wednesday 15th Celebration of work evening

Thursday 16th Individual school photographs

Friday 17th Harvest Festivals

Key Stage 2 9.15a.m

Key Stage 1 and Reception 2.30p.m

Wednesday 22nd Parents Evening

Thursday 23rd Parents Evening

Friday 24th School finishes for Half Term returning on Monday 3rd November

Friday 24th Halloween Party organised by The Friends of Roche School


Tuesday        18th     Family portrait evening (appointment slips will be sent out in due course)


Friday 12th School Christmas disco organised by The Friends of Roche School

Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th Christmas Performances     

KS1 9.30a.m  at Roche School

KS2 6.30p.m  at St Gomonda's

Friday 19th Christmas Fair organised by The Friends of Roche School