The Library is open after school for the whole community between 3pm-6pm weekdays and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.
On Thursdays, a qualified counsellor, Lynne Reynolds in the Library is happy to see anybody over the age of 18 who has issues they need to talk about or get support to deal with (3.30-5.30pm). No appointment necessary and it is a FREE.
Woodies Youth Centre
We are fortunate to have on school site a Youth Club, run by Medway Council by experienced and qualified youth workers. This is open on Monday evenings for those wishing to do a qualification or something that will link to their Duke of Edinburgh Award, learn a musical instrument or do something else (food hygiene, first aid, learn a new skill, or even for those 16 and over the opportunity to do a BTEC qualification in Peer Mentoring). Each qualification costs only a fiver plus 50p entry fee to Woodies!
Social Evenings happen on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.15pm-9.30pm, where a range of activities are agreed. There is also an opportunity this term to go swimming, fishing or to go to the theatre to see We Will Rock You.
On Tuesday evenings, the MAGIC Group meets to support young people (aged 10+) with Autism or Aspergers syndrome.
Trips out include:
- Fishing (Capstone Park) - 13th October (7am-6pm) - cost £5
- Ghost Hunting in Pluckley (most haunted village in England..) - 26th October - cost £3
- We Will Rock You (Brook Theatre) - 31st October - cost £5
- Swimming Trip (Larkfield Leisure Centre), 6.30 - 9.30pm 14th November - cost £3
- Ice Skating (Ice Bowl), 7th December - cost £3
For more information, please contact Angela Taylor at Woodies or phone 400592 for more details...or just turn up and register!
Early risers! Be a Breakfast EarlyBird and come to Holiday Club!
We?re really pleased to re-launch the Warren Wood Breakfast Club, EarlyBirds! From 8-8.45am, Monday-Friday, you can drop your child off to school to eat breakfast and play games, meet friends and have a good time! Our friends at City Way Nursery have made it possible to make breakfast fun and healthy - all for just £4 per day! Children benefit from a hearty breakfast and makes them alert for lessons!
We are also looking to run a Holiday Club for 4-11 year olds on 22-23 Oct, 8am-6pm at Warren Wood School. Children from the whole commnity may attend either half a day or a whole day.
Many parents will be able to claim Working Families Tax Credit to subsidise any registered Child Care activity, including Breakfast Clubs, Holiday Clubs and After School Clubs. Working Tax Credit information packs are available from Reception at Warren Wood School or by contacting Paul.
We have invited someone from the Job Centre to answer Tax Credit queries during a drop-in session at Warren Wood Primary between 8.30 and 10am on Friday 12th October, to which you are invited to attend. This would be especially helpful to parents/carers looking to claim Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credits.
R U Up 4 It?
We're looking to see whether we can get other local organizations involved in offering Family Learning activities, including "How 2" sessions:
- Look after your pet
- First Aid
- Women's Sports
- DIY courses
- Adult Education
- Local Coffee Mornings
Our aim is to build bridges to reach the community-will you be Up 4 it?
Support for Parents
We know how tough it can be to be a parent, which is why we are offering new courses for parents and carers of every age! Starting in the new year, Parentis hope to offer FREE courses to help you through the issues you face with your child. Possible courses include:
- Understanding your Baby 1-9months
- Toddler and Tantrum Toolkit (Understanding your Child 1-5years)
- Growing Pains (Understanding your 5-8 year-old)
- All Change! (Understanding your 8-13 year old)
- Whatever! (Understanding your teenager)
These are opportunities to meet other parents, share ways of working with your children and perhaps to learn new techniques of dealing with things. Courses will be held at Warren Wood Community Primary School's Training Room or at The Thomas Aveling School. Please let Paul Wintle know if you are interested in attending.
Venues and dates are still to be arranged, but please register your interest as soon as possible!
Parentis can be contacted on 338635.
Please feel free to have a look through our Extra Time brochure or our Thomas Aveling Clubs and Activities Prospectus.
on behalf of the Head Teachers and Governors of the Extended Services Partnership