Welcome to Halfway's Parent Zone
The Parent Zone is an online resource to provide parents and their families with helpful information.
Here you will find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents and their families, as well as information about events and visitors to Halfway Houses School.
Care 4 Christmas
Care 4 Christmas on Sheppey supports individuals and families for food and presents for those who are lonely or in need over the festive period.
Care 4 Christmas on Sheppey (Previously known as Crisis At Christmas).
Welcomes you to join them this Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Care 4 Christmas on Sheppey can provide Free Food, Presents and Transport, so come and join the fun and be part of a great community on Sheppey.
If you feel lonely, isolated or in need, please do not spend this festive period on your own.
There will be a hot meal, friendly faces and space at the table waiting for you, so there is no need to be on your own.
To make any donations or referral or to find out more please contact us using the below details:
to volunteer please phone Marie 07927614944.
for food hampers and help phone Janet 07717224352
for donations and general enquires Carol 07871058443
Phone lines open December 3rd.
Via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/care4christmasonsheppey
Address: Community Church Sheppey, Broadway, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1TP.
Sheppey Matters is a registered charity working for better health together with the regeneration of the Isle of Sheppey. Established over twenty years ago, it provides over 12 health and well-being community services from the Sheppey Healthy Living Centre in Sheerness, two outreach locations in Eastchurch and many other community venues around the Isle of Sheppey.
Halfway Houses are hosting a coffee morning for parents/carers on
cancelled till further notice.
Fancy a chance to mingle with other parents over a cuppa and biscuits?
Please come along and have some "YOU" time with us.
I look forward to seeing you there - Mrs Spocchia
Stepping up to Secondary School
A big thank you to those that attended the work shop, Stepping up to Secondary School, on Tuesday 21st January 2020 with Mrs Debbie Spocchia. Hopefully you found the information shared helpful.
During the coffee morning on Thursday 6th February (8:45 in the small hall) Mrs Debbie Spocchia intends to incorporate a repeat of the work shop for those who were not able to attend today. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend the coffee morning but would still like the information please email Debbie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDAS Parent/Carer Workshops
Meadowfields in Sittingbourne run courses for parents and carers and are listed in the brochure below, many of the courses are FREE.
To book one of the courses please email the course booking form to: MIDAS@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk
Once booked all delegates will receive a course confirmation.
All their training courses for parents and carers are open to everyone.
A very big 'Thank You' to all the parents that came along to our Makaton session on the 11th July.
Mrs Baughan, Mrs Stickings and Mrs Spratling started the session teaching parents a few helpful words that they may like to try at home.
Hopefully they enjoyed the signing of the song 'This Is Me' (from The Greatest Showman film) by our reception and year 6 children.
Car Seat Safety
Please find a link for car seat safety below.
Hope you find this useful.
We had the fire brigade give a talk to parents in July, some of the things discussed were-
Think ahead: Make an escape plan
What to do -How to get out-If you can't get out
Candles and tea lights
Get Out, Stay Out and call 999
Free Digital Parenting Magazine
Today, families use a whole range of different devices that allow us to get online almost anywhere, at any time, and communicate with almost anyone using social media.
Click on the Digital Parenting picture above to either read online or download the magazine to share knowledge with your family as you explore the digital world together.
If you wish to make some changes to your life ask an NHS Health Trainer.
They can give you free advice and support to get you on your way to a healthier life.
Call free on 0300 123 1220
or visit www.oneyoukent.org.uk
Are you bringing up a relative's child?
Call the Family and Friends Advice Line on 0300 123 7015
or visit their website
or email: email@example.com
Sheppey College visited our coffee morning explaining about courses on offer and about the facilities available at the college.
Contact details for Mrs Spocchia -- firstname.lastname@example.org