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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.



Halfway Houses are hosting a coffee morning for parents/carers on

Thursday 26th March 2020 - Theme Mental Health

8:45am to 10am

During the coffee morning Mrs Debbie Spocchia intends to incorporate a repeat of the 'Stepping Up To Secondary' work shop, if you were unable to attend in January.

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


More coffee morning dates - times as above


Thursday 21st May 2020


There will also be one on Friday 17th July 2020 for NEW Reception parents/carers one am and one pm.

Times to be confirmed.

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:


Care 4 Christmas


Are you dreading the Holiday season, on your own or struggling with the costs? Then Care 4 Christmas may just be what you need.  A free service over Christmas and Boxing Day offering some festive fun and companionship. 

On the day, volunteers will serve you a tasty hot festive meal, offer family gifts plus wonderful company just come along to the Community Church, The Broadway, Sheerness. Care 4 Christmas is a great opportunity to meet people.

If you’re interested in joining in, call Betty 01795 663960 or Carol on 01795 581882 or just pop in.


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:

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.


Fire Safety

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

Smoke Alarms


Electrical goods

Candles and tea lights

Home Safety Website


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


Grandparents Plus

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:


Sheppey College

Sheppey College visited our coffee morning explaining about courses on offer and about the facilities available at the college.

Sheppey College website

Contact details for Mrs Spocchia --