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We are very proud of our school and it is so lovely to hear that members of the Sun Hill community are just as proud to be part of the Infant school.

 

Below is a range of comments and questionnaire responses from parents, children and visitors...

Comments from parents during and after lockdown 2020...

 

“Thank you for all your amazing hard work and dedication this year. We salute you as you carried on despite the challenges of having to work so very differently.”

 

“What a lovely idea for the children to write a ‘letter’ to me over Easter. I was very touched at their thought and trouble. Please do thank them for me.

We live in a stressful time at the moment but schools being open for the children of front line staff are doing a grand job to give support.”

 

“You all deserve a medal for teaching, keeping all the children and staff safe and happy and still finding time to provide for the children at home. I don’t know how you find the time to look at Seesaw and respond, but my child really likes this feedback. Thank you again. Keep smiling – the children (and parents) love you all!”

 

“I just really wanted to sat a great big thank you to all at Sun Hill Infants for organising such an amazing two party days for the Year Two leavers. My son absolutely loved it and he was buzzing with excitement when he got home and told me all the exciting things he had done. Thank you for giving him such a lovely end to his time at the infants. I still can’t believe he’s finished at the infants. It is the most fantastic school and he has thrived here, thank you so much.

You have all been amazing during this lockdown period and I have really appreciated your newsletters and honest updates during this time.”

 

“Please could you pass on our heartfelt thanks to Mrs Owen Jones and all the staff at and supporting Rainbow Club. Our son so enjoyed his time with and we certainly appreciated being able to keep working. We watched the video (of his time at rainbow club) several times over the weekend and it made me cry! So wonderful and positive to se. I still very much remember feeling very apprehensive about sending him at the start of lockdown and wondered whether we were doing the right thing. With hindsight I know it was and feel he was very lucky to have this opportunity. Thank you for going to the trouble of enabling us to see and share many of the fun times had at Rainbow Club. A precious memory of this strange and difficult time.”

 

“To everyone at Sun Hill Infants – you are all brilliant! Thank you for all your energy, love and kindness you pour on our children – we are so lucky!”

 

“Thank you for all your dedication and hard work in what must have been a truly challenging time. You are heroes and we feel so fortunate that both our boys got the Sun Hill Infant experience.”

 

“We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for a wonderful year at Sun Hill Infants for our son. From the moment he arrived he was made to feel completely welcome and part of the school community. And we feel he was really happy at school from September to March.

Obviously it wasn’t the year we had hoped for him to have with you but we always felt entirely still part of the school through lockdown – from the open porch, the home learning resources, the weekly challenges, your communication and the wonderful support and contact from his teacher.

We have the utmost respect and admiration for you in leading the school through theses last few months and maintaining what  seems a genuinely caring and happy team environment despite the extraordinary challenges. You must all be completely shattered but still stepped up to put in so much effort to treat the Year 2s to such a fabulous time and have them leave with a smile. We are extremely grateful to you, the amazing Year 2 team and the rest of the staff. We feel really lucky to have been part of the Infants this year and look forward to being so again with our daughter in a couple of years.”

 

“Thank you all for the support that you have given us as a family this year, what a year it has been. January seems a life time ago but thank you for the support you gave to my daughter when I was recovering from my surgery. A huge thank you also for being there for us in lockdown. Your hard work has been really appreciated; operating Rainbow club to allow both my partner and I to be able to continue working and for the amazing online content you provided us with to be able to home school. You provided consistency in a time when everything seemed a little unsettled for us all.  To see the familiar faces of the Sun Hill staff reading a story provided comfort and reassurance to both girls. Our time at Sun Hill has come to an end but I am so grateful that my girls started their schooling journey with you, Sun Hill really is a special place! The girls have very fond memories of their time and I am sure will treasure these forever.”

 

“I just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you to all of you. From the onset of the lockdown you have all been amazing. You have gone above and beyond to keep in touch with regular and reassuring communication, keeping parents informed and above all kept the children engaged, welcomed children to rainbow club and given the children a fun project each week which brings them all together. We look forward to the videos and my son sees his friends albeit remotely.
The nurturing approach and ethos of Sun Hill Infants shines through even in these crazy times.”

 

“Wow, wow, wow!!!!!! You guys are absolutely amazing! You put a massive smile on our faces this morning!!! The effort you (collectively) go to for our little people is just phenomenal! Sun Hill Infants really is an incredibly special school and we are so so sad that we aren’t able to share these precious last few months with you prior to Sun Hill Juniors.”

 

Adeela Baig, a dancer who delivers workshops to our Year Two children, wrote this email to us after working with the children again this year...

 
"I felt compelled to write to you to reiterate what a fabulous day I had at your school.
 
Yet again I was lucky enough to be asked to deliver Bollywood dance workshops based on the story of Rama and Sita, Diwali.
 
I feel blessed that I am able to teach at such a warm and welcoming school who throughout the day never stopped asking whether I needed anything or if they could accommodate me in any way.
 
The staffroom this year had me chuckling and it was so refreshing to sit with such down to earth, funny teachers. It made me thoroughly enjoy my time at the school whether I was teaching or not.
 
I hope very much I'm able to return to the school as both the children and staff are so kind to me and make my job even easier as both have great rhythm!
 
Fingers crossed I'm back at Sunhill. 
Love, love, love you!
 
Adeela Baig"

Photos of working with Adeela

In March 2018, Sun Hill remained open during the snow and ran 'Snow School' for not only Infant children, but for children that attend the Junior school and Perins.

 

"Dear All
 
I just wanted to thank you for opening the snow school and for allowing my children to attend.
 
R has had the most wonderful morning and was full of stories about her new wee friends – mainly about being pelted by snowballs! B also thoroughly enjoyed being back in the infant school, if only for a morning!"

 

"To everyone at the Infants that came in especially, for the snow days
 
Our child had an amazing time and we so appreciated her being entertained and cared for, so that we could endeavour to get some work done too and carry on regardless. Please can you say a big thank you to everyone for their time, enthusiasm and fun."

 

 

 
 
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