Before your child starts at Westbourne House, you will receive a year group address list, which gives contact details of all the other families in your child’s year group, so you can see who lives close-by and set up play dates and car sharing. Plus your child’s class representative (a volunteer parent) will give you a call to say hello and welcome you to our parent community.
As well as seeing other parents at drop off and pick up, our parents meet up at school throughout the year for special events such as Mother’s Day celebrations, concerts, performances and class assemblies. In Years 4-8, pupils participate in sports matches on Wednesday afternoons (Year 4, Thursday) and Saturday mornings.
Match days have a wonderful family feel, with parents gathering on the sidelines to cheer and chat, and gathering afterwards over match tea. In the summer term, we encourage families to bring a picnic as described by one of our parents:
Picnic on Saturdays with Zubin and his younger brother Theo and sister Zara, is a great opportunity for us to get together as a family, as often I have not seen the boys since school drop off on Wednesday. We all have a favourite spot that we like to picnic at, usually in clusters of year groups. Usually we host several boys and provide them with a simple sausage roll and snacks. We love catching up with not only our sons but their mates and listen in on their banter which never fails to entertain.
Dr Abu Chinwala