NEWS - 27 SEPTEMBER 2018
Next week’s value is Friendship
“Do for other people what you want them to do for you.” Luke 6:31
Team work was our value of the week and it was great to see so many teams, associated with the school, working together harmoniously for the good of all.
The Senior Leadership Team had their work cut out, explaining the strengths and areas for development to our GST School Effectiveness Officer (all good practice for Ofsted!) whilst the Pupil Leadership Team have been efficiently carrying out their duties, including patrolling corridors, setting up assemblies, counting up house-points, helping younger pupils keep the peace and assessing the tidiness of cloakrooms!
The teaching team have led excursions to the Rural Life Centre (Year 4) and Butser Ancient Farm (Year2). A big thank you to teachers and helpers and a rousing well done to children for displaying their brilliant, child-like sense of awe and wonder, as well as for their excellent behaviour!
The PTA has also been busy and had its first meeting of the school year this week. At the meeting, representatives looked back at what they had been able to fund for the school last year to enhance the learning and experiences of all the children. The school is, as ever, extremely grateful to PTA members who work so hard to bring additional resources to our school through their dedicated fundraising activities.
Last year, the PTA paid for leavers’ pens and diaries for all year 6 pupils; it also paid for the shade sail and new picnic tables in the playground (fabulous foresight as it turned out with the early summer heat wave we had!). PTA funds also paid for the Biz School event, a Defibrillator for the school, and they also covered the cost of putting interactive smart boards in, Y3 and Y4. Finally the PTA funds paid for the newly installed adventure playgrounds that popped up over the summer holidays during 2017 and the new sound system in the hall. Those last 2 items alone came in at a cost of nearly £9,000 so you can see how substantial the support that the school gets from the PTA is and how those mufti pound coins and drinks tombola bottles add up!!
Finally, Mr Whitbourn continues to lead the caretaking of our school. Without him, the school wouldn’t even open in the mornings! I feel sure that you and your children would like to wish Mr Whitbourn a very happy birthday for this week!
Happy Birthday Mr Whitbourn!
Have a great weekend.