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NEWS - 24 MAY 2018

Next week’s value is Wisdom

“Happy is the person who finds wisdom.  And happy is the person who gets understanding.  Proverbs 3:13

Dear parents/carers

Who can believe it’s the final week of half term? It feels like only a very brief time since we returned to school after the Easter holiday!

Year 2 children have been busy with their KS1 SATs papers this week and, whilst the papers have yet to be formally marked, the impression is that children have done well. Congratulations to Year 2 children and to their teachers who have prepared them for their tests.

This week has been a busy week for school leaders. Mrs Buckley attended a SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Conference, in London, on Tuesday, whilst I updated my Level 3 Advanced Safeguarding Certificate, in Kingston upon Thames. Continuing professional development is important for all our staff and we endeavour to participate in the most current and relevant training, ultimately, to maintain safety, welfare and excellent educational provision for our children.

It is worth reminding parents that, on the issue of safeguarding, Mrs Buckley is the school’s main Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and that I am her Deputy. If any parent has a concern about the safety or welfare of a child or family, please don’t hesitate to approach either Mrs Buckley or myself for a confidential discussion. If you have a concern about the safety of a child or family and prefer to contact Children’s Services direct, you can call the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), which responds to initial enquiries about children, young people and adults. The MASH is based at Guildford Police Station and combines Children's Service social workers, Adult's Service social workers, and health and police staff.

Phone: 0300 470 9100      Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to the emergency duty team.                              

Email: emails are dealt with during normal office hours                                                                       

For concerns for a child or young person: csmash@surreycc.gov.uk                                                                   

Secure email: if you want to report concerns for a child or young person using secure email, contact: csmash@surreycc.gcsx.gov.uk                

For concerns for an adult: ascmash@surreycc.gov.uk

On Wednesday and Thursday, I attended a residential course for Headteachers of all Good Shepherd Trust Schools. There was a great deal of interesting discussion and some effective sharing of ideas, under the chairmanship of the Trust’s new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tony Billings. 

Back in school on Thursday, children were treated to a visit from representatives of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI). Children learned about lifeboats and the procedures deployed to save lives at sea. Children were thrilled to see an actual lifeboat and some took the opportunity to try on the water-proof gear, which would be worn during a sea rescue.

Next week is half term followed by INSET Day on Monday 4th June. Children should return to school for the second half of the summer term, on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

Have a brilliant weekend and a safe and happy half term!

Janis Radcliffe

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

24th May @ 6.30 – 7.30pm

Human Reproduction & Relationship DVD for parents - Y6 only

25th May

Outdoor Learning Day

25th May @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – outside (weather permitting)

28th May

Half Term Week

4th June

5th June

6th June

7th June @ 9am

INSET Day

Term Starts

Team GB Athletes workshops in all classes

Holy Communion Service

8th June @ 3pm

Cake Sale – PTA school playground

 

PE

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day after half term. This also includes a pair of trainers for running in. School shoes are not suitable footwear for PE. Children should take home kits this Friday, for washing, and return with them after half term.

SPORTS DAY LUNCH      

On Sports Day – Tuesday 19th June there will be a whole school picnic.  Look out for the lunch forms in book bags this week.  You will need to select which sandwich option your child would like on this day.  We need the forms to be returned by Wednesday 6th June (you do not need to change your selection in Scopay).

DINNER MONEY FOR THE SUMMER TERM

The amount due for the second half of the term is:

Years R, 1, 2        FREE

Year 3                    £74.25

Year 4                    £69.75

Year 5                    £67.50

Year 6                    £63.00

If you wish to pay a week at a time the cost is £11.25 (£2.25 per day), and meal choices must be made by Wednesday 13.00 for the following week.     

All meals must be paid for in advance online.

RAFFLE TICKETS

Don’t forget to bring your sold raffle tickets and money for the Chiddingfold Fete into the School Office by Friday 1st June.

CLUBS – IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES

After half term District Sports club and Fun Athletics will swap days. Fun Athletics will be on a Tuesday and District Sports Club will be on a Wednesday. Sorry for any inconvenience caused, please email Mrs Wright if you have any questions lwright@stmarys-godalming.surrey.sch.uk

Choir club – there will be no choir club on:

Tuesday 12th June

Tuesday 19th June.

Mrs Spong is happy to carry on for one more week after the other clubs finish so her club will finish on Tuesday 10th July.

CAKE SALE

The Mum’s of St Mary’s Three Peaks Challenge team will be holding a cake sale on the first Friday after half term!  They would be very grateful for any cakes or baked goodies to help raise money for the children’s outdoor experiences! More information after half term from them, in the meantime they wish you all a great half term holiday - get baking and walking those mini peaks!

LOST PROPERTY

Reminder – please ensure all uniform is correctly labelled; we have a number of items in lost property so please come and check to reclaim yours!  Unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of each term so please do check!

BUTTONS

The church is looking for button donations! They are planning to make a butterfly display for the village fete and need buttons. If you have any that you wish to donate please bring them into school and leave in the button box by reception.

 

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