Mr Maksymiw's news w/c 5th December
Thank you to everyone who came to support the school on Saturday afternoon. The hall was full of people between 2pm and 4pm as people came to take part in the events, buy things from the stalls in the hall and studio as well as relax with some refreshments in the new children’s kitchen. Santa even took time out of his busy schedule to meet the children and hear about their Christmas wishes.
The tombola was as popular as usual and again thank you to everyone who contributed a prize to that stall. The Snowman Lucky Dip also attracted a lot of interest from some of the younger children. There was a good showing on the Teachers Cakes stall with some scrumptious offerings from the team. Members of the School Council came along to sell their Christmas Sweets. Children were also busy with the Christmas Treasure Hunt and the Wheel of Fortune.
Can I say a big thank you to everyone who organised and supported the Christmas Fair especially those people from the Friends Group.
After all the takings were counted and the money reconciled just over £1300 was raised for the children at school. That money will be used to provide the children with extra resources and experiences at school. Thank you!
Mark Maksymiw (HEADTEACHER)
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Mr Maksymiw's news w/c 28th November
This week we have our second full Governors Meeting of the term and a report back on the financial year, which for academies runs from September to September. On the main agenda will be a variety of subjects including the School Development Plan and the pressure on places at the moment. No doubt we will be discussing the appointment of a new parent governor. The count will happen today at lunchtime because, as you know, we have three parents standing for the single vacancy. I will announce the outcome of the election in next week’s newsletter. In the meantime can I thank everyone who voted in the election and especially the three candidates who stood for the post.
Mark Maksymiw Headteacher
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Mr Maksymiw's news w/c 21st November
Life at school is sometimes unpredictable and so it was that I found myself driving up to north Derbyshire on Monday night. Mr Reeve had to go home to be with his family and I was on standby to relieve him at Dukes Barn where his class was enjoying two and half days of outdoor and adventurous activities.
The children were split into groups and worked together on a number of challenges. There was the indoor climbing wall and the zip wire, there were caves to be explored as well as boulders to be climbed over and squeezed between. One undoubted favourite was the opportunity to abseil from the top of a bridge down onto the river bank below.
What impressed me about the children was their ‘have a go’ attitude. Even though some children clearly found some of the challenges daunting they ‘stepped up’ and had a go. I was also pleased with the way the children encouraged each other when they faced the challenges for the first time.
Of course it wasn’t just me who accompanied the children. Mr Onions and Miss Smith as well as several support staff volunteered to go with class Larch and Hazel. I want to thank all the staff who gave up their time to go to Dukes Barn and to Wales earlier this month. The staff made sure the children were happy, safe and secure whilst they were away from their parents, many for the first time.
The children have returned with stories to tell about new experiences and adventures they had whilst away from school and home.
Mark Maksymiw (HEADTEACHER)
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