Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been another busy week at Stanborough Primary School. Our new children are finding their feet and have continued settling in and forming new friendships. Our school value last week was ‘excellence’, and I was pleased to see the children demonstrating this value in their learning, play and interactions with their peers and teachers.
I want to remind you that the school gates open at 8:30am everyday. Teachers have activities for the children to complete from 8:30am each morning. We would like to encourage all pupils to be in school from 8:30am as this enables teachers to begin lessons from 8:45am. Anyone arriving after the register has closed, is classed as an unauthorised absence unless a suitable reason is given and has been authorised via the school office.
Any frequent lateness pattern will be addressed either by a member of the Safeguarding Team or with me. Please note that as little as 5 minutes late a day will result in your child missing the equivalent of three days of school across the year. This is lost learning time that we cannot get back! We are here to help – so please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance in this area.
Please note any absences due to illness should be reported to the school no later than 10:00am by calling 01923 673291. In addition, you must notify the school office daily regarding your child’s absence.
Holidays in term time are discouraged by the school. Absences taken without permission are automatically recorded as unauthorised. The Safeguarding Governor analyses all unauthorised absences on behalf of the School Board. Any absence requests will be authorised on a case-by-case scenario. Over the coming weeks, we will share our new incentives to improve attendance with you and the pupils as this will be one of our school priorities this year.
SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 19th September 2022): Curiosity
Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 12th September 2022):
|Excellence||All of Nursery, Lerato, Aurelia, Hayli, Chloe, Michaela, Zara, Chloe, Michael, Aaron R, Hana, Evelyn, Jadon, Orla, Rhea, Unami & All of Year 6.|
|Resilience||Mehdi, Lucca, Aurelia, Mahlon, Joycellin, Fatima, Truthi, Krisztian, Hana, Ved, Evelyn, Nathan R, Jadon, Thandiwe, Thiago, Marqueza & All of Year 6.|
|Independence||Phineas, Aurelia, Hayli, Matthias, Sophia M. Michaela, Chloe, Idelle, Michael, Zara, Aaron R, Ved, Hana, Martin, Micah W, Jadon, Aniyah, Orla, George, Nathan A-C, Micah A-C, Barbora, Austin & Nomsa.|
|Co-operation||David, Stefan, Aaron W, Stephanie, Mahlon, All of Year 2, Evelyn, Hana, Ved, Nathan R, Aniyah, Diya, Nathan A-C, Orla, Zachary, Finley & Austin.|
|Self-Control||Joseph, Stefan, Lerato, Stephanie, Joycellin, Fatima, Michael, Krisztian, James, Martin, Evelyn, Hana, Nathan R, Jadon, Thandiwe, George, Zachary & Shemilore.|
|Curiosity||All of Nursery, Aaron W, Lucca, Philip, Stephanie, All Of Year 2, Aaron R, Micah W, Diya, Orla, Thandiwe, Thiago, Amy & Nomsa.|
|Acceptance||Joseph, Stefan, Lerato, Hayli, All Of Year 2, Evelyn, Micah, Martin, Diya, Nathan A-C, Orla, Sophia G, Rutendo & Shemilore.|
|Respect||David, Lucca, Aaron W, Matthias, All Of Year 2, All Of Year 2, Hana, Ved, Nathan R, Martin, Jadon, Thandiwe, Nathan A-C, Timothy, Sophia G & All of Year 6.|
|**Growth Mind-set **||Phineas, Aurelia, Lucca, Hayli, Philip, All Of Year 2, Martin, Micah, Hana, Thandiwe, Diya, Christiana & Rutendo.|
Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 12thSeptember 2022:
|Year 2||Truthi & Krisztian|
Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.
Attendance W/C 12th September 2022:
Each school in the local authority has an attendance target that is set for them. This year our school attendance target is 96%. Of course, we do not expect children who are unwell to come to school. They need to stay at home and rest to get well. They also need to stay at home, so they do not pass on illness to others.
|Year Group||Attendance %|
Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy.
HCL School Lunches Autumn Term 2022 (1st Half):
School lunches are available Monday – Friday (£2.60 per day, £13.00 per week), please see the attached menu for Autumn Term 2022 (1st Half).
Please pay for school meals in advance via the school office or preferably via bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s name DINNERS. You can pay daily, weekly, monthly, ½ termly or termly.
· The cost for your child’s school lunches for the first half of the Autumn Term, (35 lunch days) is £91.00.
· The cost for the whole of the Autumn Term, (68 lunch days) is £176.80.
If your child has any dietary requirements/food allergies, please let me know and I will send you a link to contact HCL directly.
Please note, we on are WEEK 1 Menu this week.
We still have places in our after-school clubs, please sign up at the school office.
Piano lessons are available on Mondays at Stanborough Primary School. Please contact Mr Andrew Bullough directly to enquire about fees or to sign your child up.
Andrew was taught by Fanny Waterman before studying at Chetham’s School of Music. He then graduated at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before having children, he was a sought after pianist for classical concerts and has appeared on various TV and Radio stations. He has now made teaching a full time activity.
Please inform class teachers if you have not received your child’s login details for:
· Reading Eggs
· Times Table Rocks Stars – Year 1 onwards
· SPAG online – Year 2 onwards
The above platforms will be used for homework activities across the year.
Secondary Transfer 2023:
A reminder that parents of Year 6 pupils must apply for a secondary school next year by 31st October. Open evenings at local schools are being held towards the end of September/beginning of October. See link for further details: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/schools-and-education.aspx
|Mon-Fri 19th – 23rd September||Recycle Week|
|Monday 19th September||State Funeral – Bank Holiday|
|Wednesday, 21stSeptember||National Fitness Day|
|Friday, 30th September||Whole School Open Morning|
|Joint assembly with Stanborough Secondary School at Stanborough Park Church.|
See the link for our school calendar – https://www.stanboroughprimary.org.uk/calendar/
Finally, let us remember, ‘For I am the Lord, I change not . . .’ Malachi 3:8
Love and Blessings,