Autumn 1 Week 4

Dear Parents and Carers,

The weeks are flying by this half term – it is hard to believe that there are only three weeks left until the Autumn half-term break. On Thursday, 29th September, it was International Day. At Stanborough Primary School, we recognise that diversity makes us all different, and we embrace the uniqueness of every child within our school every day. 

At Stanborough Primary School we embrace every child’s and their family’s uniqueness – their own cultures. I want to thank Mrs Moshen and Fatima for sharing their culture and traditions with the year two children as part of their RE lesson.

We held our first joint assembly on Friday with Stanborough Secondary School at Stanborough Park Church. I want to thank all parents who were able to attend and for your kindness in donating food. Also, I want to thank the children who participated during the assembly – the KS2 choir sang beautifully. Thank you, Miss Ahn.

Today we will hold our annual elections for the various junior leadership positions across the school:

·         School Council

·         Team Captains

·         Faith Ambassadors

·         Digital Leaders

·         Wellbeing Champions

I look forward to sharing the results with you. 

We will also be celebrating Black History month -please keep an eye on class blogs and Class Dojo to see what the children are learning about. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C3rd October 2022): Respect

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 26th September 2022):

ExcellenceEva, Lerato, Hayli, Matthias, Truthi, Aaron R, Evelyn, Micah, Thandiwe, Diya, Nathan A-C, Rhea, Christiana, Unami & Rutendo.
ResilienceEva, Lucca, Matthias, Chloe, Hana, Aaron R, Ved, Nathan R, Diya, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Timothy & Finley.
IndependenceDavid, Aurelia, Joycellin, Michael, Hana, Aaron R, Ved, Nathan R, Diya, Jadon, Orla, Barbora, Micah & Shemilore.
Co-operationMehdi, Stefan, Joycellin, Sophia M, Aaron R, Nathan R, Sophia G & Amy.
Self-ControlEva, Aurelia, Hayli, Krisztian, Ved, Hana, Evelyn, Micah, Thandiwe, Aniyah, George, Zachary, Thiago & Finley.
CuriosityJoseph, Stefan, Mahlon, Fatima, Hana, Aaron R, Micah, Diya, Thiago, Unami & Shemilore. 
AcceptancePhineas, Aaron W, Philip, Stephanie, Michaela, Hana, Ved, Micah, Orla, Aniyah, Nathan A-C, Marqueza & Nomsa.
RespectPhineas, Lucca, Mahlon, Idelle, Martin, Aaron R, Ved, Diya, Nathan A-C, Orla, Sophia, Christiana & Austin.
**Growth Mind-set **Mehdi, Aaron W, Philip, Zara, Hana, Ved, Micah, Diya, Aniyah, Orla, Timothy & Rutendo.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 26th September 2022:

Year 1Stephanie
Year 2Sophia M
Year 3Ved
Year 4Nathan A-C
Year 5Timothy
Year 6Amy

Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.

Attendance W/C 26th 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.

I am super impressed with this week’s attendance figures – keep up the good work!

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 1100%
Year 296%
Year 3100%
Year 494.29%
Year 592%
Year 696.67%

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 (1stHalf). 

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 are on WEEK 3 Menu this week. 

After-School Clubs:

We still have places in our after-school clubs, please sign up at the school office.

Piano Lessons:

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 from 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. 

Contact Details

07958 925730

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 the link for further details:

 Key Dates:

October 3rd -21st OctoberBlack History Month
October 3rd – 7thWorld Space Week
October 5thYears 3 and 4 Trip to Verulamium Museum
Thursday 6th OctoberNational Poetry Day – The Environment Stanborough Secondary Open Day (Years 5 & 6)
Monday 10th OctoberWorld Mental Health Day
Thursday 20th OctoberSecondary School Speech Night at 7pm
Friday 21st October Autumn Term (First Half) ends – 13:30pm

See the link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us be encouraged by the scripture: Isaiah 60:1– “Arise, my people! Let your light shine for all the nations [school community] to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you.” 

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden