Spring / Week 12

Dear Parents, Carers, and Members of our School Community,

Science week has been incredible! The experiments carried out throughout the school and the ‘Hands On’ science workshops have left me in awe. I am grateful to Mrs Swain for arranging such an exhilarating and enjoyable week for our school community, including the children, staff, parents, and governors. It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate science, and I appreciate everyone’s participation. Please click on the links to see what we got up to: https://www.stanboroughprimary.org.uk/science-week/

Last Friday, the whole school celebrated Red Nose Day. Thank you for your donations. If you would still like to make a contribution, it’s not too late to donate via the school office.

A big thank you to the HSA for organising our quiz night. It was a great success, and we hope it can become a regular event in our school’s social calendar. Special thanks to all who attended and donated.

Just a reminder that the KS2 Cross Country event has been rescheduled and will now be held on Wednesday, May 3rd, starting at 11:00 am. Additional information will be provided closer to the event date.

This is a friendly reminder that all KS2 students must remain in school until 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 23rd, for an additional choir practice with the band. A snack can be ordered at the school office. The pupils will be performing at the upcoming Spring Concert with a live band, which promises to be an unforgettable event. Don’t miss out!

Our joint assembly with Stanborough Park Secondary School is scheduled to take place at Stanborough Park Church on Friday, March 24th. The assembly is set to commence at 8:50 am. Children can be dropped off anytime from 8:30 am but no later than 8:45 am. We highly encourage your attendance, as the Primary School Faith Ambassadors and School Chaplain will be leading the assembly.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 20th March 2023): Excellence

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 13th March 2023):

ResiliencePhineas, Stefan, Mahlon, Fatima, Israel, Marin, Aaron R, Thandiwe, Nathan A-C, Barbora & Shemilore.
AcceptanceGabbie, Lucca, Parshva, Michael, Evelyn, Elisha, Micah A-C & Nomsa. 
IndependenceEzekiel, Aaron W, Joycellin, Hayli, Chloe, Nathan R, Aaron R, Diya, Orla, Marqueza, Thiago & Amy.
CuriosityAll of Nursery, Lucca, Hayli, Idelle, All of Year 3 & 4, Sophia G & Finley. 
ExcellenceAbel, Lerato, Stephanie, Zara, Sophia M, Ved, Hana, Aniyah, Diya, Jadon, Christiana & Nomsa.
Self-ControlThomas, David, Lucca, Hayli, Joycellin, James, Israel, Micah W, Thandiwe, Orla, Zachary & Rutendo.
RespectEva, Aaron W, Mahlon, Michaela, Evelyn, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Unami & Rutendo.
CooperationGabbie, Aurelia, Parshva, Truthi, Ved Micah W, Aniyah, George, Timothy & Shemilore. 
**Growth Mind-set **Mehdi, Stefan, Philip, Krisztian, Nathan R, Martin, Hana, Elisha, George, Rhea & Amy.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 13th March 2023:

Year 1Philip
Year 2Krisztian
Year 3Martin
Year 4George
Year 5Christiana
Year 6Austin

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

Attendance W/C 13th March 2023:

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. 

Any child who arrives after the register has closed is classed as an unauthorised absence, unless a suitable reason is given, and this is authorised by the Headteacher. All children who arrive late (after 08.50) MUST report to the school office and be signed in by an accompanying adult. A frequent pattern of ‘lateness’ would need to be addressed with the parent by the Headteacher and, in some cases, our attached Attendance Improvement Officer from Hertfordshire County Council. As little as 5 minutes late a day will result in your child missing the equivalent of three days of school across the year.

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 1100%
Year 296%
Year 3100%
Year 4100%
Year 599%
Year 6100%

Congratulations to Years Reception, 1, 3, 4 & 6 for 100% attendance this week.  All classes with 100% attendance will receive an additional 15 minutes of playtime this week.


We have observed that sometimes children can become anxious or embarrassed when they arrive late to school and have to enter the classroom when learning has begun. We understand, of course, that there can be exceptional reasons for lateness. It is, however, a parent’s legal responsibility to have his/her child in school for registration. Children can be in school from 8:30 am each day ready for a prompt 8:45 am start. A frequent pattern of ‘lateness’ would need to be addressed via a meeting with the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Headteacher.

Medical/Dental Appointments:

Please hand in a written note to the teacher/school office or telephone the school office. This ensures your child’s attendance is recorded correctly. Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy. 

Packed Lunches:

Please be reminded that we no longer serve school dinners and that you must provide your child with a packed lunch daily until further notice. We have received a number of queries with regard to bringing hot food from home as a packed lunch. We are happy for you to do so, but please use a suitable container – NO GLASS. Unfortunately, staff are unable to reheat the food.

Swimming Lessons – Spring Term Second Half Reminder:

Please be reminded that swimming lessons have now been changed to a Friday morning at Everyone Active, Watford Central. Children are required to wear their full PE kit (instead of the full school uniform) with the school logo visible as they are representing the school and we wish to maintain our high uniform standards at all times. Children are required to bring trunks/a swimsuit (one-piece swimming costume only), a towel and goggles in a separate swimming bag. Please note when the children enter the changing area, they are required to remove their shoes and socks. Plastic overshoes are not provided so children may bring a lightweight pair of clean flip-flops to wear.

After the Easter break, swimming lessons will take place on Monday afternoons (1.30 pm – 2 pm) until the end of the Summer Term.

HSA Chair/ School Governor Vacancy:

We currently have one vacancy for the role of Chair of the Home School Association. If you would be interested in joining the Home School Association, please email the school office at info@stanboroughprimary.org.uk for further information. 

 Key Dates:

20th March 2023Primary School Board Meeting
20th – 24th March 2023Class Assessments
22nd March 2023Cross Country (Years 3 – 6) – RESCHEDULED
23rd March 2023Years 3- 6 Band Practice 3:35 – 5.30 pm
29th March 2023Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal
30th March 2023Spring Term Ends (School closes at 2 pm)Spring Concert (Evening) 7 pm

See the link for our school calendar – https://www.stanboroughprimary.org.uk/calendar/

Finally, let us remember, ‘Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10, NIV

Love and Blessings,

Tiann Madden