Spring / Week 8

Good Morning Parents & Carers,

Welcome back!

I trust you and your families had an enjoyable and restful half-term. I am delighted to welcome you back for a busy but rewarding half-term. This term, the children will participate in the following: World Book Day, Science Week, Math’s Day, two Maths Championships competitions, Cross Country and our annual Spring Concert.

Our Parent Consultation Meetings also take place this week.  We look forward to welcoming you to school to discuss your child’s progress to date. Please contact the school office to book an appointment if you haven’t already done so. Appointments cannot be rescheduled for those who are unable to attend or miss appointments, instead, you will receive your child’s progress report via email.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 20th February 2023): Independence

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 6th February 2023):

ResilienceGabbie, Lerato, Matthias, Chloe, Hana, Micah W, Ved, Israel, Aaron R, Aniyah, Diya, Thandiwe, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Sophia G, Rutendo & Shemilore.
AcceptanceMehdi, Stefan, Joycellin, Fatima, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Orla, Aniyah & Micah A-C.
IndependenceRichard, Aurelia, Hayli, Philip, Zara, Evelyn, Martin, Diya, Jadon, George, Nathan A-C, Barbora, Marqueza & Austin.
CuriosityPhineas, Abel, Lerato, Joycellin, Krisztian, Hana, Micah W, Ved, Israel, Orla, Aniyah, Thandiwe, Rhea, Unami & Amy.
ExcellenceEva, Mehdi, Stefan, Matthias, Sophia M, Hana, Micah W, Ved, Israel, Martin, Thandiwe, Diya, Jadon, Sophia G & Nomsa.
Self-ControlGabbie, Lucca, Stephanie, Philip, James, Evelyn, Martin, Aaron R, Thandiwe, Jadon, George, Nathan A-C, Timothy & Amy.
RespectEva, Aurelia, Stephanie, Michaela, Martin, Hana, Aaron R, Ved, Nathan R, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Aniyah, Elisha, Orla, Diya, Thiago & Austin.
CooperationAll Of Nursery, Stefan, Matthias, Idelle, Evelyn, Martin, Aaron R, Thandiwe, George, Unami, Rutendo & Shemilore.
**Growth Mind-set **David, Aaron W, Hayli, Truthi, Hana, Micah W, Ved, Israel, Aaron R, Aniyah, Diya, Thandiwe, Jadon, George, Nathan A-C, Zachary, Christiana & Austin.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 6th February 2023:

Year 1Philip
Year 2Michael
Year 3Martin
Year 4Elisha
Year 5Sophia
Year 6Amy

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

Attendance W/C 6th February 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. 

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 183.33%
Year 284%
Year 393.75%
Year 492.31%
Year 596%
Year 6100%

Congratulations to Reception & Year 6 for 100% attendance this week. Keep it up!

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.

Swimming Lessons – Spring Term Second Half:

Please be reminded that swimming lessons start back this week (for Years 3 – 6) at Everyone Active, Watford Central on Thursdays. Children are required to bring trunks/a swimsuit (one-piece swimming costume only), a towel and goggles in a separate swimming bag.

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. 

Parent Consultations:

Our Pupil Progress evenings are taking place this week on  Wednesday 22nd (4 pm – 6 pm) please note there will be no after-school club on this day & on Thursday 23rd February (6 pm – 8 pm). We look forward to updating you on your child’s engagement and progress. Meeting times have been allocated during the half-term week. If you have not received one or you have not booked one yet, please contact Mrs Warwick directly at lwarwick@stanboroughprimary.org.uk.

 Key Dates:

20th February 2023Spring Term (2nd Half) Begins – 8:30am onwards
22nd February 2023Parent Consultation Meetings 4pm – 6pm
23rd February 2023Parent Consultation Meetings 6pm – 8pm
24th February 2023Primary and Secondary School Joint Assembly

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

Finally, let us remember, “And we know that for those who love God, all things work for good, for those who are called according to his purpose”. Romans 8:28 ESV


Love and Blessings,

Tiann Madden