Summer / Week 9

I trust you have been enjoying the delightful change in weather. At school, we have been taking full advantage of our beautiful grounds and embracing the pleasant conditions. Our sports day was absolutely fantastic! I felt immense pride witnessing the exemplary sportsmanship displayed by all our students. It was truly thrilling to witness several of our students set new school records in various field and track events. On Thursday, we had the pleasure of hosting the Stanborough Church Toddler group sports days, which not only created cherished memories but also highlighted the unique qualities that make our school a precious gem.

As we enter another eventful week, please ensure your child comes prepared with sun hats, water bottles, and sun cream. These items are essential for their well-being. I am delighted to share that we have high hopes of completing the playground construction by the end of this term. Keep a lookout for updates on the progress in the coming weeks.

We are thrilled to announce that our end of term party will be taking place on an extended Friday 30th June. If you haven’t already returned the slip confirming your child’s attendance, please do so promptly as this is an event that should not be missed – having fun and creating lasting memories! We sincerely appreciate your support in our efforts to raise extra funds for our school playground, which will greatly enhance your child’s physical and social development. Thank you for your continued support. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 19th June 2023): Self-control

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 12th June 2023):

ResilienceAll of Nursery, Aaron W, Mahlon, Krisztian, All of Year 3, All of Year 4, Marqueza & Amy.
AcceptanceMehdi, Aurelia, Matthias, Michael, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Elisha, Nathan A-C, Thiago & Shemilore.
IndependenceDarren, Stefan, Philip, Sophia M, Evelyn, Diya, Sophia G, Barbora & Nomsa.
CuriosityThomas, Stefan, Parshva, Giovanna, Martin, Diya, Tim & Finley.
ExcellenceEva, Phineas, Abel, Lerato, Hayli, Fatima, All of Nursery, All of Year 4, Marqueza & Rutendo.
Self-ControlDavid, Richard, Ezekiel, Lerato, Joycellin, Idelle, Hana, Micah W, Nathan A-C, Timothy & Austin.
RespectAll of Nursery, Aurelia, Stephanie, Michaela, All of Year 3, All of Year 4, Rhea, Micah & Shemilore.
CooperationAll of Nursery, Aaron W, Davi, Idelle, All of Year 3, All of Year 4, Zachary & Amy.
**Growth Mind-set **Mehdi, Lucca, Matthias, Sophia M, Aaron R, Orla, Unami, Christiana & Finley.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 12th June 2023

Year 1Hayli
Year 2Chloe
Year 3Aaron R
Year 4Orla
Year 5Marqueza
Year 6Austin

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

Attendance W/C 12th June 2023:

Each school under the local authority has a designated attendance goal, and this year, our school’s target is to achieve a 96% attendance rate. Naturally, we do not anticipate unwell children to attend school as they need ample rest to recuperate and prevent the spread of illness to others.

If a child arrives after the register’s closing time, it will be marked as an unauthorised absence unless a valid reason is provided and approved by the Headteacher. Any child arriving late (after 08.50am) must go to the school office and be signed in by an accompanying adult. If a pattern of tardiness becomes frequent, the Headteacher will address the matter with the parent. It is important to note that being only 5 minutes late each day could result in your child missing the equivalent of three school days over the year.

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 195%
Year 2100%
Year 392.5%
Year 498.72%
Year 599.09%
Year 6100%

Congratulations to Years Reception, Year 2 & Year 6 for having 100% attendance the week before last.  All classes with 100% attendance will receive an additional 15 minutes of playtime this week.

Our current attendance rates are concerning. It is crucial that children are absent from school only in cases of illness or family emergencies. Our attendance target is set at 96%, and it is essential that we collaborate to achieve this goal. 

Bikeability – 26th – 29th June 2023

If you have signed your child up for the Bikeability course, please be reminded that they will need to bring their bikes into school next week and helmets must be worn.

School Fete – End of Term Celebration:

Our annual school fete will not take place this year. Instead, on June 30th, we will have an extended school day from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. The event will include a bouncy castle, a pizza/hotdog meal deal, ice cream, a water fight, and games on the field. The cost is £20 per attendee, with funds going towards the playground. The staff, including the office team, will manage the event. Please consider making additional donations. Return slips for meal preferences should have been submitted by last Friday.

Medical/Dental Appointments:

To ensure accurate attendance records, please provide a written note to your child’s teacher or the school office. Alternatively, you can call the office to report any absences. It is important to follow our school policy and inform the office by 10:00am if your child is unable to attend school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Afterschool Club Collection Reminder:

Our after-school clubs finish promptly at 4:45pm on Monday to Thursday and at 2:45pm on Fridays. It has come to our attention that some children have been left waiting for collection after this time and we kindly ask that you make arrangements to collect your child within the allotted time.

If you anticipate that you may be late, I would like to ask that you kindly contact the school office to inform us of the expected delay. If you are unable to reach our office team, please leave a message and they will endeavour to forward it to the staff on duty.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that late collections may result in additional charges to cover extended staff hours. We are keen to avoid this where possible, and your cooperation and consideration is greatly appreciated.

 Key Dates:

Wed, 21st June 2023Stay & Play 10am – 12pm (Nursery)
Wed, 28th June 2023Stay & Play 10am – 12pm (Nursery)
Mon, 26th – Thur 29th June 2023BIKEABILITY COURSE (KS2)
Fri, 30th June 2023End of Year Celebration Event 1.30 – 4pm
Wed, 5th July 2023Trip to Cassiobury Farm (Nursery – Year 4)
Wed, 12th July 2023Whole School Theatre Show (in school event)
Fri, 14th July 2023End of Term Celebration Assembly 10.30am
Fri, 14th July 2023Summer Term Ends 13.30pm

See the link to our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1

Love and Blessings,

Tiann Madden (Headteacher)