The whole school attendance for March was 95.97% which is slightly below our target of 96%. Class attendance percentages for March were as follows:-
England Class 92.91%
India Class 95.09%
China Class 97.59%
Australia Class 97.87%
Kenya Class 95.07%
Peru Class 96.56%
Great Britain Class 96.85%
Congratulations to Australia Class who were March’s Attendance Stars!
Each month “House Points” from each class are collected and the House with the most points wins the trophy! Below are the House Point totals for the Spring second half term:-
Arctic House 524
Atlantic House 566
Indian House 571
Pacific House 393
Therefore champions for last half term were Indian House. Congratulations!
EASTER EGG HUNT
We would like to say a really big “Thank You” to the Friends for organising the Easter Egg Hunt and activities after school on Monday. The sun shone and everyone who took part had a great time. School really do appreciate all the effort that Friends put into organising these fun events for everyone to enjoy.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORS OF SUMMERFIELDS
On behalf of all the Governors here at Summerfields, I would like to wish pupils, parents and staff a very happy and restful Easter. I hope that you get two weeks of glorious sunshine to recharge your batteries, ready for a busy Summer term.
Being a Governor gives a unique insight into everything that makes up the running of a successful school. I am often amazed by the unseen work of the staff, or the commitment of parents, supporting their children in various events, or The Friends of Summerfields selling cakes to raise money to improve the provision for the children. And most importantly of all, I get to see some of the hard work and effort that the children put in too. I see being a Governor as a very privileged role and after Easter, we will be sending out letters to parents, giving you a chance to stand as a Governor. I really hope that many of you respond positively to this. Don’t be put off, we work as a team, so whatever skills you have, we can use.
Please contact me if you wish to know more at Tony.Murphy@summerfields.iow.sch.uk.
We would like to say goodbye and good luck to two members of staff who leave us today – Mrs Kearney and Mrs Wallder. Thank you for all your hard work at Summerfields—we will all miss you.
EASTER CHARIOT CHALLENGE
The winners were Chloe and Talia. Chloe’s chariot travelled the furthest distance and Talia’s design was the most creative. The races were good fun and there was a good show of parents.
Just a reminder that after the Easter break, children can wear Summer uniform. For boys this is grey shorts with grey socks and not white, or any other colour. Girls can wear short sleeve dresses in light blue, light pink, lilac or yellow. These can be striped or checked with white ankle or long socks. If girls wear grey skirts or trousers they must wear grey socks. Everyone should also still wear plain black shoes with no open toes. Summer uniform can be worn right up to October half term.
Following several parental comments on school questionnaires, we are trying to make the outside of the school more interesting and inviting. You may have noticed new plants in the borders and the large boards at the front of school. Mrs Avey has very kindly volunteered to paint a mural for school. This is an on going project and we thank Mrs Avey for giving up her time.
Flyers have been sent home this week about fun activities taking place during the Easter holidays at Medina Leisure Centre.
MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS
Tickets have now been issued for our May Day Celebrations on Friday 28th April 2017 at 1.30pm. Unfortunately if you do not have a ticket, you will be unable to attend this event. Thank you for your co-operation.
FREE BIKEABILITY CYCLE TRAINING COURSE
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Community Safety Team are offering a FREE Bikeability Cycle Course next week. The course is being held at Shanklin Fire Station from Monday 10th April 2017 to Thursday 14th April 2017 inclusive from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
The course is open to young riders aged over 10 years. The course provides 8 hours of training covering on-road cycling. If you are interested in your child attending, please contact the IWFRS Community Safety Team on 01983 823399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
Want to get more active? Then walking is a great way to get fit, explore what’s on your doorstep and make new friends! On the first and third Wednesday of every month there will be a Newport Short Health Walk taking place. Meet outside Medina Leisure Centre at 10.30am. For further details contact Samantha.Brooks@iow.gov.uk, by phone on 07976 347 642 or visit the website www.walkingforhealth. org.uk.
NEWPORT ROMAN VILLA
On Wednesday 19th April 2017 between 11am and 3pm Newport Roman Villa will be holding a family Clay Day with a reduced admission fee of just £1 per person (this includes entry and all activities). Wednesday 19 April – 11am – 3pm. Newport Roman Villa Clay Day – make a box-flue tile pencil holder to take home £1 entry for all. No need to book – just drop in. Family friendly event. Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport, PO301HA, 01983 529720 or 01983 823433.
WORD OF THE WEEK
FLOURISH—To grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way!
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Watch your attitude, it’s the first thing people notice about you.