Newsletter 33/17

The whole school attendance for May was 94.29% which is well below our target of 96%. Class attendance percentages for May were as follows:-
England Class 87.78%
India Class 97.43%
China Class 92.76%
Australia Class 95.09%
Kenya Class 97.22%
Peru Class 93.84%
Great Britain Class 96.07%
Congratulations to India Class who were May’s Attendance Stars! They were presented with the trophy in today’s Celebration Assembly.

Local author and illustrator Zoe Sadler visited school on Wednesday 7th June 2017. She read from some of her books and talked about the writing and illustrating process. The children all had a go at designing their own character for one of her projects. She has given all the children a bookmark which has a code to get a discount should parents wish to purchase a copy of her new book ‘Chasing Butterflies’, which she is crowdfunding to publish. The website link is:

On Friday 16th June 2017 there will be an evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital at Browns Golf Course, Sandown. There will be a talk on bats followed by a “Bat Hunt” around the golf course. Entrance is FREE and all are most welcome to come along.

The new system in the mornings is working very well and we are very grateful for everyone following the new procedure of entering school once the doors are open.

Come and try some fun running with the 2K Kids Challenge. For ages 4 to 10 years but adults can join in too! It takes place at the Athletic Track, The Fairway, Sandown from 5.45pm to 6.30pm on the following dates:- 4th 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th July 2017. For further details please contact the Sports Unit on 823818 or email for further information.

QuadKids is being held on Saturday 15th July 2017 at the Fairway Athletics Centre, Sandown. This event is for girls and boys in Years 3, 4 and 5 and covers sprinting, throwing, long jump and a 2 minute stamina race. Entrance is £3.00 per athlete and everyone must register in advance by 8th July 2017. For an entry form and more information please contact the organiser Ray Scovell at

We are very sorry to have to remind parents again but school meals must be paid for weekly in advance and not arrears. If you owe more than one week’s dinner money, you will be contacted and advised that your child will be unable to have any further school meals and that you will need to provide them with a packed lunch from home until the amount due has been paid. We are really sorry to have to do this but school simply cannot afford to have large amounts of money owing for school dinners.


Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.

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