Newsletter 8/17


Together we can solve this.

At a recent Governors meeting, it was brought to our attention that there was a serious car parking issue in the surrounding area of the school at the beginning and end of the school day.  This seems to be the case all over the Island at the moment, with increasing reliance on cars, especially in bad weather conditions and we realise it is always a sensitive issue.  As well as increased vigilance from traffic wardens, it is very likely that Island roads will soon be turning the whole area into a no stopping zone, due to the dangers faced by children. Yes this will be inconvenient, but in the meantime, we are looking at ways to turn this negative into a positive. If you can come up with any ideas which will help alleviate this problem and help make it safer around the school, please contact me through the school office. I would welcome your input and believe that working together, we can solve this problem.

Tony Murphy, Chair of Governors



Reminder that the Friends of Summerfields are holding discos tonight: 5pm-6pm Years R, 1 and 2 (please note all children must be accompanied by an adult).  6.15pm-7:30pm for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6.  Entry is £1.00 per child payable on the door. 



Queen Victoria class assembly will take place next Thursday, 9th November at 2:45pm. All parents, grandparents, carers and relatives are most welcome.



We are again supporting the Poppy Appeal this year and will be selling poppies until Friday 10th November.  Please send your child to school with some small change if they would like to buy a poppy.



Unfortunately some children have returned to school after the half term break with head lice.  Please ensure that you check your child’s hair on a regular basis and treat accordingly. Thank you.



As we move into autumn and the weather turns cooler, children still need to bring a water bottle into school everyday to keep hydrated.  Water bottles are available to buy from the school office at a cost of 40p. As school budgets are very tight, we shall not be able to supply plastic cups to children who forget their water bottles on a regular basis. 



The whole school attendance for October was 95.16% which is below our target of 96%.  Class attendance percentages for October were as follows:-

Ellen MacArthur Class 98.10%

King Charles Class 92.70%

Queen Victoria Class 94.68%

Minghella Class 93.24%

Warrior Class 95.88%

Tennyson Class 94.64%

Charles Dickens Class 96.55%

Congratulations to Ellen MacArthur Class who were October’s Attendance Stars!  They were presented with the trophy in today’s Celebration Assembly. 



Donations of unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding, hats and belts will be gratefully appreciated.  Please put items into a black bag and place inside the school grounds in front of the railings between the two black gates by the flower beds. Bags to be placed by 8:35am.  We are unable to accept duvets, pillows, rugs or cushions. Thank you.


Consultation on Updated Admissions Policy for Carisbrooke College and Medina College

In accordance to 15(b) of the Schools Admissions Code the Governing Body of the Island Innovation Federation are consulting on the Admissions Arrangements for September 2019. As the admissions authority the governing body has amended the policy to include an additional admissions criterion to be used if there are more applications than there are available places. The additional criterion gives priority to children of staff who have (1) been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, or (2) have been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

The policies can be viewed on the websites for Carisbrooke College and Medina College.  Comments on the proposed admissions arrangements should be sent to Consultation closes on 8th December 2017.





Profound—This word means deep, intense and serious



Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.


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