Our latest news items are listed below – to read an article in more detail, click the ‘read more’ links.
Anti-Bullying Week – 14-18 November 2016
This year’s Anti-Bullying Week takes place across the country from 14 - 18 November.
Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, this year’s national theme is ‘Power for Good’ and aims to get children, young people, parents, carers and teachers to ‘power up’ and take action against bullies individually and collectively to create a safe environment where children can thrive.
An anti-bullying survey is undertaken with all Poole schools every year. The most recent survey showed that it was cyber bullying where schools had reported the most increase. The survey also revealed that half the schools which responded have peer mentoring schemes in place to help with friendship issues, whilst every school has a senior staff member who is an anti-bullying champion, with staff forums held every term.
Find out more on the Borough of Poole website: here.
On Wednesday 9th December, we held our first Christingle Service at St. Clements Church.
In the morning at school, every child made their own christingle and learnt about what they represent. In the afternoon, the entire school made their way to the church to perform our 'Christingle Rock' for friends and family.
Classes performed songs and actions they had learnt in music lessons and some pupils read readings about the origins of christingles. We then sang together and lit our candles. The younger children also dressed up and performed scenes from the nativity.
It was a wonderful service enjoyed by all who attended. A big thankyou goes to our music teacher Alison Newland for all her hard work with the children to create such lovely performances.
Starfish class have been learning about Autumn. As part of this topic they went on a trip to Upton Country Park.
To travel to the park, Starfish class went on the public bus. They learnt how to walk safely to the bus stop, how to buy a ticket, and how to sit safely whilst travelling.
At Upton Country Park they collected things they could find to do with Autumn. The children found lots of colourful leaves, pine cones, acorns and conkers!
The children had lots of fun exploring the Autumnal woods and learnt all about how the environment changes at this time of year.
We were recently very pleased to host journalists from the Bournemouth Daily Echo, who have written a lovely article which was published on Friday 16 October. To view the article online please click HERE.
The article celebrates the judgement made by OfSTED (June 2015) that we are now officially considered to be a 'Good' school. It also quotes Rachel Weldon (Headteacher) and Sally Apps (Chair of Governors) who offered thanks all members of the school community, who have worked really hard since our previous judgement and in preparation for the inspection.
One small correction to note is that we have 104 pupils and not the 140 as quoted in the article.