Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 30th April 2021 – Summer 3

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY FOR THE MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY

It’s been lovely to see so many of you back on to the school grounds at the end of the day. It feels as if we are returning to some form of old routine but we must remain vigilant in our fight against the spread of the virus. The good weather, whilst fresh, has really helped to keep spirits high. The quality of the children’s work has been quite staggering. They are a real credit to the school and their teachers. Mrs Taylor and myself have had the privilege of visiting classes this week to see them at work and we have been impressed by what we have observed in terms of the quality and teaching and learning. Plans are coming along nicely for our Beyond the Curriculum week and the staff and children are very excited by the live farm event we host on May 21st. More details to follow. Thank you to everyone who brings their child to school on time. It is such an important life skill for them to learn. Lateness has a worrying effect on a child and impacts on their learning. Please make every effort to organise your time in the mornings to give your child the best possible start to their day. Thank you.

 

The word of the week is – ROGITATE – to ask the same questions repeatedly, usually with unsatisfactory results.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

The Seahorse | Australian Children's Poetry Website

 

 

 

EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK THIS WEEK

YOU CAN FIND FURTHER EXAMPLES OF CHILDREN’S WORK AND DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES THAT TAKE PLACE THROUGH THE WEEK ON OUR TWITTER AND FACEBOOK FEEDS

 

FOOD WASTE – Last week I reported that we have started to weigh our food waste. Last week (on average) each child who took a school meal wasted 300 grammes of food which is equivalent to a can of soup in terms of weight. This week’s figures are:

Average number of dinner taken – 138
Actual waste  – 76.650kgs
Average waste per child – 555 grammes

Mrs Taylor is working closely with the school council and the kitchen staff to devise plans which we hope will reduce the large amount of waste quite significantly. Further details to follow.

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 42 occasions this week where children came late to school from 23 families. Thank you to everyone who dropped their child to school on time this week.

Rec Pine –  94.8%
Rec Fir – 91 %

1 Lime – 94.7%
1 Maple – 96.3%

2 Alder – 95.7%
2 Willow – 94.7%

3 Birch – 94.3%
4 Aspen – 96%

5 Ash – 93.8%
5 Cedar – 96.3%

6 Cherry –97.1%
6 Oak – 92.4%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 95%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Alby, Riley, Eshaal, Lucas, William, Oscar, Lexie-May, Maya, Elias, Kayla, Lacey and Amy who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h80l4XIPJC4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7dmu4G8oc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSkHFc240nY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keXHh0lr2y8

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY BANK HOLIDAY AND PLEASE NOTE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY!