Spring 2 Newsletter 2014
Break Up: Friday 4th April
Return: Tuesday 22nd April
May Day: Monday 5th May
Summer Half Term
Break up: Friday 23rd May
Return: Monday 2nd June
World Book Day – We celebrated this event on 13th March. Our theme was ‘Bedtime stories’ and was a great success. Thanks to parents/carers for allowing children to wear pyjamas on the day.
Sport Relief – This was another extremely successful event in school. The whole school celebrated Sport Relief on Friday 21st March. Every child in school took part in FUN RACES AND ACTIVITIES!! It was fantastic to see all of our children outside enjoying themselves and raising awareness for Sport Relief. Apart from children having a very active and sporting day we raised over £200 for this deserving charity. If you have not sent your sponsor money in please send it to Scott Mallabar our PE teacher in school.
Easter at St Hilda’s – Thank you for coming to support your children in our Easter celebration at St Hilda’s Church. We are very lucky to be able to celebrate in such a fantastic world-renowned location.
School Governor – we are looking for a parent governor for school. This can be a very rewarding experience and allows a parent to play an active part in the life and work of school. If you are interested please get in touch with Mr. Telfer.
Residentials - There will be two residential experiences on offer for children in the Summer Term. Groups of children will have the opportunity to attend Holy Island and Dukes House Wood adventure centre. I am sure you will be hearing a lot more about these visits in the next few months.
McDonalds donation – A big THANK YOU to McDonalds in Hartlepool who held a fun day to raise funds for school. They donated £340. This will help us to purchase further resources for our Sensory Room.
100% Attendance –Well done to our pupils who have 100% attendance this term, including no late mornings. Jay Aylett, Kieran Courtney, Bradley Crannage, Jordan Farnsworth, Jason Fawcett, Jake Gayler, Liam Horner, Jodie Johnstone, Cameron Lines, Mark McDonnell, Nicole Seaward, Sophie Thompson. Those children who have the best attendance are usually those who make the most progress in school. Please try to ensure that your child attends school as often as possible and let us know if there is a problem.
Fish and Chips – You are invited to join us for a Fish and Chips tea on Wednesday 30th April
between 5.00pm and 7.00pm at Mary Lamberts in Villiers Street, Hartlepool. The cost is £5 per person and tickets are available from the school. All funds to go towards our Solar Panels appeal. Please contact the school if you wish to attend (01429 280600).
Purple Class – Children in Purple Class had an exciting day out earlier this term when the visited Flix. They had their lunch and watched the ‘Jungle Book’.
Fairtrade Tuck-shop – Our tuck shop takes place on Friday afternoons. If parents/carers wish, children may bring a small amount of money (50p-£1.00) to buy goods.
Multi-Sports Event - Several of our children competed in this event at Northfield Sports Centre. Sports included: Seated Volleyball, Relay races, Boccia and many more!
Cup Winners - Our children competed in the Swimming Gala at Mill House Leisure Centre and won the Small Schools Cup. The children were excellent ambassadors for Springwell School and had lots of fun!
Netball - Our children took part in a Netball competition at St Hild’s School, along with children from Throston Primary school who willingly joined the Springwell School Netball team. It was a fantastic
afternoon in the sun.
Upcoming Events Include;
Table Cricket – Durham County Cricket Club on 2nd May.
Athletics on 15th May.
Football Match v Owton Manor on 2nd April 2014.
Small Schools Football - Springwell School will host this competition on 23rd April 2014, inviting Owton Manor, Greatham, Rift House, Hart and Elwick Schools. We are really looking forward to hosting this event and are very confident it will be an exciting afternoon.
Community sessions - For any information about the following sport sessions, please contact our PE Coordinator Scott Mallabar in school :
Funability- An exciting Multi-sports session, which focuses on Balance and Coordination and aims to develop skills in a wide variety of sports. Brierton Sports Centre, every Thursday 4.30 – 6pm (Term time).
Inclusive sports- A fantastic opportunity for children to take part in a wide range of sports activities. Brierton Sports Centre, every Saturday 11 – 1pm (Term time).
Swimming Kit – Could parents/carers please send in swimming trunks/costume and a towel on the day your child goes swimming.
Spare clothes – If you have any spare clothes or underwear that are still in good condition we would very much appreciate your sending them into school for us to use as ‘spares’
Assemblies – Every term each class in school present an assembly. Parents / carers are very welcome to attend and see children perform. If you have not heard about the date for your childs assembly please get in touch with class staff in school.
Sickness and diarrhoea – if your child is sick or ill then they must be out of school for 48 hours. This is for the safety of your child and others in school.
Phone numbers – it is absolutely essential that we have an emergency contact number for every child in school. It is equally important that this number is available at ALL times. We must be able to contact parents/carers if we have a problem with your child in school. Please let us know if you have changed your number.
Names on Uniform – Could parents / carers please ensure that your childs name is on all items of their uniform. It is very difficult to find and return clothing or bags with no name.
Ready for the bus – all parents /carers are given aspecific time for school transport to pick up children in the morning. Could you please ensure that your child is ready and prepared to go at the allotted time. Any delay causes difficulties for parents and children further down the line. If you have any concerns about school transport and your child please contact Judith Maughan – tel no. 523769
Early Breakfast Club & After School Clubs – we have places for pupils in our Early
Breakfast Club. This starts at 8.15 every morning and provides breakfast and activities for pupils. There is a small cost; £1.50 and parents/carers will have to bring children themselves.
Our After-school Clubs include: trampoline, cookery, relaxation, football, rugby and computers. Activities take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.15 to 4.15. If you would like your child to attend please get in touch with Annette Farnsworth in school. Parents usually have to pick their children up from school after clubs.
Mobile phones and Computer games – although children may bring these items to school they must be handed in as soon as they enter the building. Any IT devices that belong to children are not allowed to be used in school.
Internet Safety – I will mention in every newsletter the dangers of unsupervised internet
access for children. There have been many instances of children being ‘groomed’ on the internet by unsuitable adults.
Children under the age of 13 should not be accessing sites such as Facebook.
Parents /carers should not put images of their children on the web that include images of other children in school. Alongside our school website school also has its own Facebook page to inform parents / carers of special events.
Pupils from school should NOT try to contact any school staff via the internet. Child protection guidelines forbid staff to have internet contact with pupils.