SUMMER 1 NEWSLETTER
Dates for your diary Summer half-term Break up - Friday 23rd May
Return - Monday 2nd June
Summer Break Break – up Friday 18th July
Return Tuesday 2nd Sept
Sports / Fun Day – Friday 11th July this will be an all day event. Leavers Assembly – Wednesday 16th July – more information about these events will be sent nearer the date.
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. And keep your phone turned ‘on’.
Residentials - There are to be two residential experiences on offer to children in the Summer Term. Groups of children have been offered the opportunity to attend Holy Island or Dukes House Wood adventure centre. If your child is attending either of these events and you have any questions please get in touch with Sam Beacher (Holy Is.) or Marc Hillan (Dukes House)
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.
Fish and Chips –Thank you to those who joined us for our Fish and Chip supper at Mary Lamberts in Villiers Street, Hartlepool. All funds raised will to go towards our Solar Panels appeal. Thanks again to Mary lamberts and to Hodgsons fish suppliers.
Race Night –Thank you to everyone who attended our ‘Race Night’. I’m sure you all had a great time. We raised £724 for School Fund.
Shop for Schools – If you are shopping in Middleton Grange Centre in Hartlepool please take your receipt to the kiosk to exchange for vouchers.
Sporting Events –
Six of our children were selected to play Table Cricket at Durham County Cricket Club on 2nd May, winning all their games and having lots of fun with other schools across the region. The children also had the chance to meet and have their pictures taken with the first team players.
The football team played against Owton Manor School on 2nd April and gave a very good account of themselves, playing with enthusiasm and determination. The team were excellent ambassadors for the school and this game gave parents the opportunity to come along and support their children.
Springwell School hosted the Small Schools Football competition, inviting Owton Manor, Greatham, Rift House, Hart and Elwick School on 23rd April. The sun was shining and the children were happy and very enthusiastic, which was the making for what was a fantastic afternoon of football. Thank you to all schools who attended this event!
Upcoming Events Include;
Sport Day – It’s that time of year again, brace yourself for one of the biggest days in the school calendar – Preparations are being made for this year’s Sports Day! It was a huge success last year, and there are many more exciting surprises and activities in store for the children on Friday 11th July. I would like to invite parents/carers to come along and support their children in what is sure to be an action packed day of sports!!
Cricket competition – Some of our children will compete in an all day Cricket competition on 20th May at Park Drive Cricket club, Hartlepool. We wish all our children the best of luck and hope they enjoy the experience.
Athletics – Our Athletics cluster is on 22nd May at West View Primary school. Our children have been practicing during PE and extra-curricular sports clubs to enhance their performance and develop their skills in Athletics.
Panathalon – After the success of last year’s Panathalon, our children are very excited for this year’s event, which will be held on 26th June at Northfield school, Billingham.
Inclusive event – We are hosting an Inclusive sports event at Springwell School on 27th June. Our cluster schools will be invited to play sports such as; Boccia, Bowling, Relay races and many more!
Regional Athletics – Some of our children will go to Clairville stadium and represent our school in the regional athletics competition, taking part in events such as; Sprinting, Long jump, Hurdles and many more.
Dance and Wiggle Marathon - This year’s 200 hour Dance and Wiggle Marathon will take place on the week 19th – 23rd May. Our children will Dance and Wiggle their way through PE, sports clubs, primary movement session, etc.
PE Kit – Could parents/carers please ensure your child has a white t-shirt and a pair of black shorts, with either a pair of trainers or plimsolls on the day your child does PE.
All school Swimming Kit – Could parents/carers please send in swimming trunks/costume and a towel on the day your child goes swimming.
Spare uniform – If you have any items of school uniform that are not being used and are still in good condition we would very much appreciate your sending them into school for us to use as ‘spares’.
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.
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 child’s 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.
Names on Uniform – Could parents/carers please ensure that your child’s 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 a specific 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 of £1.50, and parents/carers will have to bring children themselves.
Our After-school Clubs include: trampoline, cookery, relaxation, football and rugby. Activities take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. 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 includes 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.