As you are aware there has been much in the news regarding Coronavirus. As such schools have been sent the following which I felt needed sharing with parents and carers. We shall be having a school, deep clean over the half term as part of our normal cleaning practice and as it states parents should not be unduly concerned at this stage. Unless we hear otherwise school will operate as usual and pupils will be expected to attend as usual.
Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers
The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate.
Advice for parents/guardians
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.
What action you can take
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
We have been kindly shared a few photos of the 30th, Annual Saltash Music Festival adjudicated by Helen Deakin. (Permission has been given from all children and parents/carers to share these photos with school.) Unfortunately these are only of the girls, as George and Angus were performing later in the day.
Erin was awarded The Gray’s Cup.
Lottie awarded The Sue Hooper Cup.
! Apparently it was a fabulous (if a little nerve-wracking!) afternoon and everyone played beautifully. It was a joy to behold and lots of thanks were given to Francis Norman for being such a wonderful teacher. Well done to all our amazing violinists and further thanks to Francis Norman.
Yet another amazing week by our healthy and competitive pupils. Well done to all - fantastic achievements you should all be very proud of! Please click on the links above to find out more and to view photos.
Fit Bits & Watches
We are increasingly aware that children are wearing Fit Bits, i-Watches or similar items to school. Whilst we embrace technology your child is responsible for looking after their property. Whilst we would advise against wearing expensive items to school, as we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage, we accept that these are becoming the norm. However, in order to ensure responsible use, any that have a means of communication, through email, text or photos MUST be switched off during school hours and any activity linked with school. This can be done through parental controls. If you are unable to implement this, and provide assurances, we request that the item is not worn to school, to ensure the safeguarding of all. We shall be providing a signatory form to all who require it in due course. Thank you.
School is CLOSED to pupils Friday 14th February due to a WeST training day.
Argyle Multi-skills event will be taking place in school for those who have booked in.
The amount of lost property continues to increase. Please check prior to half term as all unclaimed items will either go into our second-hand uniform shop or handed to a charity shop. Where possible we would love for them to be reunited with their owner!
ECO-TIP – News
All sweet containers were gratefully received at Dartmoor Zoo. Thank you to Elle, Sophie and Ella for their safe delivery, and of course their parents!
With Valentine’s Day coming up and all that expense on cards why not consider one that gives to your loved and to the planet, such as a tree or to the bees, with little difference in cost??