The final week of the year and it's still all happening.
The children have now met their new class teachers and support staff and it will be all hands to the ready Friday afternoon and Monday, to re-arrange classrooms in readiness for the September start. (If you fancy coming in to help with some painting please do join us!) A reminder that school ends at 1.15pm on Friday and the children's first day back is Tuesday 5th September. (Staff will be in school on Monday 4th for a training day.)
With regards to the consideration of becoming part of the WeST (Westcountry Schools Trust - schools from the Ivybridge cluster and Plym cluster), governors are now in a position to consider all information, documentation and feedback from consultations. Whilst this has been a lengthy process, and not all details are finalised, governors will be meeting tomorrow night (18.7.17) with a view to voting - either to move forward with this motion or to cease. Pending the vote we will inform parents of this decision and any other considerations that need to be made. (Whatever the decision parents and children should see no difference in the day to day teaching and organisation of the school in September.) Thank you to those parents who provided comments during the consultation period.
Year 6 have been on yet more adventures - across to Mount Edgumbe, for an Outdoor Adventurous Activities day. This is part of the PSSP (Plymouth Schools' Sports Partnership) offer, that we buy in to as part of our PE funding offer. A great day was had by all despite the weather not being at its best. Year 6 then had their VIP section at the disco, entrance via special passes, including a 'bouncer' on the door! Parents had decorated the area, provided food and drink and made them feel very special. There was a united front for the last dance - a mass group, together. No doubt these friendships will continue, and new ones yet to be formed, but we know that their time together at Wembury has been special, and hopefully one not forgotten. I am sure that like all staff and governors we wish our Year 6 all the very best as they move on to their secondary schools?
A thank you to FroWS again, for their support and efforts in organising the disco - looking at the photos you can tell a great time was had. (There was even less tidying up - no popcorn!!) We look forward to next year's events; remember every little helps, so whether it's 30 minutes or a day, FroWS needs your support.
This week sees the culmination of a year's hard work and a celebration of pupils' efforts and achievements. Awards are given from Foundation through to Year 6 - successes galore! There will be laughter and tears but hopefully overall an air of awe and wonder, at the magnificent achievements of our young pupils. We look forward to seeing you at 2.00pm and then again at 3.30pm-5.30pm, down at the Marine Centre, beach and meadow, to enjoy and find out about the work the school has been doing with the Marine Centre, National Trust and Devon Wildlife Trust, over the academic year. Each year group has worked on a different aspect and taken part in a range of activities. Please come and join us to congratulate all in this joint venture.
As you are aware both Mrs Bennett and Mrs Graziosi have been unwell and as a consequence not in school. I am pleased to say that Mrs Bennett has recovered from her emergency operation and will be in school this Wednesday. She is looking forward to seeing all the children and staff, and it is unfortunate that this will be her very last day. We wish her well in her new teaching post and thank her for being a super part of the Year 3 team.
Unfortunately the news regarding Mrs Graziosi is not so good. She remains unwell and is not able to return to school before the end of term. She has sent her good-byes and best wishes to Year 2 pupils. I know this is not how she would have wished to finish the year and is upset by this. Again I hope, that like me, we wish her a speedy recovery back to full health, and thank her for her time at Wembury.
We shall also be saying good-bye to Mr Matthew Chown, who has been supporting a pupil in Year 5 & 6 over the past couple of years. He has made a massive difference to this pupil's outlook and contribution to class and school life; enabling the pupil to enjoy many successes and overcome barriers. I have no doubt we shall see Mr Chown out and about, as active as he is, and wish him all the very best in his new venture.
As this is my last official Blog I would like to take this opportunity in thanking all parents, family and friends, for their continued support and encouragement in ensuring Wembury Primary, and its pupils, are happy, successful and unique. Wishing all a lovely summer break.