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25.11.19

International School Award

On Monday I had the privilege of receiving Wembury’s International School Award, at an award’s ceremony, taking place in the British Council, London. Our award was presented by John Rolfe MBE and Sir Ciaran Devane, Chief Executive. The British Council are the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We have become one of an increasing number of schools that have achieved full accreditation and have become an ambassador for best practice in embedding an international dimension to our curriculum and school. Of that we are exceptionally proud.

This was demonstrated through our International School Open Morning last week where, as parents, you were able to see and contribute to the learning of global citizenship and society.

‘There are no passengers on planet earth, we are all crew.’ (Marshall McLuhan – author.)

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New Staff

We welcome Mrs Vickie Oliver to our staff team. She has recently been appointed as an additional teaching assistant to support individual needs, and brings with her a wealth of experience, patience and sense of humour, as well as being exceptionally good at French!

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Sports

KS1 Multi-skills – A group of Year 1 & 2 children took part in a multi-skills event at Coombe Dean. For some this was their first time representing the school at an event – they were all amazing! It looks like they had a lot of fun running, jumping and throwing.

Dodgeball – KS2 bravely ventured into Dodgeball territory. Actually it looks like they fully embraced the thrill and action of dodging being hit by a ball! (Fortunately the balls were a lot softer than the ones used in adult match games.)

 

What great experiences for our enthusiastic athletes!

Christingle

Whilst early in the season the Foundation and KS1 Christingle service was a great success. All who participated and attended seemed enthralled. Fortunately all candles burned brightly and were extinguished safely. Unfortunately the sweets did not last the length of the service – not even the Rev Alan Ryan’s! However it was lovely for him to let us know that he, ‘enjoyed the afternoon immensely. Had some fantastic conversations with adults and children alike. A memorable occasion for me…’

The church very kindly added to donations, rounding it up to £100. This will be donated to The Children’s Society.

Thank you to all parents and community but especially the children, for making this such a memorable event.

Performances  

The KS1/EYFS Christmas performance of the Bossy King will take place on Tuesday 17th December at 9.30am and 4.00pm.

We will be sending home two free tickets per family for both performances. There will be no charge this year, however we will be asking for donations at the door. This is a trial to see if the donations are sufficient to cover the cost of the performance licence and other expenditure. We hope then to continue in this way with future performances.

Should you not need all four tickets you are welcome to swap them with friends or return them to the office.

 

KS2 will be holding a Christmas Sing-A-Long, in the school hall, on Thursday 19th December, from 2.00pm where teas & mince pies will also be on sale.  

Events Overview

Date

 

Time

 

Event

 

Year Group/s

4th December

6.00pm

Village Hall Tree Lighting @ Wembury Village Hall

School Choir

All others & Family -  Voluntary

6th December

  • School day

 

 

 

  • 6.30pm
  • MUFTI – Robin Hood & Medieval
  • Wembury Drama Group Panto – Robin Hood

Whole school

 

 

 

Ticket holders

13th December

School day

Christmas Jumper Day

£1.00 donation

Whole school

 

17th December

9.30am & 4.00pm

The Bossy King

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

19th December

2.00pm

Christmas Sing-A-Long

Teas + Mince Pies

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

20th December

1.15pm Finish

Last Day of Term

Whole school

 

85 Years Old - What a Day!

As many of you are aware we celebrated Mr Clark's 85th Birthday in style. He was overwhelmed with the kindness and wishes from the whole school, so tissues were at the ready. He was entertained the whole day and then had afternoon tea with the staff and governors. As you can imagine, bees featured quite a bit! Well done and congratulations Mr Clark. 

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REMINDERS

Robin Hood/Medieval Mufti Theme

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Wembury Drama Group show on Friday 6th December. The pantomime this year is Robin Hood and to remind you that we would like to get into the spirit of things by holding a mufti day of Robin Hood & Medieval theme on that day. (Children can then wear their costume to the performance in the evening, if going.)

Tickets are available to purchase from Knighton Stores at £6.00 per adult & £3.00 per child. Your ongoing support will ensure this continues to be a spectacular and fun evening out!

 

Village Hall Tree Lighting

The Christmas Carol Concert is due to take place in the Village Hall on Wednesday 4th December.  We hope that you are to support this event and if possible bring a gift for Santa's empty sack. This year Santa will deliver all gifts to the 'Little Harbour' Children's Hospice. Their residents’ age range can be anything up to age 22 years, so your gift may be suited for a child or an adult. However, we have to avoid introducing infection, therefore all gifts must be new and unused.

Details of the event will appear in the Wembury Review or can be seen in posters circulated.

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Food Donations & Christmas Decorations

Thank you to those who have kindly made food donations. These will be delivered to the local food bank.

Don't forget to send in home made decorations for our Christmas tree - we already have a few to adorn our tree but would love more - thank you.


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