Archive for September 29th, 2006

29th September 2006

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Black History Month

The opening event for Black History month takes place at the Jubilee Library on Sunday October 1st from 2.00 – 7.00pm. There will be live performances, workshops, exhibitions, delicious food, stalls and children’s activities. If you want to know more you can visit the website at

Fire Safety and the Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion have linked up with the Fire Service to help promote Fire Safety. A representative from each addressed our assembly on Tuesday and reminded the children about fire safety but it was all cleverly linked to football. Later in the morning Years 3 and 6 had an opportunity to work on their football skills whilst learning more about fire safety. The footballs carried safety slogans, which were incorporated into the morning’s activities. The children were also told that if you do not have a smoke alarm in your home you can obtain one free from the Community Safety Team. For more information on smoke alarms and other advice on fire safety please pick up a leaflet from the parents notice board in school.

School Council

Our new school council met for the first time on Tuesday. Already they have a mission and that is to help us with the development of the main playground.

Mobile Phones for Guide Dogs

If you have any unwanted mobile phones please could you pass them on to Mrs Walker in the office and she will pass them on to the Guide Dogs Association. For every mobile donated £3.50 is put towards training guide dogs.

PE Kits

There are still some children who are forgetting to bring their PE kits to school. Please could you ensure your child has a kit in school on the days they have PE. Please ask the class teacher if you are unsure of the class PE days.

Bignor Roman Villas

Year 3 are visiting Bignor Roman villas on Monday as part of the topic studying the Romans.

Governors Meeting

The first full governors meeting will take place next week on the 5th October. We now have a Governors notice board where you can find a copy of the minutes of the various meetings if you wish to read them. We hope to also have photos of governing body members which will I hope you will find helpful.

6 a Side Football Tournament

The school will be taking part in a 6 a side football tournament after school on Friday 29th September. Ms Busby will be taking our team along to East Brighton Park.

Late Picking Up

We are finding that a few children are not being collected on time after school. This is putting the school in a very difficult position. Some children are being left sometimes as late as 4.30, one or two are being left this late on a regular basis.
Some children are being left because they have a brother or sister in an after school club. None of this is acceptable and very unfair on the children concerned. We do not have the facilities to offer after school care, we are also not insured to do so. After 3.30 there is no guarantee of an adult being available to care for children who are left waiting. Obviously we fully understand when a parent is unavoidably late and has rung to explain. But if you know you can not regularly pick your child up on time please make other arrangements. If your are having problems then let us know and we can put something in the Friday News for you.

Half Term

We finish for the autumn half term on Friday 20th October and school re-opens on Monday 30th October.