April 2008 Newsletter
We are extremely pleased to tell you all that the governing body have
offered the post of head teacher to David Johnson. He is delighted and
really enthusiastic to join our hard working and successful school.
Many of the children had the opportunity to see him deliver an assembly
to half of the school on Friday afternoon, which included drums,
African chanting and a lovely story about people who help us in our
lives. The school council were also invited to ask him and the other
candidates some very interesting and revealing questions, including did
they know any good jokes! I would like to thank all the children for
their excellent behaviour whilst we had our special visitors in the
school, on Friday and also yesterday. It certainly made myself and all
other members of staff very proud. All of the candidates commented upon
the lovely manners and fantastic behaviour that they had observed,
whilst the interview process was taking place.
A GREAT BIG THANKYOU!
Thankyou to all the parents that supported us at our recent bingo
evening. We had a super evening and we raised £457.09!
Thankyou to the ‘Friends’ of the school who
constantly give up so much of their time to arrange these events.
We also raised £ 91.09 for the last non uniform
day. All this money will go towards new stage and lighting
for the school hall, so please keep on supporting us!
After several attempts of trying to offer book stamps on sale
LUNCH TIME CHATS!
I have been delighted with the response for parents to join the
children at lunch times for a chat and enjoy eating with the children!
We have had many parents come in and it has been lovely to observe the
parents with the children. The children also think it is wonderful!
I shall be putting more dates on the January newsletter for you to sign
up to if you wish to join us at lunchtime and sample the lovely healthy
hot meals that Pershore High School provide. Oh and you have to do lots
of talking with the children too!
A FOOTBALL REPORT FROM
ABBEY PARK FOOTBALL TEAM.
On Tuesday 4th December,
the school football team played its toughest match yet, against the
Year 5s from Abbey Park Middle School. The match was
incredibly fast paced and full of action! Straight from the
off, Scott and Jordan worked extremely hard in midfield to provide some
fantastic opportunities for strikers Michael and Harry to break through
the Middle School’s defence. George and Layton
defended superbly and managed to stop the ball getting anywhere near
goalkeeper Shae for a long time. Unfortunately, the Middle
School did eventually find a way through and managed to slot the ball
past Shae, putting them one goal up. However, the First
School did not lose heart, and using the fresh legs of Megan, Liam and
Ben they brought themselves right back into the game. The
turning point of the match came when Jordan was awarded a free kick
very close to the half way line. Jordan stepped up and sent
the ball flying over the heads of the Middle School defenders and into
the top corner of the goal, bringing the score all level at
1-1. The match continued in this way, until Harry found his
way into space and struck the ball past the goal keeper...and onto the
hand of a Middle School defender! Penalty to the First
School! Harry took the spot kick, but some excellent goal
keeping denied him the goal. The match ended 1-1, with both
teams very tired! It was an incredibly close competition,
where the strength and size of the Middle School players was finely
balanced by the skill and determination of the First School.
Watch this space for news on the rematch!
We were all so proud of our football team who did a fantastic job on
the football field. My thanks also go to Mr Perry and Mrs Hill who give
up their time every Tuesday to support the children at football club. I
look forward to more fixtures next year.
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
FOR THE DIARIES
18th /Sat 19th /Sun 20th
April ……. Malvern Weekend KS2
16th May @
TO SCHOOL WEEK
FOR HALF TERM
– Friday 30th June
to school MONDAY 2nd JUNE 2008