April 2008 Newsletter


NEW HEADTEACHER


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!

BOOK STAMPS

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!


DATES FOR THE DIARIES
 
Friday 18th April ……………………….Non Uniform Day
Fri 18th /Sat 19th /Sun 20th April ……. Malvern Weekend KS2
Friday 16th May @ 9.00 a.m………….Welcome assembly
Friday 16th May ………………………..Non Uniform Day
Monday 19th May …………………...…WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK
Thursday 22nd May ……………………Nursery Performance @ 11.15am
Friday 23rd May ………..……………….BREAK UP FOR HALF TERM
HALF TERM HOLIDAY –Monday 26th May – Friday 30th June
Back to school MONDAY 2nd JUNE 2008