Class Stars 🙂

Our Early Years… Maya Maynard

Class 2… William Hill-Dymond

Class 3… Tilly Kennedy

Class 4… Jasper Hill-Haimes

Staff Shout-Out… Miss Smale for providing a great start to the EYFS children 

 

This ½ term’s school value is…

We are Kind

Do to others as you would have them do to you.” 

Luke 6 v.31

 

Our children came in quite excited today as it was their first time in non-uniform for a long time now, raising money for a little boy called Izwilenkosi.  We raised a lovely £100 for the Challenge Ministry Swaziland charity and this may go up slightly with the odd £1 coming in at the end of the day.  Thank you – we get updates from the charity and hear that’s he’s doing really well (and achieving well in maths too!) 

The School Value that we discuss at various points through the half term is that of being kind to others.  We’ve discussed in our assemblies what, “Do to others as you would have done to you,”  actually means.  The children have understood that if they don’t like a specific behaviour, then that’s the sort of thing that they also shouldn’t do.  We are not unkind to others.  It’s been interesting exploring this and we’ve got several more weeks to discuss, what I think, is one of our most important school value.

It’s soon going to be Harvest time!  Please bring in some grocery items that we’ll forward on to the local foodbanks.   In the past, we’ve had items with money sellotaped on to them, but rather than this single-use plastic, please also bring in loose change with your donations. 

We’ll collect items over the next two weeks, and have a celebration in St George’s church on Friday 1st – without parents is the advice just for now.   St George’s has their Harvest Service on Sunday 3rd October.  

We have never permitted leaving school early for sports and clubs after school as this disrupts learning, creates some social difficulties in class but are also an additional thing we have to manage when our primary task is for children’s education and safety.  However with an 18 month disruption to after school lessons, we’ve started to allow early 3pm pick-ups only when they are absolutely necessary, the club can’t start later or if it’s a longer drive away.  This will be reviewed regularly of course.  

We’ve been asked to write on the newsletter about driving safely in the village.  With several road works and diversions in place, we’ve been asked to forward a request that parents slow down and be considerate of other road users, walkers and cyclists.  

This week, we’ve had our first experiences of positive Covid-19 tests in our community.  We communicated this earlier in the week to possible contacts and followed advice from the DfE.  I’ve got to say a thank you to everyone who was patient and understanding about the alternative arrangements we had to put in place and the speed in which we did so.  Thanks also to those who went for PCR tests to ensure everyone was safe.   

If you’ve been in contact, an LFD test isn’t sufficient and a PCR test is required.   We’ve been informed that LFD tests are only for people when they’re showing no symptoms (asymptomatic) and who aren’t a known contact.  

  • Attendance is very importantbut not when they’re ill, and certainly not when they’ve got a temperature, have a new continuous cough, or have a lack in taste or smell.  Keep your child off in these situations, and go for a PCR if they have those symptoms.
  • Putting your name on all items of your child’s uniform, is still very important.
  • Bringing in a coat in case of rain is also very important.

Guitar lessons?  Do get in touch and we’ll pass on Sarah Cox’s contact details.

 


Do to others as you would have them do to you.” 

Luke 6 v.31


Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…

https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/


Dinner Menu…

https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/dinner-menu/ 



Our school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Julian Thomas
We have three Deputy Safeguarding Officers; Jo Benfield, Emma Hill and Lucy Rinvolucri.
If you have any concerns that you’d like to discuss, please call through to Jo and ask for an appointment with one of us.  You may also find some useful or helpful information on our Safeguarding webpage…  https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/staying-safe/