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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Friday 4th November


Happy, Happy Friday Everyone,

Welcome back to the second part of the Autumn term. We hope you had an enjoyable week’s break. I had to visit the dentist for a check-up. While I was there, I asked Jose (My dentist’s from Spain) what his favourite animal is. He said ‘Molar Bear’!!

It’s getting really cold now isn’t it? Last week it was so cold when I went to the opticians to check my eyes, they gave me an ice-scraper for my glasses!! I really hope you are engaged in an attempt to win the Family Challenge….. my neck is feeling very cold out on the yard in the mornings! I’m looking forward to a trendy designer scarf in a couple of weeks!

It was good to see so many parents at Parents’ Evening before the short holiday. We hope you found it useful. The next scheduled Parents’ Evening is in March after the clocks change to British Summer Time. Please don’t wait to speak to your child’s teacher, feel free to speak to them at the end of the day or make an appointment to suit. You can always catch me on the yard each day as well. I’ll be the one with the cold neck!

This week has been very busy as usual. I listened to the choir start their preparation for Christmas. They’ll be singing at Larkhill and the other Home at the end of Highbank this Christmas. They’ll also be singing some carols at our Christingle Service towards the end of term. It’s always lovely hearing the children sing.

The school council put on a lovely assembly this week to mark the end of our Harvest celebrations. We’d like to thank all our children and parents for their donations to Cilfton Foodbank. I felt so proud of the amount we had raised. I know we can always count on our children, parents and staff to make a difference to people’s lives. It was good to see Wendy from the Foodbank come and receive our gift and Rev. Noble too. Mr Oxley has some video of the assembly and will upload it onto the website soon.

Our Little army of Y1, Y2, and Y3 children have all been vaccinated against the flu!! I hope that helps our attendance! Attendance has been good through Autumn 1 but fell away in the last week. We need it to improve again to meet our target of 97% for all. We need them all here every day!

The football team have been doing really well this term. They are yet to lose a match. The next game is next week against Milford…….I can’t tell you how much we need to WIN that one too!! Come Oooooooon Highbank!!

Y6 are off to the QMC next week to check out the injury clinic and learn about keeping safe.I went to the doctors’ last week ( I get all these check-ups done in the holidays: teeth, eyes, docs) and he told me this joke: what's green and has four legs and would really hurt you if it fell out of a tree? –A pool table!

Very many congratulations to all our birthday revelers this week but special birthday wishes to Mrs. Wilson (Nursery) from all her Highbank chums. She’s reached a milestone birthday this week.

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. If you’re celebrating Bonfire Night, I hope you all stay safe and we see you bright and early on Monday. Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.

Mr C.