Weekly Bulletin 1st July 2022
May I bring to your attention the Summer fair which is being held tomorrow from 10am-12pm. FOSS (Friends of Shincliffe School) have worked extremely hard to prepare a range of stalls and activities. I thank them for their dedication and encourage all who are able to attend tomorrow and to support this fundraising effort.
Each week I want to include a ‘snapshot’ of some of the things going on in school. For example, news from our ECO team, Worship group, V.I.P. (Very International People) and SNAG (School Nutrition Action Group). This week our focus is on PE and in particular our upcoming Sports day and an update is shared below.
SPORTS DAY ORGANISATION
We look forward to welcoming you all to Sports Day on Monday 11th July, starting at 1.15pm. This year the children will be competing in team games in the first part of the afternoon. They have been organised so that children from the same family will move around and take part in the same activities together. Parents will be able to follow their children around for these events.
The children will be competing in these team games as a team from this year’s Commonwealth Games. In the second part of the afternoon the children will be competing in Sprint races on the track. The children will have competed in heats at an earlier point so that they can be organised into their Sprint finals on the day.
For the second part of the afternoon we will sit the children on the field side of the track in their classes and ask the parents to watch from the opposite side of the track.
On the day, if your child needs to visit the toilet they will be escorted by a member of staff.
In case of bad weather, we have selected a reserve Sports Day of Tuesday 12th July.
As some parents have requested that their children are not photographed within school, we would like to remind all parents not to photograph children during school events. Thank you!
PE KIT FOR CHILDREN IN AIDAN HOUSE
Due to the number of black flies being attracted to the yellow Aidan House T-shirts we are asking parents if these children could wear a different T-shirt to participate in PE for the rest of the term, including Sports Day.
Great British Summer Fair – Saturday 2nd July 10am-12pm
Everyone is invited to come along to our annual summer fair on Saturday 2nd July 10-12 and our theme this year is the Great British Summer Fair.
There will be lots to enjoy including a giant inflatable slide, fire engine, mountain rescue, penalty shoot-out and not forgetting the ice cream and refreshments.
Updated prize list for the Grand Raffle to be drawn at the fair on Saturday:
- 4 premium jump tickets for Infinite air worth over £50
- £50 M&S luxury Hamper
- Sweety Hamper
- family pass to Alnwick Gardens
- £50 voucher for Amaani at the Pumphouse
- Durham Botanic Garden family season ticket
- Family climbing taster session at Durham Climbing Centre
And lots more prizes to be won!
Friends of Shincliffe School
We need your VOTES!
We have been working with FOSS to provide more planters in school for our gardening projects. We need funds to fill the planters and buy various pieces of gardening equipment. We are able to access a community fund from a company called Venator and so we have put in a bid to apply for some money. We need you to click on the link and vote for our project, the more votes we get the higher the chance of getting the funds. Anyone can visit Venator Community Fund website and vote (three times max per person) Venator Community Fund Voting
Spread the word so that we get as many votes as possible.
William and Eleanor
For a full list of school holiday dates please see the school website.
Saturday 2nd July – FOSS Summer Fair
Tuesday 5th July – Y1 Visit to Raby Castle
Wednesday 6th July 3:30pm-4:30pm – Open Evening (Parents can ‘drop in’ and meet their child’s new class teacher)
Wednesday 6th July – Reception Sports Festival
Wednesday 6th July – 3.30pm-4.30pm – Open evening – All welcome
Thursday 7th July at 9.10am – Reception Class Assembly – REC Parents Welcome
Monday 11th July at 1.15pm – Sports Day – Parents welcome
Tuesday 12th July – Reserve Sports Day
Wednesday 13th July – Y6 Surfing Experience
Monday 18th July at 2.45pm – Y6 Leavers’ Assembly – Y6 Parents Welcome
Wednesday 20th July – Y3 visit to Oriental Museum
Thursday 21st July at 10am – Y6 Leavers’ Service at St Mary’s – Y6 Parents Welcome
Thursday 21st July – School closes for Summer holiday.
Tuesday 6th September – School Re-opens
We will explore the value of service and worship will be led by Mr Rumbles, Mrs Matthews, Fr. Peter, Fr. Bill and our Key Stage Two pupils. We will be thinking about the ways in which we are able to serve one another.
Further information on this half term’s Christian value:
Properly understood, Christian Service is a revolutionary concept. The notion of service calls us to lay selfish things aside for the needs of others. It is also an important value in all relationships.
Jesus said that he ‘came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’
The story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper is well known—this is where he takes on the role of the lowest servant rather than that of the master. Jesus tells us clearly the meaning of this action: ‘Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done.’
Serving God, means serving others.
We would like our children to continue their reflection and experience at home.
Some things to think about:
- How are we encouraged to “find” our gifts and to use them for the good of the school and wider community?
- How do you show gratitude for those who serve / help you?
If you would like to receive a copy of the Weekly Bulletin by e-mail please e-mail the school. Shincliffece@durhamlearning.net The Weekly Bulletins from previous weeks can be found in the Parents’ section of the website.
We have been working with FOSS to provide more planters in school for our gardening projects. We need funds to fill the planters and buy various pieces of gardening equipment. We are able to access a community fund from a company called Venator and so we have put in a bid to apply for some money. We need you to click on the link and vote for our project, the more votes we get the higher the chance of getting the funds. Anyone can visit Venator Community Fund website and vote (three times max per person/e-mail).
Spread the word so that we get as many votes as possible.
Eleanor and William, Shincliffe School Council