Friday, 4 May 2012

High Beeches Newsletter 4th May 12
Well done to all of the children in the Year 2 recorder club for their wonderful assembly this week, thank you to Mrs Woodward for her work with the children. Thank you to Year 3 for their excellent assembly today, I am amazed at the amount of links to different curriculum areas that the topics offer. It is wonderful to see the enjoyment that the children have in their learning.

Earlier in the week I was informed of a burglary at the home of one of our parents during the school run in the morning. There does appear to have been a spate of house burglaries in the area recently so please do ensure that all doors and windows are closed and locked when the house is empty even if just left for a short time. Luckily the property was returned and the culprit caught thanks to an APP which the parent wanted to share the details of as it was very useful. The App was called ‘Find My Phone’ it tracks iPhones etc and shows their location. Thanks to this the Police were able to track the property stolen and catch the culprit.

The weather really is beginning to have an impact in school. We always try to avoid cancelling or postpone clubs but unfortunately sometimes circumstances make it unavoidable. I must apologise for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of clubs or activities. We try to wait until as late as possible to make a decision. Sadly the field is just too wet at the moment for any sport, certainly not cricket and is unsafe for athletics.

Last week Gardening Club was omitted from the club list. Apologies for this oversight, if you would be able to offer 45mins to help with the gardening club please speak to Mrs Brannon or Mrs Miller (Yr2).  Thank you to all of the volunteers for their hard work. I am sure you will agree that the impact of the club is very noticeable particularly around the front entrance. 

I hope that you all have an enjoyable weekend.
Paul Driver
Headteacher


Book Fair
Now in school until Tuesday evening. The Book Fair is an excellent opportunity for the children to purchase books and also enables the school to gain commission towards books for the school. This year they have a fantastic summer offer of three books for the price of two with the cheapest book being free.


Catering Vacancy
We currently have an opportunity to join our dedicated catering team. Our school lunches are fabulous and we have one of the highest uptakes for meals in the County. We have a vacancy for a General Assistant to join our wonderful team. The vacancy is for 12.5hrs a week, 2.5 hrs a day. If you are interested in this post please speak to Mrs Nugent in the kitchen or to Mr Driver.


Pupil Success
Congratulations to the following pupils:
Paras Shah (Yr 6) who participated in the 8th Eastern Region Special Olympics Swimming Gala on Sat 28th April. Paras did fantastically well achieving a silver medal in the 50M Freestyle and a speed time ribbon in the 25M Backstroke. He was also awarded a certificate in recognition of his personal best achievements.
Aran Shamir (Yr 2) who has been selected to play in the Hatters Cup at Luton FC on the 26th May
Jenna Heywood (Yr 2) Who achieved a merit pass for her Ballet Exam
Josh Toon (Yr 6) who was nominated as the Kaizan Karate Student of the Month


Elliswick Tennis Club Open Day
Saturday 5th May 10am – 1pm. Come along and join in with the activities and have fun. Memberships available for all ages.


Show Choir Day
Places are available for Years 4,5 and 6 for the Show Choir Day organised by Herts Music Service. The day will be held at St Albans School of music on Thursday May 31st from 9.30am– 3.30pm. No experience is necessary and there will be a ‘Glee’ style performance at 2.45 pm to which parents and carers are warmly invited. 
Applications are available in the school office, closing date is the 24th May 2012


Date of events can also be found on the school website http://www.highbeeches.herts.sch.uk/
Click on the information link and then calendar.
Summer Term 2012
Friday 11th May .................................................. Yr 2 London visit
Sunday 13th May.................................................. RAH Sing Up Gala Yr 5
w/b Mon 14th May .............................................. SATS WEEK
Tues 15th May ..................................................... Yr 3 and 4 football tournament at Sauncey Wood 1pm
Friday 18th May .................................................. Yr 3 Wardown Museum visit
Saturday 19th May............................................... High Beeches May Ball
Monday 21st May ................................................ Class / group photos
Tuesday 22nd May ............................................... Steel drum workshop
Friday 1st June .................................................... Queens Jubilee Street Party
w/b Monday 4th June ......................................... Half term holidays
Tuesday 12th June .............................................. HDSA Rounders tournament at Redbourn 1pm
Tuesday 12th June .............................................. Yr 6 Parents meeting 7.00pm
Monday 18th June .............................................. Yr 6 to Windmill Hill
Monday 18th June .............................................. EYFS Boxmoor visit
Tuesday 19th June .............................................. HDSA Kwik Cricket at Woodend 9am
w/b 25th June ..................................................... NATIONAL SPORTS WEEK
Wednesday 27th June ......................................... Phonics workshop 3.30pm Creche available
Thursday 28th June ............................................. HDSA Athletics at SJL
w/b 2nd July ...................................................... Yr 5 Cycle training week
Friday 6th July ..................................................... Yr 3 Cuffley Trip
Saturday 7th July ................................................. FoHBs Summer Festival 3-7pm
Monday 9th July .................................................. Sports Day 1pm
Tuesday 10th July ................................................ Yr 6 Play 7.00pm
Wednesday 11th July .......................................... Yr 6 play 7.00pm
Thursday 12th July .............................................. Secondary school transition day
Friday 13th July ................................................... Annual Reports to parents/carers
Friday 13th July ................................................... FoHBs Disco
Monday 16th July ................................................ Open Evening 3.45pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday 17th July ................................................ Year 6 BBQ
Wednesday 18th July .......................................... Artsfest performances 1.15pm
Thursday 19th July .............................................. Artsfest performances 1.15pm
Friday 20th July ................................................... Term ends

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