Newsletter July 2019

Dates for your diary and more, including farewells and vacancies.

Sister Act
Congratulations to all of the pupils and staff involved in our recent production of “Sister Act” at the Oldershaw School. We have received many complimentary responses from both parents and other guests. Well done to all of the cast and special thanks to those staff and parents who have given a lot of their time during the build-up to the show.

End of year Reports
We appreciate your feedback comments regarding the recent end of year reports. They will be collated during the summer break.

Vacancy – Midday Assistant
We currently have a vacancy for a midday assistant to support our pupils and midday supervisors each day. The hours are 1.25 per day (term time) either between 11.30am to 12.45pm and 12 noon to 1.15pm. Application forms and further details are available at the school office.

Farewell
We wish all of our Year 6 pupils the very best as they move on to secondary school in September – we hope they will settle quickly into their new school, and that they will retain fond memories of their time at New Brighton. They have proved a credit to the school.
We are saying goodbye to a number of staff also: Karen Abbott (TA in F2, and part of the Family Support Team is leaving after 19 years at New Brighton. Angie Churchill (Family Support Worker) is leaving after 8 years with us. Susan Ryder (TA in F2) is to retire following 7 years at New Brighton, and Rachel Lavery (TA in Y6) who has worked here since 2014 is leaving us to pursue a career in nursing. We wish them all the very best for the future and thank them for their hard work and commitment over the years.

Claire House – 40 for 40
During this academic year, the fundraising has been focussed on Claire House, as her family and friends set a challenge to raise £40,000 to mark what would have been her 40th birthday later this month. We are hoping that by the end of term, we will have hit the £5,000 mark, which will contribute to the fund and help to reach the target. Many thanks for your generosity and kindness.
Pupils are encouraged to come to school dressed as a pirate on the last day of term – Wednesday 24th July – when we will visit the black pearl (weather permitting). ‘Pirates for Ellie’ raises money for Claire House Children’s hospice in memory of Ellie Cook. Please send any donations in with your pirate. Thanking you.

Summer Activities/Lunches at local churches
Please see notices overleaf for details of local activities/lunches available at local churches.

Summer Break
School will close at 3.30 pm on Wednesday 24th July and will re-open to pupils on Tuesday 3rd September at 8.55 am. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a restful summer break.

Coleen Hibbard
Headteacher

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