Newsletter 30th September 2016

30th September 2016


A big thank you to all of those parents who came in for the attendance reviews with Mrs Eatock and Mrs MacDonald. The children of those who attended are now part of an initiative linked to a theatre trip in the Easter holidays; Oliver the Musical was a big hit this year and I’m sure there’ll be something equally special for this year’s children.

Attendance champions Millie Hall, Kerrianne Collins and Cally-Lee Potts are already keeping Mrs Macdonald on her toes and have some wonderful ideas on how to improve attendance.



The kilts look amazing and all of the children returned to school looking very smart and ready for the new term, thank you. Please remember to ensure your children come in their uniform, including their tie, every day and make sure that the PE kit which has been provided is in school so that the children can be dressed appropriately for their lessons.


Kangaroo Club

As those of you who send your child to Kangaroo Club may well know, following  some parents arriving late at the end of the school day and picking up from Kangaroo or not collecting children until after 5, some new guidelines have been put in place. These include new pick up times of 4 o’clock or 4.45, this means that there isn’t a constant stream of parents picking up and the staff can concentrate on fun activities and spending time with the children. The new pick up procedures come into effect on Monday 3rd October. 

Important roles in school.

School councillors have been chosen by each class and have already met up with Mr Worthington.

Following a rigorous application process, we have some children in school with very important jobs:

Lacey Topping and Dylan Sowerby are our Head Girl and Boy.

Our House Captains are Maddie Smith, Abigail Scott, Katie-ann McKenry and Abbie Barrass.

Our new pupil governors are Keira Childs and Jamie Clayton.

Well done to all of those who applied; your applications were very persuasive and we know you will do a brilliant job.


Out and about

So far this term, Reception, years 1,2 and 3 have been to Scotswood Nature Reserve; year 5 have been cycling at West Denton; year 2 have started their Animal Pageant music sessions; year 6 have been to Safety Works and next week, year 2 are going to Sunderland Winter Gardens – phew!


Coming up….

Letters for parents’ meetings have been sent out, if you haven’t received yours, please let your child’s class teacher know. I know you are interested in how your chlild has settled in and how you can support them in school.

Panto auditions will be taking place soon – now a Beech Hill tradition, we will be looking for lots of children who would like to be involved this year.


Unacceptable behaviour

Can I please remind parents that speaking to any member of staff in a loud or aggressive manner will not be tolerated at any time.

Dame Nelson has instructed the staff that if any parent or carer is loud, threatening or aggressive, teachers should explain that they will not talk to that person at that point but would be willing to speak to them later when they have calmed down. Aggressive behaviour towards staff can lead to parents being banned from the school ground and, in extreme circumstances, the police will be called.