Newsletter – 21st December 2018

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had a fantastic last week of term and I think I speak for everyone when I say we’re all ready for a Christmas break now!

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive this term – as I’ve written many times, the school can only be successful if we’re working in partnership with families and whether you’ve been in to volunteer, helped on trips, made sure your child has everything they need for the school day, or just said something nice about the school out in the community, your contribution is very much appreciated.

There are just a few notices below and a selection of pictures from the highlights of the term. Whatever you’re doing this Christmas, have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you all when the school reopens on January 7th, 2019 for it’s 140th Year.

Lunch Menu

The new lunch menu went home in book bags earlier in the week. It is also available on the Parents Pages of the school website. Please remember school lunches need to be ordered in advance but we accept pre-booking up to a full term ahead. We hope you and your children like some of the new ideas Dave has put into the menu for next term!


Just a reminder that we need you to contact the school every day if your child is away from school through illness. Although it’s something we’ve asked for for many years, it is now part of our statutory safeguarding procedures which we must strictly enforce. You can report absence by phone (01237 431307) or by email (

Christmas Decorations

Firstly, I forgot to mention in last week’s Newsletter that our magnificent tree in the school hall was once again donated by the Serna family up at Merry Harriers. Lorna was a governor at the school for many years and continues to take a close interest in the life of the school so we were delighted that once again they wanted to donate a tree that would obviously be way out of our price range had we to buy it.

And secondly, if you’re passing Janey King’s house in the lead-up to Christmas and want to look at the decorations in her hallway, you’d be very welcome to do so – there is a collection tin for Teenage Cancer Trust and some sweets for the children to take away too.

Scouting Meeting

We had a great response at the Scout Association meeting on Wednesday evening – thank you to everyone who turned up. The view in the room was that there would be more demand to initially set up a Cub Pack and Scout Troop in the first instance, as only a few families had children of Beaver Scout age (6-8yrs). If you weren’t able to get to the meeting but would like to register your interest in any of the three phases (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts) you can fill in the form attached below and email it back to Bernard Moore at .

Expression of Interest 1-23evnze

The children will have an assembly with him on the first day back, so please don’t worry if you don’t get to this over the holidays.. I am sure they’ll remind you at the start of term!

We are hoping that if enough adults come forward to form a group of leaders and a committee that at least one of the groups will be able to open from the beginning of March. Please remember that this proposal is for chidlren in Woolsery, Bucks and Clovelly, but also Hartland, Parkham, Buckland Brewer and Bradworthy if you know of families in those villages who may be interested.

Music Performances

Well done to all of the children who receive peripatetic music lessons with Annie Gordon. The children took part in a performance for family and friends here at the school last Sunday evening – it was fantastic to see the range of developing talent across so many age groups!

Autumn Term Highlights…

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