School Newsletter 21st March 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Stars of the Week

Class         Star Writer        Star of the Week    Lunchtime Stars

Willow             Megan         Will                              Mia

Oak                 Olivia            George                       Cameron

Elm                  Matthew      Isaac                           Isaac

Chestnut         Imogen        Sarah                           Imogen

Beech              Aashi           Rowan                          Henley

Please note our new initiative to award Lunchtime Stars where lunchtime staff are looking out for those children who have demonstrated politeness, courtesy and good behaviour.  Well done to all our star achievers!        

Effort Shield
Congratulations to Will in Beech Class for achieving the Effort Shield on Friday.  Well done!

Last week I let you know we had a fire evacuation recently and the fire engine had to come to school as a precaution and I sent a polite reminder about the necessity of leaving access to the school gates when waiting in the lay by.  This reminder was about the welfare and safety of all the children.  Sadly, once again, a parent called into the school office on Friday to bring to our attention that a number of cars continue to park in the turning circle.  The turning circle is for dropping off only.  It was also reported that cars have continued parking horizontally in front of the gates, blocking access for emergency vehicles.  At all times, please ensure the area is kept clear in case of emergencies.  Please do not leave cars unattended in the lay by.  I have drawn attention to the parking issue through the newsletter on a number of occasions and whilst I do not have any powers to prevent people parking in particular areas, I do write to try and appeal to everyone to park sensibly so we can keep all our children safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

At the end of this week we say goodbye to Mrs Neasom as her husband, currently based at Catterick, has been posted to Cosford, Shropshire. Whilst she has only been with us a short while we would like to thank her for covering teacher PPA sessions and wish her well for the future. I know she is very sad to be leaving Kirby Hill as she has been very happy. I am currently in the process of interviewing for a HLTA replacement and as soon as I have news about an appointment that will be communicated to you.  I am sure you will echo the sentiments of staff and children and wish Mrs Neasom and her family the best of luck with the move.

Comic Relief 24th March 2017
On the 24th March we are inviting children to bring a donation of a pound and wear something red in return.  Many thanks in advance.

Debating Competition
Well done to the group of children in Year 6 who took part in the Harrogate Area Debating Competition on the topic ‘Is homework a waste of time?’  The competition took place at Harrogate Borough Council Chambers yesterday.  The children were in competition with five other local schools.  Special congratulations to Olivia Richardson for her award and selection as the most outstanding speaker.

We entered two gymnastic teams in a competition yesterday and they aimed high and did their best coming sixth and seventh.  Well done gymnastics!


Yours sincerely,


Mrs V Farby
Head Teacher