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We are delighted to announce that Heathfield School have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark Award. This is an exceptional achievement for Heathfield School and is testament to the continued hard work from the department. We look forward to welcoming a new academic year where we will continue to prioritise providing these opportunities for our children.
This academic year 113 of our key stage two children have been engaged in weekly out of school hours learning. We have provided 305 places for children in 59 sporting competitions and had over 40 children officiating in sporting events.
The School Games Mark Award has been running since 2012 and recognises schools for their commitment to school sport. The criteria to be awarded the Mark include providing children with 2 hours P.E per week, engaging pupils in competitive school sport and providing extra-curricular opportunities. With a large intake of pupils across our Trust the threshold to meet the criteria is exceptionally challenging.
Director of Sport
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Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!
Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.
We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 16: July and Summer 2017' online now.
In this issue we look back at our last PACT Online Safety Day of the academic year, our Online Safety Parent Questionnaire and the new 'Snap Maps' location sharing feature in Snapchat.
If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.
Tuesday 4th July is our final PACT Online Safety Day of the academic year!
Children will be participating in an Online, Fact, Fiction and Myth lesson to help them understand the need to validate information online. This is particularly relevant at the moment with the increase in 'fake news' which is spreading further and faster because of social media.
We will also be running a range of Parent Workshops throughout the week. During these workshops we will be addressing some of the recent Online Safety issues in the news, including the new Snapchat feature, the 'Snap Map'.
Our Parent Workshops will be running as follows:-
For Heathfield Primary School Parents: Monday 3rd July 2017 2:50-3:15pm
For Prince Albert Primary School Parents: Tuesday 4th July 2017 3:00-3:30pm
For Highfield J&I School Parents: Thursday 6th July 2017 2:50-3:15pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
Back in October we started our visits to Birchfield Library, where the children were given their own library card, and were able to select books to take home. There are further visits planned next week,until the end of term.
Back in February we held our Scholastic Book Fayre, raising an amazing £1,122.95, which enabled us to buy lots of new books for our school library. Without your support, this would not have been possible.
Lunchtime Book Clubs have been held for KS1 and KS2 Boys, offering them the chance to gain extra access to our wonderful library at their own leisure, and completing activities and challenges relating to reading.
We are currently running a competition where children are encouraged to read as many books as possible, and the winning class gets to have fun on the Bouncy Castle!
So let's continue to encourage our children to READ READ READ.
"THE MORE THAT YOU READ, THE MORE THINGS YOU WILL KNOW. THE MORE THINGS YOU LEARN THE MORE PLACES YOU'LL GO"