20th February 2013
Thank you to everyone who helped to organise and run our Infant and Junior Valentine Discos.
The two events were very enjoyable and successful. We were able to raise £925 towards our
World Book Day
On Friday 8th March the infants and juniors will be celebrating World Book Day. We are
asking the children to dress up as their favourite character from a book and bring the book
into school to share with everyone. Each child will receive a £1 book token towards a book
purchase. We will be having visitors in school to read across the day.
Andrew Barton Photographers will be in both schools that day to take photographs of the
children with their books. These will be available for purchase from 3pm-4.15pm in the infant
school hall and junior library. 6’’x4’’ print in a mount for £5. Additional copies may be
I am very pleased to announce that the following children have been elected by their classes
to be members of the School Council:
Ms Watson - Isaac Quayle
Mrs Moffat - Maya Helfrich
Miss Honner - Shana Nyawai
Miss Bell - Kathryn Holden
Mrs Wainwright/Miss Quilliam - Joseph Peach
Miss Gray /Mrs Spencer - Cameron Bates
Miss Mulvey/Mrs Brew - Jayna Orton
Miss O’Reilly - Conor Harper
Miss Jones - Amie Hill
Mrs May - Adam Palmer
Miss Hesketh - Josh Williams
Mrs Miller - Hope O’Brien
Mrs Keig - Isabelle Walker
Miss Westcott - Craig Chilcott
Their first meeting will be at lunchtime on Thursday 28th February and will continue to meet
on a fortnightly basis.
Year 6 Sex Education
This half term, (4th and 11th March) as part of the National Curriculum in Science and IOM
Department of Education and Children policy, Year 6 classes will be covering the aspects of
growing up, puberty and reproduction, along with feelings and relationships.
We feel that these lessons will be of great benefit to all pupils. As well as learning about
these issues there will be a chance for pupils to ask questions in the lessons. Where this is
appropriate, there will be a chance to provide straightforward answers to ensure that
children receive information which is as accurate and age appropriate as possible.
If you have any questions then please contact the Headteacher or Mrs M Keary, Advisory
Teacher for Healthy Futures (including Sex and Relationships Education) on 693840.
As a parent/carer you have the right, either to withdraw your child from these lessons or to
allow them to take part, but you must inform the school of your decision.
If we do not receive a reply from you by Thursday 28th February, we will assume that
consent has not been given, and your child will not take part in these lessons.
Please complete the slip at the end of this newsletter. Thank you.
PE Kit for juniors
Please could parents ensure all junior children have navy shorts, yellow or red tee shirts and
black pumps to wear for indoor PE lessons. Thank you
Douglas Borough Council Daffodil Competition
Hopefully you have all been looking after your daffodil bulbs ready for judging. Remember
the judges are looking at how well your daffodils have grown but also how creative you have
been in designing a structure around your flowerpots or decorating your pots.
Graham Newsome (Nursery Manager) and a Councillor will attend the Infants site on
Wednesday 27th February in the afternoon and the Juniors on Friday 1st March in the
morning. Please bring your daffodils, clearly marked with your name, to your classroom on the
They will judge each class and pick a winner for each class, the winner from each class will be
given an easter egg and a certificate will be printed out at a later date (approximately 2
weeks after the judging). They will take a photo of each class winner with their daffodil in
order that they can then print all the photos and judge the Best in School. The Best in
School will be invited to attend the Council Chambers at the Town hall where they are hoping
to arrange for the Mayor to hand out the prizes.
The photos taken of the best in class will be displayed on display boards in the Council
Chambers on the prize giving day and they will be given to the teachers to give to the pupils
at the end of the prize giving. Each school winner will be given an easter egg, a certificate
and a cup they can keep.
The overall school winner will also be announced at the prize giving and they will receive 2
cups which can be displayed at the School for the following year. The School will also receive
a £100.00 voucher. One of the cups and the voucher have been very kindly donated by
Scottish Widows. The winner will also receive a cup they can keep and a certificate. There
are also prizes for second and third place – they will each receive a certificate and a cup they
They would also like to take photos of the winners on the prize giving day – these photos
would be used on their website and they will also go into the press.
Reception Parents Invitation to Lunch
During the two weeks commencing 4th March, Reception parents are invited to come to
school at 11.30am to work alongside their child and join them for lunch. If you are unable to
attend personally, please invite a family member to take your place. Lists will be up in each
classroom from today for you to indicate the day you wish to come and let us know if you
would like to order a school dinner (adult lunch is £3.45) or bring your own packed lunch. This
has been a successful project for the last three years which we are hoping to continue to
offer on an annual basis. Due to the limited space available in the classrooms and lunch hall we
are only able to offer one place for a family member for each child. Please could parents
arrive at 11.25am to be taken to their child’s class. Thank you.
Friends of Scoill yn Jubilee
The next meeting of the Friends of Scoill yn Jubilee will be on Wednesday 27th February at
9am in the infants school staffroom to plan an Easter Eggstravaganza. Everyone welcome!
Year 6 AP3 Forms
Just a reminder that we need to have all AP3 forms returned to the school office to support
the transition process to secondary school. Thank you.
Dinner, Juice and Snack Monies
Payments are now due and if you have not already done so please would you send in your
money as soon as possible. Thank you.
(18 Feb-22 Mar)
End of Year
Cheque Payable to
Dinners (Infants and Juniors) £48.75 £177.45 IOM Government
Milk only (Juniors) £4.75 £17.29 I OM Government
Juice only (Juniors) £9.25 £33.67 Ballaquayle School
Juice and Snack (Juniors) £14.25 £51.87 Ballaquayle School
Snack only (Infants and Juniors) £5.00 £18.20 Ballaquayle School
(18 Feb-22 Mar)
End of Year
Cheque Payable to
Juice/milk and Snack (Infants) £10.00 £36.40 Ballaquayle School
Juice/milk only (Infants) £5.00 £18.20 Ballaquayle School
Infant Packed Lunches
The dinner teachers have requested that if your child has difficulty eating sandwiches with
crusts please could these be cut off at home so that children can be encouraged to eat more
of their lunch. Thank you.
Could I just remind parents that children need to have warm coats (plus hats and gloves if
possible) for when they are outside at break times, as the weather can be very cold at the
How to Help Your Child Sheet
Now that all sheets have gone out to parents please could we ask that parent and child
comments are written on one of your sheets and returned to school to support our teaching
and learning practices. Thank you.
The next Filmclub for juniors will be on Friday 1st March in the school hall. The film is
‘Brave’ (PG Certificate), finishing at 4.30pm. All children who request to attend will be
accommodated. To save any confusion we will send an acceptance slip home to ensure you
know we have received your form. Please complete the form at the end of this letter if your
child wishes to attend.
Filmclub for Year 2 will show Matilda (PG Certificate) on the same afternoon. All Year 2
children who apply may attend. Children attending Filmclub can be collected at 4.15pm from
Mrs Wainwright’s classroom. All Year 2 children not attending Filmclub should be collected
from Miss Gray’s classroom door. Please complete the slip at the end of this letter.
Mrs L Green
Year 6 Sex Education Lessons
Child’s Name ________________________________________ Class ______________
I consent/do not consent* to the above named child taking part in the Sex Education lessons
provided by the school.
(*Please delete where appropriate)
Parents/Carers Signature _______________________________ Date ______________
I would like my child to attend the following FILMCLUB on Friday 1st March:
Year 2 Infant FILMCLUB to see ‘Matilda’ (Cert PG) finishing at 4.15pm
Junior FILMCLUB to see ‘Brave’ (Cert PG) finishing at 4.30pm
Child’s Name _____________________________________ Class __________________
Parent/Carer Signature _____________________________ Date __________________