1st February 2013
Ladies Pamper Evening
Please see winning raffle ticket numbers below from our latest fundraiser. Prizes may be
collected from the infant school office:
IOM Steam Packet Voucher - the winning ticket is blue 799 - M Bird
Printer - the winning ticket is blue 709
Sony DVD player - the winning ticket is white 768
White Ticket Numbers
351, 392, 489, 539, 542, 690, 719, 736, 766, 795, 827, 897, 927, 942, 997, 1000.
Yellow Ticket Numbers
448, 465, 506, 525, 535, 594, 604, 672, 691, 759, 776, 782, 813, 823.
Blue Ticket Numbers
639, 646, 682, 733, 741, 766, 781, 845.
Peach Ticket Numbers
803, 809, 819, 893, 958.
Very many thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a successful event, raising over
£1,200 towards the junior “Play Bin”.
We are holding an infant disco followed by a junior disco on Thursday 7th February both
based in the infant school hall. Please see the attached poster from the Friends of Scoill yn
Jubilee for details.
Valentine Disco Arrangements
Could all children enter school at the Stoney Road entrance via the Nurture Room. Parents
are asked to take children’s coats home with them for the disco, as we do not have storage
space in the hall. Thank you.
In the unlikely event that the fire alarm goes off during the disco, children are all used to
walking in silence out of the school to gather in pre-arranged places in the playground. We
would ask volunteer helpers to support staff in this routine if required.
At the end of the disco please come into school via the Thorny Road entrance to the hall to
collect your child and leave by the hall doors leading into the Year 1 veranda.
We will operate this routine for both discos. Thank you.
Parent Interview Evenings
All interview times will be sent out before the half term break.
Please come into the hall to look at your child’s books and the accompanying ‘How to help your
child’ sheet which the teacher will discuss with you during the interview. It will really help
the staff if you complete the pupil and parent comment sections. Thank you.
Year 6 Transition Form AP3
All Year 6 pupils have been given an AP3 form today to be completed and returned to the
school office by Monday 4th March at the latest.
The Department and Education and Children have designated Ballerkermeen High School as
our catchment area school for those who live within the school’s own catchment area. Your
children will therefore attend BHS in September unless;
a) they have a sibling currently registered at St Ninians High School who will still be on the
register on 1st September 2013, then your child may attend SNHS.
b) you live outside the school’s catchment area. If this is the case and (a) does not apply,
then your child will go to the secondary school for your area. For example, if you live in St
Johns then your child will go to Queen Elizabeth 11 High School.
Under very rare circumstances it is possible to gain a place at a non-catchment area school.
If you wish to see if your child can be given a place you should ask for an out of catchment
area form, which when completed should be sent to the address on the form and not
returned to school.
If you have any questions please contact DEC’s Legal and Administration Services Division on
685811 and not the school.
Maths Workshop for Reception Parents
Mrs Peirce will be leading a Maths Workshop on Thursday 21st February for parents of
Reception children commencing at 2.15 pm in the infant school hall. You will then have the
opportunity to visit the Reception classrooms to look at a range of activities set out to
support children’s learning of problem solving, reasoning and numeracy. If you would like to
attend please complete the attached slip and return it to the infant school office.
Friends of Murray’s Road 100 Club
Mrs Johnson has asked me to advise parents that she is still receiving money into the Friends
of Murray’s Road account. In order to be able to close this account fully Mrs Johnson is
requesting that any members of the 100 club cancels their direct debit with their bank at
their earliest convenience. Thank you.
Spring 2 Mini Clubs - Infants Site
The Infant Choir with Miss Honner and Miss Bell will continue until the Easter break.
Mrs Taghinejad will be leading a Healthy Cooking Club for Year 2 pupils each Monday at 3.15
pm - 4 pm for 6 weeks, commencing 18th February 2013.
If you would like your child to join this club please complete and return the attached slip to
the infant school office. There are only a limited number of spaces available which will be
allocated on a first come basis, but consideration will be given to how many clubs your child
has previously attended.
Junior Site Mini Clubs - Spring 2
Monday and Tuesday MSR clubs will continue for enrolled children until the Easter break.
Year 5/6 Netball Club with Miss Jones will continue until Easter. Mrs Keig’s Choir on Friday
mornings will continue next half term.
Skipping Club for Years 3/4 each Thursday in the school hall led by Miss O’Reilly and Mrs
Oliphant at 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
Year 5/6 Boys Football led by Mr Kelly on Thursdays at 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
Tennis Club for Year 3 led by Mrs Rickard on Fridays 3.30 - 4.20 pm.
Year 5/6 Cross Country Club at Nobles Park led by Mrs May and Mrs Dodd on Fridays at 3.30
pm - 4.30 pm.
All clubs will begin the week commencing 18th February 2013. If your child wishes to join any
of the new clubs please complete the form at the end of this letter.
All children should be collected at the end of club sessions from the front entrance. The
exception to this is Cross Country Club, where children should be collected from Nobles Park.
Parents need to meet Mrs May at the carpark entrance for Nobles Park on St Ninians Road.
Swimming Years 5/6
There will not be swimming lessons the first Thursday back after half term (21st February)
for Years 5 and 6. The swimming session has been booked for a swimming gala practice and
you will be informed if your child has been selected for a swimming gala trial that day.
A Mobile Phone Found
A mobile phone was handed into the infants school office before the Christmas break. If you
have lost a phone please contact the infant office and give the administrator the make and a
description of the phone for identification purposes.
Mrs L Green
Maths Workshop for Reception Parents
I/We would like to attend Mrs Peirce’s Maths Workshop on Thursday 21st February
at 2.15 pm.
Child’s Name:_____________________________________ Class: RSM/RDW
Parents/Carers Signature: ___________________________ Date:____________
Year 2 Mini Club
I would like my child to attend the Healthy Cooking Club with Mrs Taghinejad on
Mondays at 3.15 pm - 4 pm for 6 weeks commencing 18th February.
Child’s name: ___________________________________ Class : 2EG/2SW
Parents/Carers Signature:____________________________ Date:___________
Junior Site Mini Clubs
Name of Child:__________________________________ Class:_____________
Please tick the club(s) you wish your child to attend:-
Year 3/4 Skipping on Thursdays at 3.30 - 4.30 pm
Year 5/6 Boys Football on Thursdays at 3.30 - 4.30 pm
Year 3 Tennis on Fridays at 3.30 - 4.20 pm
Year 5/6 Cross Country Club (Nobles Park) on Fridays at 3.30 - 4.30 pm
All clubs commencing the week of 18th February 2013.
Parents/carers signature:____________________________ Date:____________