St Paul’s raise over £2,000 with our first ever fireworks display!

St Pauls Fireworks

Our first ever fireworks event was a great success. We raised over £2000 which will go towards important new resources for our School.

Along with the fireworks display, we had a range of fairground rides, stalls, and food stands to keep our visitors entertained. We also enjoyed toasting marshmallows and making smores with the help from Woodland Warriors.

Making smores with Woodland Warriors

We are delighted with how the evening was received and we are already looking forward to next years event!

Read more about our fireworks evening here.

Education City Log-in Passwords

The Education City log-in passwords will be issued in September to all children who have signed up and paid £2.00.  Please call in at the school office when we return in September if you need to sign up.

PE T-shirts

The PE t-shirts will be ready for collection on Monday 5th September 2016  and Tuesday 6th September 2016 from the school office 10:00 – 11:00am.

Summer Holiday

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the school year.  Good luck to our Year 6 children who leave us to start the next journey in their education.  We hope that you all have a safe and enjoyable summer.

School reopens on Wednesday 7th September 2016.

PTA Summer Fair

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, helped to set up the fair, ran a stall, helped to clear up and a big thank you to everyone who attended on Friday evening.  The fair was a huge success and the PTA raised £1270.51 for the school, which I am sure you will agree is an amazing amount of money.

PTA Summer Fair Grand Prize Draw Winners

The top 10 prize winners are:

1st Prize – £100 – Jason Smith 00658

2nd Prize – Summer Hamper – Rory Simms 00629

3rd Prize – Alton Towers Tickets – Anthony Payne 00339

4th Prize – Shugborough Family Ticket – K Essery 000881

5th Prize – Chasewater Railway Ticket – Lisa Black – 000881

6th Prize – Francesco Voucher – B Edwards 00208

7th Prize – Lower Drayton Farm Voucher – Autumn Byrne 00817

8th Prize – £10 Soup Kitchen Voucher – Rory Simms 00627

9th Prize – £10 Tesco Voucher – Dylan Helm 00334

10th Prize – Big Bounce Wristband – Rory Simms 00623

Well done to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who donated prizes and purchased tickets.

British Values

At St Paul’s British Values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council has its own budget and is able to genuinely effect change within the school. Two council members for each year group are voted in by their class.

Children have an annual questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect

As a Rights Respecting School, mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

St Paul’s is situated in an area which is not greatly culturally diverse, therefore we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE and PSHE teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.

At St Paul’s we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

Pupil Reports

The pupil reports will be sent out on Friday 8th July 2016.  Apologies for the delay, we have experienced some printing issues.