Parents

Welcome to the Parent Area

  

Behind the boards work started on the first phase of our building work last winter.

Mrs Wyld marked the spot for the first brick!

build nov 13 a build nov 13 b

 

 Internet Safety update from Paul Hay

 

Over the summer holidays you may have heard the sad story in the news of Hanna Smith, the 14 year old who took her life after experiencing cyberbullying through a site called Ask.fm.

               

I appreciate that many adults have not come across this site, so I thought I would send a couple of links in case you would like to understand more about it.

 

This links provides a downloadable guide to Ask.fm from the Saferinternet Organisation

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ufiles/ASK.FM-fact-sheet.pdf

 

and here is another useful on-line guide for parents and teachers.

http://www.webwise.ie/AskfmGuide.shtm

  

 Internet Safety Day

Last July, we held our internet safety day. The children attended an assembly aimed at their particular age group and had the opportunity to take part in activities designed to help them to understand how to stay safe on line. In the evening there was a parent talk.

Click here for the parent handout

 

 Click here to see a presentation about the expansion project

 

Click here to see the Weekly Bulletins

 

 Lamin and Fatou Kinteh

In June we were very fortunate to have Lamin and Fatou Kinteh visit us for 2 days. Lamin is the manager of the Karia Konko Scout Lodge in The Gambia and is an important link between us and The Soma School we are twinned with. He manages the money we raise for the school and makes sure it is spent on the projects we have fundraised for.

While they were here they cooked, drummed, taught Mandinka and answered thousands of questions.

Lamin gave us a letter from the Head teacher at the Soma School...

 

Dear Sir

      Re: Gratitude for the support given to the Soma Proper Lower Basic School

 On behalf of the School Management Committee, the Parents-Teachers-Association, the staff and pupils of the above school and on my own behalf, I wish to thank you very much, and through you, the head mistress Mrs Wyld, the members of the school’s board, the Parents-Teachers-Association, if there exisist one, the Staff and pupils of All Saints Junior School for the laudable and timely support that your school has been giving Soma Lower Basic School since the establishment of the link.

 Some Proper Lower Basic is one of those schools built by Action Aid International’s Gambia Office way back in the early 1980s. Since its opening the level of support received from your school through this link is unprecedented.

 The diverse interventions in the area of improving infrastructure and other facilities which have a great bearing with the improvements of standards and quality are really tremendous and fruitful.

 The reconstruction of the dilapidated classroom blocks, the construction of toilets, fencing of the school campus, the provision of a standard library and the recent tiling of all the classroom are indeed a great gesture.

 These are clearly a manifestation of the commitment of your board and the school authority to improve not only the education of a set of Gambian Children but also the livelihood of these children.

 Through this support, I hope quality will be attained.

 Thank you

 Yours Faithfully

 Lamin Njie

 Headmaster

 

 

WOW ‚Äď Walk Once a Week

We are now part of a Hampshire project to encourage pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school at least once a week. Even if you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, why not park a short distance from school and walk at least 5 -1 0 minutes to school.

There will be a chart in every classroom and at the end of the month, those that have walked once a week will get a badge.

To encourage our children Strider turned up to welcome the children.

strider

 

School Expansion Update

The Governing body has taken the
decision to deliver the expansion scheme in partnership with the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) rather than Hampshire County Council. As a result, after a competitive selection process, we have appointed WYG Management Services Ltd to manage the project. Whilst we understand that this is unusual for a Hampshire school, it is a practice that the GDBE operates for non-Hampshire schools, and one that the County Council have agreed to support the school with.
Further details, including p
lans of the new proposals will be
posted here shortly.


Information about our school expansion can be found on the A-Z of Information page under 'Expansion'.
Click here to go there.






 


 


 

   
   
   

 

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