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!
¬†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
and here is another useful on-line guide for parents and teachers.
¬†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.
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¬†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...
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.
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‚Äôt 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.
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 plans 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.