Avondale Newsletter 27th September 2019

School Council Representatives

Following a series of presentations throughout this week, the following children have been voted as class representatives

Class Assemblies

All assemblies take place at 2.50 pm and all parents/guardians are welcome to attend to celebrate the children’s work. This year classes will also be hosting celebration afternoons, during which parents will be invited into school to share and celebrate learning with their children. Watch out for further details from your child’s teacher.

Open Days

If you have a younger child who is looking to join our school in September 2020, or you know someone else that does, we have two dates in the diary:

  • Thursday 3 October at 6.30 pm
  • Tuesday 8 October at 1.15 pm or 2.15 pm

Secondary School Admissions

Year 6 parents please note that secondary school applications need to be submitted by 31 October 2019. Please click on the link to complete your application:


Class attendance this week is:

Dates for the Diary

Out of School Club

Just a reminder

The new telephone number for contacting the staff in the after school club is 0755 224 7941.

The email address for both Breakfast and After School Club is outofschoolclubs@avondale.blackburn.sch.uk

Mixed Netball

A huge well done to the Year 5/6 Mixed Netball Team who played their first matches of the season on Tuesday. Two very competitive matches against Turton & Edgworth and Egerton. All team members were positive and enthusiastic, so well done all!


A mixed result from last night’s games – a win against St Barnabas and a narrow defeat against St Peter’s. The boys did us proud though – despite some harsh decisions. Well done and congratulations to all.

Friends of Avondale (PTFA)

Following the meeting this week, the following dates/events have been agreed:

  • 30 October Halloween Disco (KS1 – 6.00-7.00) and (KS2 7.15-8.15)
  • 22 November Non Uniform Day (for Christmas)
  • 30 November Christmas Fair
  • 11 February 2020 Valentine’s Disco
  • 24 April 2020 Chocolate Bingo (7.00-9.00)

Blackburn Hawks - Ice Hockey

The allocated match has been confirmed – Sunday 6 October. Tickets are still available at £1.00 per person. Please send in completed forms/money by Tuesday 1 October. Tickets will come home on Thursday 3 October.

Free skating is available after the game (skate hire is £2.70).


If you have any items of unwanted school uniform, which is in good condition, please bring into school. Friends of Avondale volunteers will be selling items at the Parents’ Evening on 17 October.

Thanks for reading

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