Welcome to our last newsletter of the year. On a personal note it has been a pleasure and privilege to have been headteacher of Monkton Park since January. It has been a genuinely enjoyable 7 months and I have felt welcomed by parents and pupils alike. Thank you to all and I'm looking forward to the next academic year!
Good luck to our Year 6 children whose last day at primary school is today. It's an important milestone in any child's life and I hope they can look back at lots of fond memories from their time here.
Leo Meredith also leaves us today to move to Germany. We wish the whole family the very best of luck.
Magnificent Mole Awards
Congratulations to Quique Martin Vargas-Machuca, Katie Everett, Katherine Lyons, Edouard Gillham, Daisy-Mae Griffin, Alistair Freeman, Tyler Harris, Rosa Wallis and Amber Rawlings.
Well done to who has achieved a Gold certificate this week:
Well done to the following children who have achieved a Super Gold certificate this week.
Sophie Hughes, William Hibberd
Well done to the following children who have achieved a Platinum certificate this week.
2017 – 2018 Governors Report
Well what an amazing year 2018 has been for Monkton Park School, from saying a fond farewell to Mr Barlow at the end of 2017 and a huge hello to Mr Rafferty in 2018. We can say that Mr Rafferty has well and truly settled into the school and it has been a busy start to life at Monkton Park. We started the year with planning for all the staff and governors to seek a clear vision for the children and school, and for the outdoor classroom planned for the start of the next academic year.
We started celebrating our 50th year at the glorious Monkfest a few weeks ago. We could not have wished for better weather and what a fantastic turnout. A wonderful day for all, whether big or small.
We’ve seen the emergence of the wildlife area and all the children have experienced the joy of drinking hot chocolate by their open fires and watching the frogs emerge from the frogspawn! The children have also been very busy planting vegetables and growing the new meadow.
The Governing Body is a mix of volunteers from parents of children in the school to community governors all with an interest in making the school the best learning environment for your children. All the governors bring their skills from their day jobs and this year we welcomed Ed Bailey to the governing body, who joined us as a parent governor and brings additional financial skills which we’re sure will be vital over the coming years as we continue to juggle the budgets. We also welcomed Katie Kelly this year as the clerk to the governors. Many of you know Katie as the administrative support for the school and Katie has really taken up the helm to manage the difficult task of organising the administrative side for the busy governors as well!
On behalf of the Governing Body we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge number of thank yous to Mr Rafferty, all the teachers, TAs, MDSAs, admin staff and everyone who has made this year one to remember. You all make the school a truly fantastic environment for the children. Along with all the support the parents, carers and of course the children who make Monkton Park a really special place learning place for everyone. Also, a huge thank you to the fantastic effort by FOMPS this year and the staggering amount of money they have raised for the school. We are looking forward to the new outdoor classroom and continuing to celebrate Monkton Park Primary School’s 50th Anniversary. Then after a well-deserved summer break we all look forward to the next exciting academic year.
Justine Guillon Co-Chair, Sean Dennien Co-Chair, Ian Sankey Vice-Chair
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 24th July
School closes for the summer holidays at 3pm
Wednesday 25th July
Teacher Training Day
Monday 3rd September
School re opens at 8.45am
School Dates 2018-2019