As ever, once the term gets underway, the weeks seem to fly by – I could not believe when somebody told me that there were four weeks until the end of term – where does the time go? It has been a very interesting week in school this week because it has been anti-bullying week. This is a topic that we take very seriously because we want all our children to feel happy and safe in school. We also think it is important to teach them what to do if they do think they are being bullied because it has been proven that if all incidents involving bullying behaviour were reported in the first ten minutes of them happening then bullying behaviour would drop by over 70%. The theme for this year is’ Let’s Stop Bullying for All’. This theme has been chosen as it is a sad fact that a child with a disability or learning difficulty is still more likely to get bullied than a child who does not. I think that is quite a shocking statistic in this day and age.
On a more pleasant note we have our Christmas Fayre coming up soon. Preparations are now well underway for the event which is on Saturday, 6th December from 12 noon until 3.00pm. As I have also said in past blogs if you can spare an hour or two to help out at the fayre on the Saturday or even on the Friday evening on the 5th December to help set up then your help will be appreciated. Just contact the school office with your availability and they will contact the PTA. Remember the more money we raise the more we can purchase for the school which benefits your child. At the moment our main goal is to raise money to buy an outside classroom for the school.
You will also have received this week an invitation from the Parents Council to attend a coffee morning. This is not a formal meeting but just an opportunity for as many parents as possible to come and share some ideas and suggestions on how they would like the Parents Council to proceed and also present ideas that could help to make the school a better place for everyone. Even though we cannot guarantee to be able to implement all suggestions we certainly want to hear them. We hope to see as many of you there as possible on Wednesday, 3rd December at 9.00am.
I would like to thank everyone who has sent in a Rotary box to send to Eastern Europe. The pile is building up in my room and I know they will be gratefully received by those who get them. If you are intending to fill and send in a box then you still have plenty of time to do so as the last day to bring them into school is Friday, 28th November. The more boxes we receive the more difference we can make to those who really need it.
Have a good weekend and I will see you all again on Monday.