Please can you make sure that the school have your most recent contact numbers, in the event of an emergency. Please contact the school office if you would like to check whether we have your up to date numbers or if you wish to change your contact details.
The cost of a school dinner remains at £2.20 per day (£11.00 per week).
Please may we remind parents that dinner money needs to be paid on the morning your child requires a dinner, no later than 9.30am – we are not able to supply a dinner to those who have not paid in time – thank you.
Parents were both surprised and pleased to see Mrs Brine back in the Year 1 class on the first day of term, with one parent commenting ‘this isn’t Australia you know!’
Unfortunately Miss Pollard will not be joining Haytor View as expected, however we are delighted that Mrs Brine agreed to ‘step in and step up’, given our predicament!
Mrs Brine is a friendly face, who knows the routines of Haytor View and provides a very high quality ‘safe pair of hands’ for our Year 1 children, as we seek to find a Year 1 teacher who we are satisfied will meet the needs of our Year 1 learners.
We will keep you posted as we move forward, however Mrs Brine will be leading the learning in Year 1 until a suitable appointment is made.
Please speak with Mrs Galling or Mr Hampton should you have any queries about this.
Many thanks to everyone who is stepping forward to support our Summer Fete which is taking place on Friday 14th July from 1.30pm. We are still keen to hear from anyone who feels that they may like to help out in any way – it doesn’t have to be for the whole fete but any help available would be gratefully received. Please speak to Mrs Louise is you think you may be able to help our Summer Fete be our best ever!
We are also on the lookout for items that could be sold at the Summer Fete. With so little space available for storage we’d be keen to receive these from Monday 10th July. Once again please pass these on to Mrs Louise who will do the rest!
Mrs Cousins would like to thank all the children and parents/carers who collected the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers. We doubled last year’s count and collected over 16,000 vouchers which has helped buy sports equipment for the school.
A special thanks needs to go to the children who helped to count up the vouchers, this extends to Sam Deighton in particular, who lead the almightly count! Thank you very much.
Mr Hampton and Mrs Galling were delighted to meet with Father Nick Debney, who is the new Parish Priest for St Lukes’ Church.
Mrs Galling and Mr Hampton were keen to hear about Father Nick’s experiences of working with schools in his previous parish in Dartmouth. Mr Hampton gave Father Nick a tour of the school, as well as introducing staff and children along the way.
We hope that Father Nick will become a familiar face in our school over the forthcoming year.
On the afternoon of Friday 16th June our Year 6 School Councillors – Ashton Harry and Lauren Byrne – went along to the final Newton Abbot School Council meeting at Coombeshead Academy. They presented a Powerpoint that they had created around the theme ‘Why Our School is Special’. Mr Whiffen, who chaired the meeting and is an Assistant Head at the school, said that it was the best presentation that he had seen in the last four years of running the Council. What he felt was even more impressive was the presentation skills that they demonstrated and the confidence displayed by Lauren and Ashton. He couldn’t believe that they had created the presentation themselves – planning, researching and creating it without adult help. Mrs Levers was also incredibly impressed (and proud) of the way that they collaborated on the project, spending their own time on it as well as learning time, and treated it as a serious learning experience. Well done on their effort and achievements.
On Friday 9th June Mrs Cousins’ class attended the Primary Olympic Sporting event at Newton Abbot College. The children participated in street surfing, cycling and badminton to name but a few events! It was a busy day and fun was had by all. All of the children behaved as true sports people; working well as team with children from other schools, supporting and getting the best out of each other.
A particular mention needs to go to Joshua-Paul Price as Mr Burford, from Bradley Barton School, approached Mrs Levers because he wanted it to be known that Joshua Paul was a credit to the group he was with. Well done year 4/5 and congratulations Joshua-Paul!
4th September – Non Pupil Day
5th September – First day of term for children
19th & 20th October – Non Pupil Days
23th – 27th October inclusive – Half Term
15th December – Last day of Autumn Term
2nd January – First day of term for children
9th February – Non Pupil Day
12th – 16th February inclusive – Half Term
29th March – Last day of Spring Term
16th April – First day of term for children
7th May – Bank Holiday
Dates to be confirmed – SATS week
25th May – Non Pupil Day
28th May – 1st June inclusive – Half Term
25th July – Last day of Summer Term
The annual Torbay Piano Festival took place over the bank holiday weekend at Lupton House in Churston. Leo Golding, Paris Trott, Cody Heawood and Jacob Warren all performed. They had to play their pieces of music in front of an adjudicator and audience – a nerve wracking experience! Everyone performed fantastically well. Cody, Paris and Jacob performed a piano trio (all three of them playing the piano at the same time). They played really well and were awarded a trophy each (see photo), Jacob also won two more trophies for solo performances, these are all on display in the hub for the next few days, so make sure you take a look. The trio played so well that they have been invited back to play again at a special gala concert this coming Sunday (7th May), where they will be awarded a special schools trophy. This will be the first time that Haytor View have ever won this award. This coming weekend also sees the festival continue with all of the singers. Leah Hall will be singing “The Haunted House” and we wish her the best of luck!