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After a long and sunny holiday, I am delighted to welcome you all back to Healey School. The school has benefitted from many improvements over the Summer holidays and I am looking forward to enjoying the positive impact that they have on our children. Year 6 children now have access to both a girls and a boys toilet which means that they will spend more time learning and less time walking the 1/4 mile round trip to the nearest toilet and back! The main office has been divided into two separate rooms which means that our Key Stage 2 children will now have access to a learning intervention room - the new room will also serve as a meeting room for parents and governors when required. The school dining hall has been decorated and improved to include a servery for school meals and my office has now been divided into two so that Mrs Bradshaw (deputy headteacher) has an office of her own. In addition to this, we would like to welcome Mr Naylor (Key Stage 2 Leader), Mrs Medley (Year 5 Teacher), Miss Gharda (Year 5), Mr Feltham (Year 4 Teacher), Miss Davies (Year 1 Teacher) Mr Saxton (Music Specialist) and our new ETA’s are Mr Brayshaw, Miss Downes, Miss Lees and Mr Blackburn
This is the letter that has gone to parents/carers about the Christmas Fayre and Productions. All parents and carers are very welcome to come and see their children perform!
Children have asked for copies of the music and lyrics for the performances so they can practice at home. These have been put on the Learning Zone.
Do you have aspirations for you or your family, but do not know how to go about getting them to happen? Do you want to get back into work or inspire your children to achieve, but would like advice and help to get this to happen? Healey School is running a STEPS course, based on that from the Pacific Institute , from January 7th 2014 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm for 10 weeks. If you are interested please fill in the flyer or see Jane Dickinson.
Thankyou to everyone who donated or bought poppies. Mrs Walmsey's famous hand-knitted poppies made over £400!
School dinners are now £1.90 per day (£9.50 per week) please use the new Parent Pay system we have in place. If there are any problems please call in to see Mrs Stephen in the office.
School Christmas Dinner will be on Wednesday 11th December.
Christmas Fayre will be Thursday 5th December 3.30pm—5pm in the Main School Hall. A separate flyer will be sent home to parents in due course
Children have been given a letter explaining school policy about children with asthma. It explains what you as parents/carers can do to help with this. If your child has asthma can you please inform school and provide an inhaler with dosage information.
The Scholastic Book Fayre will be in school from Monday 2nd December until Friday 6th December in the Community Room, please use the Office entrance. The Book Fayre will be open from 3.15pm until 3.45pm every day. The Book Fayre will also be at our Christmas Fayre on Thursday 5th December from 3.30pm—5.30pm All Books are half price.
Following the Charlie Taylor report on improving attendance, the Government has increased the amount stated on penalty notices from £50 to £60 (£100 to £120 where the penalty notice is paid after 28 days.) At Healey School, attendance is still ‘GOOD’ so thank you and well done to everyone who makes it to school on time every day.
The mobile library has been a great success and proved very popular with children and parents, however it is now the time for other Kirklees schools to have their turn! If you have any books from the library you can return them to any Kirklees library, indeed we would like to encourage you to keep going with your child to one of the local libraries such as the one in Batley. Remember, reading is the key to success in learning and in life and Kirklees have a reputation for libraries second to none!
From 8th July 2013 Healey School been using an online payments system for parents to pay any bills with the school. Your child will have had a individual letter detailing the arrangement, including their personal username and password. For details see https://www.parentpay.com/.
This is a copy of the original letter sent to all parents.
There are three ways to apply:
If you need any help, please talk with Mrs Kaye.
Free School Meals. The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families. This funding is called the Pupil Premium. By registering for Free School Meals you can help school funding by £900 per child. In the past this money has been used very effectively by the school to improve results, for example by providing one-to-one mentoring for children and our very sucessful reading schemes. We have sent forms out with every child to help you register. For help or advice please call Joanne Kaye at the school on 01924 326386.
Parent Volunteers.We are looking for parents to come into school to help out with activities such as reading with children. This is an immensely important activity for the children and gives you the chance to see what happens within school. Please talk with Mrs Bradshaw.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
Using the button above that says 'log in' on it, children will be able to access their virtual learning environment from home, they will be able to safely email other students and members of staff, as well as complete homework and upload pictures and videos.