A message from the Head of School…
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Thank you all for your support and encouragement since September. As you can see from the newsletter we have been very busy! I would like to thank the children and teachers for their dedication and hard work. Congratulations to everyone involved in this year’s Nativity ‘Whoops a Daisy Angel’ and the Carols by Candlelight Concert. The children were wonderful and really reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas.
I would like to offer a special word of thanks to the members of the Friends of Haxby Road who put tremendous work into organising the school calendar and the lovely festive Christmas fair and Santa’s magical reindeers. Their fundraising, work and support is invaluable to the school community. I am grateful to you, the parents and other family members of the children for your support and appreciation of the children’s acting and musical talents on the night. I wish you all the joy of the festive season…I hope Santa will be good to you all this year!
Our School Target is 97%
This week our attendance was: 95.09%
The winners this week are…Nessgate
First Place: Nessgate with 97.12%
Second Place: Micklegate with 97.10%
Third Place: Stonegate with 95.65%
Christmas Events across School…
- Year 6 had an amazing time at Huntington Secondary School, where they were given the opportunity to watch a fantastic pantomime. The show was performed and written by the sixth form students. The acting was fantastic, the singing superb and the dancing was amazing. We were invited along with four other schools in York and the show left us all feeling inspired and festive.
- Year 5: Micklegate class have had a magical Christmas week. We have been having lots of long story sessions to finish our Christmas novel ‘A Boy called Christmas’ by Matt Haig with accompanying treats thanks to our governor Mr Wash. We loved the YoYo assembly, the Aladdin puppet show and of course our class party. Merry Christmas everyone!
- In Gillygate we have been to visit the Minster Grange care home, where we read stories and spent time with the residents there. We loved making little Christmas gift boxes full of sweets and handmade penguin wrapping paper for the Christmas fair. With the added help of our chocolate board game we came second in raising the most money at the fair which we were super proud of.
- The children in Tiny Steps had a lovely time meeting Father Christmas and the Reindeers last week. Since then they have been so busy acting out their own Santa scenes. HO HO HO!!!