Current Parent Newsletter

10 November 2017
Dear Parents 

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the disco last week another success. It was great to see the children all dancing and having fun together. 
Next week we will be talking about feeling safe and happy linked to National Anti-Bullying Week. During the week we will be talking about personal responsibility in making our school a happy school and we will hold our own Garsington Rocks events (see link below). The Year 6 pupils will be taking part in a series of workshops led by Year 12 pupils from Wheatley Park School about e safety. They will be sharing this information with other classes during the week. 
The school will be supporting Children in Need next Friday and children can bring in £1 for the charity and come to school dressed in bright colours or spots.

With best wishes

 Z d’Archambaud, Headteacher

Important Notices

Questionnaire Feedback: Thank you to everyone who completed our questionnaire. Feedback is 
important to us and we always try to address any concerns raised. The responses are displayed in the hall and can be found on our school website 

Class Reps: Thank you to all the parents who have offered to be class reps for this year. The main role is to maximize communication between home and school and make sure parents know about school and class events. Our class reps are: 

Foundation Stage: Hamish’s mum and Imogen’s mum 

Year 1: Saffron’s mum and Julia’s mum 

Year 2: Kai’s mum and Ed’s mum 

Year 3: Reaghan’s mum and Milo’s mum 

Year 4: Oscar L’s mum and Daisy’s mum 

Year 5: Finlay’s mum and Esme’s mum 

Year 6: Tia’s mum and Charlie’s mum 

Anti Bullying Week: Next week is National Anti Bullying week. At Garsignton pupils will be part of a range of activities linked to feeling happy and safe. During the week we will be talking about how we can make sure everyone feels happy and safe at school, staying safe online and we will also be decorating rocks and hiding them as part of National Kindness day. More details about our rock activity can be found at

Reception School Places 2018: Applications can now be made online for Reception 2018/19 entry. 
Parents and carers have until 15 January 2018 to apply and can do so at


This term our school value is Enthusiasm 

This week we been talking about Remembrance and who and why we remember. We have also been reflecting upon the things that we appreciate in our lives. Reflections and prayers have been added to our prayer tree in the corridor by the hall. 

Next week is Anti Bullying Week. 

Bible reference: 2 Kings 23-25 Elisha (making fun of others)

Our Class Challenge 

We all feel safe and happy in school. 

‘And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.’ Luke 6:31 ‘

Kids’ Zone

This week we have been remembering people who have given up their lives fighting in wars. We have also talked about the things that we appreciate. Next week is Anti Bullying week and we will be thinking about how we keep ourselves safe and stay happy in school. 

Grow your brain question of the week 

What are you more likely to say… 

I will do the easier work then I will finish first
I will go for a challenge. If I make mistakes I will learn from them

‘A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.’ 


Achievements and Celebrations
Star Pupils and Parents 

Well done to Lucy (Y2), Oscar (Y4) and Anastasia (Y3)being a Red Kite at home and gaining a Red Kite award. 

School Celebrations

Well done to the four children who represented Garsington at the school maths challenge this week at St Edward’s school. Thomas, Jake, Nina and Casey demonstrated determination and enthusiasm during the whole event and came 12th out of 39 schools. We were very proud of them. Thank you to Mrs Sutherland for helping out with the trip. 

Disco: A very big thank you to the PTA and everyone involved in the school discos last night. It was enjoyed by all. 


FS 95.7%
Y1 94.6%
Y2 95.7%
Y3 99.2%
Y4 96.8%
Y5 98.7%
Y6 97.0%

Our overall attendance this week is 96.8% 

The winning class this week is Y3 who have a fantastic 99.2% . Well done. 

Our school target is over 96%.


Winter Craft Fayre
Saturday 11th November, 11 am—2pm at The Merry Bells, Wheatley (next to the post office). Cards, gifts, tombola, refreshments… 

St Mary’s Church, Garsington Remembrance Service. 

On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, there will be a special Service of 
Commemoration to mark the centenary of the Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres at 9.30 am in St Mary’s Church, with hymns, readings and prayers to 
remember those who lost their lives in one of the worst Battles of the First World War. This will be followed by the Act of Remembrance at the War
Memorial at 10.50 am. 
Refreshments are provided by church members at the Village Hall afterwards.


Headteacher’s Stars

Each week one child is chosen from each class as the star pupil of the week. They receive a certificate and attend a celebration with Ms d’Archambaud. 

Year 1: Ruby, Saffron
Year 2: Mason, Millie, Daisy
Year 3: Ellie W, Oliver, William
Year 4: Cain, Oliver
Year 5: Caspar, Morris
Year 6: Tia, Ryley

Friday Assemblies

Parents are welcome to come and watch our Friday afternoon sharing assemblies starting at 2.35 in the hall. 

Friday 10th November: 
Remembrance sharing assembly
 (everyone welcome) 2.35

Friday 17th November: 
Children in Need sharing assembly
(everyone welcome) 2.35

Friday 24th November: 
Year 5 sharing assembly
(everyone welcome) 2.35

Friday 1st December: 
Year 6 sharing assembly
(everyone welcome) 2.35

Friday 8th December:
Year 3 sharing assembly
(everyone welcome) 2.35

Friday 15th December:
Charities Sharing Assembly with the School Council (everyone welcome) 2.35

Tuesday 19th December: 
Achievement Assembly at 9.00

Events for Autumn Term 1

Wb 16/10/17 
Parent/Teacher Meetings Tues and Thurs
 (Year 2 will be Monday and Thursday) 
Thurs Assembly: Achievement 2.35 
Sunday: Diwali 

 Big Question Homework

This week’s Big Question homework is to talk about the following: 

What do you do to make sure 
everyone feels safe and happy in school?

What do you think? Please remember, no television on during Big Question homework.