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his-master-voiceHeadmaster’s Voice

It’s been another busy week at Stoneygate…and I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Again our pupils have excelled on the sports pitch in both hockey and rugby.  I was fortunate enough to watch the boys in the home fixture against Oundle and I thought they were superb.  (Please see Mr Stock’s blog from earlier in the week.)

In our assemblies we have been wowed by Y7’s explanation of the solar system (again see earlier blogs) and thrilled to hear Tabitha and Mia play their ukuleles with Mr James.

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For the older pupils we also had visitors from Teenage Cancer Trust, who spoke about the charity and its role within the community.  We were delighted to handover a cheque to the charity after raising money through our summer fete.

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Year 1 enjoyed warm sunshine on their trip to Warwick castle and were able to explain to me the role of trebuchets in medieval warfare.  I was very impressed.

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As a school it is our responsibility to keep your children safe- hence the keypads on the doors.  For schools in the 21st century finding a balance between keeping children safe and yet being ‘open’ to allow parents to help their children and to discuss issues with staff is a difficult one.  There are a number of ways to get in touch with any teacher at Stoneygate.  To make things easier for parents we’ve added all staff e mails onto the school website (‘School Info’- ‘Our people’); we’ve also added some long term plans for this term (‘Curriculum’- ‘Advent Plans’).  Our catering company, Sodexo plan to update their area with information regarding menus for Prep Teas next week.

Stars from the first two weeks:

Reception: Tej & Amy

Year 1: Archie & Cressida

Year 2: Eva & Catherine

Have a good weekend,

Mr J F Dobson