his-master-voiceHeadmaster’s Voice

At Stoneygate we encourage responsibility.

Thanks to the SSA we now have a defibrillator positioned in the foyer of the new build.  This AED (automated external defibrillator) is for the whole of the Stoneygate community.  We cannot take the stance ‘it won’t happen here’… it might and we need to be prepared. Here are some interesting facts about SCA |(Sudden Cardiac Arrest).

  • 12 people under the age of 35 die every week due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the UK
  • 270 children die in the UK per year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school
  • If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%.

When should we use the AED?  It should only be used to treat someone who may be a victim of a SCA and is:

  • Unresponsive
  • Non-breathing
  • Pulseless                                                                                                                                                                               SONY DSC
  • The new AED … for everyone.                                                                                                Taking responsibility can be a nerve-wracking experience; this AED, however, has voice prompts to tell you exactly what to do.Whether it’s First Aid, handing your homework in on time, being prepared to speak another language or leading on a sports pitch…Stoneygate pupils are encouraged to take responsibility.  The theme of 4FJ’s assembly was on ‘Water and our responsibilities’.  Their message that water is a precious commodity and that it should not be wasted applies to us all.  Thank you 4FJ and Mrs Jelly.

    I was delighted to hear so much French being spoken on Tuesday.  Whether ordering crepes or performing plays, it was wonderful to see so many pupils enjoying another language. Their listening and comprehension skills were used to good effect in the afternoon with the quite brilliant French play ‘Shipwrecked’.  Merci beaucoup Madame Hosie!

    Strange characters appeared in school with some stylish moustaches..

    Wonderful French spoken drama from Stoneygate pupils…and some professionals…    It’s been another busy sports week (please see our Facebook page for further details), with our netball teams in particular performing well.  Our pupils showed courage, commitment and responsibility at the Market Harborough Cross country event this week.  Well done to all runners, but a particular mention to the Smith girls- who, by co-incidence, both finished third in the U11’s and U10’s races.

    A great effort by our runners…                                                                                       Important dates for your diaries:

    Thursday 16th March- Piano, strings & ukulele concert

    Friday 17th March- Kettering Music Festival (am); Red Nose disco (pm)

    Saturday 18th March- Easter egg hunt & ‘well-behaved’ dog walk! (am)

    Enjoy the weekend,


    Mr Dobson