I am sad to have to tell you that Mrs Harrison will be retiring from North Mundham at the end of the school year in July 2020. Mrs Harrison has taught at our school for an amazing 19 years and now it is time for her to enjoy more time with her family and friends. We will say goodbye to her in July.
The governors will advertise the post shortly and when the governors have appointed a new headteacher, we will invite him/her to be part of the interview process.
Mrs Dixon is continuing her treatment for cancer but missing us all very much. Miss Moore has been appointed to cover some of Mrs Dixon’s hours while she is away from us and Mrs Turrell and Miss Stead are also doing extra hours. I’m sure you will want to join me in sending our very best wishes to Mrs Dixon.
We are continuing to receive daily updates and advice from the Department for Education. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated tissues. We are working hard for everyone in school to be aware of how virus’ can spread and to take precautions.
At the weekend we entered a swimming team in a new gala at Westgate Pool and were delighted to come first! Congratulations to all the team and thanks to Mr Murray, Mr Tran and Mr Cruttenden (one of our parents) for all their work to prepare and encourage the team. The children came back with a super shield and lots of rosettes!
Please see attached public information/advice about the Coronavirus from the NHS
Advice from the Director of Public Health
Coronavirus Press Advert
Please can we all consider how to help to keep our children and families safe around cars, particularly at the end of the school day.
- Slow down on School Lane and in the car park
- Reverse parking in to spaces will mean less cars reversing after families have collected their children
- Not parking in a way that blocks up school lane
- Being considerate of people living in Stoney Meadow and Oakdene Gardens
Several families have approached me recently with concerns – please help and pass these messages on to other family members who collect after school.
Half term is fast approaching! There will be a Valentine’s Cake Sale at 3.20pm on Friday 14th February and then school is closed for the week beginning 17th February and re-opens on Monday 24th February.
We are delighted that we have 63 followers on our school Twitter account. Please download the Twitter App and follow us at @NMundhamSchool. This is a fantastic way to find out about what we are getting up to in school.
We very much enjoyed the performances of ‘A King is Born’ by Class 1 and Class 2 last week. Thank you to them all for their work in music, preparing class dances and rehearsing the play. The children worked together so well and many parents / grandparents have commented how much enjoyment they showed in their performance – we have had some lovely ‘thank you’ cards. Thank you to Mrs Palin and Mrs Harrison and all the TA’s for their work supporting the children.
Year 5 and 6 Girls Football
Well done to the Girls Football Squad that attended the Chichester Football Tournament last week at the University on Thursday 28th of November. It was a close competition and they narrowly missed out by one place to reach the West West Sussex Finals. A fantastic effort by the girls and their behavior was exceptional, even with some controversial referee decisions.
Year 5 and 6 Boys Football
Congratulations to the Boys North Mundham Football Team who competed in the Chichester and Bognor Schools competition on Monday 2nd December. They were undefeated in their quest for qualifying for the Sussex County Finals in Lancing, which will be held on Thursday 12th December 2019. Even with sickness for two key members of the team, the depth of the squad prevailed and they were eventually crowned winners of the competition.
Year 3 and 4 Football
A great result for the Year 3 and 4 girls and boys who competed at the Regis on Monday 9th December 2019. After coming second in the pool stages and winning the Semi Finals they were just beaten narrowly 1-0 in the final.
Key Stage 1 Infant agility festival 10.12.19
Year 5 and 6 Boys County Football Finals 12.12.19
Year 5 and 6 Sports-hall Athletics Competition 13.12.19
Thank you for all of your parental support during these events and for those who have transported the children to and from these competitions. Without your help, the children would not be able to participate in these sports events.
As we come to the end of term, Class 4 invited the staff and Y6 to their Viking Market today. This celebrated their learning this term and they showed us their workbooks and the things they have made etc. Thank you to parents for supporting your child in preparing their market stall.