Dunholme St Chad’s School
Dunholme St Chad’s School Ground Force Day – Saturday 1 March
We will be having another Ground Force Day (weather permitting)
on Saturday 1 March and would be very grateful for any volunteers from the local community to help us with any of the following
brambles and weeding
Building theatre decking
Clearing the pond
chips in the wildlife area
Wood preserving the log cabin
Moving the compost bins
up enormous logs
you are free on this date and you have specialist skills (especially chain sawing) or can just lend a hand, we would love
to see you. Please contact Dunholme St Chad’s School office on 01673 860597. Refreshments
will be provided.
due to the nature of the work we cannot accommodate children on this day.
St Chad's Day – Monday 3 March 2014
We will be celebrating St Chad’s Day
(Sunday 2 March) on the afternoon of Monday 3 March when all children will be taking part in a PILGRIMAGE
around Dunholme. We would be very pleased to hear from any parents or friends of
the school who would like to join us on this journey. Please let the school office know if you would like
to be involved by Monday 24 February if possible.
Learning and the curriculum
Like all state funded maintained schools, Dunholme St Chad's will be implementing the new National Curriculum from
September 2014 which places emphasis on identifying a school curriculum as part of the curriculum as a whole. The school curriculum
enables us to incorporate aspects which are relevant to our local community and to use the local area as a starting point
for learning. This will enable us to fully embed our use of Welton Woods, Dunholme Lodge and St Chad’s Church. If you
know of any other hidden treasures or resourceful people that might support our ‘local’ curriculum, please let
us know via email ( email@example.com) or by phoning the school on 01673 860597.
We are pleased to announce that our school has been recognised
for its inspiring curriculum and invited, alongside 14 other schools from across the country, to work alongside Sir Robin
Alexander as a member of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust Schools Alliance. This is a very exciting opportunity.
In March the school will be
hosting a 'Learning About Learning Exhibition' in partnership with Kathleen
Taylor in collaboration with teachers and student teachers from Bishop Grosseteste University.
The exhibition of artwork and handmade
books of enquiry-led learning shows how student teachers learn about learning. The exhibition will be open
to teachers from neighbouring schools and the wider community. Parents, children and members of the community
are invited to a join us at 6pm on Monday 10 March. If you are
unable to come along at that time there will be an opportunity to see a small selection of the work in the school entrance
throughout that week.
Golden Ticket Day
part of the Mukherjee Trust project, we will be holding another Golden Ticket Day at the end of March. All
children will have an opportunity to take part in a variety of activities ranging from cooking to film making.
Shrove Tuesday – Tuesday 4 March
Watch out for flying pancakes as the school holds
its annual pancake race!
Parking near the school
We have again received a couple of complaints from local residents about thoughtless parking near our school.
The safety of our children is paramount and it is also very important for us to have good relationships with our neighbours
and community. We are currently awaiting a meeting with the local police officers to see how we can address
this ongoing problem. In the meantime please can we ask all parents to park thoughtfully, perhaps parking
a little further away from school and walking the last few metres.
Our PTA end of term Disco was held on Thursday 6 February. A fantastic time was had by all.
A huge thank you goes to the representatives of our school’s PTA who put a lot of effort into organising this
event and also to all the parents and pupils who helped on the night.
Colour Stalls Day
Our team captains were responsible for organising our annual colour stalls sale on Friday 7 February.
Children were asked to bring in unwanted toys and books which were sorted into the house colours, (yellow, green and red)
and were sold to raise money for our school. Donations were also made for an adult raffle and some wonderful
cakes were donated by our parents to sell on the day. Thank you to everyone who supported this event and
helped to make this day a success. Thank you also to our Year 6 pupils who helped to organise the event
as part of their enterprise skills. Over £500 was raised for our school funds!
wishes to visit the school or would like information about our school, please telephone the school office on (01673
860579, alternatively information can be found on our website: www.dunholme.lincs.sch.uk
Kids Club, who operate in our school hall, offer both breakfast and after school child care.
For more information see the school web site or call Kids Club direct on 07958 305144.