School Closures due to Bad Weather

If a school in Southampton ever needs to be closed then information has to be posted on the ‘School Closure’ page of the city website – School closures

Please ensure children come to school dressed appropriately for the cold weather over the next few weeks – it would be good to bring a change of shoes if they are wearing boots to walk to school.

Y5 Poetry Performance

Y5 are looking forward to sharing with their parents the Highwayman Poetry Performance on Friday 26 January 2018 at 9.00 am

 

 

Book Look

Thank you to all the parents who attended our book look on Tuesday 23 January 2018. We hope you found the sessions useful and can see the progress your child is making.

Meet The Head

Mrs Bevan-Mackie is holding her termly ‘Meet the Head’ meetings this week. All parents/carers are invited to attend. Information has been sent out previously via parent mail with the dates of the meetings. Please contact the school office if you would like to attend

OFSTED apology

Mrs Bevan-Mackie has received a letter of apology from OFSTED today for wrongly naming the school in the list of 135 schools across the country that have not been performing well over the last 10 years. Please click on the link to read the letter:-

OFSTED Letter

House Point Winners

St Monica School rewards pupils on their good behaviour with points and at the end of term, we award prizes to the house with the most points.

The total points for each House this term are as follows:

Mayflower 2259

Westgate 2089

Bargate 1504

Tudor 1413

Congratulations Mayflower, as a reward you will be having a non school uniform day on Wednesday 20th December! Please check with your child as to which House they are in.

PAC Christmas Fayre

We are all looking forward to our School Christmas Fayre this Saturday, 25 November. Please support us.  It is being held at Endeavour from 10.00 – 12.00 noon.

Meet the Head Update

Thank you to all of the parents who attended these sessions. Although many parents who had signed up did not attend those who did brought a wealth of suggestions for school improvement.
The sessions focussed on the following;
1. An opportunity to hear about the progress made towards achieving our Ofsted targets including updates on;
Attendance – 43 children off on the first Monday back after half term and how home visits by Mrs Bevan-Mackie and Miss Kelly are being successful in supporting improved attendance.
Feedback from visits from the Local Authority reviewing the quality of teaching and learning – progress observed in outcomes for Year R, 1, 3 and 4 with phase leaders praised for showing improvements in quality of pride and presentation in books.
Focus on mathematics with our involvement in the Solent Maths Hub – watch this space for information on the Shanghai method of teaching.
https://solentmathshub.org.uk/
Focus on spelling and improving the quality of writing.
Focus on resilience.
2. A chance to look at the parental responses from the recent questionnaire in detail.
3. An opportunity to talk about the improving the quality of communication – development of Facebook page and going back to basics to ensure no errors are made.
4. A chance to talk about travel to and from school and how the school will be lobbying the council to extend the ZigZags on Bay Road. Support needed in ensuring Crossing Patrol position filled on Kathleen crossroads.
5. Parents being able to raise concerns, make suggestions and explore positive ways forward.
Please join us for the next sessions that are on the calendar already.

Parent Reps
One positive outcome from the Meet the Head sessions was the development of Parent Reps.
The following parents have agreed to be Parent Reps. They will make sure you know who they are. Claire O’Neill Year R, Lorraine Instrell Year 1, Dawn Chase Year 2, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 awaiting confirmation.
Parent Helpers
If you would like to be part of the Parent Helper Team there are lots of opportunities to share your skills. Please complete a form and return to Mrs Bevan-Mackie by Friday 18th November.
A meeting involving training for Parent helpers will be arranged after the above deadline and DBS forms will also be completed.
Opportunities to support with reading, painting, in the library, as gardeners, cooking, arts and crafts.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Parent Helpers Wanted