Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back, we hope you had an enjoyable half-term break.
The theme of this week’s news is about thanking a number of people for all of their effort, hard work and commitment to the school. Firstly, I would like to thank the BSA for organising the Autumn Disco followed by the pumpkin lantern competition. We are grateful to parents and staff for giving up their time to make this a very enjoyable evening for everyone. The BSA would also like to thank the Year 6 children that helped during the disco. Well done to all of the children and families who took part carving, imaginative and creative designs into their pumpkins. The display outside the village shop warmed and lit up the chilly autumn evening in an enchanting and magical way. Without the support of Dave Hollis and the shop this event would not be possible, we would especially like to thank him for his generous support.
We would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Mr Stansbie, our caretaker, who won the award for Unsung Hero at the Isle of Wight Education Awards on Thursday evening. We are really appreciative of the tireless commitment that he gives to everyone at the school. The work that he does to continually, maintain, improve and enhance our learning environment is valued across our whole school community; he really is a worthy unsung hero. I would also like to say a big well done to Melissa Jones and Michele Lincoln who were nominated and subsequently shortlisted for an award. This was in the category for the Unleashing the Potential with the work they have done to develop our inclusion provision. Their collaborative work has made a real difference for our children and their families. At Brighstone we have a fantastic team of staff, who all work together to enhance the enjoyment of learning and strive to make an impact on the provision for the children in our school – thank you to all of them.
We are pleased to welcome Miss Willcock to our staff, she joined us at the beginning of this week as a Learning Support Assistant and she will be working with the children in Year 5 and 6.
I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable Bonfire Weekend.