December Newsletter 2015



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December Newsletter 2015

Reminder: Newquay Junior Academy will finish for the Christmas Holiday at normal home time on Wednesday 16th December 2015Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December are Staff Training Days (Academy will be closed to pupils).  Newquay Junior Academy will return for the Spring Term on Monday 4th January 2016.

A Message for all Parents/Carers


As pupils and staff break for Christmas I would very much like to say what a fantastic term we have had here at Newquay Junior. Our pupils are such a credit to themselves and their families as they continue to work hard and make progress in every lesson, every day.  The support, efforts and participation of pupils, staff and parents throughout the term has been brilliant, particularly during the Christmas period.


This is also an opportunity for me to thank those staff moving on to pastures new and welcome new staff joining the Academy. After many years of hard work and dedication to Newquay Junior, we all wish

Mr Hickie the very best as he leaves to start his new secondary teaching post in January. Farewell and thank you to Mrs Garcia for her work this term supporting Year 5.  We all wish our trainee teachers good luck in their placements next term and look forward to seeing them back with us in the summer.  Finally, we welcome Mrs Payne who has joined as a Teacher in Year 5.

On behalf of all staff may I wish you and your families a

Merry Christmas and a restful break together.

Mr Reep

Associate Headteacher

Christmas Lunches


We had a fantastic response to our Christmas Dinner invitation this year with many parents, carers and grandparents attending to have Christmas Dinner with their children. Many thanks to all who attended and made this such a special time for all involved.


NJA Christmas Fayre


Our Christmas Fayre was a great success with a variety of stalls. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it a fantastic festive extravaganza!

Clubs Reminder:

Cornwall Music Service lessons, ICT Club and Homework Club are the only after school clubs still taking place. All other after school clubs have finished for this year.  Thank you for all your support.

Year 3 Christmas Performance

Well done to all Year 3 children and staff who made the Year 3 ‘Rock Around the Flock’ Production at the Christian Centre such a wonderful evening. An extra special thank you to those parents who kindly gave their time in helping walk the children to the Christian Centre for the many rehearsals! We are also grateful to the children of the NJA Choir as well as Mrs Trevorrow, Mrs Martindale and

Ms Millington for their musical expertise.

Medal Achievements


Bronze – Ella Goodman,

Florence Haddock, Matilda Scowen,

Josh Griffiths, Luke Glanville


Silver – Madison Williams, Dora Wood,

Oshi Baker, Kalin Coryn, Ben Carter,

Kian Lewis, Charlotte Edmonds, Ruby Reed


GoldMelissa Oliver, Finley Taylor

Year 5 Staff would like to say a big ‘well done’ to all the children for their amazing hard work this term – particularly with their reading challenges. Keep up the good work over the Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Children in Need’s ‘Be A Hero’

non-uniform day raised a grand total of £368.64.

NJA School Council Award

Our Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, Mrs Dewsnap, has achieved an award for consistently attaining Healthy Schools Status. The award recognises the positive impact of the School Council within our Academy.  Well done to all our School Council members past and present.

Festive Film Fun!

As in previous years, we are fortunate enough to have the Lighthouse Cinema offer the children the treat of a visit to the to see the film ‘Inside Out’. Newquay Junior Academy would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lighthouse Cinema for their support at this busy time of year.

Remember to check our website and Facebook Page for current information.

Scholastic Book Fair

We are proud to announce that this year’s Scholastic Book Fair raised a phenomenal £770.58 which is the best total since 2011! This means that over £300 of this total is donated to Newquay Junior Academy to fund the purchase of books for our Library.

Well done!


From all the staff at Newquay junior academy, we would like to wish all our pupils and their families a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!