March Newsletter 2015



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School Council

We are proud to announce that our School Council have achieved a Bronze Level PADL Award. The Council have been active in demonstrating skills of democracy and organisation. We thank parents and staff for their support.

‘Splat the Teacher’ – A Soggy Success Story!

The School Council would like to thank all the students, staff and parents who supported their Splat the Teacher event. A total of £350 was raised and the water fountain has been delivered and should be installed in the Year 3 area by the end of Easter Holidays, ready for the children to use in the Summer Term.

Medal Achievements


Bronze – Katie Percival, Lauren Cooper, Rio Holt-Morrow,

James Peters, Aimee Nile, Nyah Martin, Mia Rickwood,

Halaina Cassidy


Silver – Harry Slade, Megan Webb,

Marley Wheatley, Sonny Forbes, Rosie Needs,

Joe Pearce, Finley Taylor, Natasha Luscombe


Gold – Lily Kaye, Joshua Golden-Clarke,

Ella Harrison


Medal of Honour – Lani-May Dean, Olive Varlett, Lilli Price, Louis Harris, Sophie Alecock-Smith,

Elyse Wallace, Ami Boxall, Lindsay Holmwood

Truro Music Festival – March 2015

We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to our choir who performed fantastically well at the Truro Music Festival this month. Also, well done to those pupils who took part in the instrumental classes and smaller singing groups.

We are very proud to announce that our Year 6 pupil Ami Boxall won the ‘Best Soloist’ category! Once again thank you to pupils and staff who worked so hard and of course to the parents for their ongoing support. Choir has now finished and will not be restarting until after the Easter Holiday.

Useful Dates for your Diary


Wednesday 25th March


Spring Music Festival at Newquay Tretherras Academy

6.30pm start


Thursday 26th March

Cross-Country Championship – Sports Centre


Friday 27th March

Year 6 Cinema Visit (AM only)

Year 3 Reading Challenge Zoo Visit


Finish for Easter Holiday Friday 27th March

(normal hometime)



Monday 30th March – Friday 10th April

(Return to NJA Monday 13th April)


Monday 13th April

Yr 5/6 RNLI Beach Safety Assembly


Wednesday 22nd April

London Meeting (NJA Hall) at 6.00pm

E-Safety Information Video – Years 5 and 6

As part of our ongoing commitment to E-safety for our pupils, we will be showing a series of information films/videos in assembly that are age appropriate and may prompt further discussions. Our pupils know that staff are always available for them to discuss and report any matters including digital communicating issues that may be of concern to them. We are also available should any parents wish to discuss matters of internet safety, privacy and security.


Park & Stride – Summer 2015

Please be aware that car-park charges and restrictions will be back in force before we return after the Easter Holiday.

NJA Sporting Achievements:

Tag Rugby – NJA won the local tag rugby festival at Treviglas this month. Well done to the 4 teams that took part.

Cross-Country – Congratulations to the 10 runners from NJA who qualified for the County Championships and will represent Restormel!

Football – the Year 3/4 football team finished 3rd in their football festival and the Year 5/6 football team achieved 2nd in their local league.

Swimming – Well done to both the Year 6 girls and boys teams who qualified for the Cornwall School Games swimming competition.


South West Schools Relay Competition at Millfield

A fantastic well done to our swimmers who took part in this competition. All swimmers were very successful with the girls winning the Front Crawl and Medley Relays. They have now qualified for the next round. The boys came 4th and 5th in their respective competitions. The results achieved were outstanding as there were many schools participating from across the South West.


Class Attendance Competition – Summer Term 2015

Next half-term after the Easter Holiday, the academy will be running a class attendance competition. The class in each year group which has the best attendance over the 6 week period will be rewarded to a ‘film afternoon’. This competition will run alongside our 100% attendance end of year prize draw.


We appreciate your support in reducing the number of unauthorised absences for the second half of the year. This includes parents taking pupils out of the academy during term time. These prolonged periods of absence have a significant impact on children’s learning. No absence can be authorised unless it is truly exceptional circumstances.

Our minimum expectation is above 95% attendance

Year 3 96.34%
Year 4 94.86%
Year 5 95.50%
Year 6 94.98%
Whole Academy 95.44%