November/December Newsletter 2014
We would like to extend a warm NJA welcome to our new canteen staff Karen Stevens and Emma Evans. Our new and updated menu is available online and from the Academy Office. If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals you can obtain an application form from the Academy Office or please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas at Newquay Junior Academy
NJA Christmas Fayre is taking place in the Academy Hall and various other classrooms on Thursday 4th December from 4pm – 5.30pm. Please be aware that there will be NO after-school clubs available on this day (except for NJA Choir). Newquay Town Mayor will hold the official opening of the Fayre this year, and there will be many stalls selling festive treats and goodies as well as a performance from the NJA Brass band. All are welcome.
2014 Christmas Dinners
We look forward to you joining us for the booked Christmas Dinner meals next week on
Monday 8th December –Year 3 (12.00) and Year 5 (12.45) Tuesday 9th December –Year 4 (12.00) and Year 6 (12.45)
Scholastic Book Fair
Thank you to those who attended the recent Scholastic Book Fair. In response to your support the Academy has received £300 from Scholastic to spend on books and resources for our pupils to enjoy.
Year 4 –Morwellham Quay Visit
The Year 4 visit to Morwellham Quay was a great success on Wednesday 19th November. Thank you to all the parents who helped on the day. Please check the website for photographs of the visit.
Year 4 will be holding a Victorian Day on Wednesday 3rd December to complete the children’s ,to
and the children may dress up if they wish or come in uniform. Outfit ideas will be on our website so no need to buy new.
NJA Fundraising Superstars!
We are proud to announce that NJA raised the brilliant sum of £556.55 for Children In Need with the ‘ themed non-uniform day. Various cake sales took place throughout the day by our talented pupils who raised:- £32.53 –well done to Siena Morison, Isabelle Willmott, Megan Webb, Ella Richards and Madison Dewey.
£35.26 was raised by Tegan Dacey, Mia Rickwood, Maria Upton, Yasmin Eroglu and Eleanor Whitehead.
Rio Holt-Morrow, Solenn Bolatre-Pettit, Henija Thapa and Reanna Waplington also held a successful Sale.
Another cake sale was recently held to raise money for the Huntingdon’s Disease Association
Pym, Sophie Bracken, Molly Beckham, Brooke Bough, Olivia Burley, Keira Wallace, Elyse Wallace, Alicia Jiminez and Khaya Molly Yearsley-Finnemore. The girls worked extremely well as a team and raised a fantastic £51.95 for this very worthy cause!
Year 5 –King Edward Mine and Cornish Studies
Year 5 visited the King Edward Mine in November in relation to their topic work on Cornish History. The children were able to take part in workshops and photographs of their time at the Mine can be viewed on the NJA website.
Pupils will have the opportunity to make pasties using their own choice of fillings. This work has been inspired from
‘pasty tasting sessions’
Year 3 Christmas Nativity Performance
Year 3 children have been working hard in preparation for their Christmas Performance on Thursday 11th December at the Newquay Christian Centre. Children will need to arrive at 6.00pm and the doors will open for families to watch at 6.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
Winter PE Kits:
Please be aware as the weather is now becoming colder that children will need to have ‘named’ black/dark jogg
Medications: With bugs and colds abundant at this time of year, a reminder about how we administer medications at the Academy:
Medication which has been prescribed needs to be labelled and a consent form signed at the office. Any non-prescribed unopened medication will be dispensed for 2 days only. These also must have a consent form.
NO medication can be dispensed until a consent form has been signed, and ALL medications are to be handed in (labelled) to the office and will be kept securely in our First Aid Room.
Bronze –Simon Atkins,
Madison Williams, Eliana Fiume,
India Forster, Alfie Brown, Emily Day,
Colum Gartan, Nell Gray, Jessica Jackson,
Amber Grayson, Samantha Davies,
Aaliyah Northcott, Sam Loosely,
Silver –Annaliese Jones, Kieran Rose, Poppy Hall, Dylan Hockings, Jasmine Read, Ruby Bond, Mia Rickwood, India Greenfield
Gold –Grace Schofield, Mia Cunningham,
Ami Boxall, April Adams, Matilda Rigolli,
Medal of Honour –Ruben Greenfield,
NJA Sporting Achievements:
The NJA Netball Team had a very successful Mid-Cornwall Tournament coming 5th out of approximately 20 teams. They are currently 2nd in the Newquay Large Schools League.
Congratulations to those pupils who took part in the Cornwall School Games Swimming Gala at Waterworld. All those who participated, qualified for the next round.
Olive Varlet (6SH) celebrated a 1st place victory in the Cross Country League Year 6 Girls Race.
Well done to those pupils who competed in the Sportability event at Treviglas.
NJA were runners up in the final at the local mixed football competition at Treviglas –losing out narrowly due to
Park & Stride
The Park & Stride facility at the Heron Tennis Centre car park is available for parents and children. We hope parents will support us in easing the traffic congestion outside the Academy at both 2.55pm and at the end of after-school clubs at 4.00pm.
A polite reminder that for safety reasons the Academy car park is for staff use only.
Newquay Festival of Lights
We hope that many of you joined us in celebrating the Festival of Light last Friday evening in Newquay.
Our Art and Music Clubs excelled with their hard work and preparations leading up to this event which resulted in a wonderful evening for all.
We were extremely proud of all those pupils who represented the Academy and would like to say a huge ‘Thank parents who supported this event.
Please can we remind parents that children must be on premises for the first bell at 8.40am to allow them to register on time in class at 8.50am. If they arrive after this time children must report to the Academy Office to be signed in.
For your consideration, please see the information below regarding the importance of high attendance:
Attendance over one Academy Year
If a pupil had:
98% attendance = less than 4 days absent from the Academy 95% attendance = less than 10 days absent from the Academy 90% attendance = 4 weeks absent from the Academy
85% attendance = 5 ½ weeks absent from the Academy 80% attendance = 7 ½ weeks absent from the Academy
Healthy Schools Plus – News
We are sure you will join us in congratulating our Year 5 Teacher Jane Dewsnap, who has been awarded
‘Most inspiratio-ordinaltor’PHSEinCothe CountyWeextendforabigofficialtheNewquaylast
Junior Well Done to all pupils, parents and staff in this fantastic Whole School Award.
Sports Kit Urgent Request:
We are currently missing many items from our NJA team kits.
If you have any shirts etc, please send these in to the Academy Office as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support –the children take great pride in representing the Academy in their team colours.
The Academy will finish for the Christmas Holidays at normal hometime on Wednesday 17th December. Thursday 18th December and Friday 19th December are Staff Training Days. The Academy will be closed to pupils on these days.