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14 Greenfield Street
Parkview, Birmingham United Kingdom B1 1AA
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Email: greenfield@schoolzineplus.co.uk
Phone: 02476 98 0202

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

HEAD TEACHER REPORT

Dear Parents,

First off a quick reminder that the weekly PTA meeting will be held in the Year 2 room this week rather than the usual staffroom while it is undergoing renovations. Sorry for the inconvenience and remember everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday night was a very enjoyable evening. Jane Sandona was presented with this year’s Mark Mappas Award by the Diocesan Parent-Teacher Association for service to the PTA. Jane, albeit a reluctant and humble recipient was truly deserving of the award. It was presented at a function in the Hall at Park College.

Pictures of the Week

I have selected a few of my favourite pictures from this weeks newsletter. I hope you enjoy!

Pictures of the Week
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Pictures of the Week
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The weekend saw our four boys, Lyle Harrison, Arnold Marker, Bob Abbot and Matthew Gert, competing at the County Athletics Championships. Lyle's mum tells me that while none of our boys made the Regional team to compete in Warwick, they all competed strongly with lots of personal bests. Lyle made the finals (top 8 competitors) for all his events, and won a gold medal in the relay.

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Lord Chesterfield

This morning the PTA presented to the school two new sets of goals for the children to play football with on the junior sports field. A great deal of research and labour went into their local construction. Many thanks go to Paul Milk for his work on this project.

Our football team in action on the weekend

Year 11 Meetings

The Year 11 Meetings took place on Thursday of this week. In the past decade generally around 20% of the Year 11 students at the school will have moved onto apprenticeships, full time work, further education or other educational experiences. The larger numbers staying on at school then necessitates a closer examination of curriculum needs and a heightened sense of counselling on choice of subjects. As well, we need to ensure that students are mentally ready for the increased rigor of the Year 12 and 13 program. This can be best done, we believe, in a one to one approach.

The school is systematically, at the same time, attempting to improve the range of vocational subject options. To this end Mr Dean Boddis and Mr Beau Chaplin visited Manchester this week studying the approach of a number of functionally productive vocational options in schools. The ultimate aim is to ensure that as many students as possible have a meaningful educational program.

Parent Survey

Please take the time to fill out the survey questions as accurately as you can.
This feedback will assist us to improve the services available to your child.

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.co.uk/parentsurvey

Tim Blackmore
Head Teacher

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Term attendance

We are on track to improve on last years attendance average of 94.6%. This is a great result that we have all worked hard to achieve. Well done!

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Last year

95.2%

95.6%

-

94. 6%

Year to date results

Digital absentee form

If your child is ill and unable to attend school, please complete, sign and submit the online absence form, this is also available on SZapp.

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.co.uk/absentee

INTRODUCING SCHOOLZINE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=docqRB7KdCU

PARENTS' EVENING BOOKINGS

We will be holding the Parents' Evening Bookings at the start of Term 2. We encourage all parents to attend these events if possible.

READING CLUB

Mrs Harrison is organising a weekly Reading Club from next Wednesday. The club will run after school for 1 hour. If you are interested in joining the club, please fill in the below form.

Reading Club

Write your signature above the line

Mrs Harrison is organising a weekly Reading Club from next Wednesday. The club will run after school for 1 hour. If you are interested in joining the club, please fill in the online form.

ARTS NIGHT

Last Tuesday Evening we held our Annual Arts Night. The evening was a great opportunity to enjoy students’ performance and art work which they have been preparing for many weeks. We were all taken by surprise, particularly the PTA, with the huge response from parents and families. The barbeque sold out within the hour and extra supplies of hotdogs and soft drinks had to be purchased. Almost one half of the students in the college were involved in the evening in some way. Over 200 students presented drama skits, performed musical and vocal items, demonstrated various forms of cultural and modern dance; as well as showing visual arts displays of paintings, drawings, mask and jewellery making. Thank you to all students for their superb artistic efforts.

Very special thanks must go to the Arts Department Staff - Mrs Mitchell, Miss Moris, Mrs Brown, Mr Newton, Mr Palmer as well as Mrs White, Ms Freeman, Mrs Goodwin, Mr Murry, Miss Clayton, Mr Nygugen, Mr Stevenson, the Students’ Cultural Committee and all other staff who assisted in any way to help make the evening a huge success.

Art Day Gallery
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Art Day Gallery
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BOOK NOW FOR THE THEME PARK EXCURSION

As a congratulations to our students winning the Schools Competition, we will be going to a Theme Park. It will be free dress and park admission will be paid by the school. Please bring your own lunch or money to buy lunch at the theme park.

The bus leaves at 8:30AM sharp, so make sure you are on time otherwise you will be left behind. Permission Forms are attached.

PLEASE NOTE: booking of a ticket will not automatically give your child permission to travel on the bus to the venue!

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/13

http://greenfield.schoolzineplus.co.uk/event/379

PTA NEWS

PTA contribution award

It is with pleasure that the PTA acknowledges Jane Sand for her outstanding efforts and contributions made to the school over the past 10 years by nominating her for the award.

Jane has willingly given of her time and energy in every possible way during her time at the school.

Jane returned to her old primary school as a parent, when her son Richard began school at the School in 2005, and Jane has continued with us, now with her youngest child, Clara in year 5.

On behalf of all past and present parents, teachers, staff and children of The School, I would like to thank you for your remarkable commitment, positive energy and efforts on behalf of the school. Jane your regular appearance will be missed when you finish at the end of this year, all the best!

Jackie Living
President
PTA

School Fete Fundraiser

Our biggest fundraiser, The School Fete, will be held On 5th July. What would you like to see the funds used for?

OFSTED REPORT

Grade

Judgement

Description

Grade 2

Good

A good school is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils’ needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

We are proud to inform our community that our school has been deemed a ‘good’ school by Ofsted.

We would like to thank you all for your support, we know this excellent result would not have been possible without it.

Parent View - Have your say

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

JEANS FOR GENES DAY

Support a great cause!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favourite pair of jeans next Friday to raise funds for Genetic Disorders UK.

Our Middle School Leaders will be collecting donations from each classroom on the day. Your one Pound Donation will be greatly appreciated.

It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. All money raised will help to bring tomorrow's treatments and cures closer - for the benefit of children everywhere.

Please note our Jean Code!

  • No holes or slashes allowed
  • No shorts
  • Full length jeans only

Jonathon Bliss
Head Boy

YEAR 2 WETLANDS SHOE CHALLENGE

We only need five more pairs!

In two week’s time Year 2 classes will be doing an Art Activity where they will be decorating old shoes to make them look like birds from the wetlands.

They are asking for everyone to bring in any old shoes they no longer have any use for. Could all shoes please be brought into the Office or Mrs Sole's classroom.

Thank-You!
Mrs Sole

SPORTS NEWS

Sport Day

Congratulations to everyone on their great participation in the Sports Day last Monday. It was fantastic to see so many students giving all events a go to gain a participation point for their House.

Overall House Points

1st

Red House

1112 points

2nd

Green House

826 points

3rd

Blue House

736 points

4th

Orange House

712 points

Thank you to everyone who helped with the organisation especially the House Captains for collecting the entries and the computer girls who entered the data on the day. A big thank you to Mr Boss for his computer skills, which made the day run so smoothly!

Age Champions

12 years

Libbie Gar

Blue House

13 years

Rick Flin

Green House

14 years

Simon Hodgers

Orange House

15 years

Nick Sula

Blue House

16 years

Luke Lewis

Red House

17+ years

Sam Fog

Red House

Venue for Round 12 Football

The football field at our Stadium will be used for the game on the 15th October. This is due to the upgrades we are having completed at our school grounds. Please stay tuned for updates regarding all future rounds.

Marathon Game Day

Students in the Rounders Program played a game of pitching on Wednesday the 19th of June. The aim of the day is to provide fundraising opportunities to go towards new training uniforms, excursions and back to the program for equipment etc. It also creates an environment for students to practice their skills in game situations and learn from one another. This is the second year we have run the event and it was a fantastic day once again. We hope students raised some money and we can continue to develop and expand the marathon event.

There were some big hits from the older students and a spectacular play from Tim Brown at third base off Steven Kelly. Well done to all that attended!

We look forward to next year's event and encourage all who would like to volunteer or sponsor the event to contact us as soon as possible. It is only through the efforts of our kind sponsors and volunteers that we can make this great program possible.

DUCK'S DAY OUT

This week, class 5B were chosen to be our school journalists of the week, and were given the ‘Donald Duck Box’ (containing a camera, reporters notebook and of course Donald). Take a look at these pictures of their exciting visits this week!

Duck's Day Out
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Duck's Day Out
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CAFETERIA AND UNIFORM NEWS

Autumn/Winter Menu

The new Autumn/Winter menu has started, this will be current for the next five weeks. The cafeteria provides a variety of both hot and cold food, including salads and vegetarian options. Special diets can be catered for. Please remember that the following items are all included with any main meals:

  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Bar
  • Freshly Baked Bread
  • Flavoured Yoghurt
  • Jelly
  • Plain Milk

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.co.uk/menu-plan

Uniform Order Forms

Any parents that are able to come and volunteer in the Uniform Shop throughout the week would be greatly appreciated, even if it is only for a couple of hours.

If you are able to come in, please contact Sandra on 02476 98 0202.

New Items Available

Sizes Available

Short Sleeve Shirt

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Polo Shirt

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Short Sleeve Blouse

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Summer Shorts

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Summer Skirt

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Pleated Skirt

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

If you need to order new uniforms, please see the uniform list below.

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.co.uk/school-uniform-list

GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to all the students and staff that have a birthday this month.

Mrs Sanders - Art Teacher
Mrs Thompson - Sports Teacher

John B - Year 1
Sally Y - Year 2
Tom P - Year 6
Sam P - Year 6

Jason T - Year 8
Christina W - Year 10
Jared L - Year 11
Sarah H - Year 12

Primary Disco

Don't forget that the Primary Disco is on this Friday. See the poster below for more details.

SCHOOL DIRECTORY

Department

Number

Email

School Office

02476 98 0202

office@schoolzineplus.co.uk

Absence Line

02476 98 0212

absentee@schoolzineplus.co.uk

Junior School

02476 98 0223

junior@schoolzineplus.co.uk

Senior School

02476 98 0234

senior@schoolzineplus.co.uk

Finance Office

02476 98 0245

finance@schoolzineplus.co.uk

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Sync Calendar

Greenfield School Noticeboard

29 Dec 2018

Recurring monthly on the last Saturday

Greenfield Annual Fete

02476 98 0202

The Greenfield Local Fete is on!

Bring your family and friends to the Greenfield Showgrounds for rides, games and prizes!

£12 entry fee per person for the whole day.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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04 Jan 2019

Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

Jeans for Genes Day

Support a great cause!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favourite pair of jeans to raise funds for Genetic Disorders UK.

Our Middle School Leaders will be collecting donations from each classroom on the day. Your one Pound Donation will be greatly appreciated.

It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. All money raised will help to bring tomorrow's treatments and cures closer - for the benefit of children everywhere.

Please note our Jean Code!

  • No holes or slashes allowed
  • No shorts
  • Full length jeans only
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07 Jan 2019 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Recurring monthly on the 1st Monday

Greenfield Charity Barbeque

02476 98 0202

Our 3rd Annual Charity Barbeque is on and open to all!

£10 entry fee and all proceeds go towards The National Charity Association.

Please bring a plate of food and a bottle of drink and we'll all have a good time!

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10 Jan 2019 - 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday

Theme Park Excursion

02476 98 0202

As a congratulations to our students winning the Schools Competition, we will be going to a Theme Park. It will be free dress and park admission will be paid by the school. Please bring your own lunch or money to buy lunch at the theme park.

The bus leaves at 8:30AM sharp, so make sure you are on time otherwise you will be left behind. Permission Forms are attached.

PLEASE NOTE: booking of a ticket will not automatically give your child permission to travel on the bus to the venue!

Click here to fill in the Excursion Permission Form

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