Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 20th November 2023

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who bought a book at this week’s book fair. We took just over £1,900, which is fantastic because the company then give us 60% of this to spend on books for school. This will be used to add new titles to the library and for some topic related non-fiction books.

Our second major fund raiser takes place next Friday, 1st December, straight after school. The Friends of Ravenswood are working hard to prepare for the Winter Fair and it would be lovely to see everyone there. The logistics mean that all children will be released from school in the normal way and then we will have two entrances to access the fair, one at the main reception and the other through the car park entrance. There will be the normal fun of the fair with games, food, the tombola and of course a visit from the main man himself! All the proceeds go straight back into supporting the fun things that happen at Ravenswood.

Well done to our girls’ football team who played in the league on Thursday evening. Three matches, 3 wins and 0 goals conceded. There were outstanding debuts from Maddy, Amelia and Kiera, while Aaliyah was named Player of the Evening with 4 goals scored in a mesmerising display! Bravo girls!

Lots of children sniffed their way to a flu-free winter on Thursday. Thanks for signing your child up for the child flu vaccine. The NHS website says, “School aged children who miss the vaccination session at school will have other opportunities to get vaccinated. This will usually be at NHS community clinics.”

Next week is a very exciting week at Ravenswood, when the governors select our new headteacher. We have five candidates who will go through a comprehensive selection process on Tuesday and Wednesday. I wish them all the best of luck with the two days and thank the governors for their amazing work in putting this whole process together. I may be able to tell you who the successful candidate is in next week’s blog, but we will need to allow time for them to inform their school first.

I am writing the blog early this Friday, as we have interviews for new teaching assistants today. Mrs Brown left two weeks ago for a promotion and Mrs Kennedy retires in January. We have six candidates coming today and we look forward to welcoming the successful ones on to the staff very soon.

Mrs Mason tells me that the outside lost property bin is rather full with un-named items. Please have a look and take anything that might be yours!

Finally, if you haven't completed the School Streets survey and would like to, you can do this at the following address. 

https://lboro.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/newcastle-school-streets-parentcarer-survey-final

Many thanks.