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Headteacher's News December 2016Download PDF

PTA Christmas Disco

Last Friday the PTA held the annual Christmas Disco for parents, carers and children. From the early afternoon a steady stream of parents arrived at school and began the process of setting up the disco, the café, face painting area, sweets stall, gift and toy stalls and Santa’s grotto. Despite a brief panic when Santa lost his black boots on the way to school, the evening was a tremendous success. I can’t thank our parents enough for the time and work they gave to make sure all our children had a fun night that also helped towards raising funds for the school. A special thank you to Candace Brooks for whom it was the last dance, although she has assured me she will be available over the next few years to offer advisory guidance and support. Thank you.


It would be remiss of me not to thank our teaching and support staff for their hard work, commitment and dedication over the past term. Former and new staff help to maintain the success of our school and there is no doubt that our children thrive here. The PTA disco served as a reminder of the generosity of spirit within our parent community. I enjoyed meeting so many parents during the evening and, I must admit, welcomed the many positive comments that were made to me about Montpelier. I will share this appreciation with my colleagues. We enter rehearsals for our 5 seasonal shows now, whilst carrying on with teaching and learning. I look forward to seeing most, if not all, of our parents before the end of term and would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, peaceful (but not too peaceful!) holiday break when it finally arrives.