Extreme Weather Conditions ~ Snow ~
In view of the potential for extreme winter weather conditions, please be reassured that any decision to close school will be made with the safety of all of our school family in mind. I will endeavour to advise you as soon as is possible if any closures are made in order to try to minimise disruption to your day. Please check the school website, VLE and text messages for up-to-date information.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR PHONE NUMBERS ARE UP TO DATE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
05 February 2014
Year 5/6 Football Practice
As I have arranged two matches for this half-term, I will re-start practice sessions after half-term on Wednesday 26th February. I will continue running sessions on Wednesdays (NOT 5th March due to Robinwood) until further notice.
NETBALL WILL START AGAIN ON MONDAY 10 MARCH.
CREATIVE ARTS CLUB ON MONDAYS 3.30 TO 4.30 FROM 10 MARCH BY INVITATION ONLY.
CHOIR WILL BE RETURNING ON 25 FEBRUARY
Friday Contemporary Dance Club now off until 28 February.
Our texting service is now in use please ensure mobile numbers are correct.
In January, the Ofsted Report on our recent inspection was published on their website www.ofsted.gov.uk. To read the full report please go to the green box named current letters below it makes wonderful reading about your children and the whole school family.
Investor in Pupils Status
05 February 2014
We are now an Investors in Pupils School. A BIG THANK YOU and WELL DONE to all our wonderful Southdale community.
Happy Children Make Progress...
Southdale is a dynamic, vibrant, church junior school situated in the heart of Ossett, West Yorkshire. The two form entry school is full of character, love and life and provides an extremely high standard of education as well a wealth of wonderful experiences for children between the ages of seven to eleven. Southdale’s ethos is built on a bedrock of strong, Christian values.
It is a school full of warmth, energy and enthusiasm where children feel nurtured, happy and valued. This exciting yet calm, purposeful atmosphere is palpable the moment you step into the environment. We pride ourselves in having a totally committed staff team who are relentless in their drive to offer a curriculum which is broad, challenging, creative and inspiring. Expectation is very high and all children are motivated to ‘be the best that they can be’.
The whole Southdale family subscribes to the notion that it is ‘cool to work hard… do well… be positive and enthusiastic’.
Elodia Krische Eccles
The school environment promotes excellence and outstanding experiences. From specialist cooking and horticultural practices, exceptional creative and imaginative displays, including ceramic design of the highest quality, geographical and historical enquiries and links with the local environment and beyond, and relationships and expectations that exude ambition and aspiration, Southdale oozes `pure delight.` Learning is exciting, stimulating and relevant.
Pupils are subsequently absorbed, immersed and enthralled at all times. No mountain is too high to climb, no challenge too great and no reward undeserved. All adults, including learning support and administration personnel, make a strong contribution to this overall ethos and ambience.
Dr Andy Swallow
School Improvement Consultant
24 February 2014
CHOIR CLUB IS ON TUESDAY 3.30PM TO 4.30PM AS USUAL
12 February 2014
Well done for a great performance