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SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

SANDIE AND MISS SAMPSON

would like to invite you to

SOUTHDALE ART GALLERY

Art Work Across the Years…….

After Parents Special Mentions

on Thursday Morning
(in the small hall)

SOUTHDALE WIN AGAIN

Well done to the whole team for two fantastic
performances in the 6 a side tournament to Ossett Academy
RESULTS
SOUTHDALE 11 GAWTHORPE 1
SOUTHDALE 8 SOUTHPARADE 0

SCHOOL SPORTS FUNDING
Year 2013-14 school sports funding was used to provide Sports Coaching from
Daniel Paterson £525
and a new climbing wall to be installed over the summer holidays £5,200

PLEASE CHECK THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR ANY UPDATES

PLEASE NOTE

Y5 & Y6 Contemporary Dance Club
Dear Parents
Due to exam commitments with the student teachers from Leeds Metropolitan University who have been leading the contemporary dance club, there will be no further sessions this term.
With very kind regards
Mrs Eccles
Headteacher

THERE WILL BE NO NETBALL THIS HALF TERM

SPORTS CLUB

Dear Parents
Due to recent low attendance and Parents evenings next week , I have decided to stop Year 5/6 Football Club.
We will of course be playing any outstanding league and friendly matches. I trust this will not inconvenience you.
With thanks Mr Turner

SCHOOL CLUBS

GUITAR CLUB WEDNESDAY 3.30PM – 4.30PM

SPORTS CLUB WEDNESDAY 3.30PM – 4.30PM

CREATIVE ARTS CLUB ON MONDAYS 3.30 TO 4.30 FROM 10 MARCH BY INVITATION ONLY.

Friday Contemporary Dance Club.

Parking and dropping children off outside school

Dear Parents,

On Monday 3 March, the local police did a spot check on Southdale Road regarding parking infringements. As a result, 3 parking fines were issued. We have been asked by West Yorkshire Police to remind you of the following information, taken directly from the Highway Code:
• DO NOT park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of Southdale Road/Southdale Gardens junction, except in an authorised parking space
• DO NOT park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of Southdale Road/Belgrave Street junction, except in an authorised parking space
• You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs
• You MUST NOT wait or park, or stop to set down and pick up passengers, on school entrance markings
• It is safer for your passengers (especially children) to get out of the vehicle on the side next to the kerb
• DO NOT stop or park in front of an entrance to a property
West Yorkshire Police have advised us that they will be conducting regular spot checks and WILL enforce any illegal parking. Please can I ask for your co-operation in making sure that the children who attend our school are delivered and collected from Southdale as safely as possible.
With kind regards, Mrs Eccles

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

We are now an Investors in Pupils School. A BIG THANK YOU and WELL DONE to all our wonderful Southdale community.

Mrs Wood

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
Headteacher

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
2012

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