Wow, what an incredible first day! After the children had arrived and settled in, they started their first activities. Both groups had raft building and team building. Both Miss Nunn and Ms Gale were very impressed at the level of teamwork and everyone gave 100%!
Next was dinner, and then they took part in a treasure hunt, after which they enjoyed hot chocolate around the camp fire.
Today they have had an action packed day, filled with low ropes, zip wires, skiing, climbing and abseiling! Everyone is happy and well and all are looking forward to telling their families about the great experiences that they have enjoyed so far!
Children from Year 5 were very excited to set off for a residential at Bowles Activity Centre this morning.
The children arrived safely and were fantastic on the coach. Their first job was to make up their beds and then it was off to lunch, for jacket potatoes and crumble. This afternoon they will be participating in raft building and learning the importance of teamwork!
The Education Funding Agency and Brighton & Hove City Council have confirmed that their discussions regarding the West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School site, being shared with King's Secondary School are at an advanced stage. All parties are working proactively towards concluding the agreement of the site transfer to enable this agreement.
The West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School site had been identified last year as a potential option, which would result in a redevelopment of the current site in order to build a permanent location for King's School and also provide a new school building for our school. The nursery and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Unit would be retained as part of our school.
Further to the recent nomination process the school's Governing Body has now appointed a new Parent Governor.
The nominations for the role of Parent Governor closed at 12:00 on Friday 11th February 2016. There was one nomination for the role and as per the nomination procedure, an election vote was therefore not required.
The Chair of the Governing Body, Michael Jennings is pleased to announce that Heidi Brydon will take up the role of Parent Governor from 29th February 2016. Heidi is an extremely positive and prominent member of Friends of West Blatchington (FOWB) and is a parent to two children at the school. She will provide a valuable contribution to the ongoing governance of the school.
The Governing Body of West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School has a vacancy for a Parent Governor.
Governors have a vital role to play in driving school and pupil performance, as well as helping to ensure that resources are used effectively to give every child the best possible education. Being a governor is about making a difference, getting to know your community and developing your skills. It is also extremely rewarding and fulfilling.
If you are interested and want to find out more please click on the link to visit our Governors page, view the Parent Governor Info & Nomination Form or ask the school office for more information.
Should you wish to stand in the election you will need to complete the nomination form and hand it in to the school office by 12:00 Thursday 11th February 2016.
Last week two of our sports leaders were proud to collect the School Games Silver Award on the behalf of the school at a ceremony held at Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove.
The PE co-ordinators and the class teachers have worked hard to strengthen the sport offering at the school and all of us at the school look forward to 'going for gold' this year!!
Please view the link below to see our sports leaders being interviewed by Latest News:
Latest News: School Games Awards Ceremony
The school would like to say a huge thank you to Mayberry Garden Centre, Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, for kindly donating two beautiful trees to the school.
The trees have added a fantastic festive feel to both the infant and junior foyers, with children and staff having to stop and admire the trees.
Thank you Mayberry Garden Centre!
We have been having great fun in music throughout Relating Week! KS2 children composed lyrics to reflect the Relating Learning hero and we set them to the melody of 'Happy'.
Please click on the link below to listen to our fantastic song!
We are relating!
Samira, one of our sports leaders in Year 6, has written a report on West Blatchington's latest football match.
Please click on the link below to read it:
Football Match Report - 11th November 2015
Luke and Zachary, two of our sports leaders, were at St Andrew's Primary last Thursday to see our netball team play their first match of the season. The result didn't go as we would have liked, but the attitude and resilience of the team was fantastic throughout.
Click on the link below to read Luke and Zachary's match report:
Netball Match Report 12th Nov 2015