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Primary Weekly Update 24/03/2017 from Mr Nicholas West

24 March 2017

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This week we presented some rather special badges and certificates to children who participated in last term’s Junior First Aider ECA with Mr. Peter Winkley. Mr. Peter is a fully qualified trainer of an internationally recognized first aid course. The Emergency First Aid and Primary and Secondary Care qualification is designed for two purposes. First responder is for people who are first on the scene of an accident and can administer essential care until the emergency services arrive. The second part is for Primary and Secondary Care where we can support any first aid treatment needed, including applying bandages for certain injuries. It is a valuable qualification to receive and ten of the students are currently about to take a test to assess if they are ready. The children have completed the course but are not yet old enough to take the test and receive official verification but we wanted to recognize their efforts and achievements. They have been ambitious and so thoroughly deserve their badge and certificate which I am sure they will be proud to wear and show their families. Mr. Peter will be running this ECA again next term so please do use CHQ to sign your child during the enrollment period next week. First Aid is a great skill to learn at any age.

Year 6 started their transition program on Monday by joining Year 7 and 8 in the Secondary School to participate in a Nord Anglia Education Global Challenge. Mr. Nick Lee, Head of Secondary, writes about this in more detail in his article and our Year 6B students have written about their experience too, you can read this by clicking here. We are very proud of them. 

Be Ambitious – written on the door to the reception area in school and all over the windows at the front of the building. It is what we are encouraged to be and what we want for all our students and families. We have had a question recently, and as part of the feedback from the parents’ survey, about how we are ambitious and how we recognize achievements that are not necessarily academic. As a Primary School we have decided to increase awareness to our children, your children, of what it means to be ambitious and to recognize those who are being. Last year we asked the children to write quotes for what being ambitious meant to them, some were selected for the Nord Anglia posters you can see around the school. We have now taken these quotes and put them onto postcards with a new picture and on the front it says ‘Your teacher is delighted with…well done for being ambitious, what will you do next?’ These will be presented to children by teachers when they spot them being ambitious. The children who wrote the quotes, received a copy of the postcard with their quotes on, as they have already shown they know what it means to be ambitious. We hope the children and family celebrate when they are recognized for this aspect of school life.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary