Category Archives: School Events

Mar 22 2016

Easter Egg and Bonnet Winners »

There were so many beautiful and creative entries.  Well done for all of your hard work.  Here are some of our winners!

 

 

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Jun 4 2015

Building Work »

Last year, if you recall, our building work was completed in readiness for September 2014. Unfortunately due to funding restrictions, some of the work had to be postponed until further funding was available.

We now have this funding and the following work will now take place:

· A room built next to the library which is to be used as break out teaching space;

· Rendering of the toilet block and replacement of the soffit boards and guttering;

· Replacement of the obsolete hall and library heaters;

· Levelling of the paved area next to the kitchen.

We had envisaged the work to commence in the summer holidays, however, the builders need to proceed now or will not be able to start until September. In view of this I have agreed with the builders that the following procedures will take place:

· Nursery gate and part of the Nursery playground will be cordoned off to enable the work to take place:

· Entrance to Nursery will be via the main school gate for morning and afternoon pick-ups and drop-offs;

· Lunchtime drop-offs and pick-ups will be made via the main school entrance door, where a member of staff will ensure you are greeted;

· No drilling of the foundations will take place until after 3.00 pm (roughly 3 days of work). At this time, Sunshine Club will relocate to a different part of the school in order to avoid the noise;

· The work will end during the second week of the summer holidays;

· Sunshine Club will operate as normal during the holidays but may operate in a different part of the school;

· The building work is mainly external and a full Health & Safety audit has taken place in order to ensure that the children will remain safe during this period;

· The same builders (VEST) are completing the work, so we are assured of a totally professional job with the least disruption to school.

Thank you for your help and support during the period when the building takes place. I am sure those of you who were around when the main school was being remodelled will be able to reassure parents that the whole process was carried out with the least disruption to our children and their families.

Hopefully this should be the final part of the puzzle and our beautiful building will be complete (apart from playground markings which are also due to be replaced).

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any worries or concerns.

Mrs G. Harrison,

Head Teacher

Posted by: Mr Handy Categories: School Events

Jun 13 2014

Our New School Logo »

Dear Parents/Carers,
I am delighted to share with you our final proof of the new school badge. The white version is what it will look like on a white polo shirt and the blue what it will look like on a sweat shirt.
The design is a combination of the Elliot family and the Cann family with some other ideas picked from other applicants e.g. the world in the letter O. The symbolism is as follows:
  • The  characters represent infants, juniors and adults as part of our school family and cultural diversity;
  • The T represents the Cross , showing our commitment as a faith School;
  • The O with a world inside it represents our international dimension with links to countries throughout the world;
  • The Sunshine retains our link with the symbol of sunshine which is an integral part of our School;
  • The colours of red, blue, green and yellow link our school team colours together
I am delighted that all of the applications have helped and inspired us to choose such a beautiful and symbolic school badge.
I would also like to congratulate the following children and their families for their wonderful contributions :
Camilla
Oliver C.
Tatiana
Nest
Tomas
Grace

Each family will receive a £10 book voucher and the 2 winners a £20 voucher.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Claire (Oliver’s mum) who has generously devoted her time to work on the images in order to provide us with a final proof.
The Friends of St Oswald’s have suggested that we obtain the badges in an iron on format which can then be purchased to go on any of the school tops. They have received samples of this idea and it appears to be very effective both for washing and tumble drying.
We fully appreciate the fact that many of our families will still have perfectly good uniform with the old style symbol on it and therefore suggest that this should be used first before new uniform is ordered.
I hope you all like the new badge as much as we do.
Kind regards,
Mrs G. Harrison,
Head Teacher
Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

May 13 2014

Easter 2014 »

You can view photographs of the Easter gardens and bonnets at http://oswalds.durham.dbprimary.com/durham/primary/oswalds/arenas/easter2014

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Mar 3 2014

Design a Bug Competition »

The entries:

Congratulations to the winners:

Emma in Nursery

Leo in Class 1

Joshua in Class 2

Jack in Class 3

And congratulations to Sofia in nursery for winning the unusual reading place photo competition.

All of the winners have received a £5 voucher to spend at our book fair this week.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Oct 3 2013

Industrial Action 17th October 2013 - letter to parents »

Please click here to read the Headteacher’s letter to parents regarding a day of school closure due to industrial action on 17th October 2013.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Sep 12 2013

Parent Governor Wanted! »

Dear Parents / Carers,

Due to the term of office of one of our parent Governors ending, we currently have a position available for a Parent Governor.

Parents other than those employed at the school for more than 500 hours per year or who are elected members of the Local Authority (LA) are eligible to stand for election.  This includes:

ð    parents of children attending nursery either full-time or part-time

 

ð    any person who is not the natural parent but has parental responsibility for or who has care of a pupil registered at the school (Education Act 1996, Section 576)

If you are interested in becoming a Governor please contact school for a nomination form.

Nominees must be proposed by a parent of a pupil registered at the school.

A parent may nominate his/her partner.

The completed and duly signed nomination form should be returned to school by Friday 20th September 2013.

Where the number of nominations is equal to, or fewer than, the places available no ballot will be necessary.  Any remaining vacancies will be appointed by our Governing Body.

Should a ballot be required each parent will be sent a voting form.

When the process has been finalised school will inform the parent body via our email system or in the case of no email being available a letter will be sent.  School and Governor Support Service will write formally to all nominees confirming the outcome of the ballot.

 

 

Kind regards,

Mrs. Harrison

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Mar 28 2013

Your teachers learn too! »

Our school is closed to pupils today because the staff have a training day. They have spent the day learning some new creative techniques for making characters. Look at the characters they have made!

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Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Mar 13 2013

Liz Million »

We have been very lucky to have the author and illustrator Liz Million visiting our school today.  We were very impressed with her excellent artistic skills!

During the morning session, Amy helped Liz to draw Golidlocks and the Three Bears.  In the afternoon, Roxana helped Liz to draw Little Red Riding Hood.

You can visit her website at http://www.lizmillion.com/

 

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events

Mar 7 2013

World Book Day and St Oswald's Book Week! »

St Oswald’s are pleased to announce that we will be extending our World Book Day celebrations for a whole week!

World Book Day is today (Thursday 7th March).  Children (and staff!) were encouraged to come to school dressed as a literary character. On 7th and 8th March each class will take part in a range of book and story based activities.

On Wednesday 13th March we will have an author-illustrator visiting our school.  She is called Liz Million and you can see her website by clicking here.

 

 

From Monday 11th March to Thursday 14th March we will be holding an exciting book fair after school. Parents and children are invited to come to the fair to browse and purchase books from the great selection.  See the Book Fair leaflet by clicking here.

See our school book fair flyer by clicking here.


Can you tell which literary character Mrs Harrison was dressed as today?

The morning nursery class.


Look at the staff!  What characters can you see?

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: School Events