WE ARE REACHING HIGH!

As a school, we have been reviewing the intent of our curriculum... making sure we are clear about we are trying to achieve through our curriculum activities.

We all know our school motto is:

WE ARE ‘REACHING HIGH’

and this underpins everything we try to do at Fairlands, encouraging everyone to be the best they can be. 

We looked at our vision statement with staff and in parent forum and made a few tweaks.

Our new vision statement is: 

to provide a safe, happy

and aspirational environment for all,

where a wide, values-based curriculum

challenges children to develop

emotionally, socially and intellectually.

 

October Parent Teacher Consultations

We are holding Parent Consultation Evenings for children in Reception to Year 6 on Tuesday 23rd October from 5.30 - 8.00pm and Wednesday 24th October from 3.30 - 6.00pm, apart from ELM Class, who will have their appointments on Monday 15th October 3.30 - 7.00pm and Tuesday 16th October 3.30 - 4.30pm.

Nursery appointments will be held as follows:

Acorns: Tuesday 23rd October 5.30 - 7.30pm and Wednesday 24th October 4.00 - 6.00pm

Conkers: Tuesday 23rd October 5.30 - 8.00pm, Wednesday 24th October 3.30 - 6.00pm and Thursday 25th October 10.00am - 2.00pm 

Appointments can be booked using the online appointment booking system.  This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and, once you make an appointment, you will receive an email confirming this.  You will only receive a confirmation email if we have your correct email address on our database.  It is, therefore, really important to ensure your contact information is up-to-date and you have registered at www.schoolgateway.com by the end of this week.              

The online booking system will be open from Mid-day on Sunday 7th October.  Please visit https://fairlands.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointment(s). 

'Alfresco Dining' at Fairlands!

We had some very special visitors on Friday for the official opening of our new 'Alfresco Dining Area'!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Stevenage came to see our lovely new space, which was created using money which the school community raised at our Summer Fair in July. 

They were really impressed with the new facility, which has turned an unused patch of grass in the staff car park into a delightful eating area. They joined with Mr Staples to say a huge 'well done' to everyone involved. 

WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back to a brand new year at Fairlands! We are looking forward to seeing everybody on Tuesday 4th September after a lovely summer break. 

Our new Value is RESPONSIBILITY...

What does it mean to be responsible for something?

How can we show that we can be trusted to take on responsibilties? 

Summer Fete 2018

This year, together we have raised an outstanding £5112.72!!!

A huge thank you to all the parents, carers and pupils that attended, and to the dancers, gymnasts and musicians who performed throughout the event.

A special thank you to our sponsors: Trust Water, Own Homes, Soundwave Learning, AR Design Solutions and Alchemy Metals, and everyone else who generously contributed or donated to this amazing amount. We can't thank you enough!

As always, we rely on our parent helpers to organise, support and run these events, so a massive thank you to our Fairlands Faces.  If you are a parent and would like to join us or a company that can help sponsor future events, please contact Cheryl Wilson on 01438 351053 or email cheryl.wilson@fairlands.herts.sch.uk.

We welcome your feedback - why don't you email us at parentforum@fairlands.herts.sch.uk let us know what you think went well, and any ideas for improvements for next year?

 

'NEW TO' MEETINGS FOR PARENTS/CARERS

Just a reminder that parents & carers are invited to come along with your child to the ‘New To’ meetings this week, where you will be given information about your child’s education, procedures and expectations for the coming year and meet the year group team. 

Present Yr 3

New to Yr 4

Monday 9th 5.00pm

Present Yr 2

New to Yr 3

Monday 9th 5.30pm

Present Rec

New to Yr 1

Tuesday 10th 5.00pm

Present Yr 1

New to Yr 2

Tuesday 10th 5.30pm

Present Yr 4

New to Yr 5

Wednesday 11th 5.00pm

Present Yr 5

New to Yr 6 & PGL

Wednesday 11th 5.30pm