Mar 17, 2014

Newsletter 4

Our pupils looked amazing in their outfits on World Book Day

World Book Day

Our pupils looked amazing in their outfits on World Book Day and certainly impressed our special visitor Brough Girling who came to launch the Readathon. As a reminder the Readathon will continue until Friday 21st March and all the monies raised will go to four wonderful charities; CLIC Sargent , Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, Read Well and Together for Short Lives. Our extreme reading competition entries have been very impressive. We have been inspired and amused by many of the entries sent in. A display of all the photos will be put up in the hall.

NUT strike action.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) have voted to strike on Wednesday 26th March 2014 and they are recommending that all of their members take part. Each school in the area will be affected to differing degrees depending on its union membership and each will have to react accordingly. We will not know the full extent of the disruption to our school until about Friday 21st March and I will write to you then to give you full details on how we will be operating on Wednesday 26th March 2014.

Sporting successes.

The joint Oakridge and Bisley football team performed brilliantly in a tournament held for the Stroud area small schools. Our team played extremely well in all the qualifying matches and came second out of the twelve schools that took part. Well done to Jack in Class 2 – he was a real credit to the school.

Kieran in Class 2 has been running well in a number of cross country races over the past few weeks. He won a medal for coming in the top twelve runners at the Stroud District schools event at Stratford Park. We look forward to seeing his continuing success at the Birdlip races. Well done Kieran.

As I write this newsletter Hermione and Vieve are taking part in a dance workshop organised for schools in the locality. We look forward to hearing how they get on.

May Revels.

The date of our annual fundraiser is fast approaching. The OSA would welcome the offer of support from all parents and friends of the school to help the day run smoothly. It is our biggest fundraising event of the year so any offer of help or support is greatly appreciated.

KS1 Girls.

Well done to the KS1 girls who put on an impromptu play acting out a section from The Wizard of Oz to raise money for the shed. They raised £6.64.

Dates for the diary.

Friday 21st March – Sport Relief.

Come in non-uniform and have wacky hair.  (50p for non-uniform and additional 50p for wacky hair)

Thursday 27th March – Class 1 to Bisley for Forest Schools.

Class 1 pupils will join pupils from Bisley for a Forest School Day on 27th March. They will need to be dropped off at Bisley for 9.15am and will return to school on the bus (70p per pupil needed for bus fare)

School uniform not necessary - dress in appropriate warm clothes and suitable footwear.

Friday 4th April.

Achievement worship in church at 9.15am.  End of term 4.


Kind regards

Lisa Austin

Executive Headteacher


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