Is it a bird, is it a plane? Next month the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) will be holding its second Aylesbury Superhero 5k fun run, jog, walk or crawl event in Watermead on Sunday 14th October. Superheroes of all ages will be taking part in what promises to be a fantastic event for all the family.
Over 6,000 was raised for the Hospice last year, which is the equivalent of funding over 60 home visits by the Charity’s Florrie’s Children’s Team, who provide care and support to sick children and their families in the home.
Event registration costs £10 for 16 years and over, £7.50 for 2-15-year-olds and Under 2s go FREE. Entry includes refreshments and goodies on the day plus a well-deserved superhero medal. A fun warm-up will be provided by Nuffield Health, Aylesbury, prior to the launch and MIX FM’s Street Stars will be popping along on the day. Superheroes set off at 10.00am.
If you would like to find out more visit www.aylesburysuperhero.co.uk or contact the Superhero Team on 01296 429975 for an entry form.
Latest Additions to the Website
The following updates to the school website have been made recently (click the title to visit the page):
- Latest edition of 'Park Life' published
- Healthy Packed Lunch Information
- Reading and Phonics Information
- Information for Parents considering our Nursery for their child
A great first week
Well...we made it. The school opened on time and we have now completed our first full week. The children and staff are all feeling a little exhausted and we will all sleep well at the weekend!
We would like to extend a personal thank you to the teachers who gave up considerable amounts of their holiday to get the school ready - assembling flat pack furniture, cleaning rooms, opening boxes and placing orders. It was an almighty task to get the school ready but they did it!
We'd also like to extend our thanks to our parents, families and friends who have been so incredibly supportive and positive as we have started this journey together. We won't get everything right all of the time but we are absolutely committed to creating a great school for everyone. We know that you will support us all the way.
Have a great weekend. You deserve it.
This week we have added the following items to our website:
- Our Nursery Admission Policy and Application form
- Admission information for September 2013
- The School Meal menus for the rest of the term
- Our first issue of 'Park Life', the school newsletter
We are delighted to be working with the Jonathan Page Play Centre in order to provide after school care for children and families at Buckingham Park.
Jonathan Page is a well established play centre, operated by Aylesbury Vale DIstrict Council, with superb facilities on Meadowcroft in Aylesbury.
Buckingham Park families have access to a taxi service whereby children are safely collected from staff at the school and delivered to staff at the Play Centre.
Click on the picture for more information,
Park Life - Issue 1
The first edition of our newsletter, 'Park Life', is now available to view from the letters page of our school website.
From the Bucks Herald...
Excitement builds for school opening
The first new school in Bucks this century will be opening its door to students on Monday.
Buckingham Park CofE School will be at the heart of the community, created by new housing development Buckingham Park.
On Thursday and Friday of this week, the 90 students and their parents were invited into the school for a two-hour induction period, in which they got to know the teachers and the building.
These 90 children will form three classes – a reception class for four year olds, and a joint year one and two class for five and six- year olds.
Headteacher Nick Waldron, who will also be teaching at the school, said he is looking forward to staff finally getting on to what they ‘are good at’, after a long period of planning.
“This school was first dreamt up about six years ago, and I’ve been on board since April,” said Mr Waldron.
“Now we can finally concentrate on teaching children.”
From Monday, there will be three teachers working at the school, with the aid of three classroom assistants.
There will also be a school business manager, a caretakers and a kitchen assistant, as the school will be serving hot meals.
Mr Waldron added that the school will also be taking applications for its new nursery from January.
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Keeping you up to date with the life of Buckingham Park CE Primary School