As another year draws to a close, we reflect on the last three terms at Alexandra School
What does our first
full year as part of the Eden Academy look like? Read on,
and find out...
The school community
marked the end of the Autumn term with a terrific performance
of The Grinch– written by Dan, and performed by all of the
children. Most of the children performed two shows on the
same day, and some of the children took part in an Alexandra
production for the first time. All of the children demonstrated
their courage and desire to be involved by dressing up, learning
their parts, and singing with enthusiasm.
In the Spring
term, the children took part in a whole day workshop. The
Lions of Zululand were a visiting Cultural Exchange group,
from South Africa, who sang, danced, and taught the children
about life in South Africa. Once again, the whole school took
part with great enthusiasm, sharing an experience that both
staff and children will remember for a long time to come.
You can find out
more about both of these events by logging into Fronter, via
the school website. If you need a copy of your unique password,
or want to know more about how to do this, please contact
us in September.
Once again, the
summer term was a busy programme of events for all of the
children. The Year 6 shared a successful visit to France,
to celebrate all that they have learned and the end of their
time at Alexandra. All of the other classes took part in camp
week, and every child in the school had the opportunity to
join in with an adventurous activity, and camp out overnight.
Somewhere amongst all of this was a Sports Week, an Athlete
of the Year champion (congratulations Reece!), and many worthy
winners of a school end of year award. A special mention goes
to Essie, Mohammed and Ilma who were awarded with a Golden
Goose badge. The children will tell you that to earn one of
these, you need to have been spotted keeping the Golden Rules
on 400 occasions– they are highly prized!
of this achievement is the incredible support that our families
continue to give to the children and the school. This year,
our overall Attendance figure stands at 95.59%: the third
year in a row in which the children’s attendance has shown
improvement. As a result, 91% of the children met or exceeded
their learning targets for Maths and English this year.
Have a great Summer! We look forward to seeing you all again
for the start of a new term.
Ivan and Catherine
Say Goodbye to...
We say good bye
to seventeen children in Year 6, as they
move on to secondary school. We also say goodbye to Matthew
Schwimmer and Dylan Ryan, who will be moving away from Harrow.
We wish our leavers luck and will miss them all. We
also say goodbye to some staff:
has worked with children of all ages at Alexandra for more
than ten years. Every child and staff member who has worked
with Mariangela has benefitted from her patience, understanding,
and calm approach.
Singleton has worked with us for the last two years
as a teaching assistant in the Year 6 classes. Big Dave will
continue travelling, before returning home to Australia later
in the year. We will miss him– literally– he’s so tall, you
can’t lose him! We wish him every success with his future
took over as class teacher in the Barnacle Geese in the January
of this year. Throughout the year, he has been a positive,
smiley face, and hugely popular with the children in his class.
We wish him well as he moves on to new challenges.
has been the class teacher for the Atlantic Geese this year.
The children have enjoyed their year with her, and the enthusiasm
she has brought into the classroom. We wish her well with
her future endeavours.
Say Hello to...
has been teaching for a number of years at Marlborough School
in Harrow. She brings with her a lot of Key Stage 1 experience,
and joins us to teach the Canada Geese.
has been teaching for a number of years at a school in Watford.
She brings with her a lot of Early Years teaching experience,
and will be teaching the Snow Geese.
Chloe Frinton, Simrit Juttla
and Siobhan Thompson, who will all be joining
us in September, to work as Learning Support Assistants.
The children start school on Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014.
Don’t forget to send us a postcard from your holidays!