19 Dec 2019
Primary High Notes 19 Dec
An enormous amount has been accomplished this term by pupils and staff. It is only ever possible to provide a flavour and a snapshot of all that is going on at Derby High through my weekly High Notes, but whatever your sons and daughters have been involved in, at whatever level, I congratulate them for their commitment, achievement and good humour. I also thank you for all that you do to guide, support and encourage them. I would also like to thank the staff for their dedication and commitment to excellence.
I hope you and your family have a restful break and enjoy this holiday period. I look forward to seeing your children refreshed and ready to learn in January.
Yesterday the Primary School had a wonderful surprise from all the staff. The children walked into the hall thinking they had an extended assembly. In fact, it was a panto performed by their very own teachers! There was much laughter throughout the panto, especially at the two ugly step sisters!
On Monday 16th we had two special visitors join our assembly, Reverend Paul and Catherine from the YMCA. Reverend Paul explained to the children what the YMCA will buy with the money donated from our Christmas Jumper Day (including some funny demonstrations!). Catherine and Reverend Paul were delighted to receive the cheque from our charity prefects, Josephine and Tia, on behalf of the YMCA. They very much enjoyed meeting everyone.
With many of you purchasing new devices, apps and games over the Christmas period, here are a few things to be aware of:
Parental controls: https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Age restrictions: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/
Gaming: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming/ https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/online-gaming-advice/
You tube for kids App: https://youtube.com/kids/ Web: https://www.youtubekids.com/