We are now taking bookings for this term's Parents' Evenings which will be on Wednesday 7th November and Thursday 8th November. We are using our online booking system through the Parents Booking website, You will be able to log in with your name and child's details. If you do however have any issues logging in, please do not hesitate to contact reception.
Head to parents-booking.co.uk/ivervillage to book!
This month the article from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is Article 1. This article explains that every single child across the United Nations are entitled to the 54 articles. At the Iver Village Junior School we believe these rights must be put in place by all governments around the world. Children under the age of 18 should have a protected and safe beginning and as they grow they should be provided with opportunities to thrive educationally and socially. We want all children around the world to grow up to be honest, responsible, respectful, caring and confident global citizens.
At The Iver Village Junior School we are learning more about the struggles and injustice of other children under 18 around the world. These issues make us sad and we realise just how lucky we are to live in a peaceful country.
This month’s Article is… Article 1 Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the convention. Talk Time….
What a success! Wednesday held our first Big Soup Share night and even we were surprised by just how eager you all were to try all the varieties of soup the different year groups made. With a choice of Leek and Potato, Chicken or Vegetable Noodle and Tomato Soup, all mopped up with freshly made crusty bread, hand made by our year 6s, our school hall was packed with families, excited to try the incredible smelling soups!
The children did fantastically well, not only learning about food, where it comes from and how to eat healthy, but also making a real effort to try foods they normally wouldn’t eat! That sounds like success to me!
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our school and the children including all the staff and a load of the mums of the members of staff who came in to help!
I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so. We currently have two vacancies for parent governors.
The governing body, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor, attend free induction training.
The enclosed sheet summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority, are not eligible to stand in these elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.
If you would like to stand for election, please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the school no later than Tuesday 30th October. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.
Miss J Digweed
Year 6 took part in a fantastic coding challenge run by Heathrow. They learnt a little bit about Heathrow Airport and about all the different types of cargo that goes through the airport. Following on from this, they had an opportunity to use coding on laptops to move imaginary cargo trains from one part of the airport to another, telling the trains which way to turn and how far to travel. Some of them even managed to get their trains to talk to each other! It was a great morning and we are very grateful to Heathrow for providing this exciting technology event.
Last week, thirty pupils across Year 5 and Year 6 have been working on and improving their bicycle skills and practising on the main road! There has been superb improvement made by all and they have enjoyed their time on the bikes. We are looking to secure more funding this year to hopefully get more students at IVJS trained in cycle proficiency.
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