Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR

Tel:  01235 813367     Email: office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk   www.hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk

Description: school logo with church April 2014

‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’


NEWSLETTER 2                                                                         16th September 2016

From the Headteacher

It is the end of the second week for all the older children in school but it is the end of the first full week for our new Reception children.  I would like to say ‘Well Done’ to all our new children, they have settled in extremely well and all have had a very productive week.  The whole school has had an amazing buzz all week where everyone is working hard - a great second week.

Thank you to all those parents who have also commented on how settled the children are already.  Everyone at school works hard to make sure that we provide the best education and environment for all the children so thank you for taking the time to let us know.

Buzz Club

Buzz Club, for Year 1 and Year 2, starts Tuesday 20th September for 12 weeks, 3.00 - 3.45pm.  This will be run by Ignite Sport and will be £3 for a session.  Please see this attachment for more details and booking form.

Rugby Club

Will begin next Friday, 23rd September for Years 4,5 and 6. This will again be run by Ignite Sport and will be £3 for a session.  Please see this attachment for more details and booking form.

Harvest Festival - Wednesday 21st September

There will be a service in St Andrew’s Church at 1.00pm which the children will be attending and we are requesting donations, on the day, of any of the following items that will be sent on to the Didcot Emergency Food Bank:

Tinned vegetables (no Baked Beans), tinned fish/meat, pasta, rice, sugar, coffee and tea. The Food Bank are also very grateful to receive toiletries; shampoo/shower gel etc. and also washing powder and toilet rolls.

Parents’ Evenings

Will be held on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October from 3.30 - 7.00pm, details to follow.

Generic Permission Slips

Many thanks to those of you that have returned your permission slips, we still have a few outstanding and it would be appreciated if you could complete and return your slip to the School Office by Wednesday 21st September.

Spare copies of the forms are available from the School Office if required.

Vacancy - General Catering Assistant

Required Monday-Friday 11.45am - 1.30pm, Term time only. For more information please contact Edda Coles, Catering Manager on 01235 813367 (option 4) or pop in to see Edda in the kitchen. Informal enquiries welcome.

Community News

Let’s Get Cooking! - Parent Helpers needed

Dates are shown below for this term’s Let’s Get Cooking Sessions, in order for us to run this we need to have two parent helpers per session (thank you to those of you that have volunteered so far), these run from 1.15 - 3.00pm on the dates shown below. If you are able to help (even for part of the afternoon), please contact the School Office.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Year 6

Tuesday 13th, 20th and 27th September

Tuesday 4th, 11th and 18th October

Year 5

Tuesday 15th, 22nd, 29th November

Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th January

Year 4

Tuesday 31st Jan, 7th and 21st February

Tuesday 28th Feb, 7th and 14th March

Year 3

Tuesday 21st, 28th March and 4th April

Tuesday 25th April, and 2nd and 9th May

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 21st September

Harvest Festival, 1.00-2.30pm

Wednesday 21st - Wednesday 28th September

Year 6: King Alfred’s Academy Open Mornings 10.00-12.00

Monday 26th September

Year 6: DGS/SBS meeting for parents in school

Thursday 29th September

Year 6: King Alfred’s Academy Open Evening; Session 1 4.30-6.00pm, Session 2 7.00-8.30pm

Thursday 6th October

Year 6: SBS Open Evening 5.00-8.00pm

Wednesday 12th October

Years 1,2 and 3: Flu Immunisation

Wednesday 12th October, Friday 14th October and Tuesday 18th October

Year 6: SBS Open Morning 9.15-10.15am

Friday 4th November

Non-Uniform Day and Children in Need Day

Wednesday 9th November

School Photographer in School 8.00-11.30am

Sunday 20th November

Christmas Craft Fair - School and Village Hall

Wednesday 30th November

St Andrew’s Day Service in Church

Term Dates        

Autumn Term

6 September 2016 – 21 October 2016

October holiday                

24 October 2016 – 28 October 2016

Autumn Term

31 October 2016 – 16 December 2016


Friday 11th November

Christmas holiday

19 December 2016 – 2 January 2017


Tuesday 3rd January

Spring Term

4 January 2017 – 10 February 2017

Spring half term

13 February 2017 – 17 February 2017

Spring Term

20 February 2017 – 7 April 2017

Easter holiday

10 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Summer Term

24 April 2017 – 26 May 2017

Late Summer half term

29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017


Monday 5th June

Summer Term

6 June 2017 - 21 July 2017

Contacting the school

Just a reminder that if you are contacting the school via email that you are using the school office address, office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk, rather than Teresa's email address. As Teresa has left the school we are unable to pick up messages sent to her address.