Theatre Royal Performance

Our school has been invited to include a class to participate in the Norwich Theatre Royal’s Norfolk Schools Project alongside Buxton and Hevingham Primary Schools. Dolphin class will  create their own version of Falstaff . They will then perform their efforts on the main stage at Norwich Theatre Royal on the afternoon of Sunday 15th November 2009.

This event is free and you are all welcome to attend. I would very much like to make it a memorable event for the children and the school by taking along a large audience to the event. The school will arrange for coaches to take parents and carers with their children. Siblings and grandparents are also most welcome to attend. We ask for a nominal contribution of £1 per person towards the cost of the coaches. You may have as many tickets as you wish. Please note that we cannot take children without a supervising adult, so we recommend you make it a family event.

Please let me know as early as you can how many tickets you would like and whether you would like to travel down with the school on our coaches, as I will need to book them in advance for the event. We’re very much looking forward to the event and hope your family will choose to join us.

John Starling

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Swine Flu Awareness

With the summer holidays approaching and the number of swine flu cases in the region continuing to rise, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the advice we have been given by the NHS and Health Protection Agency about dealing with any cases of swine flu we may have in the school in the future.

National guidance has recently been updated so that school closures are only likely now in exceptional circumstances, and preventative anti-viral drugs will no longer be routinely offered to large groups of school pupils.  As swine flu starts to circulate more freely in the local community, these measures are no longer effective, as people may be exposed the virus outside school, or as soon as they have finished a course of drugs.

The most important advice we have been given is that children who have symptoms of flu-like illness should stay away from school until they have recovered and are free of symptoms.  This is to avoid spreading the infection as much as possible.

You can check any symptoms online at www.nhs.uk or call the Swine Flu Information Line on 0800 1513 513.   If you are still concerned, stay at home and call your GP, who may suggest a course of anti-viral drug treatment.  This is designed to reduce the symptoms and help a quicker recovery.

If your doctor does advise anti-viral treatment for a child, please let the school know as soon as possible.

It is important to point out that the vast majority of people who have swine flu make a quick recovery at home.  However, you should do what you can to prevent the infection from being spread to others by ensuring your family take some simple precautions:

  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible.
  • Disposing of dirty tissues promptly and carefully.
  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water to reduce the spread of the virus from your hands to your face or to other people.
  • Cleaning hard surfaces (such as door handles) frequently using a normal cleaning product.
  • Making sure your children follow this advice.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. J. Starling
Headteacher

New Venue For Learning

Would you like a say in the development of Bure Valley School’s proposed new building?

Many of you will have heard our wonderful news that funding will be available for Bure Valley School to create a venue for Learning in the 21st Century.

In order that the building is designed to match the learning of our future pupils and community we would like to invite everyone of you to join the meetings below; this invitation is not only to parents of our own pupils, but includes those at St Michael’s Nursery and Infant School, John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School and pre-school age children.

This is an important opportunity for us to listen to your thoughts and views and capture them to help create a building and environment that will enhance your child’s education and development both during and after school hours.

Meeting A will be on

Tuesday 16th June, 9.15 am – 10.30 am
Or
Thursday 25th June, 6.00 pm – 7.15 pm

Meeting B will be on

Thursday 2nd July, 2pm – 3.15 pm
Or
Tuesday 7th July, 7.00 pm – 8.15 pm

FREE Refreshments at each meeting

By offering these meetings on a variety of dates and times, we hope that as many of you as possible will come to at least one of them.  To help us with estimating number of attendees please would you complete and return the reply slip below to our school office.  If you forget to send in the reply slip though please still feel free to come along!

Yours faithfully
John Startling

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Mrs Ellis Retirement

Mrs Ellis has chosen to take early retirement at the end of April. She has worked here now for eight years. Personally, I know I will particularly miss the aromas emanating from the Central Area from her wonderful cooking sessions with the children. I’ll not be able to sneak an extra snack any more!

We will mark her leaving with the children in our end of term assembly on Thursday April 2nd.