We ended the academic year by wishing our Year Six children all the very best for their future as they begin the next chapter in their lives. The service was held at St Faith’s Church, Shellingford and was a memorable occasion for us all.
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Our summer production was again of a high standard! Congratulations to the children for two fantastic performances and to Mr Drew for leading the production. We decided to continue to raise money for Ukraine at our summer productions and a further £115.00 was donated to the Appeal.
Our recent fundraising challenge raised an incredible £532.20 for the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal. Thank you for generous donations and for all the photographs you sent to us.
On behalf of the Staff and Governing Body a huge thank you Mrs Gabrielle Mann and the FoSS committee for organising such a successful Fun Day. It was so lovely to come together informally as a school community. Thank you to everyone who supported this event - we were not going to let the weather deter us! A grand total of £1360 was raised.
We held our annual ShWimbledon (Shellingford’s Wimbledon!) in July which involved tennis coaching sessions and competitions led by the Farindgon Tennis Club. The coach commented on how polite and well behaved the children were and that they were a credit to the school.
In June we welcomed back Dance Days who led 1950’s dance sessions with each class to conclude our celebrations of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We also held a Skip2Bfit workshop for the whole school when all the children (and staff!) challenged themselves to see how many skips they could do in two minutes.
We had the most wonderful week just before half-term celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in school. On the Tuesday we held a Community Picnic Lunch and welcomed residents from the village to join us. The weather stayed fine (just!) and towards the end of the afternoon we gathered on the field to create a big ‘70.’ The school presented each child with a special Platinum Jubilee pin badge engraved with the official emblem, we watched part of The Queen’s Coronation and we ate cupcakes to celebrate too! It was such a lovely occasion and one which hopefully will remain in the children’s memories for many years to come.
Ascension Day comes forty days after Easter and celebrates Jesus’ ascension into heaven. It marks an important transition in the Church calendar and as a reference point for the faith of Christians.. The feast day falls on Thursday 26th May, and we held a service at St Faith’s Church, Shellingford for children, staff and parents to reflect on the work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives today.
FoSS held a Bingo event for families in our Community Hall which was very well supported. It was a great fun event for both the adults and the children!
Many thanks to those parents who kindly responded to the questionnaire. We had responses from 34 of the 70 school families. We are delighted that 100% of respondents would recommend Shellingford School to another family. An overwhelming majority (84%) showed positive responses to all the questions, and the results indicate that the children are happy, well-educated and cared for at school. We very much want you to know that you are always welcome to speak to the relevant member of staff or to myself as Headteacher about any concerns. We actively want to hear of anything you are unsure or unclear about. The questionnaire is rightly anonymous, but we do urge any parents who disagreed with, or were unsure how to answer any of the questions or made additional comments and suggestions to make an appointment to meet with me to discuss further. The feedback from the 2022 parent and pupil questionnaire can be viewed on our school website