North Primary School is delighted to announce that it has achieved the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award following a visit by an assessor on 11 March 2019. Click here to read the full accreditation report.
The Free for All Team are back in training for the 2019 Colchester Half Marathon, which will take place on 24th March 2019. Please click here to sponsor our fantastic team of runners and help us continue to raise money to fund trips and activities for the children at North Primary School and Nursery
Amazon has recently created a way for you to support the NSA every time you shop on their website at no extra cost to you! To set it up, you just need to go follow this link to their website, log in and then click “Start shopping”
Over the next 18 months North Primary School will be going on an incredible journey researching and celebrating its 125 year journey. For more information, please take a look at the CXXV project website.
Our community open event on Saturday 2 February will be an opportunity for you to find out more, meet the project team and for former pupils ts share memories, donate photographs and help us develop an amazing archive. Please drop in between 10am and 1pm. Parking will be available via Victoria Chase.
It has been a year since Ofsted visited the school, and pronounced a “Good” rating. It has been four years since the governors last compiled a parent survey. Much has changed over the past four years, not least the fact that we now find ourselves in a reduced funding situation that threatens the education of all our children.
We are interested in hearing the views of parents and carers, it is important to us that we maintain the excellent ethos and education that North School provides. We would be grateful if parents could take 5 minutes to complete an online survey to help us understand your views. The survey is available here until Sunday 2 December 2018.
North School Association look forward to welcoming you to the Christmas Bazaar on Friday 30 November. The fun starts with Santa’s arrival at 5.45pm, followed by all your favourite stalls, Santa’s grotto, the school choir and the grand raffle draw. Don’t forget to return your raffle tickets!
On Sunday 11 November the school held a special event to mark Remembrance Day and the celebrate the Unveiling of the Home Coming artwork To learn more about the project and how the artwork was made visit the We Will Remember Them website.
Friday 23 November is non-uniform day; in exchange, we ask that children bring in a small gift that may be used in the Secret Santa room at the Christmas Bazaar. To ensure that we get an even spread of gifts we ask that children donate from the list below.
- Reception and Year 4: Gifts for Her
- Year 2 and Year 6: Gifts for Him
- Year 3 and Year 5: Bottles (Bubble bath, shampoo, wine etc.) and Jars (jams, chutneys etc)
- Year 1: Sweets and Chocolate
We would also be grateful for any donations of Teddies (for the Tombola) and cakes (please bring cakes on the day).
At the NSA we are always grateful for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Bazaar on Friday 30th November 2018!
North School Association
The Christmas performance dates for December are as follows:
- Reception – Wednesday 5th at 9.30am
- Year 1 and 2 – Friday 7th at 9.30am and 2.00pm
- Year 3 – Thursday 13th at 6.30pm* and Friday 14th at 9.30am
- Year 4 – Friday 14th at 2.00pm
- Year 5 and 6 – Tuesday 18th, an Evening Carol Concert at 7.00pm*
*Please note that there will not be creches available for evening performances
Christmas performances are a time for parents to relax and enjoy the shows without worrying about your little ones. If you can, please make arrangements for toddlers and pre-schoolers to be looked after by friends or relatives when you come to a show. If this is not possible, you will be asked to drop children off at the creche when you arrive. Please make sure you book a place in the creche, forms are available from the office, to be handed in as soon as possible. Please note the creche will open 10 minutes before the start of each performances.