Other News & Events
Children in Need
Thank you for your kind support for Children in Need 2017. The children looked fantastic in their ‘Spotacular’ clothes! We will be announcing how much money was raised on next week's Newsletter.
'Better Together' meeting
There will be a 'Better Together' meeting, Thursday 29th June 2017 at Helston Community Hospital. The focus for this meeting will be parenting. Please click here for more information.
Mrs Tostdevine's latest creations: a bag (the children will be sewing these soon) and some coasters (too hard for the children, but there will be lots on sale at summer fayre).
At sewing club work continues, recycling unwanted school uniform to make blankets (children sew the squares together on Wednesday lunch times). Also in production are hair bands, hair ties and cushion covers...the small items are too tricky for the children so Mrs Tostdevine lends a helping hand! The plan is to have an assortment for sale at the Summer Fayre.
Below are some photos of children at Wednesday lunch time sewing club. We are using old school uniform cut into squares to make blankets and cushion covers. The blankets will either be donated for homless people or sent to Africa to help those in need. The children are enjoying learning to sew and doing something to help others.
The fairies have paid us a visit...look at our beautifully decorated tree!
The KS1 spring bonnet parade was a little damp this year but well done to everyone for their fine creations. Poppy pictured below was one of the happy winners!
KS2 decorate an egg competition
Surf Action in association with the Royal British Legion are offering Service Children Activity Courses commencing Spring 2017 - click here to see more details.
February 2017 - Sewing Club
Honey, Poppy E., Eryn, Jess, Phoebe and Poppy N. have been working with Mrs Pellow in an after school sewing club. They have learnt about applique and used their skills to design and create the front panels of their bags. They selected co-ordinating fabrics to finish the items - see their fabulous finished products in the pictures below.
January 2017 - Chinese New Year
On Monday 30th January we celebrated the Chinese New Year. We made decorations for the hall and had Chinese food for lunch. It is the Year of the Rooster, so we dressed up as chickens and roosters, or in red, gold and Chinese clothing.
Emly in year 3 enjoyed a trip to Lapland before Christmas and the family experienced many things they will never forget, including a spectacular trip into the Artic wilderness in the dark of night.
In a rather fortunate turn of fate, one of Emly’s photos made it into the top 10 of a photo competition, the winner of which (based on the number of likes on Facebook), receives a family skiing holiday to France.
Some excitement started to set in when the competition was close between Emly's photo and one of a reindeer!
Then in a strange turn of events, the family found out that the person who is presently in 2nd place behind Emly is planning to donate the prize (should she win) to a Children’s Bereavement Charity. With that in mind, they feel that their full support should be with her (Becci Halliday) and the photo of her and the reindeer - https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16115014_10154418560207815_5352010483939627309_n.jpg?oh=9ded60999b29ff52f97d6106ab0a4ec0&oe=59142D30
Naturally, Emly is upset that she will now not win the competition or the ski holiday, however this sadness is nothing compared to how those who lose a child must feel.
We are all delighted that Emly's photo received 1000 votes in just 4 days, and whilst the ski trip would have been wonderful, helping a distressed family through the charity is a heart-warming opportunity to have.
Below is Emly's video thanking everyone for their support...(if it does not play in your browser, please try an alternative one, eg Chrome)
'Sponsor a Christmas Tree' for the Fisherman’s mission
This was our school’s tree, decorated by Mrs Pellow and Mrs Tostdevine with decorations made by year 6 pupils. It was displayed in the Methodist church with 50 trees from other schools and businesses from Helston.
Freedom of Helston Parade
On Wednesday 21st September, we took 48 of our service children to watch the Freedom of Helston parade.
While we waited for the parade to begin, we were greeted by the Mayor of Helston who told the children that she herself had once been a Parc Eglos school pupil.
The parade was short but the children enjoyed it!
Year 5 and 6 School Council children's event with the Town Mayor
The children took part in a question and answer session with the Mayor, a quiz and then a debate about a subject that they feel strongly about in Helston. All children were extremely well mannered and mature throughout the evening and it was great to see them gaining a brilliant understanding of how the Town Council operates.
During April and May 'prederi' workshops took place in school.
“Prederi” is Cornish for “reflect” or “think upon” and is part of the Prayer Spaces in Schools initiative that gives opportunity for children and young people to explore faith and spirituality in a safe, creative and interactive way.
Presented from a broadly Christian perspective ‘prederi’ is appropriate for all faiths or none as it encourages children to reflect on various aspects of life: giving thanks, saying sorry, forgiving others, letting go of bad feelings, thinking about others who are less fortunate in this country and across the world, asking “big questions”, belonging together and much more.
Flora Day Picture Competition - in conjuction with Pictures and Things Gallery, Helston
Our children were invited to take part in a competition to produce a picture depicting Flora Day.
The prize for the overall winner will be to have their picture mounted and framed.
The pictures have been on display in the gallery and are below (please click on them to enlarge them).
Voting has now finished. Many congratulations to the winner - Dylan Preece - the artist behind picture number 24.
A fantastic turn out for the Bonnet Parade, and wonderfully decorated eggs, spring themed pictures and creations in our Easter competitions. Super effort everybody!
Coaching Training - click here for more on this programme
The Year 5 coaches had a super time in class this afternoon working with their Year 3 coachees. The coaches joined their coachees to see them in their learning environment and to get to know them a bit better. It was a super chance for the partners to begin getting to know each other and some of the discussions might form the basis for their first coaching conversation. They are all really looking forward to their first coaching sessions next week!
The Year 5s are busy with their coaching training so they are ready after half-term to begin coaching their Year 3 coaches. The coaches have been working very hard, learning all about listening, summarising and questioning as core skills they will use in their new role. Here you can see the coaches practising these skills with each other.
Grandparent's Day at Parc Eglos was absolutely fantastic. It was lovely to see almost 200 grandparents turn up and help the children with their learning. They all enjoyed themselves so much and enjoyed a lovely school meal with grandchildren.
Click here to read some of the wonderful feedback we have received and see below for some photographs of the event.
Click here to see the Falmouth Packet article regarding our recent Ofsted visit.
Well done to our Supa Soccer award winners:
Olly Layzel-Williams and Harry Wolliscroft for Dribbling
Chester Williams and Ryan Glover for Shooting
Oliver Treloara and Chloe George for Attitude
Thank you also to Jamie Thompson for all he does for our school!
Video clips of Santa's visit, 11th December 2015.
This is the Christmas display in Sainsbury’s that has been made from the stars our pupils decorated.
We are very pleased to have set up a community link with the store.
19th November 2015
Many Parc Eglos Y5 and Y6 children are having an amazing time at Pool Academy enjoying mathematical challenges with other children from the Southerly Point Educational Trust. Such a fantastic experience for our children, this is the brainchild of Miss Katie Bevan and other Maths coordinators in the Trust. These children meet every two weeks at different venues including Plymouth University.
9th November 2015
Pupils get to grips with maths in a masterclass - click here to read the article.
Huddersfield/Helston Cultural Exchange
Click here to read all about it.
Summer Holidays 2015
Congratulations to Jayden in the Sunbeams class who entered the 'Design and Air Day Poster' competition and won! His design was picked out of approximately 500 entries by the flight crew at RNAS Culdrose. It will be used to advertise this year's Air Day.
22nd July - End of Year Award Winners - Congratulation to you all!
50th Anniversary Celebrations
Thank you for your kind donations on Camo Day. The children looked great dressed in camouflage clothing and we raised a grand total of £180.00 for the military charity SSAFA!
18th June 2015
Freedom of Helston Parade
27th March 2015
KS1 Easter Bonnets - A selection is pictured below. Fantastic effort from everyone!
KS2 Competition - Decorate an egg to look like a member of staff!
13th March 2015
Red Nose Day - Well done to the children who were voted by their class as having the funniest face today!
5th March 2015
Not only were Parc Eglos celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th, but it was also St Piran’s Day.
The wonderful ladies in the kitchen provided children with a typical Cornish lunch. In the pictures you can see pasties, saffron buns, heavy cakes and scones.
W/C 23rd February 2015
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. The children explored Chinese traditions, including their lucky colours of red and gold.
We had a special Chinese lunch with noodles and chicken. Some of us even used chopsticks!
A huge thank you to all of the children who produced some fantastic Chinese work, either in their classrooms or as homework over the half term.
Here are some pictures to show the wonderful time we had and some of the great things we made.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Teaching School Celebration Evening
Thank you to everyone who supported the Pumpkin Party. We had a fun evening and raised in excess of £900 which will go towards climbing equipment for the outdoor space.
All raffle prizes have been claimed, thank you.
A new club is running! Click here for more information.
Cornwall Air Ambulance Visit
KS1 and KS2 have had an exciting and educational assembly learning about the Cornwall Air Ambulance. The children learnt lots of new facts and our visitor Jackie, who shared the assembly, was full of knowledge.
Please can we remind families that next week (Friday 26th September) we are having a cake/bun stall at break time for children to be able to buy a cake to help raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance - we are supporting their 'fund a flight' week. Please can parents send children in with some buns.
Please check our recent newsletters if you need any further information.
Bus Refurbishment - see photos below. This has been funded by our PTA. A cake sale organised by some of our year 6 pupils has raised a further £100 for new furniture - well done to Jessica Edwards, Poppy Langdon, Abi Rowe and Kate Phesse who worked so hard.
For photographs of the bus prior to this refurbishment click here.
Waste Busters Clothing Collection
Many thanks for all the donations - we collected 242 kilograms of unwanted textiles to convert into points - we raised approximately £100 to spend on science equipment.
Click here to see information about Playground Pals and our Play Leader.
Swimming Pool Changing Room Refurbishment
Community Project - photos below. A huge thank you to all the team.