HALFWAY JUNIOR SCHOOL "Supporting each other to achieve success for all"
 HALFWAY JUNIOR SCHOOL"Supporting each other to achieve success for all"

News 2019/20

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Taylor Shaw – Food for Life Bronze Award

Our school catering service, Taylor Shaw, have received a Food for Life Bronze Award which they are extremely proud of and they want us to share this achievement with you.  In order to receive the award Taylor Shaw have taken key steps to improve their food, serving fresh ingredients which are free from undesirable additives and trans fats and have met the highest industry standards, using unprocessed produce and the use of seasonal ingredients.  

Raffle Tickets

Thank you to everyone who has already purchased raffle tickets.  Tickets will continue to available on ParentPay and at the school office as well as on the day at the Christmas Market.  Tickets purchased by ParentPay are being sent home daily with children.


Christmas Cards – Reminder

The post-box is now located on the top corridor, near the Y6 classrooms.  Please remember to put children’s names and their class to help our posties deliver the card.


Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 11th December                                                       Christmas Lunch is on Wednesday 11th December.  There will be no sandwiches or jacket potatoes served on this day. Please pay for this meal via ParentPay as a normal.  Children are welcome to wear a festive jumper to school on this day. 



Children in Need
We are supporting Children in Need by wearing something spotty.  We would like everyone who is taking part to pay £1 and all monies raised will go directly to Children in Need.  On the day, children will also be able to decorate a biscuit (50p), guess the sweeties in the jar (£1) and there will be a ‘name the dog’ competition (£1), the winner will win the giant sausage dog!  


Harvest Week

As part of our Harvest Week celebrations next week, we are collecting donations of dried or packet food (no fresh produce please).  Donations can be handed in at any time to your child’s class teacher or to the school office.  All of your generous donations will then collected by the S20 Foodbank service.  Thank you for your support.

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you for your generous donations of cakes and buns for our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday.  All the children got to visit and meet up with parents and families who were able to join us.  We raised an amazing £156.15 on the day.  Thank you to everyone who donated cakes and made a donation.  


10 Day Active Travel Challenge

On Monday 7th October the national ’10 Day Active Travel Challenge’ begins.   Each day your child has an active way of getting to school they will earn a sticker on their class chart. Children who collect 10 stickers will win a special badge and a chance to win BIG prizes for our school.


For those who live further away and need to drive or catch the bus to school, then why not try a ‘Park and Stride’ where you get off the bus a stop earlier, or park a little further away than normal?


Modeshift Stars 

Bronze Award!


Last year we worked hard on developing our awareness of active travel and the benefits of this for our health as well as for the environment.


We are delighted to say that we have been awarded the bronze award for all our hard work. Look out for more information in the coming weeks about how we are taking part in the ‘10 day active travel challenge’.


 As a school our attendance target is 97%. 


As an extra incentive, all children whose attendance is 97%  or more by the end of the year will be entered into a raffle

to win a brand-new mountain bike!!

Mission Statement and Core Values

We hope you like our new school mission statement and core values. This half-term our core value focus is: I am courageous.


Please talk to your child about what it means to have courage in a variety of situations and how they can show courage at school.

Aldi’s Kit for Schools

We are taking part in Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion.  If you spend £30 in Aldi, you will receive a Team GB sticker.  Please bring the stickers in to school so we can be in with a chance of winning £20,000!   


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Dates and Reminders

Our annual Year Planner is attached to this week’s newsletter.  These dates are subject to change, please check weekly newsletters for any updates.


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