Tag Rugby Masterclass Cancelled this week.

Unfortunately we have received notification from Mountbatten School that due to a backlog of rugby matches they are unable to run the Tag Rugby Masterclass this week.

They are planning to run more in the Spring term. Apologies.

Year 5/6 Teacher Vacancy

Teacher for Year 5/6 (Part-time/fixed term)

(Maternity cover from February 2018 to October 2018)

We are seeking to appoint an excellent Year 5/6 teacher to join our friendly and supportive team. The post requires you to teach Thursday and Friday in a mixed year 5/6 classroom. The right person must be enthusiastic and caring who is committed to raising standards of attainment and achievement for all children.

For more information contact the school office on 02380 736417 or email Fiona Hoggarth, Admin Officer on f.hoggarth@rownhams.hants.sch.uk

Parent Governor Vacancy

Parent Governor Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible. Rownhams St John’s Primary School has always aimed for a partnership with parents which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor.

The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled can be found on the Hampshire County Council website.

Letter sent home Parent Governor Vacancy Nov 2017

Welcome Back!

It’s been a really positive start to the term and the children are looking fabulous in their new school uniform – and their very shiny shoes!

Everyone has made me feel very welcome in my first week as your new Headteacher.

I am absolutely thrilled to join your community and open a new chapter for Rownhams St John’s Church of England Primary School. Thank you to Mrs K and the  fantastic staff here, the school is in a really strong place with a really warm, caring but driven ethos. It is clear that all the members of staff and adults who work closely with the school are passionate about children’s learning and have the desire to provide them with the best possible life chances. The school has a strong set of values from which all decisions, actions and behaviours are drawn from and these are held strong by all members of the community. It will be my goal to ensure that this continues.

Snow forecast and closure procedures

It would be extremely rare for Rownhams St John’s Primary School to have to close on a day when it should be open to pupils. However it is possible that for health and safety reasons such as the failure of power, heating or water supply we would be unable to remain open. Severe weather such as heavy snow could also cause the closure of the school at short notice.

Hopefully these arrangements will rarely, if ever, be needed but it is important for you to be aware of how we will keep you informed in the event of it happening. Please be aware that this will be a local decision.
Advance warning of event likely to necessitate a school closure
Once advance warning is received, a message will be displayed on the school website indicating the school’s status, advising parents/carers to regularly check the school website for updates.

Closing before the start of the school day
Please check the school website – a message will be displayed from 7.30am indicating whether the school is open or closed.

Breakfast Club – Please be aware that Breakfast Club will not operate if the school is closed.

A text and email will be sent to all parents/carers regarding the closure. The closure information will be displayed on the HCC website (http://www.hants.gov.uk/education/schoolclosures/) and displayed/reported on some local radio websites.

Towards the end of the school day, a further message will be posted on the school website regarding the following day. This will indicate either that school will be open or closed or that a decision will be taken at the earliest opportunity the following day with a further message being displayed from 7.30am.

Closing during the school day
Pupils will be kept in school until contact is made with their parent/carer and collected by an authorised adult.

Snow 
If school stays open you are expected to make every attempt to get your child/children to school.
However, if you feel getting to school puts their safety at risk then you need to make a phone call to school explaining this, leaving a message on the answering machine if no one is there to take your call.

Year 2 help us celebrate Harvest!

On Monday 3rd October, Year 2 led not one, but two Harvest celebrations for the children and parents. They all did extremely well, and along with Revd Julian, led us to reflect upon how our food donations can make such a big difference. Thank you to all who came and showed support or kindly donated food.

Year R: Finding a bed that is just right.

Year R have been getting stuck in to a Science investigation this week where they have been trying to find the comfiest bed for the 3 bears. They thought carefully about which materials would be soft and cosy and eventually they made a bed that was just right.

As you can see – it was tiring work!

Open Morning for Year R 2017 intake.

We shall be hosting an open morning on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. There will be two sessions, 9.30 to 10.30am and 11am to 12.pm.

There shall be a brief introduction by the Headteacher followed by a tour by some of our current older pupils.

Please contact the school on 02380 736417 to book into one of the sessions.
If you are unable to attend an arrangement can be made for a different day and time.

Rabbits @ Rownhams

We recently welcomed two new additions to the Rownhams family. Our new Rownhams rabbits are settling in nicely and have been taking the opportunity to graze in their run this week. Children and staff are currently voting on the names they would like to give our furry friends and we will keep you updated when the news is announced!

More information will be added to the ‘Rownhams Rabbits’ page under ‘The School’ tab. Click on the thumbnail below to have a look at our lovely new bunnies.