The leaves are still carpeting the grass in the quad and winter threatens to bite, but amidst all that it has been a relief to return to the routine of school life. It is relatively short term, but already we have set our sights on organising events long into 2019, including World Book Day, our Y3/4 musical Pantastic Sports Day, Year 6 Leavers' Production and Awards and, unbelievably - our school's 50th birthday. Our school officially opened on the 16th October 1969 and we will be marking that event in style, beginning in the summer term.
If you know anyone who attended Seaburn Dene Primary School in 1969, we would love to make contact. You can contact the school office with any details of past pupils who attended our opening day.
This week has been Sex and Relationship and Design Technology week-a rather unusual combination yet it works for us. Next week, Year 4 are re introduced to hockey, with Mr. Wilson leading the training, ahead of their next competition. Street Dance returns for the last half term with a competition at South Shields' Customs House in February to look forward to, while Y5 are competing in basketball next Thursday and the school football team returns to league action. In amongst this will be competitions in High 5 Netball and gymnastics for Y2!
With only 5 weeks before the next holiday, we will have to put our foot on the pedal and squeeze all our learning into a very short half term, before our Y4/5 head off to Kingswood in Hexham for their first residential there.
I will leave you with a message we shared in assembly today, about the true meaning of kindness.
Have a very happy 2019 everyone!