We are approaching the end of another busy and successful school year.
I would like to start by thanking all of our superb staff for all their efforts this year and pass on my thanks to you, the parents, for all your support.
The children have flourished over the year and, when we look back as parents or teachers, we can be very proud of the progress our children have made academically, socially and emotionally. They have truly epitomised our school values of kindness, respect, determination and aspiration.
I am enormously proud of staff; they work long hours and are dedicated to providing the very best education for your children.
The end of the school year always brings mixed feelings. We are all looking forward to the summer holiday but are saddened by the departure of children and their families and one member of staff.
The Year 6 children are a wonderful and talented group of girls and boys who we are sending into the wider world as prepared as we can make them. Their excellent results, achieved in the SAT’s tests, was the result of their growth mindset, determination and resilience, along with Year 2's equally impressive results, however - as always - they are the sum of more than just a set of results.
For some of our families, this is their only or last child with us so we say to you… keep in touch and please come and join us at fairs and other events in the near future. My sincere thanks again, to the parents for their support, to all staff for their exceptional efforts, to the Seaburn Dene Friends for all their fundraising activities and to the children who make the most challenging of days, worthwhile and enjoyable.
Finally, I would like to say a personal "thank you" and bid farewell to someone who has been an inspirational leader of our school for 18 years. Miss Purdy has always had a vision for our school, one which has embraced creativity, prompted children's curiosity, encouraged them to aim higher and, above all, be the best they could and still can be. Children and staff, together.
I intend to continue on this journey, to build on all our strengths at Seaburn Dene, as we move on together into the future.
My best wishes to you all for the summer.
Mr J Howe
On Monday, Y6 will visit Roker Park as part of their Sea Less Plastic work. There is also the reward trip for children in Y2, 3, 4 to The Empire Cinema to see Incredibles 2. The criteria is based on behaviour, effort, attendance and commitment to reading.
On Tuesday, Y6 are taking part in a beach litter pick to towards their Sea Less Plastic sculpture. At 2.30pm, Year 6-plus will be attending their presentation afternoon and cream tea.
On Thursday, Y6-plus will be enjoying their Leavers' meal, followed by a disco in school.
Finally, on Friday, school breaks up with the traditional Seaburn Dene send off for our Y6-plus.