Basketball-Team Loaded -the Sunderland Hoops for Health Champions
What an exciting evening we had on Friday. For many of us it was the very first experience we had of a league basketball event so didn't know what to expect. Our first match in the semis was a tough match against St. Cuthbert's RC Primary School. It was hard fought but we won 4-2. Having watched the first half of the main match in which Newcastle played Leeds, our hearts were thumping as Team Loaded took to the court for the final against Farringdon. They were magnificent, winning 6-0. A huge thank you goes to Mr. Ashton for arranging for the Newcastle Eagles to come into school to kick start the project and for Mr. Traves who has given up many lunch hours to manage and train the team. Next we play against other winning teams from around the region. Go Team Loaded!
From September 2017 our school will be offering free childcare for nursery aged children for 30 hours a week. The community room is to be altered to create a lovely nursery space. If you know anyone who may be interested in the offer please tell them about our school. We will also be happy to offer 15 free hours to eligible children who access their other 15 hours entitlement at a different setting. All the forms and information you need are now online under Key Information. Click here for further details.
After a shaky start to the season, our netball team has found its form. This week both teams won against St. Benet's. We are now waiting to see who our new opponents will be.
Please could I politely remind parents of girls that leggings, jeggings or other skinny/stretch trousers are not school uniform. Children wearing boots to school also need indoor shoes. Tailored grey trousers, culottes, skirts or dresses are all considered to be uniform.
I am sure you are aware that schools across the whole country are concerned about the predicted significant reduction in their budgets 2018-19. I believe the concerns of a group of Headteachers from the South were highlighted on the One Show this week. Seaburn Dene Primary School will not escape this in 2018-19 but, for now, we intend to ensure our school is the best it can be. Governors on the Finance and Premises Committee monitor school expenditure carefully and challenge decisions with the needs of children always foremost in their decisions.