National Sports Week
In celebration of National Sports Week we have been very busy with lots of sporting activities this week. We started every morning with either ‘Wake and Shake’ or ‘Run a Mile’ sessions, well done to everyone who took part. We have had some simply brilliant dance tuition from the very talented Kate Attwell – the children and teachers absolutely loved these! Year 4, 5 and 6 classes headed down to the beach for fantastic surf days; thank you very much Perranporth Surf School and the RNLI. We have had two football matches and Key Stage 2 Sports Day (read more about these later) and, at the time of writing, we’ve still got a golf instructor and surf champion to visit us.
What an incredibly sporty time Perranporth School has had! A huge thank you to Mr Howes, the other staff involved and our special visitors for such a great week.
At Perranporth School we highly value your comments and views. As we are always looking for ways to further improve our provision, we would be very grateful if any parents/carers of children with SEND would take five minutes to complete our SEN Questionnaire by clicking the link below.
At Perranporth School we have a duty of care to all of our pupils. We have a duty to pass on any child protection or safeguarding concerns to the Children’s Early Help, Psychology & Social Care Services and/or Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU). Contacts for these and other agencies can be found here:Safeguarding Contacts or on our Safeguarding information page
Safeguarding at Perranporth – who to speak to: Click Here
E-safety @ Perranporth
At Perranporth E-safety forms a part of everyday school life. We continue to raise awareness of internet safety by joining in with Safer Internet Day each year. ‘Safer Internet Day’ this year was the thirteenth edition of the event and it took place worldwide on Tuesday 9th February 2016. The theme for ‘Safer Internet Day 2016′ was ‘Play your part for a better internet’.
The day gave us the opportunity to think about the positive uses of technology and the role we can all play to create a better internet. “The theme encouraged us to consider what we do online, the way we behave and communicate and how we should always endeavor to be positive and post positive content.
What you don’t know CAN hurt them
The current standard advice from experts in the field of e-safety is that talking to children and young people is the best protection against the risks they might encounter online. Whether in school or at home, the argument goes, open conversation helps build confidence and resilience. READ MORE
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home.
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider.CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM NOW.
Dates for Your Diary
Perranporth INSET Days:
Mon 4th Jan 2016, Mon 22nd Feb 2016, Mon 11th Apr 2016, Mon 6th Jun 2016
Playgroup – Every Tuesday 9 – 10:30 in the school hall Cost £1.50 – Refreshments Included. Please note that Playgroup is TERM TIME ONLY.
School Admin Manager – Mrs A Barrett
Head Teacher – Mr A Johnson
You can contact the School Office by telephone on 01872 572021
You can email us via email@example.com
Perranporth School is a two-story building with steps and wheelchair lifts to the classrooms and other teaching areas. Should you require “step free” access to the building, please contact he school office (01872 572021) to arrange access via an alternative route and use of disabled facilities. There is a designated disabled parking bay in the car park.
Be SMART with their phone!
For many parents, the convenience of knowing where their kids are at all times is more than enough to warrant the price of a smart phone. In fact, a solid 90% of children under the age of 16 in the UK have a mobile. But as with anything else, smart phones come with both their pros and their cons, and when you’re talking about kids, the issue gets even trickier.
From cyber bullying to inappropriate web content, being able to contact strangers, being able to rack up hefty cell phone bills, all these things come to mind when we start thinking about the dangers of impressionable kids using a mobile. And truth be told, those dangers do exist. There’s no avoiding the fact that you do run a risk by giving your child a mobile.
Follow this link tiggermobiles.com to see a wealth of information, advice and support about how best to keep your children safe.
More training and information for parents can be downloaded by clicking the links below.
AGE – THE LAW
The minimum age to open an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, and Snapchat is 13. YouTube requires account holders to be 18, but a 13-year-old can sign up with a parent’s permission.