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Family Team Building 2018
What is Family Team Building?
Team building is an informal space with a fun and stimulating approach for parents/carers to interact with their children. We recognised the need to provide an opportunity for families to develop their engagement and communication together. So Family Workers and Learning and Wellbeing Mentors gave birth to ‘Family Team Building’, with the aim to provide a voluntary, non-judgmental fun space for them to do just that. This is achieved by providing a weekly open space with activities to stimulate skills that foster a good team. Some of these skills include:
- Active listening
When is it?
Every Thursdays, 9 am- 9.30 am
How do I sign up?
Contact Wasim Khan (Family Worker) on a Monday or Tuesday to book for the Thursday session of that week.
Due to managing the logistics of high demands we cannot take any bookings on any other day of the week or take advance bookings for the following weeks.
Wembley Stadium Trip - November 2017
Praviz Khan arranged a trip to Wembley Stadium for fathers and male carers to watch an International friendly match – England – v – Brazil.
Thanks to Miss Hooker (Headteacher) and Wasim Khan (Family Worker) for accompanying the parents on this trip.
Parent Open Day
Tuesday 10th October 2017 – 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Parents came to see the New Family Room.
We had a fantastic turnout, a big thank you to all those who came and shared ideas of what kind of courses and services they would like us to arrange in the near future. The Family Support Team will take your suggestions on board.
Child Vaccination Parent Meeting
Tuesday 10th October – 1:30pm-3:15pm
A Parents Engagement Meeting on regarding Childhood Immunisations and the benefits of receiving the Flu Immunisation.
From September 2017, NHS England are offering all children in school years – Reception, 1, 2, 3 & 4, a flu vaccination in the form of a nasal spray. This will be carried out in school by a team of specially trained immunisation and vaccination nurses that are based in Bedfordshire.
The vaccination programme is designed to protect your child against flu which can be an unpleasant illness and, although rare, can sometimes cause serious complications. By having the vaccine, children are also less likely to pass the virus onto family and friends. This will help to protect those who are at greater risk from flu including infants, older people and those with underlying health conditions.
A presentation by the Children’s Immunisation Team and parents had the opportunity to ask questions.
Reading Club - Years R, 1 and 2
Reading Club - Years 3 and 4
Adult Learning Courses
Click on the links below to view details of various Adult Learning Courses enrolling soon:-
On Saturday 23rd April,’ Team Flash’ of DPS’s Kit Car Club cheered home with two trophies after competing at the Greenpower Goblin Race day event in Stevenage. DPS has been running an after school Kit Car Club for a number of years in which children assemble a battery powered go kart which can then be driven. The Greenpower Trust, which founded this initiative, aims to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people. Not only do the children have lots of fun in building a working go kart and racing it, they also learn and experience many inspiring aspects of STEM (science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).This was DPS’s first time entering into an organised event to compete with other schools in the county under ‘Team Flash’.
Inspired by the superhero ‘The Flash’ who happens to have lightning speed, our speedsters really got involved in the events at the Da Vinci Studio School with their fantastic looking car. The day started with a great turn out of enthusiastic children, parents and school staff. After being scrutinised for safety and meeting Greenpower regulations, the races were on their way. The first event was the drag race which was all about speed in a straight line. Team flash didn’t let their super hero down when they sped to first place in that race. Next up was the slalom, a real test of driving skills in and out of cones. Although our drag champions didn’t win this race, they did however bring more excitement to the event when the flash mobile speedily bolted into the barriers towards the crowd. Everyone was safe, the car was repaired and the crowd applauded the brave and committed driver off the track. Unfortunately the circuit race was cancelled due to the lack of time, so it was straight to the awards.
In addition to winning the trophy for the First Place in the Drag race, Team Flash was also awarded the trophy for the best bodywork. Congratulations to Sacred Heart Primary School who won the overall award which represented the best total score from all the events. “Flashtastic”, was the description for the project by one of the students in team flash.
If you would like to learn more about getting involved and supporting the Kit Car Club, please contact Mr W Khan or Mr A Kadir.
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