Archive for January 18th, 2008

18th January 2008

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Anti Homophobic Language and Bullying

At Middle Street we are very proud of our wonderfully diverse community and we work hard through the PSHE curriculum to ensure children are respectful and positive about diversity. The staff at Middle Street therefore recently attended a workshop on addressing the use of homophobic language and bullying in schools. We feel very strongly at Middle Street that we are not prepared to tolerate homophobic language and bullying of any sort. Our policy is that when children use homophobic language they will be challenged in an age appropriate manner.

Police Schools Liaison Officer Visits Classes

WPC Lesley Owen is in school again on Monday working in classes across the school exploring rights and responsibilities with the children.

Football Tournament

Ms Busby and the Middle Street football team are playing in a tournament after school at Brighton College. Obviously Ms Busby will be cheering from the sidelines rather than actually kicking the ball around! Good luck team!

Indoor Athletics Event

Ms Busby must be so fit! Here she is again this time taking a group of athletic children to an indoor athletics event at Portslade Community College. Thank you Ms Busby for taking the children along to all these events.

Board Games Please

Do you have any old complete board games at home that you don’t play anymore? If you do and you would like to donate them to the school our Learning Mentors would love to have them for the Quiet room. Drop off any you wish to donate at the office.

Help With Research Request

The University of Sussex are conducting a study of parents’ beliefs about vaccinations. They asking if any parents/carers would be kind enough to complete a research questionnaire either on line by following the link: or if you would prefer a paper copy please contact Richard: 01273 876585.
The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Lead for Children’s Services Visitor

Next Friday morning Vanessa Brown the new Brighton and Hove councillor who has taken the lead for Children’s Services will be visiting the school with Assistant director Jo Lyons. A great opportunity to show off our fabulous school and amazing children!

Holiday On Ice Ticket Won By..

The winner of the Holiday on Ice tickets is Ruby Don from the Nursery and her mum Hannah.

School Association – New Members Please

We need enthusiastic volunteers to fill the School Association roles of Chair, Secretary, treasurer, fundraiser and events co-ordinator at the School Association’s AGM on 31st January. If you interested please contact David Natha-Gregory via the school office or collect a nomination form and return it via the MSSA post box in the foyer. Closing date 24th January.

Coffee Morning

The next school Association coffee morning takes place in the Family room at 9.00 am on 6th February.

School Nurse Drop In

Our lovely school nurse Ingar Griffiths is running a drop in session for parents/carers on Thursday 14th February 9.00 till 10.30. If you have any health related issues on which you would like to get informal advice on please drop in between the above times. You will find Ingar in the Meeting room situated next to my office.