July 17, 2015


Today we say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils, who have done so well in our school. They have achieved the best results that the school has ever had and they have contributed so much in so many ways over the years. They capped off their time in our school with a superb production which really did showcase their talents and their great characters. They go off now to high school and we wish them well. Thank you to each one of them.

We say goodbye to Mrs Sykes, who has completed two terms in our Reception Class. Thanks go to Mrs Sykes for her hard work.

Mrs Rossi retires today after around 15 years of service in our school. Mrs Rossi has given so much to the school community over the years and will be missed by pupils and staff alike. Thank you Mrs Rossi for all you have achieved at Northowram.

More Staff News

Two weddings will take place this summer. Good luck to Miss Hutchinson, who will return in September as Mrs Crossley and to Miss Burton, who will return as Mrs Swierzynski.

Mrs Dennison gave birth to a healthy baby girl last week (Emma Rose). Congratulations to the Dennison family.

French Breakfast

The French Breakfast to celebrate Bastille Day was a great success. It was great to see the children enjoying a lovely breakfast and learning something about French culture. They enjoyed croissants and brioche!

Thanks to all the staff who helped out.

Praise Assembly

w/e 10th July Lucas Hemingway, Jack Kershaw, Ava Gardiner, Penny Tsakirides, Luca Finelli, Poppy Cahill, Sam Robinson, Olivia Fall, Georgia-May Craig, Bramble Foster, Charlie Gledhill, Thomas Brown, Grace Raine, Eva King, All of Y5!, James Gleeson, Oliver Woollan, Imogen Horsfall, Jake Dooling, Violet Elam, Lucy McDonnell, Archie Mellor, Olivia Russell, Phoebe Shepherd, Millie Dawber, Nathan Coyne, Zach Naylor, Archie Halmshaw, Oliver Petty, Thomas Higgins, Austen Hadcroft, Ellie Edge and Eviee Tordoff.


‘If you are lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change’

Taylor Swift

Dinners For Next Term

Tuesday 8th September until Thursday 22nd October:

  • Full Dinners £69.30
  • Monday only £12.60
  • Friday only £12.60
  • Monday & Friday £25.20

Please advise the school office of any changes to dinner patterns, giving one week’s notice. From September 2015 the cost of a meal will be £2.10 per day.

Thank you.

Lloyds Banking Group

Last week courtesy of Amada Coyne, whose son Nathan is in Y6, the school welcomed a team of nearly 40 volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group who used their ‘Day to Make a Difference’ to volunteer in school over 4 days.

The volunteers planted new shrubs and bushes, painted numerous playground areas including the nursery pirate ship, erected fences, created new seating areas and generally enhanced/brightened up the children’s outdoor play areas.

One new addition though that has really created a buzz in school are the 3 Minions which certainly are a highlight for the children.

The children also joined in a few activities and presented certificates to the volunteers as an appreciation of all their hard work. The school really appreciate Lloyds’ commitment to our school for all the volunteering hours carried out to date over the past 2 years.

Thank You To B&Q, Halifax

Northowram School would like to thank B&Q, Halifax for the kind gesture in donating 200 tins of paint that have been used by the team of Lloyds volunteers to brighten up the school play- ground areas. The children now have bright walls, a painted pirate ship, benches and 3 minions courtesy of our team of volunteers and B&Q.

Dates For Your Diary

  • Monday 7th September – Training Day
  • Tuesday 8th September – School Re-opens
  • Tuesday 8th September – Gardening club

PTFA Update

Please find details below about some of our events, but remember for more information please check out the PTFA facebook page and our exciting new blog, which can also be accessed from the school website.


Ladies Fashion Evening – 25th September

We will be hosting a fashion night at the community centre in Northowram. The night is being run by It’s a great opportunity to pick up clothes and accessories at excitingly low prices, with sizes from 8 – 20. There are varying labels including Zara, Coast, New Look, Debenhams, M&S and loads more. We will also be running a bar and raffle.

The tickets are £5, which will include your entry to the night and a strip of raffle tickets to win a £50 clothes voucher and a bottle of champagne. Tickets will be going on sale soon.

Curry & Band Night – 14th November

We will be holding this fab event at the Mereside Centre in Shib- den Park. This is going to be a great night which will include supper, entertainment by Psychoslinkys and a disco.

Have a great summer holiday and enjoy the sunshine.

Zoe (PTFA Chair) Email:

Miss Higson Would Like To Say A Massive Thank You.

For the £600 raised by pupils, parents and staff at Northowram Primary School. The money has been sent to the children’s charity PLAN International. Plan International emergency teams are on the ground providing shelter, water, health care, education, emotional support and child protection for the thousands of children affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

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