Monthly Archives: December 2016
Rowan Gate Primary School is now closed for the Christmas holidays.
We wish all of our pupils and their families a safe, fun Happy Christmas.
We reopen on Thursday 05 January 2017.
On behalf of Friends of Rowan Gate and the school, a huge thank you to everyone who helped out before the event and on the day to make the fair an amazing success.
Thank you so so much to all those who attended – it was great that the event was supported by families from BOTH sites and staff.
The figures raised were fantastic – £182.90 raised by the stalls which was an incredible achievement given the small number of stalls, The Grand Prize Draw raised an astonishing £736.20 and there’s also a £40 donation for the golf prize that we felt was too specialist for the Draw. So overall a GRAND TOTAL OF £959.10!
Well done everyone and thank you all once again.
We are delighted to advise that Penny Young will be joining the Rowan Gate Primary School teaching team from January 2017 and she will be based on the RGE site, Rushden.
We are now in a position to open up a 7th class at RGE and Penny will take on the role of class teacher in Plums-E class.
By opening up an additional class we will be able to reduce the numbers of children in some of our Key Stage 2 classes, enabling children to learn in smaller classes.
See letter for more information 7th Class letter
On 16th December we are taking part in “Wear your Christmas Jumper for Children’s Cancer”. Staff and children are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers or T-shirts for a £1.00 voluntary donation.
All proceeds for this event will go to CCLG – Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.
See letter giving more detail Christmas jumper mufti
On Wednesday 14 December, the school will be having Christmas Dinner. The children can wear their Christmas jumpers or mufti on that day as well. There is no donation required on this day.
On Wednesday 24th November 2016 we were delighted to be visited by Brother Robert. A. Taylor. ROH (Provincial Grand Primo 2015), brothers Terry Rowley ROH, John Barry ROH, Wendy Randal, Ethan and Alex Waller of Northamptonshire Saints, together with Tracey Boswell representing Tesco Ltd who formally presented the school with musical items to enhance Key Stage 2 Playground.
The funds to purchase the equipment were raised with the help of members of the various RAOB Lodges in the Province via raffles, collections and various other methods of fundraising including diary pages offering cash prizes and a Celebration Dinner to mark the 100th Anniversary of RAOB. Another major source of income came from brother David Levy ROH who again raised a large amount by ab-sailing down the lift tower near Northampton, raising a over £350.
Brother Robert A Taylor and brother Terry Rowley ROH spent 8 days collecting donations from the main Tesco Store in Wellingborough after obtaining the consent of the store and with grateful thanks to management and the members of staff who aided them and contributed to the collections, raising the sum of £1,100.
After the end of the fundraising year the total the sum of £2918.24 had been raised allowing the school to place orders to purchase the musical items they needed.
The visiting group were treated to a demonstration of the tubular bells by the children and also a musical assembly in the school.
Brother Robert A Taylor also presented a very large Teddy to the school for the children to play with. He is taller than most if not all of the school children.
We would like to thank Brother Robert A Taylor and his RAOB brothers for their fundraising and fantastic donation to the school, as well as Tesco’s of Wellingborough for allowing them to fund raise at the store.
We would also like to thank Ethan and Alex Waller of the Northamptonshire Saints for giving freely of their time in visiting the school and helping to present the cheque for the sums raised.