What a year it has been! We have faced obstacles together and over come challenges together but we fought through and I believe we have become a stronger team - pupils, parents and staff together. We have welcomed new families to our school, continued old traditions and made some new ones. The ongoing Covid pandemic made it hard to get parents and carers into the school but with some ingenuity, and with help from our brilliant PTFA, we managed to make that happen - watch out there'll be more opportunities to come into school next year.
In our weekly staff meeting on Wednesday we reflected together on some of the things which had gone well this past year - my page very quickly filled up - here's just a few of the things teachers wanted me to note down;
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Work with Devon Wildlife Trust
Brilliant sporting fixtures - especially our amazing cross country runners
Our team spirit as a whole community on the days we welcomed the inspectors
Lots of success for individual pupils - some facing real challenges
New teachers welcomed into the school and thriving in their roles
New EYFS leader making huge improvements in that area
Huge improvements in children's presentation and in writing across the school
Brilliant Sports Day
Visits from Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
Summer Fayre (Splat the Teacher!)
I wonder if I've included the events you remember best!
Three Hares Local Stakeholder Board News
I would like to say on behalf of the Stakeholder Board, a huge thank you to all Three Hares’ staff, parents and carers and, most of all the pupils, for another wonderful year in our schools. I wish all the Year Six Leavers all the best in their next stage of education.
After 4 years as a governor in the Three Hares Stakeholder Board (and prior to that 4 years as a governor at South Tawton school) it is time for me to step down as governor. It has been an absolute privilege to be a governor and as Chair I have supported the principals with the development of the Three Hares Hub. I must also say a huge thank you to all governors, past and present, with whom I have worked over the last 8 years. I am not going far I am now a Trustee on the DMAT Trust Board and as LSB Link Trustee I will still be involved with the schools and the LSB.
I am very pleased to announce that Mel Holyoak and Liz Davidson are taking on the role of Joint Chairs and I know they will do an amazing job.
Once again, a big thank you to everyone and hope you all have a great summer.
Chair of Three Hares LSB
The Year Sixes impressed us so much at their Leavers' Service at the church of St Michael the Archangel this morning. They sang to us and performed a moving poem about leaving Primary School. We had beautiful performances on piano and clarinet from Arlo and Emily. We enjoyed a slideshow of photos of the wonderful adventures that they have had together over the last few weeks and they received their 'graduation folders' from Mrs Armstrong and Mr Finch.
Thank you to the Reverend Paul for giving up a morning of his holiday to lead the service and for his thoughtful words. Thank you also to all the parents and carers who joined us to make this such a special occasion. Year Six - we are going to miss you so much.
Term Dates 2022 - 2023
Term opens Wednesday 7th September
Half Term: October 24th - 28th
Term Ends Friday 16th December
Term opens Wednesday 4th January
Half Term: February 13th to 17th
Term Ends Friday March 31st
Term opens Monday April 17th
Half Term: May 30th to June 2nd
Term Ends Friday 21st July