Success for All
The N.S.P.C.C. will be coming into school on Friday 28th April 2017 from 9:00 - 10:00 to give a presentation to parents/carers about their PANTS campaign, this is about children keeping themselves safe.
All parents/carers are welcome to come along to the school library, tea and coffee will be available.
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Jebun Nahar, Valley Road's Bengali Support Worker, receiving her Community Champion Award, at the Stadium of Light. Jebun's award was sponsored by The Big Lottery Fund. The event was organised by The Foundation of Light. The award rewards her continuing efforts in setting up and developing a Bengali Ladies Group who meet weekly, every Thursday in Valley Road School.
Families taking part in a programme with the Foundation of Light enjoying activities with their children. They are looking forward to the Graduation ceremony on the 20th March at the Stadium of Light.
Family Learning Graduation Ceremony held at the Stadium of Light on 20th March 2017. Our children and parents had a fantastic morning at the celebration.
Peer Support Group
Our Peer Support Group visited the Journey to Justice exhibition at Sunderland Winter Gardens on 7th November 2016, where the book our group have had published was on show to the public
MacMillan Coffee Morning
A very big thank you to all parents/carers and staff who donated raffle prizes and cakes for the cancer support coffee morning held on 23.9.16. Mrs Hibbert made a lemon drizzle cake, Mr Hastings a courgette tea loaf, Mrs Wally a lemon drizzle and Miss Nahar made the most delicious Orio truffles, chocolate cake, Victoria sandwich and cup cakes.
Well done to Miss Arshad who won the 'guess how many spots on the cake' she guessed 498 spots and the answer was 495.
Miss Nahar won the honour of being 'Head Baker' for her amazing truffles and chocolate cake.
A total of £100 was raised, thank you to everyone who took part.
Parent Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Community Links Award
Congratulations to the parents/carers involved in this group, they have been given this award for the second time. Each year the city's anti-bullying team has an event which celebrates the work carried out in Sunderland's schools around raising awareness of anti-bullying. The parents/carers of Valley Road have been presented with the 'making positive links with the community award' this is due to their work around the impact of bullying and the setting up of the Community Spirit group who fund raise for day trips during school holidays.
Student of the month
Congratulations to Jebun Nahar who has won a student of the month award with City of Sunderland College. Jebun was nominated for her improvement in maths and community work with Bengali ladies in Valley Road School.
Congratulations to the Community Spirit parent volunteers, a recent application to the Back on the Map Big Fourteen Grants has been successful. Parents have secured a grant of £850 to support with further day trips and other events to support local children and families.
Courses beginning in April/May 2017
Triple P Parenting Programme
If you would like support around positive parenting, use of consistent boundaries and discipline, or would like to meet other parents/carers that may be stressed and struggling then please come along to this programme. Triple P will begin on Monday 8th May 2017 9:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. in the school training room, if you would like further information please contact Carolyn Trueman or Angela Hibbert on telephone number 5537750 or call into school.
If you are interested in improving your maths skills please come along to the school training room each Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. where Tutor Zoe Hepplewhite will answer any questions, all welcome.
English as a second language (ESOL)
If you would like to improve your English skills and become more confident in using day to day language then come along to the school training room each Friday morning from 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. The course tutor Angela Parkinson will be available to answer any questions and give information about the course.
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Andrea Hunter from Sunderland college will be running this course starting on Tuesday 25th April 2017 from 9:15 - 12:00 in the school library. Any parent/carer interested in the course can come into school and speak with Carolyn Trueman or Angela Hibbert.
Childcare and Computers for beginners
City of Sunderland college will be delivering these courses, dates are to be arranged. If you would like further information please speak to Carolyn Trueman or Angela Hibbert in Valley Road School.
If you would like to take part in some light exercise, increase your fitness or just have fun please come along to these free Zumba classes starting on Wednesday 26th April 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the school training room.
Coffee Morning-Friday 7th April 2017 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
All parents/carers are welcome to come along for free coffee, cake and biscuits. Please come along to see what courses are on offer, find out information or register your interest. If you would like further information please see Carolyn Trueman or Angela Hibbert in school.
Bengali Women's group
This group continues to meet each Thursday morning from 9:15 - 11:30 a.m. in the school training room, the ladies are currently practising their sewing skills making dresses and other items of clothing. The photos below show them making bags and baking cookies. If you would like further information please speak to Jebun Nahar in school or telephone 0191 5537750
Community Spirit day trip to Adventure Valley February 2017, Children and their parents enjoyed soft play, feeding animals, a magic show, go-carts and a wild west area.
Mini Moo's day trip
On Friday 22nd July 2016 53 parents/carers and children enjoyed a day trip to Mini Moo's farm, the children enjoyed activities such as soft play and tractor rides, they learnt about different animals and had the opportunity to feed them.
Community Spirit parents/carers continue to meet each Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the community kitchen, if you are interested in joining the group then please come along or if you would like further information please speak to Abbigail Higgins, Jebun Nahar, Dawn Johnson or Kimberly Buglass.
Jebun Nahar presented with her student of the month award from Debra de Muschamp