Celebrating outstanding staff – 15th November

We would like to share and celebrate the achievements of our first cohort of LSAs who completed the Olevi Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP).  Olevi is an internationally recognised Centre that offers a range of programmes with the intent on creating a teaching and learning culture for schools that drives the standards of teaching and learning.

Attending five sessions across the Summer and Autumn term, the cohort experienced a range of opportunities to further enhance the excellent support that they provide to our children.  Throughout the programme, which was led by Olevi facilitators Mrs. Helen Lakey and Miss Lisa Milner, each delegate showed high levels of engagement across all areas explored and shared resources, presentations and ideas that had developed from participation on the programme. 

Ayios Nikolaos is extremely lucky and proud to have such a high calibre of staff supporting teaching and learning for all pupils.

FS1 visit the Fire Station – 14th November

FS1 had a fantastic opportunity to spend some time at the Fire Station this week! During our VIP tour of the station we were all able to have go in the fire truck driving seat, set off the loud siren, try on some outfits and even try our skills using the water hose.  We also had brief insight into daily life at the Fire Station, looking at where the Fire Officers sleep, work and eat.  FS1 would like to say a big thank you to our local firemen for a lovely morning.

KS2 Tag Rugby tournament at Episkopi – 13th November

“It was an action-packed day full of great application of skills learned in our PE lessons.  As usual, the children were an absolute credit to the school and showed superb sporting behaviour and team work.”     Mr Smith (PE Lead)

On Wednesday 13th November, KS2 went to Akrotiri to compete in Tag Rugby. We won one of the games. We were really proud of ourselves as we were good sportsmen.  Next year, we are going to practise harder and try to win more than one match.  We will do this by having a Tag Rugby club. Here is what the children said:

“We may have come last but we tried our hardest’”  J.W.

“We did really well even though we didn’t win anything”   E.J.

“Even though we didn’t win a trophy we had fun”   M.S.

Written by T.S. Y4

Remembrance Service & Garden – 11th November

On Sunday we showed our thanks and respect to those that have given their lives in active service by attending the Remembrance Service on the Station. The children also decided to create a Remembrance bench in our garden area and so Miss Smith enlisted the help of the local community to help the children build a special bench. We are proud of what we have created and have decided to rename the whole garden as the ‘ Remembrance Garden’. We had a special assembly in the hall followed later in the day with the unveiling supported by Rev. Coles.

A massive to thank you to all those that contributed to building this bench!

Science Week – 21st to 25th October

This week saw a whole school science week with each day focusing on a different area of science – Biology, Physics or Chemistry. The focus was ‘Plastic is not Fantastic’ and explored how plastic is made, how it is polluting our world and what we can use an alternatives. In the middle of the week the whole school visited a local community beach to carry out a beach clean. Together we collected over 190 kg of rubbish and in doing so left a cleaner beach that is safer for us and for the local wild-life.

190kg of rubbish removed by all of you!!! Well done children.

Y2 visit the mosque – 18th November

As part of our RE work we explore different places of worship and this week Year 2 visited the mosque. They focused on different symbols and artifacts to help develop their understanding of different faiths.

Pudsey Bear & BBC visit – 17th October

This week the long-awaited visit from Pudsey (& BBC film crew) took place! The children (and staff) came to school in their PJs and slippers and we started the morning with ‘teddyrobics’ on the playground led by the fantastic Sue Pugh (RAF Exercise Rehab Instructor & PT Instructor) and then Pudsey arrived and joined in with the dancing and exercise. Pudsey then went to say hello (with his hands because bears can’t talk) to the Early Years 0-3 Setting and then came and joined one of our bear related bedtime stories. Some of the children were also interviewed by the BBC crew to find out more about what we as a school have done to help raise funds for Children in Need. We then finished our morning with a cake sale/tuck shop to raise even more funds. In total we raised over 300 EUR and had a fantastic day. We can now tune in on the Children in Need day and see if we make the TV!!! A massive thank you to everyone who helped organise and run today as well as the volunteer cake bakers – they were delicious – Mr Campbell had 5!

FS1 Garden Centre trip – 15th October

FS1 visited the garden centre today to learn about different plants and how to look after them. We bought some and then planted them in our garden. Now we just need to keep them alive!

Red, White & Blue Day – 4th October

Today all children came to school wearing red, white and blue clothing to help raise money for three different charities: The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, ABF The Soldiers Charity and finally the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. We raised over 120 EUR. Well done to you all!