Friday, 27 March 2015

Headteacher Awards: Spring term 2015

Among the wealth of excellent pupils at Bushy Hill, here are some of our most outstanding. Chosen by their teachers for special recognition, here is a flavour of the comments made about them:

"always thoughtful and considerate"        "kind and caring"        "very helpful and polite"
"treats friends and class peers with fairness & understanding...always keen to hep others"
 "dependable, honest, trustworthy"        "dedicated, motivated, focused"
"try their hardest in everything they do"        "love of learning, desire to succeed"
"a delightful member of the class"  

Wouldn't we all love to be thought of in that way, whether pupil or adult! Very well done to you all - and to James Thorpe in Year 5 - for being such fantastic role models to us all.


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Happy Easter and Goodbyes

At the end of a relatively short but busy term, I would like to wish you all a restful break.

Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Miss Mortimer who is returning to Hong Kong after working so well with Hawk class and as part of the Bushy team. We wish her well with her new adventures in more exotic surroundings and we will be welcoming Mrs Harris and Mrs Friend-Smith to jointly guide Hawk class through the Summer term.

I am also leaving on Friday after two very enjoyable terms at Bushy. I don't often return to places I've worked at before but I will be making more of an effort this time to see how things are going here in the future. The school and its community has endured challenging times - involving more than an average amount of change in the last year - but it is a lovely, 'very good', happy school with an excellent team of staff.

When OFSTED returns next term, I expect them to report on many positive features of teaching, as well as the wider aspects of school life. The school may not achieve the 'good' label this time but this will be due, more than anything, to historical progress data. I would, therefore, ask you to continue to support the school in the way that you have in the months and years that follow - whatever the inspection outcomes: Bushy is very fortunate to have a team of people here who are more committed and talented than any other I have had the pleasure of working with in 26 years and mutual support between parents and staff is always invaluable.

The children too are great, of course! I have enjoyed working with them and will miss them very much. I know that they will do exceptionally well here, supported by the incredibly caring staff team.
And....I expect to be in touch with you all via class blogs and other electronic means in the future!

Thankyou for your support and kind words as parents and Governors. I'm not certain where or when I will be 'landing' next - rather like Mary Poppins - but I will let you know.

Finally, a last, cheeky mention of the London Marathon in four weeks time: any donations gratefully received for Children with Cancer UK

Best wishes

Chris Beazeley

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Eagle Radio Easter Egg Appeal

Thank you, again, to everyone who donated to the PFA's Easter event last Saturday. The 40 leftover eggs went to the Eagle Easter Egg Appeal and were delivered to Eagle Radio yesterday afternoon.  

They were very grateful and Katie and Evie had their picture taken with Lewis Mason who is the evening drive time DJ.

PG (Peter Gordon, local radio celeb!) also mentioned the school on the breakfast show this morning and said thanks to all the children at Bushy Hill School who donated eggs. 
The picture is also on the Eagle website. 

Monday, 23 March 2015

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all of our Stars from last week, plus Jess in Year 6.


Easter Fun Run a great success

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Thank you to everyone who supported the PTA Easter Fun Run on Saturday.  The children all did really well in their races and seemed to have a great time even though it was freezing!. All children who participated in the event will be recognised in assembly this week.  We have a small prize for children who came in first, second and third in each of the races, which also will be handed out in assembly.
Thank you to everyone who donated cakes and chocolate and came along to spectate.  The PTA would be very grateful if all sponsor money raised could be handed to the school office this week.  These additional contributions will make the event financially viable and ensure we can continue to raise funds to support the school.    As we had some surplus Easter Eggs, we have been able to donate these to the Eagle Radio Easter Egg Appeal, to give local less fortunate children a happier Easter.
Thanks again for your support
The Bushy Hill PTA

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Solar Eclipse

Image result for solar eclipseIt looks like we may have a cloudy morning tomorrow, as we have had today, but we will endeavour to give the children a safe experience of the eclipse, if it is visible to us. We will be reflecting the image so that children do not look directly at the sun and would ask that you don't send your child in with sunglasses or even 'specialist' viewing equipment: this may inadvertently encourage potentially harmful behaviour.
As the eclipse is due to begin in our area at around 8.30am, you may wish to remind your child of the dangers.

We would also like to remind you that it is a 'mufti', non-uniform day tomorrow and you are asked to kindly contribute chocolate, cake or Easter eggs for the PTA Easter event on Saturday (2pm-4pm).

Choir perform at G Live

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All of the primary schools/junior schools of Guildford combined their choirs to create a massed choir of 300 pupils at G Live theatre last night. They sang a range of songs from musicals, and enjoyed the music of a recorder group, orchestra and Guildford County School's barbershop choir. 
A huge thank you to all of the parents who supported the event and well done pupils for learning all of the song words and representing Bushy Hill School so well!
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Two of our pupils welcomed a range of VIPs to the event, including the Deputy Mayor of Guildford, councillor Nikki Nelson-Smith and Derek Holbird, Diocesan Director of Education. 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

PTA Easter Fun Run and chocolate for Friday's mufti day

The Easter Fun Run is happening this Saturday 21st March from 2 until 4pm. There will be a 1km or 2km race for anyone who would like to have a run.

Image result for easter eggsThere will be other activities happening - an Easter trail, a chocolate tombola and refreshments. Please feel free to come and join us on the day - not everyone needs to run or raise sponsorship! You can just come and eat cake. Bring your friends from Merrow, Clandon and further afield too!

There will be a mufti day on Friday. Please could you donate chocolate, cakes or Easter eggs in exchange for children wearing their own clothes.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Girls are charity champs

We would like to applaud some of the girls in Year 4 who went the extra mile for Red Nose Day last week.
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It was Hannah Spencer's own initiative to use her nan's recipe and add the faces to make her creations 
into Red Nose biscuits.
She then went around her road and "sold" them for donation and raised £10.60 for Comic relief. The remaining cookies were brought to school and donated to the cake sale.

Daisy & Ella's cake sale at Guildfordian's Rugby Club

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With the kind agreement of the club chairman, Steve Brierley, the girls set up their stall and in just over two hours sold all the cakes and brownies they’d made on Saturday afternoon (over 100!), making a grand total of £64.25.    
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The girls were keen to put the money back through the school, if there was a chance to increase their takings to £128.50, if the government were to double the donation!! 

We were very happy, of course, to oblige.

Very well done to the girls and to everyone else who went the extra mile to help others in need.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Stars of the Week

Our award winners for last week; congratulations all!

Surrey Youth Games

Sign up for the free sessions that start after Easter, before the event weekend on June 20th and 21st.

Young people from 7 to 16 can join in the largest annual youth sports festival in Surrey.
To prepare for the P&G Surrey Youth Games, we are offering free sports coaching for young people who live or go to school in the borough.
Our free coaching sessions will give youngsters the chance to experience a new sport or develop their skills, while being able to try out for Team Guildford's entry to the P&G Surrey Youth Games 2015.
The Games will be held at Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, GU2 7AD.
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Before you register
Please note that before you register, you must check your child's eligibility against each sport using the table via the link above. You will need to register in order to see session times.
For more information, contact us on 01483 444769, or email
To find out more about local sports clubs, use the links below the table.