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Keep up to date with some of our recent news:
 
January and February 2016: Our older children have been looking at various climates, some of them have been on a residential trip to Bristol.  After the half term break our Year 4s are off to Wells Cathedral for a special Leavers' Day.  Our youngest children have been producing wondeful artwork in the style of the famous artists they are currently studying.  Our Nursery Children have made a wonderful "Big Bad Wolf" display as part of their project about houses.
 
December 2015: Thank you to all of our volunteers (Church and School), donors and supplies for helping to make our Christmas celebrations very special.
 
November 2015: This month the school held a very special Remembrance Service at the American Airmens' Memorial on Porlock Marsh.  Our guests of honour were Mrs Mary Schaller and her husband Marty.  Mrs Schaller is the daughter of the pilot of the Liberator which tragically crashed on Porlock Marsh in October 1942.  Mr & Mrs Schaller also spent time in school the day before the Service; where they talked to our Years 1 to 4 about life in America. 
 
September 2015: Our pupils really enjoyed their Harvest Celebrations this month.  As always our families filled very generous harvest boxes which were distributed to senior members of our community by some of the children accompanied by volunteers from St Dubricius Church.  In return, the recipients have sent the children some beautiful thank you cards. 
 
June 2015: A big thank you to the FROSTS team who organised the Barn Dance fundraiser - it was a great evening and it made over £350.  Lots of sports events and trips are keeping us all very busy this term.
 
April 2015: We are very proud to announce that our school was graded Outstanding in our recent SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).   It was a really great end to a wonderfully busy term!
 
January and February 2015:  the new year began with the Year 3 Bristol Residential and the further implementation of our New National Curriculum (NNC) learning resources.  As the children had worked SO HARD on this, we thought they deserved a treat.  In early February Yellow Van Puppet Company staged "Monkey" for us which was enjoyed by all!   This month the school also hosted an e-safety afternoon for parents - thank you to everyone who attended.  The children have also been learning more about e-safety too.  Happy Half Term everyone!
 
December: This has been a very busy month, with Class Art Days and Nativity Plays.  Our FROSTS Team also held their Christmas Fair, which raised an amazing £913.00!  On behalf of the governors, staff and pupils - we wish you a peaceful Christmas and a very happy 2015.  STOP PRESS! Our school Nativity retiring collections in aid of Save the Children raised £360.90 THANK YOU everybody for your generosity.
 
October and November 2014:  Thank you to everyone who came to our Harvest Festival Service. Check out our gallery for photos of our very moving and special Remembrance Service at the American Airmen's Memorial on Porlock Marsh. 
 
September 2014: Welcome back - the term has got off to a very good start with, amongst other things, the launch of our new hot meals service.  These have proved to be very popular and over 50 meals a day are being served by our fantastic School Lunchtime Team! 
 
June 2014: Hope to see you all at our FROSTS Barn Dance on Friday 27th June - a GREAT VALUE evening out only £10.00 for a family ticket.  BYO Drinks (children's soft drinks will be provided), but bread and cheese is included.  Venue: Porlock Recreation Ground.  Starts: from 6.30 pm.   
 
April 2014: Welcome back everyone!  The term has got off to a very good start.  After school: the Wednesday Dance Classes have proved to be very popular once again.   This week (as from Monday 29th April) all Teacher Led After Schools Clubs begin again.  List of class topics will be out soon. 
 
March 2014: Spring is really here at last - some of our younger children have been visiting a local farm to see the lambing and help bottle feed some too!   Back at school, secret preparations are underway for Mothers' Day; and soon we will be preparing for Easter too.  On Saturday 29th March our FROSTS Team held an Easter Coffee Morning. Lots of people from across our community came and helped FROSTS to raise over £500.00!  This busy team have also just raised over £150.00 via the Bags2School Scheme and over £200 during the Jigsaw Challenge.  Also, thank you to all of those parents and friends of our school who have made such nice comments about the school grounds - the daffodils and blossom do look lovely!
 
January and February 2014: The year has got off to a busy start after the Christmas break.  There has been staff training, governor meetings (and some governor updates too) and all the classes have had their "vista style" photos taken - look out for the proofs soon.  Our out of school clubs continue to offer a wide range of popular activities -the street dancing club was over-subscribed!  Our Year 3 children enjoyed their trip to Bristol very much and parents are enjoying looking at the photos on display in the foyer.    
 
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE FROM ALL OF US AT ST DUBRICIUS CHURCH OF ENGLAND FIRST SCHOOL - SEE YOU ALL ON 7TH JANUARY!!!!
 
November and December 2013
December: The school is looking very glittery right now!   Thank you everyone for supporting our Christmas Fair on December 5th - the FROSTS Team worked so very hard!  The children are now very busy with their Nativity Plays - Hosanna Rock (Classes 1 & 2) and the Nativity Play and Carol Service which has been written, directed and performed by Class 3.  Thank you to the Top Ship, Porlock for providing our catering for the children's Christmas Lunch Party.   Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers who made the Village Hall look so lovely and served the lunch to everyone.   
 
November - Harvest Boxes: Thank you to all of our families who sent in such wonderful Harvest Boxes; these were greatly appreciated by some of our local residents, as were donations to the Food Cupboard.  Thank you to all those who received boxes, and the Food Cupboard, for your lovely letters and cards. Thank you also to St Dubricius Church for the Harvest Service.  Art Days: we have had some lovely feedback from parents about the wonderful decorations that the children created during our November Art Days. 
 
School Photo Day & Book Fair - September 2013
Photo Day: Thanks to all of our children for being so very patient whilst waiting in the queues for their turn to be photographed on Tuesday 24th.  It was worth the wait, as parent feedback has been very good, and orders of over £800 have been placed! 
 
Book Fair: Thank you to everyone who purchased books at our Fair. We sold an amazing £400.00 worth of books.  This will generate £160.50 in vouchers to "spend" on more books for our highly popular School Library.  
 
Welcome Back Everybody! September 2013
Welcome back everybody!   A very special welcome to the new children joining us in Year R, Nursery and other years.   Thank you parents, for your kind feedback about the new refurbishment works that have taken place over the holidays (small kitchen, School Hall, Classroom 2 and the entrance hall)
 
Summer Holiday News
Carnival Entry: Just a reminder that our local church sent out a note about a carnival entry for September.  Please contact the church for more details if you did not recieve the note.  This activity is not just limited to JAM Club members.   Porlock Country Fete: hope to see you at the Country Fete on 11th August.  If you have a dog there is a fun dog show on the day too - rosettes for all junior handler entrants. 
 
We hope that you are all enjoying your summer break.  Before the end of term, we had been asked about school uniform, so here is a reminder of what you need:  GIRLS: Royal Blue Sweatshirt (all sizes available in School Office at £7.99 each, we do not make a profit on uniform, we sell it to you for what we pay for it); White Polo Shirt (we keep some stock with school logo priced at £7.99 each, but you do not need to buy these, plain is fine), Grey Skirt or tailored black trousers, and for summer a blue and white checked or striped dress. Winter tights: plain black, grey or navy.  BOYS: Royal Blue Sweatshirt (as above), White Polo Shirt and tailored grey trousers, or for the summer term, tailored grey shorts.  Socks: plain grey, navy or black. We also sell book bags at £3.50 - your child may find these useful, but they are optional.  We also keep a small stock of school fleeces priced at £13.25.  These are optional.  PE KIT: named PE bag, non-lace-up daps (plimsolls), navy shorts, and white T-Shirt.  Please remember to name everything!!
 
 July 2013
Thanks to everyone who came and shared our 20 Year Celebration on 4th July.  We had a great time; there were lots of things to enjoy!  Our celebration service was ably led by Rev Justine Richards, with a blessing from Rev Bill Lemmey too. Retired Head Teacher Mrs Sue Chambers (Mrs Kevan) kindly gave a short address about the lead-up to the school's move from its previous site - a Victorian building, which is now Porlock Visitor Centre - to Parsons Street.  Mr Blazey also spoke about the legacy of the move, and the future of the school.
 
To "mark the occasion" the children were presented with special bookmarks generously designed and donated by First Design of Porlock.  The bookmarks feature photos which were kindly loaned to us by Reverend Munt who was part of the "new school building" team back in the late 1980s/1990s.
 
Special thanks to Mrs Flatley and Class 3 who baked, and then decorated, 300 cup cakes for guests to eat after the celebration service.  Then, our families and friends of the school enjoyed the face-painting, treasure hunt, games, hog roast, raffle, mini "story of our school buiding" exhibition and bookstall - all wonderfully organised by FROSTS.  The FROSTS Team had also ensured that the new outdoor play equipment that they funded was installed in time for the celebration too! 
 
Look out for more information in the local press this week.
 
 May & June 2013
Lots of news!  Our School was visited by OfSTED on May 16th and 17th.  Things went very well, and you can access a copy of their report by clicking the OfSTED Report button on the Home Page. 
Look out for local press coverage week commencing 17th June about our OfSTED visit.  During the same week, our youngest children have been helping the National Trust with their Dormouse Project.  Look out for local news coverage about this too! 
 
Did you know that, although our school was founded in 1867, in July 1993 it moved to our current location?  Our purpose-built school has been further improved since then with the opening of a new disabled toilet and staff room facility in 2006. The Oak Wing was opened in 2011, which provided a new Nursery Classroom, a further disabled toilet, Community Meeting Room and (local) Church Office. Our full accessibility programme was completed with the installation of a grant-funded disabled access ramp in 2012.  
 
March 2013
This month, as the days become lighter, there is more "outdoor time" for our pupils.  Our younger children will soon be visiting a local farm to see the lambing.  Our older children will be going on a class walk and taking part in a poetry day - their work no doubt inspired by the wonderful Exmoor landscapes that surround us. 
 
February 2013
This week PAT Dog, Trubby, paid a visit to our school.  Some of our children were lucky enough to meet with him and read to him!   His owner has promised that he can visit again very soon!
 
January 2013
Yellow Van (formerly Puppet Craft) visited the school and performed Nobody Rides the Unicorn.  All of the children thoroughly enjoyed this enchanting show which inspired lots of really creative literacy and art work.
 
December 2012
Merry Christmas everyone.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped at our Christmas celebration events.   Special thanks to the Top Ship (Porlock) for providing catering services for our school Christmas Party.  See you all again in January 2013!
 
Harvest Boxes - October 2012
Thank you to all of our families for the wonderful "harvest boxes" that were presented by the children at our school Harvest Service on 5th October.  The feedback from the recipients - housebound or senior members of our local community - has been very touching.  Thank you also to the pupils who are members of the J.A.M. Club, along with the Church volunteers, who kindly distributed the boxes. 
 
 Tuesday 2nd October 2012 - Scholastic Book Fair
A big thank you to everyone who purchased books at our Book Fair.  The final total was £505.54 which entitles us to a 40% commission voucher worth £202.21 for our teachers to "spend" on books for our pupils. 
 
Thursday 19th July 2012
 
Thank You to our Volunteers!
 
Schools everywhere rely on volunteers to help out with a range of activities, and/or to be members of the governing body, and St Dubricius School is no exception.  Despite being located in a small rural community, our school can call upon over 40 volunteers who regularly assist with trips, sports fixtures, after school clubs and as reader/general helpers in the classrooms. Those volunteers with a love of the outdoors also lend a hand with the class flower and vegetable beds and weekly Forest School sessions.  We are also fortunate to have a governing body whose members possess a range of relevant talents including business and personnel management, engineering, medical and educational skills.  St Dubricius School also has a hardworking, innovative and highly effective team of fundraisers whose efforts enable the school to purchase a range of "extras" for the children which could not be provided from the school budget.
 
With this in mind, on Thursday 19th July the school held a special "Volunteer Celebration" assembly to thank all of our regular volunteers for their much appreciated help.  The Assembly was led by Mrs Oakley (Deputy Head) and Rev Bill Lemmey (Rector) - around 25 volunteers were able to attend.  Class 3 children also played a major role: with their readings, artwork and the distribution of small gifts and thank you cards. The assembly aimed to recognise the importance of volunteers who so generously give up their time to help, contributing to activities which are an essential part of what makes our school a happy and supportive place which maximises the opportunities for all of the children in our care.

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