Friday 15 th November is Children in Need Day and for a donation of £1 your child can wear non-uniform to raise funds for such a worthy cause.
The theme for the day is to come to school dressed in spots.
As the weather is likely to be cold please make sure your child brings a coat to wear at break/lunch times, and sensible shoes (no heelies or heels).
Trust Pastoral Leader
The first half term, despite being 8 weeks long, seems to have flown by. The children have settled into their new year groups well and are producing some really impressive work, As always, there’s been lots going on for all of our children and staff: sporting events, Mental Health Awareness day, World Maths Day and much more. Last half term, we also had Cultures Week - always a big highlight of the year for us at Highfield - and we look forward to sharing our learning with you at the end of the week.
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You will all have received the information and consent form regarding your child receiving the flu vaccination. As has been the case in previous years, one of the ingredients (porcine) is a derivative of pork gelatine. Whilst we are not advising you to allow your child to have or not have the vaccination, we needed to ensure that you are aware of this.
Please ensure that you complete and return the consent form, making it clear whether or not you would like your child to receive the vaccine.
Mr A. Knibbs
Head of School
We are very excited to announce a whole school WOW day on Monday 4th November 2019. We will be learning all about Diwali, and about how people celebrate this festival of light. Our pupils will have the opportunity to engage in a range of creative activities that help us celebrate the diversity of our city.
Children are welcome to come to school in their own or others cultural dress. There will be no charge for this non school uniform day.
We are delighted to inform you that Highfield School are offering pupils the opportunity to watch the women’s and men’s British Basketball Cup Finals at Arena Birmingham on Sunday 26th January 2020.
As we have a limited amount of tickets available for this event, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We have 12 tickets available and the cost of the trip will be £13.50 per child. The price includes the match ticket and all travel arrangements to and from Arena Birmingham.
The coach will be departing from Highfield School at 11.00 am and travelling to Birchfield School where we will collect the other PACT Schools, Prince Albert, Heathfield and Birchfield. We will then all travel together to Arena Birmingham. We will be returning to Highfield School for 6.15 pm outside the main entrance.
If you would like for your child to take up this opportunity, please complete the letter of interest that was sent out and return it to the main school office as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Mr C Jay
Dear Parents, a reminder the School will re-open for Pupils on Wednesday 04.09.2019 at the usual time.
Thank you for your continued support.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Gulzar, our CEO has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list. Mr Gulzar is one of 48 people to be honoured this year for Services to Education.
On receiving the award Mr Gulzar said “I was surprised and humbled to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Education. Ever since I was a student teacher, I have done my very best to make a positive difference to children’s lives and for them to benefit from their education in the way that I have”. He added “This honour isn’t just for me and my family. It is for my colleagues, for the communities we serve and the children who are entrusted to us. I have had the privilege of working with amazing families and the most talented and dedicated people in education over the past 20 years without whom this recognition would be impossible”.
Sue Knottenbelt, Chair of Trustees at Prince Albert Community Trust said "The award of an OBE to Sajid Gulzar represents a huge personal achievement and well-deserved recognition for his outstanding leadership, dedication and effective work in raising standards and improving life chances in our city. This recognition is great for Sajid personally and also great for the staff and pupils of our PACT schools and the communities we serve and for Birmingham."
I am sure that you will join all of us at the Prince Albert Community Trust in congratulating Mr Gulzar on his extraordinary achievement.