Oakhurst school’s new premises opened in September and head teacher Dale Burr is thrilled with the progress made in the first three months.
“It has been an extremely busy term and I must thank the staff as their dedication and commitment to making Oakhurst a success has never floundered. They have worked tirelessly to make sure we opened on time and the children are fortunate to have such a talented team of adults involved in their learning.”
Oakhurst is one of 1000 schools worldwide to implement the International Primary Curriculum, which is reflected by each class being named after a world city, such as London, Paris, or Santiago to name just a few.
The new building has a dedicated radio studio, where pupils are learning broadcasting skills. “We have twelve children trained in our studio who have begun to pre-record programmes.”
Meanwhile, ten children have been trained in Mini Medics first aid; the School Council and Eco Council are now up and running; parent workshops and a coffee morning have been held; hockey and golf coaches have introduced the pupils to new sporting skills; and Oakhurst now has its own flag and postcard designed in a competition.
On one day a week Butterflies Children’s Centre will occupy the school’s community rooms, bringing their services to the families of Oakhurst and Redhouse.
Oakhurst holds an Open Day on 8 December and a Christmas Fair on Saturday 11 December.