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Headmaster's Welcome

Headmaster's News, Friday 1st April, 2022

Apr 1, 2022

1st April 2022


Dear Parents

Open Day

Thank you to all the children and staff who helped on Open Day. It was a real celebration of all the work and activities the children have been taking part in this year. The standard of work on display, and in the children’s books, was very high and commented on by all the prospective parents who toured school. The Year Six guides did a fantastic job talking with our guests, speaking passionately and confidently about their school. They made an excellent impression with many parents commenting on their confidence and good manners. We also had a number of activities taking place: our Year 5 pupils were rehearsing for their upcoming performance in the Performing Arts Studio; our musicians were displaying their talent on a variety of instruments and our Year 4 pupils were demonstrating their athletic ability in P.E. It was a very busy and successful day, and lovely to welcome present and prospective parents into school once more.

If you know of any prospective parents who missed our Open Day, there will be another chance to visit Highfield on our Open Morning on Friday 20th May, from 9am-12noon. Please could you pass on this information to anyone who may be interested. Thank you for your continued support.

Mothers’ Day Shop

Thank you to our PTA for running a very successful Mothers’ Day shop on a wonderful sunny afternoon last Friday. It was great to see the children taking the time to select something special from a lovely array of gifts. I can assure you a lot of thought and time went into each choice. I hope they all managed to keep it a secret until Sunday!

Easter Egg Raffle

The Easter Egg raffle took place yesterday and today. The excitement was building all week as raffle tickets were bought and children started to pick out the Easter Eggs they might choose as the collection started to grow in the school office. You could hear raffle tickets rustling and anticipation building as the Juniors made their way to the Sports Hall and Infants to the Dining Room. The children were delighted when their tickets were pulled out and they got to choose an egg. We had many happy winners! Thank you to Ms Eccles for organising the raffle.

Staff Announcements

Mrs Williams is leaving us today to take up the position of Teaching Assistant at St Bernard’s School in Lea. This is an exciting new challenge for Mrs Williams and I want to wish her the best of luck in her new role. Thank you, Mrs Williams, for all your hard work and commitment to Highfield over the last 12 years. You will be greatly missed.

September Inset

Please could I remind parents that we will be having a whole School and Nursery Training Day on Friday 2nd September. There will be no Holiday Club or Nursery on this day.

Summer Uniform

Children should return to school in their summer uniform next term.

The key changes for all children including Nursery are:

Boys to wear grey shorts (not cargo style).

Girls to wear their summer dress (light blue and white striped, available from Monkhouse) with white ankle socks or white tights.

If children want to wear a summer hat outside, it must be a school hat.

Named bottle of suntan lotion.

No sunglasses (as they represent a hazard in the playground).

Year 4 Hockey

On Wednesday, our Year 4 Hockey team travelled to our friends at Rossall School for their first ever hockey match. 10 very excited girls arrived at a very large pitch ready to put into practice all they have learned at Hockey Club this term and started well. There was some excellent defending and tackling all across the pitch and everyone remembered to ‘put that ring around the ball,’ something they have worked hard on over the past term. Some great passing and controlled dribbling led to Highfield’s first goal. From then on, Highfield dominated and repeatedly put the Rossall defence under pressure. The final score was 5-1 with goals from Samira, Lily and Wei-Ann, however, this couldn’t have been made possible without the whole team playing so well. Well done girls! Mrs Botton

Year 3 Netball

Well done to all the Year 3 girls who played in their first netball match v Westholme School. The maroon team started first with great teamwork, moving the ball up the court and connecting some accurate passes together. The team worked hard at trying to get the ball into the circle to get the chance to shoot. Highfield scored after showing great determination. The maroon team won 1-0. Next up were the blue team and they began well with an early goal. They then continued to score another 3 goals! The final score was 4-0 to Highfield. It was a lovely opportunity for all the Year 3 girls to represent Highfield. Thank you to Westholme for travelling over to play the matches with us. Well done everyone!

Year 3 Football v Westholme

Congratulations to the boys who played in their first competitive match last Tuesday. All the boys gave 100%, competing well for the ball and creating lots of chances in front of the goal. After a very spirited defence by Westholme, and excellent goalkeeping, the pressure finally paid off with Highfield scoring four excellent goals to win the game. Excellent effort boys!

Merit Awards 25.3.22

RB: Isabella  1W: Umar  2E: Zayn

3J: Shomi  3M: Yaseen  4H: Esme  4M: Shreya  5D: Amelia  6P: Haya

Merit Awards 1.4.22

RB: Freya  1W: Yahya  2E: Abu Bakr

3J: Esmail  3M: Lilia  4H: Ariana  4M: Wei Ann  5D: Hanna  6P: Joshua

Final Message

It has been wonderful to hold so many normal events this term! There have been many highlights and it has been lovely watching the children invite parents and grandparents back into school so that they can share their achievements with you. I hope you all have a relaxing Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 19th April.

Yours sincerely


J M Duke



Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


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