Community Lunch & Retirement of beloved member of staff

During the final week of term, the children enjoyed a visit to the pantomime of Cinderella performed at the Opera House in Buxton. This is a tradition both pupils and staff enjoy and it was wonderful to see how animated they all were during the performance.

Then later on the final day of the autumn term, the school came together with parents, governors and our friends in the community in celebration of Christmas and the recognition of service by a former member of staff who retired earlier in the term, Mrs Anne Stubbs.

The day began with members from the catering service, former work colleagues and staff from Biggin school, visited the school and shared a big English breakfast with her and the children. Mrs Stubbs was presented with a range of gifts in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the children and staff of both schools. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate her 39 years of service both here at Hartington and at Biggin Schools.

This was followed by a traditional Christmas turkey dinner, with Christmas pudding, tea, coffee and mince pies to finish. A huge thanks to Katie Kitchen for all her hard work for creating a delicious lunch!

We would also like to wish Mrs Stubbs all the best in her retirement but hope she will still pop in and see us from time to time.



Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins