Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. I hope you had a peaceful and relaxing summer break. At school we have two new year celebrations. The first one is in September: the start of the academic year. This is a great opportunity for pupils to restart school, fully rested over the holiday. With batteries fully charged they can come back to school in the knowledge that through the correct channelling of their energy, they can achieve anything they want to.
The second new year is the start of the new year in January. Both of these celebrations have something in common: they both provide the opportunity to wipe the slate clean, to set new targets and ambitions and to focus on doing well in school.
As we start this September, we know that pupils at New Marske Primary School are in a good position to do well in school. Pupils at school make good progress from their starting points and are well prepared for secondary school. With secondary school most of our pupils go to Outwood Bydales, one of the most successful state secondary schools on Teesside.
These points show that what ever ambitions our pupils have, they can be realised through hard work and focus. At the start of this new year that is more important than ever. During the first assembly of the year the focus was on the recent success of Team GB at the Rio Olympics. The theme for the assembly was who is going to be the next Laura Trott, Mo Farah, Bryony Page or member of the GB Hockey team?
With a new year starting, anything is possible and if ambitions to be a sporting or academic success are there, there’s no better place to start than at New Marske Primary School.
So as we start this academic year the phrases; a fresh start for everyone, new year; new start and everyone starts somewhere are key phrases that will be ringing in the ears of our pupils to welcome them back to a new year at school.