Latest News & Upcoming Events
Retirement - Mrs O'Keefe
We said a very big Oak Cottage farewell to Mrs O’Keefe at the end of the Autumn term. She has been head teacher for over 17 years and in that time has worked tirelessly to create the school community that we so enjoy today. She has been at the heart of our success as a school and has always put the children’s best interests first. Her kindness, empathy, knowledge and experience will be greatly missed. We wish her all the very best in her semi-retirement and hope that she enjoys a well-deserved rest from the daily hustle and bustle of school life.
We are pleased to announce that Mr Marshall will be looking after the school in the interim as Acting Head Teacher.
50th Birthday Celebrations
Oak Cottage Primary School is 50 this year!
Our 50th celebration pottery tree has been installed in our entrance area with each child making a leaf and mini beasts created by our nursery children. This has been an exciting project and something the children will remember for many years to come. We hope you would agree!
Oak Cottage PSFA Fashion Show
The PSFA fashion show was held on Thursday 21st November at 7pm. Tickets for this event sold well, thank you to all who attended to help make it a success. Please contact the PSFA on www.pta-events.co.uk/oakcottagepsfa for any event information.
Huge thank you to all who kindly donated to our Harvest Festival. All donations went to the Helping Hands charity who were overjoyed with the donations and had to make two trips to fit all items in!
50th Birthday Afternoon Tea
All ex- pupils and ex-members of staff were invited to join us to celebrate with Afternoon Tea on
Thursday 20th June 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Tea and cake was served in the school hall where many memories were shared.
Thank you to all who attended and made it a really enjoyable event.
Open Day - Wednesday 26th June
Oak Cottage Primary School cordially invite parents and grandparents to view their children's work and be shown around our school. Please use our Parents Evening System online booking system to register. We look forward to seeing your soon.
PSFA Summer Fayre - 15th June 2019 12-3pm
Our summer fair has become an important date in our school calendar, especially in our 50th year – not only as a social event for the local community, but also a fundraising opportunity. It was very well attended thank you!.
Monday 3rd June -Friday 7th June 2019
SMBC ran their Bikeability Level 2 training course in June for Year 5 pupils. This training took place on local roads, giving trainees a real cycling experience, learning how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.
Tesco Bags for Help Scheme
We are delighted to inform you that we were successful in the 'Tesco Bags for Help' scheme and we have been awarded the fantastic sum of £4000.
Staff from Tesco came into school to present our cheque to Mr Goddard, Chair of Governors. The scheme saw us in local Tesco stores and customers had to deposit tokens to support the project of their choice.
Thank you to all of you who supported us.
Big Pedal 2019
25th March to 5th April 2019
We took part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge. The challenge ran from 25 March to 5 April. Thank you to all those who took part.
PSFA Fashion Show
Thursday 4th April 2019 7pm
Oak Cottage PSFA ran this year's Fashion Show on 4th April 2019. The latest from leading High Street Brands were on
offer at up to 50%-70% off recommended retail prices!
Thank you to those who came and supported our PSFA in raising funds for our school.
British Science Week 11th - 15th March 2019
It was British science week and completed lots of fun activities throughout the week!
Here is a useful link for some fun ideas to try at home.
World Book Day
Thursday 7th March 2019
World Book Day this year was Thursday 7th March with the theme of 'Share a story'. The day was marked with various activities around school and we know from previous years that children love to dress up as a character from one of their favourite books. Staff also entered into the spirit of the day!
World Book Day tokens will be given out on the day for discounts against certain books.
Change 4 Life Campaign
‘Make a swap when you next shop’ Change 4 Life Campaign in Solihull launches locally on Monday 4th February for 4 weeks.
Children are eating twice as much sugar as they should be which is bad for their health (that’s an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year). Too much sugar can lead to serious health problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and painful tooth decay.
This campaign will help parents take action by introducing them to a simple new tip, “Make a swap when you next shop”, encouraging them to make simple swaps to lower-sugar food and drink options.
Through local activity, television, radio and online advertising, families will be encouraged to:
• Search Change4Life for great prizes, easy tips and meal ideas
• Download the free Food Scanner app to find out what's in their food and drinks
• Look out for the ‘good choice’ badge in-store.
Safer Internet Day 2019 Tuesday 5th February
'Together for a better internet.'
This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. Our school participated alongside hundreds of other schools across the UK and students learnt about how to use the internet safely and positively. All classes will be learning about E-safety during this day and there will be an assembly too.