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Goffs Oak Primary and Nursery School

Believe, Achieve, Care

Community Support

Connect With Cuffley Day Care Centre

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We enjoyed a morning of games with the visitors.  There was a range of skills being shared between the different generations and, of course, we finished with a song 🎵 or two! 

Loving Kindness

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Following on from the Year 6 Buddhism workshop this morning, the Year 6 class put the principles of loving kindness into practice, throughout the school, by supporting with art, ICT, reading, or whatever else they were invited to do.  The feedback from Year 6, class teachers, teaching assistants and other pupils was so positive and it was lovely to see such positive community connections. 

‘Throughout the afternoon, I learn’t you can build a connection with others even if you don’t know them.’  

Saskia Year 6

’I liked reading with Aaron, it was really fun.’  Roman Year 3

‘ Basketball was so good with Carly.’  Reggie Year 1


’It was such a lovely opportunity for the Year 1’s to bond with the Year 6’s.  One child even said, “I love it when the Year 6’s come and help us.”  Very proud of them all.   Year 1 team.


Community Engagement

The Well-being Ambassadors enjoyed sorting toiletries today for the Food Pantry and felt a sense of accomplishment, self -esteem and pride that they had been able to ‘do good’ for the community.

Christina chatted to them about her work and her meeting with King Charles and Sadiq Khan to discuss her charitable work.

Food Bank Donations for our Local Community

The Food Pantry were delighted to receive the donations, collected by the pupils and staff during Children’s Mental Health Week.  They were most grateful to our school community for supporting their valuable service.

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Children’s Mental Health Week - Let’s Connect - Year 6 Visit to the Day Care Centre

Top of the World!

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What a wonderful morning with had with the visitors at the Day Care Centre.  After a brisk walk to Cuffley, Year 6 sang songs and engaged in colouring activities and conversation with the elderly. They also presented them with kindness cards, which had been made by the children in Year 2.  It was a really uplifting experience for the adults and children involved and the atmosphere in the room was electric with community spirit.

Volunteering at the Food Pantry

The Food Pantry provides a range of fresh and non-perishable food, toiletries and household essential to anyone in need in the local area.  A group of well-being ambassadors volunteered their time to meet with the team and to help with the distribution of food.  They decanted rice and pasta into smaller portions in order to reach more households.  They chatted about the value of ‘connecting’ with the local community and supporting those less fortunate than themselves.  It was a wonderful experience which was enjoyed by us all.

The Big Reveal!

Our community project embellished with the school motto, Believe, Achieve, Care has been completed!

It looks absolutely marvellous hanging in the reception area, just outside the school office.  This mural is a visual representation of the ethos of our school and values we support.  
Great Goffs Oak team work!

Community Project for Display

Under the leadership of Mrs Hart, Deputy Head, staff and pupils have been working together to create a community mural for the reception entrance hall.  It features the school ethos of ‘Believe, Achieve, Care and has been crafted with broken tile pieces, fitted together to bring the beautiful design to life.  More pictures to follow once it has been grouted and taken its ‘pride of place’ position.

Cuffley Day Care Centre

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We took a trip to the engage with the visitors at the centre today. We sung Christmas carols and shared the gifts and cards the children had made. It was a marvellous, uplifting experience for everyone with some of the elderly guests sharing stories about their own memories of Christmas and their wartime experiences. They enjoyed completing the word searches the children had created and sung Hallelujah and Pack up your Troubles to us.
We are looking forward to visiting again in the Spring.

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Staff Well-being Social Event

What a marvellous social event we had yesterday after school.  Chrysanthi Jordan treated us to a Christmas table centrepiece workshop in which she demonstrated the skills to make an arrangement.  All the staff agreed the experience was a fantastic way to relax and enjoy each others company and we are looking forward to trying something else in the new year.

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What a marvellous time was had by all when we visited the ‘stay and play’ session on Monday morning.  The four ladies from our Well-being Team showed great leadership and communication skills whilst interacting with staff, children and parents/carers.  
We arrived early so the girls could be briefed on their activities and how the session would run.  They were very enthusiastic and this ensured the best, positive outcome for all.  The staff were very impressed with the attitude of the girls to their tasks and the way they conducted themselves.  Parents/carers thought the girls had done a superb job and remarked on how they could relax and chat more knowing their children were engaged and happy.

Our Ambassadors…..

‘I liked interacting with the children and their parents, they chatted about their children’s characteristics and how they were different at home.’ Ava Macken

‘It was nice meeting them and their different personalities.  Emelle Reid

‘The morning made me feel more confident to engage with them.  Saskia Higgins

’It was amazing, I didn’t want to leave!’  Scarlett Hood

Macmillian Coffee Morning 

Today we have been so proud of the Year 6 children. They hosted the most wonderful coffee morning.

Thank you so much to all of the parents who stopped in for a cup of tea or coffee and enjoyed a bit of cake. I am overwhelmed by the amount of cake that was donated! I think there was enough to feed the whole school three times over.

​This morning we have raised £385 for Macmillan.