Newdale Families – Religion Census October 2021

We hope you have all settled back into the school routines for this academic year. My name is Miss McCullagh and this year I will be co-ordinating Religious Education at Newdale.

To help us understand more about our families, we would really like an updated picture of the different religions, beliefs and values held by the children, and families, within our Newdale community. This will support us in ensuring that our Religious Education offer is as inclusive as possible for our community.

We would be really grateful if you could spend 5 minutes completing the survey below, by Tuesday 19th October. 

Thank you in advance, for you support 😊

E-safety top tip – Thinkuknow

Looking for advice about online safety?

Take a look at Thinkuknow!

Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency. Thinkuknow offers learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.

The Jessie & Friends animations for 4 to 7s will help you start a conversation about online safety and for 8-10’s, there’s the Play Like Share animations  and the Band Runner game and advice website .

This is a website we often use in school but there are also videos, articles and resources on there to support parents too.

If you need more support or guidance with online safety please contact a staff member or send us an email

World Mental Health Day: Reminder 🧠 🟡

This year, Newdale would like to join thousands of schools, offices and communities on Friday, 8th October by taking part in YoungMinds campaign #HelloYellow and help to raise vital funds to support their work. We all struggle with how we’re feeling sometimes and it’s normal to have ups and downs. We appreciate that the colour ‘yellow’ may not be a staple in everybody’s wardrobe so this year we have decided to rebrand the event, #HelloBright! 

On Friday 8th October (this Friday), we would like to invite all children to wear their brightest accessory alongside their usual school uniform. We will also be collecting voluntary donations for the charity if you would like to donate please log on to Parent Pay. So let’s dig out our neon socks, rainbow scarf and banana hat and let’s show young people they’re not alone with their mental health!

Because a little dash of brightness goes a long way 🙂

E-Safety Top Tip – keeping your child safer online

3 steps you can take to help keep your child safer online

Parental controls: Parental controls have been designed to help you manage your child’s online activities. There are various types, some of which are free but others which can be bought. However, nothing is totally fool proof so this shouldn’t replace the  support and guidance you  give your child to help keep them safer.  For more information and step by step instructions on setting up parental controls, visit Parental Controls & Privacy Settings Guides – Internet Matters.

Supervise their online activity: Keep the devices your child uses in communal areas of the house such as the living room or kitchen, where an adult is able to supervise. Primary-age children should not access the internet in private spaces alone, such as in a bedroom or bathroom.

Explore together and chat little and often: Ask your child to show you their favourite apps, games and sites and encourage them to teach you how to use these. Ask them if anything ever worries them online. Make sure they know they won’t be in trouble and can get help by talking to you or another adult they trust if anything happens online that makes them feel worried, sad or scared.

If you need more support or guidance with online safety please contact a staff member or send us an email