Rosslyn Park Primary

October 3rd, 2017

“Hi Rosie

We at Rosslyn Park would like to say a huge thank you the contributions you have made towards our attendance assemblies.

Year on year our attendance have increased and we feel that the lovely shiny bike, Jungletasic voucher and the awesome cinema trip has definitely been a motivator for them to come to school every day!

We are extremely grateful for the contribution Aquinas has provided us over the years and for Rosie coming to the school, seeing the children and taking time out to come to present the prizes during our  Attendance assemblies. Without your contribution we would not be able to present the children with an prizes an rewards that means so much to them.

A massive thank you and I look forward to meeting you in the next academic year!!

Kindest regards

Mandy”(Attendance officer)

The Picture above was taken at the Broadway Cinema where the class who received the best attendance went to watch Despicable Me 3 provided by The Aquinas Foundation

Jade Heath(Office Manager) presenting the winner of a brand new mountain bike provided by The Aquinas Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Children receiving their Jungle tastic vouchers provided by Aquinas.

Highbank Primary

October 3rd, 2017

Highbank Primary school have been making good use of our free travel in association with Nottingham City Transport. The Aquinas Foundation have collaborated with the transport company to help local schools in Nottingham City Centre to be able to go on school trips in and around the city at no cost. It has proved to be a massive success!

Highbank Bus 2017

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These photos were taken on the way to a trip to the Albert Hall… Get in touch if you or your school would like to find out more about this incentive.

rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

South Wilford Primary

October 3rd, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation have been working with South Wilford Primary School for a few years now and this year we sponsored their Football team and treated them to a new kit which we think looks fantastic!!

South Wilford football kit 2017

The whole team pictured above with their medals and trophies… well done boys!

Bramble Academy Mansfield

June 20th, 2017

Jamie

The Bramble Academy in Mansfield had a visit from the Aquinas Foundation to promote the importance of reading within school and at home. We managed to surprise the pupils of the school by taking a special guest Jamie McGuire from Mansfield Town’s First Team with us.

Jamie Bramble AcademyThe Bramble Academy has recently been successful in gaining a grant from the Foyle Foundation to purchase books for the school library and to employ a school librarian. To launch this Jamie McGuire visited children in their classrooms and attended an assembly, answering questions about the importance of reading and about his footballing career. He met the new school librarian, Rachel Stuart, and shared some of the new books that the school has purchased. “Reading is very important. I have to read every day as a footballer. It is an important life skill,” said Jamie.

Jamie Bramble Academy 2As well as attending the launch, Jamie brought in a signed shirt for the school to use towards raising attendance. Every child who gains 100% attendance in the summer term will be entered into a prize draw and have the opportunity to win the shirt.

Jamie Bramble Academy 3The visit was arranged in conjunction with the Aquinas Foundation, whose patron is ex-footballer Jermaine Jenas. Such visits help to raise the aspirations of our children and show them how important reading is in life.

Jamie’s visit had such a positive impact on the children. For someone such as Jamie to come and talk about the importance of reading has such a big influence on them. The shirt he brought will also be used to reward children who have 100% attendance in the summer term, with them being entered into a raffle to win it at the end of the year. We would like to thank him and the Aquinas Foundation for his visit.  Peter Hallsworth (Member SLT The Bramble Academy)

Exciting Competition…

May 16th, 2017

We are running an Exciting competition this year. Claire from Aquinas Education had a brilliant idea to deliver sunflower seeds to a few selected primary schools in Nottinghamshire inviting them to take part in a Who can Grow the Tallest Sunflower Competition!

Claire competition

Southwold, Ernehale, Cotgrave and Candleby are just a few of the Primary Schools taking part and we can’t wait to see the results!

sunflower seed The start of Claire’s Sunflower…

Claire sunflower looking like a bright future ahead for Claire’s Sunflower!

Good luck to all of the schools involved… We can’t wait to see whose will grow to be the tallest!

 

 

 

Nottingham Forest Box…

May 16th, 2017

St John Houghton Academy in Derbyshire were very grateful to receive a VIP Trip to the Nottingham Forest Box

Jack Cole Letter Forest Box

It is always good to hear that a school have had a great time and in this case the parents also, as we are constantly looking for new ways of helping with parental engagement.

If you or your school would need help with any problem areas you may be experiencing then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

Southwold Primary Nottingham

May 16th, 2017

Claire southwold giveaway Claire from Aquinas Education presented Southwold Primary with some amazing prizes to reward the children for their great attendance.

The Top Prize was a brand new high-tech Tablet and the runners up received a pair of Lost City crazy golf tickets or a pair of Broadway cinema vouchers.

Our prizes were supplied to the school to use towards their attendance incentive. The School has seen an increase in attendance throughout the term due to the support from us and we are really happy to hear this!

Well done Southwold Primary…

St John Houghton Academy Derbyshire

May 16th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation were very happy to support St John Houghton Academy in Derbyshire with a very worthy cause.

“As part of our ongoing pledge to support charitable organisations, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our second Community 3K and 5K fun run event on Sunday 25 June 2017.

The event will allow individual entrants to collect sponsorship in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a charity which we have chosen to support for our 2017 event in memory of our colleague, Mick Hackett, who sadly passed away in June. The charity receives no statutory funding for its work and relies on support from event fundraising, corporate partnerships and trusts. Our aim is to raise funds to support this Charity’s vital work.

In order for us to host this community event we are asking for support from local businesses and organisations. While we are able to borrow some equipment, there are other items which will have to be purchased or hired and we wonder if you would be able to make a donation to our Academy’s PTA fund in order that we can make financial commitments to companies who can provide the equipment we need to make this event a success. We aim to provide trophies to winners, all entrants with medals, provide water and goody bags on the day and also chipped finish time to the 5K entrants.

I appreciate you probably receive many such requests but I hope you will be able to give consideration to sponsoring what we hope will be a very successful event for the local community. Our 2016 event raised over £1600 for The Make a Wish Foundation and we hope that our 2017 event for Motor Neurone Disease Association will be just as successful.”

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The Aquinas Foundation were happy to donate towards this event and the Academy have already put amount to good use…

“We are most grateful for your continued support and your donation will enable us to hire the equipment we need to host this event.”

Good Luck to everyone involved in this inspiring event!

 

 

Ferry Lane Primary London

May 16th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation had a fantastic afternoon at Ferry Lane Primary school. We supplied the school with a Dance Lesson and Domino’s Pizza delivery as a reward for improved attendance!

The class with the best attendance for the term won the prize and they were very excited.

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First of all we had a brief chat about the importance of coming to school every day and the fact that if they keep doing well with attendance then they could be helping their classmates win more incentives.

Ferry Lane 3The dance teacher then started with a warm-up and then moved on to a fun routine.Ferry Lane 2

The Children really enjoyed it one child said “this is the best! the best! day ever!”

Ferry Lane 4

The pupils were then rewarded with a delivery from Domino’s Pizza… there was a real buzz around the classroom and everyone was thrilled!

Ferry Lane 5We are very excited to be making a difference within schools in London and if you think that we could help your school in any way then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

Southwark Primary

May 16th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation have been working with Southwark Primary school for a long time now and we can clearly see the difference in attendance. They have improved dramatically and it is great to see!

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“With the support of Aquinas, we have continued to raise the profile of attendance and punctuality at Southwark Primary School. This year, we have had two specific campaigns (Autumn and Spring). Both campaigns have been very successful and Aquinas have generously provided our school with fantastic prizes such as Broadway cinema tickets, Lost City Crazy Golf tickets as well as Jungle-tastic vouchers. The children have been incredibly enthusiastic and eager to receive their prizes in our celebration assemblies.

We would like to thank Rosie for her continued enthusiasm and generosity and for always being at hand whenever needed. The children (and parents) always look forward to the prizes we have on offer and are extremely grateful as they have focus on families. With the support from Aquinas, we have been able to achieve our termly targets for attendance and further develop the parental involvement across our school.

We look forward to continuing our work with Aquinas to further raise the profile of attendance and punctuality at Southwark.

Many thanks,

Suky & Shazmin”

Southwark Attendance Team

We will continue to support the attendance team at Southwark and if you or your school are interested in what we can do to help you then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com