Message from our Head Girl (Manha Khan, Year 6)
Hello, bonjour, ciao, hola, asalaam-walaikum, namaste, konnichiwa and ni hao. You are most welcome to our school.
I am Manha Khan and I am currently in Year 6. I am very proud to say I have been chosen to be the Head Girl of our school. Oakridge is a unique school with everyone (including staff, governors, parents, not to mention us busy students!) involved as a unit.
Over several years of establishment, many pupils have joined, making a good bond with other children moving on to aim higher with the sky as the limit ambition. How do you ask? At Oakridge, everyone encourages respect, individuality and provides a challenge to raise and develop self-esteem, enabling us to grow into confident, responsible and considerate young people with high aims for the future.
From personal experience, Oakridge School is a happy place when you are sad or need support. Everyone will help you find the teacher to help us achieve and this is down to Mr Cook, our Headteacher.
Mr Cook has made the best improvements for us by guiding us with a common set of values:
He is always making improvements to make Oakridge a better environment so please come inside and explore our different subjects of the past, present and the future.
Oakridge School is proud to have a dedicated team of Communication Champions who welcome our new arrivals and encourage language development.
Our Communication Champions are:
Amelia and Claudia from Red Kites
Laiba from Eagles
Amelia from Lions
Zainab from Leopards
Masoma from Jaguars
Aroosha from Panthers
Gabriel from Pumas
Sumayyah from Tigers
Every day, this kind, cheerful and mature team of children celebrate our wide range of cultures and languages. Whilst acting as language buddies in the classroom, they help new children to make friends. They wear their badges proudly as the Communication role models of our school.
The Communication Champions meet regularly during lunchtimes to help develop their skills and to plan events for the school. One such event was our 1st Annual Poetry Recital Competition. The school came together to celebrate a love of language, rhyme and rhythm with a range of mini competitions in classrooms, followed by KS1 and KS2 finals in the school hall. It was a fun and exciting day, with some amazing contributions. Even some of our youngest children in KS1, had learnt poetry by heart and recited it with confidence. There were also some lovely contributions from staff members who talked to the children about why the poems meant a lot to them. The Communication Champions reported that it was very tough to judge, but finally awarded a beautiful book of poetry to winners from each category.