Newsletter 9th Dec 2022

9th December 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Festive Fun

There was plenty of ho-ho-ho when Odd Socks Entertainment brought its production of Snow White to Mill Water this week. All pupils joined in the fun, which was kindly funded by the school’s PTFA.

Everyone was then treated to an interactive folk music workshop on Thursday. Visiting guitarist Anna from Live Music had pupils participating in singing, dancing and playing percussion instruments to popular Christmas favourites.

Our Early Years pupils were also treated to a visit from a real live donkey. This was part of an immersive Christmas experience for our youngest pupils, and was shared with visiting parents and carers.

Mill Water Christmas Raffle

Last chance to get your raffle tickets! More than £1000 worth of amazing prizes to be won!  Tickets (£1 per strip of 5) are on sale here or from the school office (if you send money in a named envelope into school).

On sale until Tuesday 13th December. You can also buy tickets when in school for your child’s Christmas class activities.

All money raised will go directly towards enrichment resources and activities for all pupils.

More details and a full list of prizes can be found here

The Grand Draw will be on Wednesday 14th December.

Change to Lunch Menu after Holidays

Please note, the lunch menu will be different (on the below dates) for the first few days after we return from the Christmas holidays. 

January 2023
Wednesday 4th - Pizza and Wedges
Thursday 5th - Roast Dinner
Friday 6th - Fish and Chips

Online Safety

HiPal is one of the top 20 trending social media downloads in the social media category. Effectively turning someone’s phone into a walkie-talkie for instant audio communication, it offers the possibility of quick contact with new friends.

With features including photo sharing and private conversations available to chidren as young as 12, HiPal has attracted concerns around its use as a potential platform for sexting – while there are also worries about the mental health consequences of teens receiving negative feedback about their pictures.

You can download this leaflet here

You can register with our school here to create a free account, download the National Online Safety App and access all of the free resources.

Parent and Carer Support Workshops

Devon County’s Early Help team are running free ‘Autism and Us’ themed workshops for parents and carers during Spring 2023. They will provide support for those with primary and secondary children who are either on the autism waiting list or who have received a diagnosis of autism.

Full details can be found here

To book your place or find out more, email:

Raising Money While You Shop

If you’re starting your festive shopping, don’t forget that you can raise money for Friends of Mill Water School (PTFA) while you shop via Easy Fundraising and AmazonSmile

You can find out more about the PTFA here


Blue Tokens for Mill Water

Don’t forget to pop your Tesco blue tokens in the box for Mill Water! The stores in Exmouth and Budleigh are supporting us with this scheme until January 2023. Money raised will go towards the school’s ongoing playground transformation project. Thank you and spread the word. Every little helps!


Exmouth Foodbank provides food help to anyone struggling to make ends meet, from its premises in Sheppards Row.

Tel: 07749 322291