The Week Ahead – Week commencing 12th December
Quick Stop Notices
- Thank you to all who organised and supported the Christmas Cafe. We raised £450.
- Thank you for your support of the Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. We raised £80 which the government will ‘match’.
- Thank you to Middle School for the Science Fair and to Mr Ighayere, for judging!
- The nativity, ‘Don’t be Afraid’ is on Wednesday and admission is by limited ticket only due to hall fire regulations. Please make sure you get your free tickets from Mrs Pickles in the office. Children will perform at 2pm and 6pm
- School Lunches can be ordered before 9am on a Monday for the week.
- Teachers are on duty each day from 8:45am and not before. Please don’t drop children off until a teacher is outside.
- A reminder to please park sensitively, even when dropping off or picking up for a few minutes. Our neighbours get frustrated when they can’t leave or enter their drive, or when cars are parked on corners obstructing their view.
- We have several items of lost property – please claim them asap before they are donated to charity.
|Middle School Ukelele lunch club.
Freckle & Speckle Christmas Show in school for N-Y4
|Primary Christingle with Rev Tracy and Rev Marianne, 9am
|Middle School netball lunch club.
Primary nativity ‘Don’t be Afraid’ at 2pm and 6pm – tickets available, up to 4 per family. See the letter sent home for ticket requests.
|Primary School parties.
|Last day of term, close at 12pm. Dress down day. Whole school assembly at 11.30am
Dates for your Diary
|Tuesday 3rd January
|Staff PD day – school closed to pupils
|Wednesday 4th January
Please order lunches before 9am on Monday
Lunches NOT available on Friday 16th due to school closing at 12pm
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Stars and Students of the Week
Primary School Stars of the Week
|Luca for his great participation in the Nativity.
Lucy for improvement in Phonics and learning her lines for the Nativity.
|Yarnaa for always listening well, trying her best and being kind and thoughtful.
|Mimi for using fantastic spelling and punctuation in her Christmas story writing.
|Emily and Ruth for being fabulous, helpful and responsible in every rehearsal.
Middle School Students of the Week
|Mbali (Y7) for his Maths Assessment, 20/20
|Miqueas (Y8) for honest personal writing in Bar Mitzvah
|Sammie (Y8) for his good performance and good attitude in PE
Upper School Students of the Week
|Jaylan (Y9) for engaging independently in Geography lessons
|Claudine (Y10) for initiative to produce an excellent piece of Science work…even when absent
|Alfie (Y10) for his maturing approach to his, and other’s, behaviour
Autism Provision Students of the Week
|Brody for adapting well to new peers in his class, always working hard in lessons and going the extra mile with his school work.
|Keiran for being prepared, showing initiative and being helpful in class and his willingness to do ‘extra’ in his work.
Years 7&8 wrote letters to Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace after the Queen passed away. This week they received a Thank you from the King himself.
Our students are authors! Several students had their stories published in Twisted Tales- taking a traditional story and giving it an interesting twist.
Middle School Science Fair!
Wooden Winter Reindeer by years 9/10 and Mr Stannett!
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Our missionTo provide a holistic Christian education for all and to inspire discipleship.
Our VisionTo be a Christian community in which everyone grows in character, faith, knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
I have been reflecting a lot recently about how a ‘normal’ term at BCS looks, and have come to some conclusions: ‘BCS Normal’ is a community who share a vision and mission and who seek to serve in their daily walk.
‘BCS normal’ is a happy school. This is confirmed by 144 children most of the time. Some of these children come with significant barriers to learning, and BCS accept, include and support them well.
I have the privilege of showing new parents around, and all comment on the relationships in school. A happy school is one where effective learning can take place. Our survey sent to staff and parents last week confirmed this.
‘BCS normal’ is a place where the community supports each other through life’s challenges. This term we have said goodbye to a much appreciated member of staff. Mrs Moffatt is much missed, and the ‘BCS normal’ means others have learned how to do her role. Mr McGrail is undergoing some invasive chemo treatment, and the ‘BCS normal’ means people are gracious and understanding when he can’t help. ‘BCS normal’ is one where we pray together, and for each other. We pray for you and your families.
‘BCS Normal’ is a group of humans, with all the challenges humans face, but a faith that makes the challenges more do able.
‘BCS Normal’ is a group of people who give graciously of time and energy, led by an SLT who try to model this daily, and who support me fully.
‘BCS normal’ means you don’t always hear about the things people do, because people do it from a servant heart.
BCS normal is The annual nativity – Mrs Garcia creates a masterpiece every year, even during Covid. The blessing of hearing children singing out and growing in confidence.
‘BCS normal’ is the school community sharing events, Bonfires, progress meetings, Barmitzvah, and this year a middle school science fair
‘BCS normal’ is residentials, trips and visits, and visitors coming from our community into school.
‘BCS normal’ is parent prayer, every month faithfully praying for our school
So, instead of waiting for a normal term, I choose to be thankful for the term we have had, and the people I see each day, both big and small.