The Week Ahead – Week commencing 7th November
Quick Stop Notices
- Parents Meetings this year – please book online. More appointments have been added and the facility to book will close at 6pm on Sunday. Thankyou to Mrs Pickles and Mr Prothero for their hard work on the bookings system.
- Secondary Parents: please bring your child(ren) with you to Parents Evening if at all possible
- School Lunches can be ordered before 9am on a Monday for the week.
- Hannah Fairs-Billam brought a team to lead our primary assembly about black history. Thanks Hannah for your work with our school
- Lost property – we are collecting a number of school jumpers, and a black hoodie between age 11 – 12 and 13 -14 PLEASE label uniform a biro name is fine. You may have one or two jumpers and blazers, but we have several. Our primary children often distinguish owners by sniffing them, this ability seems to wane in secondary!
- Our heating is on but we are cautious, children may need some extra layers, and definitely need a coat that can be fastened when outside. If it’s waterproof that’s even better, as we want to avoid the cabin fever of being inside all day long when it is a little wet.
- 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.
- Mrs Moffatt’s funeral will be on Monday 14th November.
Prayer for staff in school
We have a number of people who are really poorly right now, and their families would appreciate your prayers.
Nikki, our cleaner
|Parents meetings this week.
No study club this week.
Middle School Ukelele lunch club.
|Two of our year 7 and 8 ambassadors attend a script writing workshop
|Middle School Netball lunch club.
|Secondary RE trip to synagogue
Dates for your Diary
|Tuesday 15th November
|Odd Socks Day for anti-bullying week
|Thursday 24th November
|Secondary art trip to Van Gogh exhibition
|Wednesday 30th November
|PD day for Staff. School closed to pupils
|Tuesday 13th December
|Primary Christingle with Reverend Tracy
|Wednesday 14th December
|Primary nativity at 2:15 pm and early evening TBD
|Friday 16th December
|Last day of term, close at 12pm
Please order lunches before 9am on Monday
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Stars and Students of the Week
Primary School Stars of the Week
|Emilia for always being a kind friend.
Rory for using lots of words in full sentences.
|Yarnaa for writing a lovely bonfire poem
|Henry for super subtraction work in Maths.
|Amelia for working really hard on her handwriting.
Rachel for really good reasoning in Maths.
Middle School Students of the Week
|Isaac L (Y5) for: Excellent use of relative clauses which he linked to Star Wars in his written work
|Isla O (Y5) for: Reading consistently at home – getting on board with the Middle School Reading Challenge
|Krystal (Y5) for: Consistently working hard in all lessons
|Isla P (Y7) for: Consistently setting a good example to those around her.
Upper School Students of the Week
|Cristina (Y9) for: Excellent Autumn 1 Progress Check, showing progress across all subjects.
|Ethan (Y9) for: Excellent Autumn 1 Progress Check, showing progress across all subjects.
|Timur (Y10) for: Excellent Autumn 1 Progress Check, showing progress across all subjects.
|Chiamaka (Y10) for: Excellent Autumn 1 Progress Check, showing progress across all subjects.
|Kyle (Y11) for: Excellent Autumn 1 Progress Check, showing progress across all subjects.
|Musa for his positive attitude in English, consistently trying hard in all lessons and excellent behaviour.
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.
Last weekend we visited our adult children. Alfie is 22 and Eden is 24, and those of you who know me will also know how much I love the two of them. I spent time before getting excited about spending time together, planning what we would do, where we would eat, and how lovely it would be. Hugging them after being apart for a month was incredible.
God smiled on us for the time we spent together. We were the proud parents as our children took us to work, and we laughed with them, ate with them and enjoyed strolling around touristy parts of the capital city in the sunshine.
I have an overwhelming love for my children which defies logic. It’s unconditional, it grows over time, and I delight when I see them. They sometimes make some great decisions, and at other times less so, and for both of them their Christian faith has been a journey. My love for them doesn’t alter.
How much greater is my heavenly father’s love for me. The Bible tells me He knows me, he delights when I spend time in his presence, and his love for me is not dependent on my choices.
1 John 3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.