Week Ahead 5th December 2022

The Week Ahead – Week commencing 5th December

Quick Stop Notices

  • Hampers – A number of parents are organising a small Christmas fair on December 8th. Form groups have been asked to provide hampers (as was tradition pre covid) which will be raffled on the evening. 
  • 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.
  • Angel costumes for the Christmas play. If you have an angel costume aged 7-9 which you are willing to donate or loan to school please drop it at the office or pass to Mrs Garcia.
  • 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. 
  • On Thursday 8th December, our school will be taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. We know times are tough, so please remember that donations are optional (it’s having tons of fun that’s mandatory!), and any amount you can spare – 10p, 20p, 50p makes you an awesome fundraiser. Also, this year, whatever anyone donates will make double the difference because the UK government is going to match all donations to Christmas Jumper Day between 1st December and 1st March! All that extra cash will go towards a wonderful cause, helping 200,000 mums and babies in Kenya get the food and medicine they need! (That’s a lot of mums and babies!) Remember, there’s no need to buy a new jumper. You could upcycle an old jumper, get crafty or head to your local charity shop to buy a pre-loved festive knit. If you want to get creative and decorate a jumper, the Christmas Jumper Day website contains lots of fun craft ideas. We’d appreciate your support to make Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day a success. Together, we can make the world better with a sweater. Thank you for your support.

Next Week

Middle School Ukelele lunch club.
Middle School netball lunch club.
Christmas Jumper Day o donations to Save the Children Fund are optional
Middle School Science Fair
Christmas Cafe after school – drinks, stalls, treats.

Dates for your Diary

Monday 12th December
Freckle & Speckle Christmas Show in school for N-Y4
Tuesday 13th December
Primary Christingle with Reverend Tracy
Wednesday 14th December
Primary nativity at 2pm and 6pm – tickets available, up to 4 per family. See the letter sent home for ticket requests.
Friday 16th December
Last day of term, close at 12pm

Please order lunches before 9am on Monday

Latest version v1.131c – Parent Portal help

Stars and Students of the Week

Primary School Stars of the Week

Love Class
Emilia for fantastic singing of the Christmas songs.
Ruth for being a superstar at Big Arts Day.
Joy Class
Imani for making and reflecting her own story based on Elmer.
Peace Class
Lacie for being a kind friend and being a good role model to younger children.
Kindness Class
Angel for being supportive and encouraging of others in PE.
Leia for learning her lines so quickly and being attentive to instructions.

Bronze Award

Middle School Students of the Week

Eileena (Y7) for: wonderful contributions in RE, able to quote the Bible and share excellent Bible reading schemes. Very encouraging.
Kevin (Y8) for: excellent work in History. Also great leadership in topic.

Upper School Students of the Week

Zachary (Y9) for excellent progress in History.
Sara (Y9) for excellent perseverance in History, a really good recent grade
Jacobe (Y10) for excellent work in History

Classroom News

Years 7&8 wrote letters to Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace after the Queen passed away.  They received a thankyou card from Prince William and Kate.  Maybe they’ll receive one from the King too….

We’ve been getting in the Christmas mood!

Fund Raising

Headteacher’s Message

Our mission

To provide a holistic Christian education for all and to inspire discipleship.

Our Vision

To be a Christian community in which everyone grows in character, faith, knowledge, understanding and wisdom.

This week we had a staff professional development day. Mr Stannett has qualified as a first aid trainer and he made sure all our support staff have updated their training in first aid. Thanks Mr Stannett. 

I am quite passionate about our school vision and mission, and this year our foci are curriculum, character and community. I hope you are seeing positive evidence that these things are being developed in school. This term so much has happened – we have improved the existing building, the decor, the curriculum which is now on the website, we have had a number of community events including residentials, parent meetings, assemblies with visitors, trips out of school, bonfire night, primary big arts day, to name a few. 

Yesterday teaching staff and primary support staff spent the day looking at Christian character development in school. It was such a beautiful day of studying characters from the Bible, and looking at what christian character really means, then thinking about how we intentionally plan and teach, starting with ourselves, and our own desire to grow as Christian people. 

We loved the video Mr Walker made for us, thanks to those parents who were happy to be filmed. Thanks for the survey so many of you replied to – the data was encouraging, though we do recognise there is a partnership in this process, and we work with you as parents to develop character.  It is encouraging to know we have similar goals. 

Our updated school rules are from Micah 6 v 8, that the Lord requires us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God, and these three things form a solid basis for character development. 

Yesterday we also looked at Colossians 3, where as chosen people, dearly loved, we are reminded to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 

Colossians 3 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

We hope to develop and articulate our Christian character curriculum over the coming months – watch this space!

Thank you for your support of Bradford Christian School

Have a Blessed Weekend