Week commencing 27th February 2023

The Week Ahead

Quick Stop Notices

  • We have had an increase in mainly older students bringing highly caffeinated drinks onto site as part of their lunch, and after consideration, we are now banning these drinks from school.
  • IMPORTANT: Please log on to the BCS Parent Portal to read and accept the school’s Acceptable Use Policy and update your child’s medical record for this year. Make sure you’re logging into version 1.158

Some of you may already be aware that our school cleaner, Nikki, has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and will no longer be able to do any physical work. This news has brought great sadness to our school community of which Nikki has been an important part for the last 15 years. She will be greatly missed by the many friends she has made here as well as by students past and present, with whom she has been very popular over the years. Nikki has always been such a joyful person, full of life and fun so this diagnosis has come as a bitter blow. Nikki can, however, depend on the support of her friends, her church and her Lord. It goes without saying that she faces a difficult road ahead and would therefore greatly value the prayers of everyone involved at BCS.

“But God has put the body together……. so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.  If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:24-26

Next Week

World Book Day – Primary children can dress as their favourite book character.
Middle School lunch club – Dodgeball.
Y11 post mock parents evening, 3.30pm.

Dates for your Diary

Mon 6th – The Northern Ballet will be visiting us to work with years 1-6 and Oak Acorns.  This will be a workshop based on their forthcoming production of The Ugly Duckling which will be showing at The Alhambra during the Easter Holidays (Saturday 8 April).  Tickets for the Ugly Duckling ballet can be booked here. Our children will not be taking part in the performance.

Tues 7th March Year 1 & 2 to visit ACW

Tues 7th – Fri 10th March – Upper School Residential to Paris


Please order lunches before 9am on Monday

Latest version v1.158 – Parent Portal help

Stars and Students of the Week

Primary School Stars of the Week

Love Class
Leo for great imaginative role play about the three little pigs.
Eliza for joining in beautifully at worship time and settling in very well.
Jake for an amazing sentence about the three little pigs.
Joy Class
Oscar for recognising how others feel and being a great friend.
Peace Class
Charlie for great independent working.
Kindness Class
Alyssa for fantastic guided reading.
Rachel for great descriptive writing in English.

Middle School Students of the Week

Joel (Y8) for mastering his work in Maths.

Upper School Students of the Week

Zoe (Y9) for mastering the topic of money in Maths, above and beyond in History

Oak Class Student of the Week

Ashlee for a big improvement in her spellings.

Classroom News

Author and Illustrator, Jo Overend (Isla’s mum- year 5) came in to share her journey with year 5.  She inspired the children to overcome the things that stop them achieving their dreams.  and encouraged them to use different, sometimes surprising, techniques to draw and tell stories.

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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.

Last weekend six of our teachers attended the Christian School Trust conference in Derbyshire, called ‘On Eagles Wings’. It was an amazing time worshipping with Christians from the UK, Europe and Nigeria. All of us felt encouraged by people from other schools like ours, trying to do education differently and integrating faith into learning.  We had input from a range of excellent speakers,  we belted out hymns and songs, had prayer and ministry times, Biblical teaching and professional development and felt able and equipped to encourage others. There were lots of important take aways, for me it was the importance of discipling children and young people as part of their education.

Mr Moon found it was very encouraging to be at the CST National Conference again this time (They are every two years). He serves on the National Development Team of the CST and so was heavily involved in planning and delivering the conference. Personally, as a teacher from BCS, he enjoyed being taught by professionals who had devoted their whole life to Christian Education and could teach with expertise and authority. The seminars and professional input was balanced by the Christian encouragement that came through in the evening sessions.

Mrs Hutton  connected with other early years providers and special educational needs specialists, and also appreciated the opportunity to connect with our own team on a more personal level, as we are often rushing to classes or jobs around preparation for teaching. 

Mrs Hoskins led a session on primary worship, and was encouraged by the reminders and support to offer a Christian worldview. She said ‘Today our children hear so many different voices from social media, celebrities, Youtubers, peers and other outside influences, it is hard to know how to help and reach them sometimes. On the conference we were reminded of the privilege it is to be in this position as teachers at BCS where we can speak biblical truth into their lives and help them navigate all the pressures and uncertainties of the modern world. To help equip them and build them up as individuals to know their worth and their true identity in God is something that I am so thankful to be part of. ‘ 

Mrs Kershaw found it  inspiring, equipping and community building. A particular highlight for her was making connections with SENCO’s in similar Christian schools and hear about how they implement strategies. One seminar was led by an expert in the field of special needs and she is excited to dig in to her links and resources to inspire her work at BCS 

Thank you for your support of Bradford Christian School

Have a Blessed Weekend