Week commencing 27th March 2023

The Week Ahead

Growing lives that bear fruit

Quick Stop Notices

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    Liverpool to Leeds Enduro Epic

    This Easter, five lads and their dads will set out from Liverpool to ride the whole length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Josiah Lush (Year 7) and his younger brother Isaac (Year 5), aka the ‘Lush Lads’, along with their friends Armin and John, will be giving up the comforts of a warm dry home and heading out for a four day 127 mile epic, weaving their way through the cities and countryside of north-west England, camping along the way. But why all the effort?

    Next Week

    Mrs March’s Lunch Club
    Middle School lunch club – Dodgeball
    31st March at 9:00am – You are invited to attend our whole school assembly in the school hall. The assembly will last between 25 – 30 minutes and will be a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Mr Stephan White one of our parents, will be speaking.

    School closes at 12.45pm for the Easter break.

    Dates for your Diary

    17th April – Summer Term begins.


    Please order lunches before 9am on Monday

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    Stars and Students of the Week

    Primary School Stars of the Week

    Love Class
    Emelia for turn taking, great listening and an amazing attitude towards learning.
    Ruth for amazing blending and sounding in her reading.
    Peace Class
    Imani for having a super week and working hard on her letter formation and finger spaces.
    Mimi for being a kind and caring friend and always thinking of others.
    Kindness Class
    Fisayo for fabulous reading comprehension. 
    Nyomi for fabulous creative writing. 

    Middle School Students of the Week

    Marley (Y5) for great engagement during singing assessment in music
    Aaden (Y8) for consistent improvement in Spanish, especially speaking and grammar. Becoming a good linguist.
    Sammie (Y8) for consistent improvement in Spanish, becoming a good linguist.

    Upper School Students of the Week

    Cristina (Y9) for excellent work on Art extended project
    Jude (Y9) for outstanding performance in PE
    Xin-Ran (Y9) for excellent progress in Maths
    Macey (Y10) for an excellent argument piece in English

    Acorn Class Student of the Week

    Ruby for settling well into her new school environment.

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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.

    There has been a lot going on in school recently, and staff marked out a prayer time on Thursday afternoon. I would like to urge our praying families to pray for our school.

    Our school is a gift from God, and Christian and non Christian families choose us because we offer something they want for their children. We offer Christian teachers who want to help children on their own faith journeys. We actively encourage this, and have relative freedom to do so. 

    Let’s not take the privilege for granted, and pray about it. Be thankful to God for this gift.

    I am grateful for Christian staff who love Jesus and want to share this with students. I am so grateful that we have a small group of Year 9 and 10 students who want to lead younger children next week in the lead up to Easter, and grateful for the nurture they have had to do this from families and staff. 

    We have had a lot of challenges for staff this year, and this takes it’s toll.  We are grateful to God for Sharon Horton and Shaun McGrail’s healing, recognising that this is a result of prayer.

    At the same time, we hurt for Gill Moffatt’s family, who still try to come to terms with their loss.

    We need to keep praying for Nikki, our old cleaner. She is not forgotten and very loved by many. We don’t always find it easy to know how, but praying for God’s will to be done is a good start.

    Pray for those amongst our community who are sick and those who are exhausted, who have given lots and need to rest.  

    Pray for Mark Prothero as he has his op on Monday, that it will help to heal some of his pain. Pray for all covering his recovery time.

    Ofsted still hangs over us – pray that when they come they will see who we are, and we can answer to them honestly and articulately. Pray that they will see our hearts for our children, and that they will see what we do well. I am confident that we are doing a good job, but I recognise the anxiety of anticipation in our community. 

    As we move towards Easter we need to pray and keep praying. This is a fundamental time in the Christian year, where we recognise the death and resurrection of Jesus. This is a key message to communicate with our children, and it needs to be done well. 

    Pray for our families – there is a lot going on for them right now. We have a number of children accessing SST and Sarah Walker’s list grows daily. I am thankful for Sarah Walker who manages this with a big smile, giving so selflessly to those who need her time. 

    If you could join in with our prayers we would love that.  

    Thank you for your support of Bradford Christian School

    Have a Blessed Weekend