Head’s Newsletter 17th June 2016

The weeks are beginning to rattle by and there is much to be completed before the end of term. It has been another very busy week in school which started on Monday with our Maths day and culminated in the England v Wales game on Thursday afternoon. A questionnaire was sent out earlier in the week about the school’s behaviour system – Stay on Green. Please remember to return them by Friday 24th June. The next major event to be held at school is our “International Afternoon” on Friday 24th June. it will run  from 3:20pm through to 5:00pm. We are encouraging the children to come to school on the day dressed in costume of a country or a culture they have association with. If the weather holds and the sun shines the event will take place on the field. If it rains it will take place in the school hall and canteen area. If you are able to support the event by bringing a dish along that would be fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you next week.

The word of the week is: SELFLESS. Being selfless is the opposite of being selfish. It is about being very aware of others’ needs or interests and putting them before our own. In this Year of Mercy perhaps being selfless is something we could all consider to be more aware of.


Children Coming to School Early: During the warmer months children often come to school earlier than they would in the winter. Whilst the school makes provision for children to be on site from 7:45am via the Breakfast Club we can not be responsible for children dropped to school before 8:45am. Many children this week have been dropped to school at 8:30am unsupervised which is a concern in terms of Health and Safety. Please be mindful of the correct procedures when dropping your child to school before 8:45am. Thank you for your support in this very important matter.



Twitter Feed: We are now on TWITTER! Our handle is ss alban and stephen – We will update the content as new and important events take place.



Gate to the Camp Road 28th June: Please note that for this date ONLY the gate to the Camp Road will be closed and re open on 29th June.

Future Dates: Tuesday 21st June – District Sports – 1.15pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday 22nd June – Year 4 to Whipsnade Zoo – all day
Thursday 23rd June – District Sports – 3.15pm – 5.30pm + Year 3 to Celtic Harmony – all day
Wednesday 29th June – Year 4 to Nicholas Breakspear – Taster Day
Thursday 30th June – OPEN EVENING – 3.30pm – 7.00pm
Friday 1st July – Breaking Rules Day
Saturday 2nd July – Family Fun Day – 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Tuesday 5th July – Olympic Dance Workshop for all classes / Year 4 to Nicholas Breakspear Community Mass – 11am
Saturday 9th July – Get Your Grown Ups Gardening – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Monday 11th July – Year 6 Production 7pm
Tuesday 12th July – Year 6 Production 2pm
Wednesday 13th July -Year 5 to Legoland
Friday 15th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Party 6pm  – 8pm
Tuesday 19th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Mass 7pm @ Ss Alban & Stephen Church
Thursday 21st July – Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly / End of Term School Closes 1.30pm
House Points:Congratulations to the children from Mark who were this week’s winners with 152 points
2nd Place: John 98 points
3rd Place: Luke 84 points
4th Place: Matthew 70 points
Big Question: If you cannot see something, does it mean that it isn’t real?
PTA News
*New Event*
Family Fun Day – Saturday 2nd July. 3-6pm at the Junior School.
The afternoon will include a Euro-themed football tournament (registration details to follow shortly), sports races for the Infants, a visit from the Fire Service, Irish Dancing demonstration and taster, face painting, live music, cream teas, tuck shop and a bar.
Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxed afternoon in the company of family and friends. A great opportunity to bring the school community together before the end of term.
*New Event*
Breaking Rules Day – Friday 1st July. Details to follow shortly!!
Attendance: Congratulations to Class 1 and 2 who were this week’s winners with an attendance of 97.4%
2nd Place: Class 7 – 97.3%
3rd Place : Class 6 – 97.0%


A Prayer of St Ignatius

Teach us, good Lord,
to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do your will.