Head’s Newsletter – October 21st 2016
As we come to the end of the first half term of the year we have much to celebrate and a lot of work to complete in the months ahead. This first set of Teacher / Parent consultations for the year were completed late on Thursday evening and the children continue to work hard. CAFOD made a visit to school on Monday morning and spoke to the children about ways that they have supported the Corporal Acts of Mercy through the Year of Mercy around the word. We will hold a non uniform day early next term in exchange for a pound to support the excellent work of this Catholic charity. Don’t forget to come and meet the governors on Friday 4th November from 9:05am in the school hall. Have a good half term. School recommence on Monday 31st October at 9 o’clock.
This week’s word is: HUMBLE – The motto of the Oblates of St Charles was Humilitas a wonderful set of priests who were dedicated to the work of St Charles Borromeo. To be humble is to see God as Pope Francis reminds us – “When we live humbly, God takes our small efforts and creates great things.”
SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER – Meet the Governors From 9.05am on Friday 4th November please come in after you have dropped your children in to school to meet some of our governors over a cup of tea or coffee. They will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about their role and will be available to discuss their core functions and how they undertake this. Please make every effort to attend.
Parking – I have received a number of complaints from local residents and neighbours recently about inconsiderate parking by members of our school community. There are also a number of parents who use the school car park when they shouldn’t; either before or after school. The car park is for staff use and gets very congested through the day. There is also the matter of Health and Safety to consider so please be very mindful of where you park your cars. Thank you for your support with this very contentious issue.
Netball – The school netball team played their third match of the season against Bowmansgreen on Wednesday afternoon and were victorious. They cruised to a 17 – 0 victory and played well as a team. Paola was very impressed with the way the girls have gelled as a unit and their determination and desire to look for the next goal. Keep this up girls.
Get Your Grown Ups Gardening – The next session of this excellent initiative takes place on Saturday 12th November from 12.00pm through to 2.00pm. We will focus on tidying up the grounds and putting up the willow walk. We have a hardy perennial group of parents who make up the core of team but it would be very encouraging to see more new faces. All families and children are welcome. Tea, coffee and cakes provided.
Mass – Everyone is invited to mass at 11 o’clock on Tuesday 1st November to celebrate the feast of All Saints in the school hall. We look forward to welcoming you.
LOST – LADIES FLOWERED WHITE COTTON SCARF. Please see Ms Cornford in the office.