Headteacher’s Newsletter – 3rd March 2016

Our week started with love and finished with the challenge of keeping Lenten promises. Days have begin to lengthen and the hours of sunlight are getting longer, day by day. Spring has nearly sprung. I had the privilege of observing in Year 4 this week and was incredibly impressed with the way the children drove the learning. Their understanding of measuring, qualifying and identifying different triangles demonstrated great confidence and progress. Thank you children. We join together with the children, families and staff from the Infant School and St John Fisher on Sunday morning for 9:30am mass and look forward to celebrating as a community.


The word of the week is: LENT – What have you denied yourself to help others and yourself and grow closer to God?


Twitter – We have over 80 followers on the school Twitter feed. Please do follow us on @headaands – it is updated regularly with the latest news and events taking place in school.


Class 4 Assembly – The school was treated to a wonderful assembly on Monday morning. The theme of love permeated through the air when the children took to the stage and shared the story of St Valentine. They also reminded of the message that Jesus is love. Thank you children for helping us all to start our week in a very special and uplifting way.


Ash Wednesday Mass –  The children and staff were joined by many parents, family members and a group of young babies and toddlers at mass on Wednesday morning. The children led the school in a meaningful liturgy and showed great reverence throughout mass. Fr Tom was impressed with the children’s knowledge and the way they conducted themselves throughout the celebration. It was a lovely way to begin the season of Lent.


Ash Wednesday


From The PTA –  Disco – TONIGHT from 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Dress Code : Film, Book or Television Character.
Many thanks to Ann Moss and all helpers for ensuring this event can go ahead.

Tea Towels – there are still Junior school tea towels available. Please email ssaspta@gmail.com if you would like one. £5 for one, £8 for two.

Posters – no one has come forward to offer to put up posters for forthcoming PTA events. This is an important, but not time consuming, job. Please consider getting together with someone else and offering to help. Email ssaspta@gmail.com. Thank you.


House Points – Congratulations to the children from LUKE who were this week’s winners.

1st Place – Luke 479 points

2nd Place – 441 points

3rd Place – 367 points

4th Place Matthew 327 points



Monday 6th March – Class 3 Assembly 9.10am

Tuesday 7th March – School Council to Palace of Westminster

Thursday 9th March – Art Exhibition – 3:30pm – 5:00pm School Hall

Monday 13th March – Class 2 Assembly 9.10am

Tuesday 21st March – World Down Syndrome Day


Weekend Tune – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJYHXN8bjwg


A Lenten Prayer


Help me to see this holy season of Lent

As a time of spiritual renewal,

Rather than a time of deprivation.

Motivate me to reach a new level

of experiencing your grace.