Headteacher’s Newsletter – March 17th 2017

Spring has truly sprung and the sun has begun to shine. With three weeks left of term there are many events left on the calendar. Consultations begin next week, Year 4 perform at the Alban Arena on the 28th and building projects to begin. We have a lot to do! , Class 2 and the School Council celebrated assemblies with the school community on Monday and Thursday morning. Class 2 spoke about the importance of sharing and the School Council about their recent visit to the Houses of Parliament. Thank you children for inspiring us all with your message and knowledge. Children from Year 6 experienced the sacrament of reconciliation on Friday afternoon as part of their Lenten journey.Please remember to send your child to school with a warm coat that is clearly labelled.

The words of the week are : GOD’S LOVE – Where do we see God’s love in our everyday lives? Is it in the goodness you see all around you or in the daily challenges you face?


Class 2 Assembly – What a fantastic way to start the week! The children from Class 2 showed how sharing time, love and support can contribute to making our lives more enriching. They sang and acted with great presence and overcame the technical difficulties to leave the school thinking carefully about the message of their assembly. Thank you children.


School Council Assembly – The School Council led a special assembly on Thursday morning where they spoke to children, staff and family members about their recent trip to the Houses of Parliament. They shared their experiences and posed some challenging questions through the quizzes they created about the different parts of their trip. Thank you for reminding us about the importance of British Values and the role Parliament has in our everyday lives.


Parking – Please be mindful of how and where you park when collecting and dropping off your child. Neighbours have complained to the school about this very contentious issue. On the grounds of Health and Safety please ensure that you park safely and sensibly.


PTA Update:
Mother’s Day Gifts – will be available for the children to purchase on Friday March 24th. The format is different this year. All gifts are the same but will be personalised by your child. We hope you have a ‘blooming’ marvellous Mother’s Day.

Easter Activity Afternoon – this is an event for Infant school children and their siblings. If you have a child taking part in the hunt and a year 5 or 6 child who feels too old to join in then please ask them if they would like to help instead. There will be an Easter egg for all those who help. Email ssaspta@gmail.com if you have a child who can help (no need to email if you have already volunteered your child).

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


The Big Question – “If a school employs a teacher, does it own part of them?”


House Points – Congratulations to the children from MARK who were this week’s winners with 585 house points

2nd Place – Luke – 528 points

3rd Place – John – 393 points

4th Place – Matthew – 291 points


Attendance – Congratulations to Classes 3 and 7 who had the best attendance this week with 99.7%

2nd Place – Class 1 – 97.9%

3rd Place – Class 3 – 97.1%


Twitter – Don’t forget to follow the school at the following handle – @headaands We currently have 89 followers, help raise this number to over 100! The feed is updated regularly with lots of news and events, so please consider being a follower.


Future Dates – Monday 20th March – Teacher / Parent Consultations 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 21st March – WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY – All children and staff to wear odd socks to school

Wednesday 22nd March – Year 3 Teacher Parent Consultations 4.00pm – 5.30pm / Year 3 to Hazard Alley

Friday 24th March – Mother’s Day Mass in School – 2.00pm / PTA Mother’s Day Gift Sale


The Weekend Tune:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqQRphZtv1M


I Put My Trust In You

O God,

Be a friend to me

as you were to Abraham in days of old:

for in spite of my many mistakes

I put my trust in you.