Headteachers’s Newsletter – April 28th 2017

We are the Easter people and alleluia is our song! Welcome back to a new term. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed the blessings of the season. It has been a very busy first week of term; the Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge Team collected their two awards at a fantastic ceremony on Wednesday evening at the University of Hertfordshire and the children from Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. You will receive a list of dates for the Summer term later today, please keep them in a safe place. Children may wear Summer uniform to school but please be mindful that the weather is very changeable during this time of the year so please ensure that they are comfortable and warm until the warmer weather arrives. Our next event for parents is our annual Crowning of Mary Assembly on Thursday 4th May at 9.30am. We look forward to welcoming you.


Miss Benjamin – Daley –  Unfortunately Miss Benjamin – Daley will not return to Ss Alban & Stephen until the next academic year. She has been rather unwell and is not in a position to teach.We wish her a speedy recovery and welcome Miss Alexandra Somova to the staff who will take over Miss Benjamin – Daley’s teaching commitment.



Girls’  Choir St Albans Abbey -St Albans Abbey is one of only 3 Cathedrals in the UK with a formal girls’ choir and the musical training is highly regarded..The auditions for year 3 applicants will take place very soon for anyone who may be interested in applying. For further details please contact the Music Department, St Albans Cathedral: tel 01727 890245 and



Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge Award Ceremony – For a review of the evening please click on the link –  http://www.ssasjm.herts.sch.uk/dragons-apprentice-challenge-awards-ceremony/

PTA News – Disco : The last disco of the year will be on Friday May 12th from 6.30 to 8.30pm. The School Council have chosen the theme ’70s and 80s’ so dig out some flares or leg warmers.
The disco cannot go ahead without enough adults to make it safe. We need volunteers to help – either mums or dads very welcome. In particular we would really appreciate one or two dads helping to set up at 5.30pm. Please email ssaspta@gmail.com if you can help.
Thank you.
Ball on the Lake : Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets for the ball, we will be holding a second one on Saturday September 16th. Information regarding tickets will be sent out next week. If you want to hear about what a good night it will be, please speak to anyone who attended the one in April



Twitter – Please follow the school on Twitter at the following handle – @headaands for all of the latest news and events that take place at school




Tuesday 2nd May – PTA Meeting 8pm @ the Junior School

Wednesday 3rd May – Coding Club recommences for the Summer Term – Year 6 6 a – side- football tournament @ Wheatfields Junior School

Thursday 4th May – Crowning of Mary Assembly 9.30am – Girls Semi Final Cup Match @ Cunningham Hill

Friday 5th May – Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge Team Assembly – 9.10am – Fiitball Club starts after school for Years 4 and 5 – 3.30pm  -4.30pm




The Big Question“If elephants ruled the world, what changes would you see?”



Easter Prayer

The veil of darkness

transformed the brightest light.

The most dreadful end

became the most beautiful beginning.

The depths of despair

fade to reveal hope everlasting.

The curse of death

defeated by eternal life.

Thank you Lord for the wonder of Easter!