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Friday 21st October 2016

Have a great half term holiday. See you on Monday 31st October

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Dear Parents,

 Nigeria Day
Wow! What a fantastic day. A huge thank you to Lucien, Georges, Felicity, Emil, Otobong, Emanuela, Wilfred and Fideles & Mary Idemudia who came in today to teach the children how to drum and sing and dance African style and talk to them about life in Nigeria.  The children have learned lots about the Nigerian culture today and made some beautiful art work.

Congratulations……to Umar F in Y2, the first child to earn his Bronze Record of Achievement this year. Great work well done!

Class Blogs
Check out our class blog links on the school website. This week there are photos of the Year 6 residential, Year 5 Technology Day at St Paul’s and Year 3 and 4 Art Exhibition sale,

The Gift
We have another 2 weeks to go of this course about the Holy Spirit. It’s on Thursday evenings at 6pm. Come along and find out more about the power of God’s love.

To celebrate the end of The Gift course there will be Mass, Praise and Worship
on Thursday 10th November, 6.30pm at church. Bring your friends.
Come in traditional clothes. Bring a Christian banner and the flag of your country.
Bring some food to share afterwards. Party time after 8pm.

Drop-ins for Children
After half term we will be starting these drop-in sessions for children again. They can pop in for a chat, talk over a problem, get some advice or report something worrying them.
Where and When?
Miss Inniss on Mondays, 12:30 in the conservatory
School nurse (Amanda) Wednesdays, 12:30 in the Butterfly Room
Don’t forget there is also a Worry Box from on the school website for children to write a note to our ‘Worry Team’  to ask for help with any problem they are having.

School Nurse – for Parents
The school nurse also has appointments from 2:45 on a Wednesday, available for any parents who have health or development concerns they would like to talk over.  Please see Mrs Hewetson for details or ask at the office.

Book Clubs
After half term we have 2 lunchtime book clubs starting. Watch out for more information coming soon.

Teacher Day
We will be having staff training day on Wednesday 4th January so children will not be in school on that day. They should return to school on Thursday 5th January.

Adult Cycling Group – starting at The Pod every Wednesday 1.30-3pm starting 2nd November.

 Secondary School Transfer for September 2017
Year 6 parents should now have applied for Secondary Schools for next September. If you need any help or advice please see myself or Mr Mulligan or Mrs Puar.

Attendance – Our whole school attendance for this week is 96.31. Attendance for October so far is 96.84.

House Points – Well done to all the children who have earned house points this week. Here are the scores so far:
Abraham 1161                       Noah 1141                  Moses 1284               Jacob 1374
Well done to Jacob house in the lead so far.

Mass after the holiday will be for the whole school and will be on Tuesday 1st November for the feast of All Saints. Parents are invited to join us in church at 9.15am on Tuesday.


 Thought for the Week
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”  Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Have a great half term holiday. See you on Monday 31st October.

Dates for your Diary
Half term holiday                                  Friday 21st – Monday 31st October
Reception September 2017 Open Afternoon   Tuesday 8th November
Anti-Bullying Week                               Mon 14th – Friday 18th November
Parish Christmas Bazaar                     Friday 25th November
Christmas holiday                                 Thursday 22nd December – Thursday 5th January