Thank you to everyone who visited our MacMillan Coffee Morning, today. We raised over £300 to support MacMillan Nurses. Special thanks to the PTA members who prepared the Parish Centre, and served customers, throughout the day. Also, thank you to all parents, who provided cakes to sell. Finally, thanks to staff, who prepared lovely displays of pupils’ work.
However, it was the volunteers, from Years 5 and 6, whose eagerness and commitment, sparked the most interesting idea. They enjoyed serving and helping so much that they wondered whether they could do it every week. Would our parents support a weekly cafe, run by pupils? Something to think about! It would certainly provide some exciting learning opportunities!
Last week, I wrote to congratulate our wonderful pupils, as they started the school year with smiles on their faces. This week, I’d like to highlight the work of our wonderful staff.
As you all know, school budgets have been cut to the bone, over the last few years, and the result has seen an inevitable reduction in staffing levels. In order to maintain the quality of educational provision, this has meant that the reduced staff must work harder and smarter. Every minute, of every day, for every member of staff, must be maximised for the benefit of our pupils.
All staff have risen to this challenge. They have carefully considered our existing routines, developed new, innovative approaches and, most importantly of all, remained flexible to meet changing pressures and demands. It is not always easy, but everyone has rolled up their sleeves, pulled together and worked with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
Despite the cuts, our children are learning, growing in love and smiling. As headteacher, I am deeply grateful for, and appreciative of, the dedication shown by each and every member of staff. Thank you for everything you do to make our school a special place.
Mr J Wilkinson
It has been a wonderful start to the new school year. For two weeks, school has been full of smiling faces - both staff and pupils.
On Thursday, we held our first whole school mass of new year. The singing was wonderful, with the highlight being a small group of Year 6 girls, singing beautifully after communion. After mass, I was approached by a lady who taught in Catholic schools during the 1970s and 80s and she said that the ethos she had witnessed, during mass, was wonderful. She praised the respect and engagement of our pupils and their wonderful singing.
On Friday, we had a superb Sharing Assembly, where the children delighted in showing their friends their work. It was the perfect end to a lovely week.
Thank you to all our wonderful children. I told them, last week, that when school is this good, I’d happily skip the weekend and go straight to Monday.
Mr J Wilkinson