Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
At this morning’s assembly I had the pleasure of announcing our student leadership team, house captains, monitors and school council - please see below. They have been elected by their peers to represent them and their views. I am confident that they will excel in their roles and rise to the challenge of their new responsibilities. I look forward to working together with them in developing opportunities for our whole school.
It was lovely to see so many of our parents at the reading morning yesterday. This was a perfect opportunity to read a good story together. Reading opens up a world of imagination and possibilities and it is important that we encourage a love of reading in our children - so thank you for joining us.
I wish to remind parents of the procedures that need to be followed with regards to reporting an absence and medication:
Absence - phone the school on 02077235911 to report your child’s absence. You must phone the school each day that your child is absent. Some pupils travel to school on their own so it is important that we know which pupils to expect each day. If your child is absent for 3 days or more you may be asked to provide a doctor’s note to substantiate the absence.
Medication - school staff can only administer medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor, is in date and submitted with a completed Medication Consent Form (available from the reception office). Please do not send children to school with medicine i.e. paracetamol/ibuprofen in their school bags.
Pupil data collection forms were sent home this week. Thank you if you have already completed and returned them to school. If not, please take the time to read through them and amend or add any information as necessary so that we can update our school records. It is vitally important that the school holds up to date contact information and medical information for all children. Once completed, please return to the school office along with the free school meal application. I appreciate your assistance with this. All forms must be returned to school by Friday 21st September. If all your forms (including the free school meal form) are returned by the 21st, your child will receive a free St. Edward's school cap.
Parents of Year 6 pupils need to have their secondary school applications submitted via eAdmissions by October 31st. Please see your Local Authority website for information on secondary schools and details on how to complete your application. If there are any year 6 parents who have not met with Miss O’Connor to discuss their application, please contact Mrs Gashi to arrange a convenient time.
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, he or she will be starting reception in primary school from September 2019. The eAdmissions website is open for you to start your online application. You will need to submit your application by the 15 January 2019. You can find more information here.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they will be eligible to start Nursery in September 2019. Please collect a form from the school office or visit our admissions page to download a form and read our school admission policy.
Piano Lessons - while all spaces are currently full, please inform the school office if you are interested in your child receiving piano tuition in school during class time at a cost of £10/half hour. This will enable us to assess the demand to enable future provision.
Our Chess club providers have had to move the club from a Tuesday to a Thursday. If anyone is already enrolled in Chess club and can not attend on a Thursday, please let the school office or Miss Bradley know and a full refund will be arranged.
Year 5 children are having swimming lessons for PE this term at Moberley and both boys and girls are required to wear swimming caps. Moberley have kindly made an offer of discounted swimming caps at a cost of £1.50. If your child is still needing a cap, please send them with £1.50 to take to their next swimming lesson (Monday - class 12 and Tuesday - class 11).
On Monday our year 6 children are setting off on their 3 day residential trip to Sayers Croft. This will be an amazing time for them - full of adventures and new experiences. We wish them a safe and happy stay!
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Clare O’Connor
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly. Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.
20th September - Class 12
27th September - Class 11
4th October - Class 13 and 14
11th October - Class 10
18th October - Class 9
1st November - Class 8
8th November - Class 7
15th November - Class 4
22nd November - Class 3
Monday 17th September - Year 4 curriculum meeting 3:30-3:45pm top hall
Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th September - Year 6 residential trip Sayers Croft
Wednesday 19th September - Year 1 curriculum meeting 3:30-3:45pm classrooms
Thursday 20th September - Class 12 assembly
Friday 21st September - Anti-bullying assemblies and workshops
Thursday 27th September - Class 11 assembly
Friday 28th September - Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 2:45-3:30pm, followed by a cake sale for children - all welcome. More information to follow.
Wednesday 3rd October - PTA meeting 2:45-3:15 pm in the lower hall
Thursday 4th October - Class 13 and 14 assembly
Thursday 11th October - Class 10 assembly
Friday 12th October - Feast of St. Edward
Thursday 18th October - Class 9 assembly
Friday 19th October - school closes for half term break
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October - Half term break
Monday 29th October - School reopens for children
Thursday 1st November - Class 8 assembly
Wednesday 7th November - Parents Evening 3:40 - 5:50pm - details to follow
Thursday 8th November - Parents Evening 3:40-5:50pm - details to follow
Thursday 8th November - Class 7 assembly
Monday 12th November - Remembrance Sunday 2 minute silence
Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly
Thursday 15th November - PTA cake sale for the whole school 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly
Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to understand and to know you - to listen to your words and to follow your way. Amen.
A big well done to our Nursery class on achieving 100% this week! Our winners of the attendance trophies in in KS1 and KS2 are class 4 with 98.9% and class 13 with 99.3% attendance. Overall attendance for the whole school this week was an excellent 96.2%.
Our soft start to the school day is working well and I wish to thank parents for their co-operation and support. We are still experiencing some lateness so please make an effort to be at school on time. Thank you.
NOTICES AND REMINDERS
Head Girl and Head Boy
Congratulations to Natole and Swithin on being elected as this year’s head girl and head boy.
Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy
Congratulations to Luna and Noor on being chosen as this year’s deputy head girl and head boy.
House Captains and Monitors
Congratulations to our House Captains. They are: Anusha, Mun, Nicole, Jekaterina, Sienna, Jadeine, Amel, Ronnet, Aliana, Cindy, Lujine, Drake, Jamie, Deona, Layla, Tommy.
Congratulations to Vincent, Angelo, Leona, Yassin, Kevin, Saxon, Chelsea Ann, Talia, Chloe, Elisha. They are our newly elected school council.
Year 4 Table Tennis
Year 4 had their first PE lesson at Greenhouse Sports where they learned the rules of playing table tennis. All the children loved it and look forward to the rest of the term’s PE lessons.
ST. EDWARD’S PTA
All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved . Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:
Friday 28th September: Macmillan Coffee Afternoon for adults at 2:45 pm-3:30 pm. This will be followed by a cake sale for children - all welcome. More information to follow.
Wednesday 3rd October: PTA meeting 2:45 pm-3:15 pm in the lower hall - all parents invited.
Thursday 15th November: PTA cake sale for the whole school 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. All welcome.
Our ever popular ‘World on a Plate’ event will be happening in the Spring Term.
Thank you to all our families for their continued support.