Friday 19th October - Issue 83

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Parent/Teacher Consultations for this term have been scheduled for Wednesday 7th November and Thursday 8th November (Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th for Class 2). This is an important opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher and I hope that all parents will take up the opportunity to do so. We will continue to use the online booking procedure called Parents Evening System where parents can select and print off their own appointment times. Letters were sent home yesterday detailing how to book an appointment. I do ask for parents’ co-operation in arriving punctually. Thank you.

At The Parents Evenings (Wednesday and Thursday), there will be food tasting sessions hosted by Principals Caterers. Parents are invited to come and try the food that is freshly prepared in our school kitchen for our children’s dinners. Please do come along and meet the staff who serve our school meals and sample some of the dishes from our lunch menu.

A reminder to our Year 6 parents that the deadline for secondary school applications is the 31st October. Please ensure your application is submitted via eAdmissions if you have not done so already.

The upcoming half term promises to be a busy one so please make a note of the dates below for your diary.

Next week is our school half term, children return to school on Monday 29th October and must please be dressed in full winter uniform. Visit Ace Clothing to purchase any necessary items of uniform. Please also ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labeled with your child’s name.

Have a lovely weekend and a restful, safe half term.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

1st November - Class 8

8th November - Class 7

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

OCTOBER DATES

Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October - Half term break

Monday 29th October - School reopens for children

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Thursday 1st November - Class 8 assembly

Tuesday 6th November - Class 14 visit Pizza Express

Tuesday 6th November - Class 2 Parents Evening

Wednesday 7th November - Class 13 visit Pizza Express

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Evening 3:40 - 5:50pm

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Food Tasting Session - Principals Caterers 3:40 - 5:50pm

Thursday 8th November - Class 7 assembly

Thursday 8th November - Parents Evening 3:40-5:50pm

Thursday 8th November - Parents Food Tasting Session - Principals Caterers 3:40 - 5:50pm

Monday 12th November - Remembrance Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 15th November - PTA Cake Sale 3:30 - 4:30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December - Year 6 Advent Mass Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 2:00pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish - Christmas Holidays

JANUARY DATES

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

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GREATNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for all the great people in our world. Please help us to grow in greatness through putting others first. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance this week is 97% - well done! Congratulations to class 8 on achieving 100% attendance this week and class 12 were a close second with 99.2%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 9’s Assembly

Class 9 presented a thought provoking assembly about their studies of the rain forest. They have been reading the ‘Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry which is a story about rain forest conservation which highlights how important it is for human kind to look after the forests of the world. Thank you Class 9 - your excellent assembly was enjoyed by all!


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 .

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:

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 so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to all children who received certificates at our achievement assemblies.

Congratulations to all children who received certificates at our achievement assemblies.

 
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Our St. Edward’s Hockey team were awarded with certificates to mark their excellent performance at last week’s tournament.

 
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Well done to Tiffany on receiving her second gold Mathletics certificate two weeks running! Congratulations and keep up the good work!


HOUSE POINTS

Campion were our house trophy winners last week. Congratulations!

Well done More on winning the house cup this week!


Friday 12th October - Issue 82

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Happy St. Edward’s day! 13th October is the Feast of St. Edward, our school’s patron saint, and so our usual Friday achievement assembly was replaced with an assembly celebrating this special feast. We learnt some facts about Edward the Confessor’s life and his achievements as the King of England. Why not take a trip to Westminster Abbey to visit his shrine, and find out more about him?

You may have noticed the Coram Life Bus in our school car park this week on it’s annual visit to our school. All classes have enjoyed their time with Sarah and Harold the giraffe in the mobile classroom and they have been learning about the human body - how to keep safe and healthy - all in an engaging, interactive environment. Thank you to all parents who attended the parent session on Wednesday - we had a good turn out and Sarah enjoyed having you aboard the bus. We love having Sarah and Harold visit us and look forward to seeing them again next year!

Our whole school attendance this week is an impressive 97.4%. Let’s aim to keep this up all year. Children achieve better when they go to school all day, every day. They learn better, make friends and are happier. Missing school means missing out!

A reminder to our Year 6 parents that the deadline for secondary school applications is fast approaching. Please make sure that your online application is submitted by the 31st October via eAdmissions. Parents who are needing further advice or support please make an appointment to see me through Mrs Gashi.

Please note that the week of the 22nd October is half term break. Children return to school on Monday 29th October. See below for information on half term activities in the local area.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

18th October - Class 9

1st November - Class 8

8th November - Class 7

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

OCTOBER DATES

Thursday 18th October - Class 9 assembly

Friday 19th October - school closes for half term break

Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October - Half term break

 

NOVEMBER DATES

Monday 29th October - School reopens for children

Thursday 1st November - Class 8 assembly

Tuesday 6th November - Class 14 visit Pizza Express

Wednesday 7th November - Class 13 visit Pizza Express

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 Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 15th November - PTA Cake Sale 3:30 - 4:30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly

DECEMBER DATES

Sunday 2nd December - First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday 5th December - EYFS Nativity 2:00pm

Wednesday 5th December - Year 6 Advent Mass Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 11th December - KS1 Christmas Production 2:00pm

Friday 21st December - 1:30pm finish - Christmas Holidays

JANUARY DATES

Tuesday 8th January - Children return to school


THE WEDNESDAY

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HAPPINESS

Dear Lord Jesus, may our family be rich in love and filled with the happiness which comes from serving you and others. Amen.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

CLASS 10’S ASSEMBLY

Class 10 have been tracing Jesus’ family tree.  It is easy to forget that Jesus had a family just like us and it was interesting to see who was a part of Jesus’ ancestry.  Class 10 reminded us that we are all part of God’s family too and that when we are kind to others, they are kind to us.  Class 10 finished their assembly with a catchy song ‘Count on Me’ which got us all singing along!   Well done, class 10!

 

Coram Life Bus

Coram Life Education is the leading provider of health and wellbeing education to almost half a million children across the UK. ‘Helping Children Make Healthy Choices’ is the underlying message of the interactive and creative sessions delivered by Sarah and Harold the Giraffe on the Life Bus.

 

ADMISSIONS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL, RECEPTION AND NURSERY 2019

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.

 

Art Club

I look forward to our weekly Art Club update as I am always very impressed by the artistic skill displayed by our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. The most important aspect is that they gain a sense of achievement out out of doing such a fun activity. This week they were finger painting different designs.

 

SPORT

Westminster Hockey Tournament

On Tuesday a group of children participated in a hockey tournament. We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. The more we played the more we understood the game and became better at it! Although it was fun, it was also quite challenging. As a team we would like to thank Mrs Tan and Mr Abbas for taking us to Paddington Recreation, for encouraging us in our game and for treating us to an ice cream! We had a great time and look forward to doing it again in the future.

Below is a letter from the Safer Westminster Partnership of the City Council and Metropolitan Police Service to parents regarding the build up to Halloween and Bonfire Night.


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 .

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:

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 so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 
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Friday 5th October - Issue 81

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Our Macmillan coffee afternoon and cake sale was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who came along to support the charity. We raised a fantastic £531.75 for Macmillan! This money will go towards the important work that Macmillan do in offering support to those with cancer. Thank you once again for your support and generosity.

At St. Edward’s, the safety of all the pupils, staff and parent/carers is at the heart of everything we do. As a school we regularly practice our fire drill and the pupils are excellent at leaving the school quickly, quietly and calmly. On our last practice, we completed the fire drill in an impressive time! This demonstrates that our evacuation procedures work well and ensure that everyone in school stays safe. In Monday’s whole school assembly this week, I provided the pupils with information and demonstrations of our ‘invacuation’ procedures. The children were introduced to our school ‘lockdown’ procedures and they will have chances to practice in their classes, before taking part in a whole school lockdown. Lockdown procedures are practiced nationally amongst schools and are put into practice when there is:

  • There is local air pollution due to a nearby fire/chemical release.

  • There is a dangerous animal (usually a dog) in the grounds.

  • There is an incident or civil disturbance in the area that might affect the school.

  • There is an intruder on the site.

Please ask your child about these safety procedures and why not practice them at home? In the rare event of a real lockdown parents will always be notified immediately via text message.

Year 6 parents who are applying to Marylebone Boys must please see below for important information regarding banding test dates and access to the registration form.

Next week we look forward to a visit from the Coram Life Bus - always a highlight in our school calendar! Children will meet Sarah and Harold the giraffe who will give them valuable information on keeping themselves healthy and safe.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

11th October - Class 10

18th October - Class 9

1st November - Class 8

8th November - Class 7

15th November - Class 4

22nd November -  Class 3

 

OCTOBER DATES

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

 

NOVEMBER DATES

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 Assembly 2 minute silence

Thursday 15th November - Class 4 assembly

Thursday 22nd November - Class 3 assembly


THE WEDNESDAY

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OPENNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to be more open to you by being kind and open to the people I meet each day. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance for the week is 96.5%. Class 4 achieved 99.3% and class 12 achieved 98.4% - they are the winners of our attendance trophies this week. Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Year 6 Assembly - Sayers Croft

Class 13 and 14 presented their assembly on Sayers Croft on Thursday. We had the opportunity to talk about all the exciting things we did in Sayers Croft. We wrote and directed our assembly all by our selves. Maysa and I spoke about caving and discussed some of our favorite bits! We had such a great time and wish we could have gone for longer! We look forward to all the exciting things that await us in the upcoming year.  By Maysa and Mun 

 

Marylebone Boys Banding Test Information

Marylebone Boys' School Banding Test dates:

Wednesday 10 October at 4:00pm
Friday 12 October at 3:30pm

Parents are required to complete a "Banding Test Registration Form".  A copy of the form can be found on  http://www.maryleboneschool.org/admissions/319.html

Please forward any enquiries to admissions@maryleboneschool.org

 

Art Club

Our Art Club children had great fun making their our own spiderman/flower stencils to print onto paper using four chosen colours. They turned out fantastic!

 

Class 9 have been learning about evaporation…

In Class 9 children are learning about the different states of matter in Science. This week's challenge was to find out the best way to dry clothes. After a thorough investigation, class 9 discovered that heat plays a really important role on water evaporation. So now you know: to get your clothes dried really quickly, ensure you put them next to a source of heat and wind. 

 

ADMISSIONS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL, RECEPTION AND NURSERY 2019

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.


SPORT

Westminster Cross Country

On Thursday a group of KS2 students represented St. Edward’s at the Westminster Cross Country Championship at Regent’s Park. The runners displayed wonderful sportsmanship and represented St. Edward’s brilliantly - all trying their best! Our athletes performed very well considering that it was the first time some of them had taken part in a competition. Thank you to Mr Abbas for coaching them and for the parents who went along to cheer our team on.


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 .

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.


Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:

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 so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly! Keep up the good work and positive attitude towards your learning!

Congratulations to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly! Keep up the good work and positive attitude towards your learning!

 

Mathletics

We have two proud recipients of gold Mathletics certificates this week - Heron and Mariah. Well done! Good job too to all children who received Mathletics certificates - silver and bronze - this week.


HOUSE POINTS

Well done to More on winning the house trophy this week!


Friday 28th September - Issue 80

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

On Tuesday we were visited by Ofsted inspector Helen Rai. Thank you to all parents who took the time to complete the online parent view survey - Ofsted will take these into account when they draw up our report which will be available 15 days after the inspection. Thank you also to parents who took the time to speak directly with the inspector. The children were a true credit to St. Edward’s and I wish to commend them on their excellent behaviour and conduct.

The school gates open at 8:40am in the morning and staff are only on duty at the gate entrances and in the playground from this time. For safety reasons, please do not leave children unattended without adult supervision outside the school. Thank you.

This week we joined the parish of Our Lady’s for a welcoming Mass on Tuesday. We gathered together to give thanks for our safe return from the holidays and to ask for God’s guidance through the new school year. Thank you to Fr. Jeff for a lovely Mass.

Our close links with Lord’s Cricket is ongoing - our children have benefited from many events and opportunities provided by Lord’s. This week class 12 were very fortunate to visit the cricket ground for the launch of the Cricket World Cup Schools Programme which will aim to engage over 700,000 school children across England and Wales in conjunction with Chance to Shine. We are fortunate to be part of such an exciting venture.

Today we hosted our Macmillan Coffee afternoon for parents and staff and children enjoyed a cake sale after school. All funds raised will go directly to Macmillan Cancer Support - an organisation that do invaluable work to help and support those battling cancer. I am overwhelmed at the generosity of our community - the delicious cakes and support received for this worthy cause has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who donated cake or joined us this afternoon and especially a big thank you to our PTA for organising the event.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

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

 

OCTOBER DATES

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

 

NOVEMBER DATES

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 22nd November - Class 3 assembly


THE WEDNESDAY

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GOODNESS

Dear Lord Jesus, you are the source of all goodness. Thank you for all the people who help us to grow in goodness and become the best that we can be. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance is a brilliant 97.9% this week with class 8 achieving an amazing 100%. Well done!


Notices and Reminders

Class 11’s Assembly

Yesterday it was the turn of Class 11 to show off their skills in assembly.  We were transported to the studios of 'The ONE and only Class 11 SHOW' where presenters asked children about what they had learnt in their RE lessons.  The theme was  qualities and talents that God has given us. Children shared poems and information about Maximilian Kolbe, who used his qualities of love and sacrifice to save a man's life.  Children acted out role play as peace makers and shared the words that Paul had written in the Bible.  We were then treated to a  'Class 11's got Talent' where  gymnastics singing and football skills were performed.  The assembly culminated in  a rousing rendition of Katy Perry's 'Firework'. After that it was obvious that Class 11 are a talented bunch! 

 

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon and Cake Sale

A big thank you to everyone for their support! The cakes donated were delicious and enjoyed by all!

 

Class 12 Visit Lord’s Cricket Ground

Class 12 had a brilliant time at Lord’s on Tuesday. Click here to see what else they got up to.

 

ADMISSIONS TO SECONDARY SCHOOL, RECEPTION AND NURSERY 2019

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.


SPORTS

Westminster Tag Rugby

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On Wednesday our Year 5 & 6 rugby team participated in the annual Westminster Tag Rugby competition. We did extremely well winning all our group stages out of 16 schools, progressing into the finals. Our team only conceded once and that was in the final losing 1-0 to St. Vincent’s. The children worked very hard and were very respectful to the other teams and organisers. They are looking forward to their next competition and challenge! Thank you to Mr Abbas for coaching the team.

FIXTURES

Semi Final: St. Edward’s 2 - 0 St. Mary Magdalen

Final: St. Edward’s 0 - 1 St. Vincennt’s

 

THE ELMS HALF TERM SPORTS CLUB


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 
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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 .

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School PTA? There are over 3,100 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation when you shop with them, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Join.
    Head to easyfundraising, search for St Edwards RC Primary School PTA - London and sign up for free.

  2. Shop.
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

  3. Raise.
    After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won't cost you a penny extra!

Please help us by giving more than a gift - there are no catches or hidden charges and St Edwards CATHOLIC Primary School PTA  will be really grateful for your donations.

Here are some of our PTA’s upcoming events:

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 so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

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The above children received certificates at this morning’s assembly. Congratulations and well done!

Ayshia, Gabriel and Mariah have been working very hard at Mathletics and have earned themselves gold certificates. Well done!

We have had an amazing response to Mathletics this week with over 150 certificates handed out! Next week Mrs Moon wants two wheelbarrows full of certificates!


HOUSE POINTS

More are our house cup winners this week! Well done and keep up the good work!


Friday 21st September - Issue 79

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HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Welcome to our new and improved website - I hope you find it easier to navigate around and more informative. We will keep adding and updating information so please visit our website regularly.

On Wednesday we saw the return of our Year 6 children who had a brilliant and exciting time at Sayers Croft. They were able to take part in team building activities that helped build and strengthen communication and leadership skills. They have also nurtured friendships and made memories together as a cohort that will stay with them far beyond their time at St. Edward’s. Year 6 will share their experiences at Sayers Croft with their parents at their class assembly on the 4th October - I look forward to hearing all about what they got up to!

Next Friday our PTA will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Afternoon for parents at 2:45 pm in the lower hall. Every cake baked and every coffee sold will make a difference as all money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. I do hope you will be able to join us in support of this worthy cause either by joining us for a bit of cake and a hot drink or by donating baked goods (fresh cakes on the day please). Children will join us at 3:30 pm for a cake sale.

This morning we held an anti-bullying workshop assembly focusing on developing healthy relationships based on respect, tolerance and understanding. Children also learnt about the different types of bullying, how it can affect someone and practical advice on how to get help. Our school policy on anti-bullying can be accessed here. Our achievement assembly will be held on Monday.

A reminder that children are permitted to wear stud earrings only to school. Due to health and reasons, hoop earrings are not acceptable at any time.

I am very impressed with our whole school attendance this week - a fantastic 97.4%! Class 1 achieved 100% for the second week, class 4 achieved 98.9% and class 14 achieved 99.3%. It would be wonderful if we could keep this up. The number of children arriving late to school decreased this week which means a lot less learning time lost. Thank you and well done.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O’Connor


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

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

 

SEPTEMBER DATES

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. Cake donations needed please.

 

OCTOBER DATES

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

 

NOVEMBER DATES

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


THE WEDNESDAY

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SERVING

Dear Lord Jesus, you served others. Please help me to follow your example, so that my home, my school and my community may be filled with your love. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance this week is an amazing 97.4%. Well done to class 4 (KS1) on achieving 98.9% and class 14 on achieving 99.3%. But our star attenders of the week is class 1 - the youngest children in our school - who have achieved 100% for the second week running. Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 12’s Assembly

Class 12 were proud to perform the first assembly of the school year and they wanted to talk to the rest of the pupils about always trying your best, working as a team and being determined to succeed. Class 12 delivered an important message that all the school can follow. They even performed a song that they wrote with Mr Twigden playing the guitar. 

Well done, class 12, you delivered a fantastic assembly!

 

Sayers Croft

This week the Year 6 children went to Sayers Croft, an activity centre in Kent. They took part in lots of different activities including caving, pond dipping, archery and high ropes. Some of the children were scared being so high up in the air but they faced their fear and completed all the obstacles. During the evening they watched a movie, had some hot chocolate with marshmallows and on the final night, they put on their dancing shoes and had lots of fun at the disco! 

Year 6 would like to say a big thank you to Mr Clough, Miss Gaebler, Mr Twigden and Miss Ziane for giving up their time and coming to Sayers Croft. Thank you! 

 

Anti-bullying Workshop

Today we were visited by Open View Education who delivered age appropriated anti-bullying workshops to all year groups. The focus of this workshop is to equip students with the skills to deal with bullying situations and to support others who may be experiencing bullying.

 

Art Club

Our after school clubs are all up and running and it is great to see so many of our children participating - enjoying themselves and developing skills. In art club the children have been decorating their own cardboard pencil boxes using stamps, glitter gel pens and colourful beads.

 

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Come and join us for a hot drink and some cake on Friday the 28th September at 2:45pm in the lower hall. All proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support. They offer invaluable support to those battling cancer and every bit of help makes a big difference. The coffee afternoon will be followed at 3:30pm by a cake sale for children. I look forward to seeing you there.

 

Year 6 Fitness Challenge

Last week Mr Abbas put the year 6 children through their paces with a specially worked out fitness challenge. They put their athletic skills to the test and displayed some impressive exercise techniques.

 

Admissions to Secondary School, Reception and Nursery 2019

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.

 

The Elms Half Term Sports Camp at St. Edward’s

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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The WAES Autumn 2018 Course Listing are available from the school foyer or visit www.waes.ac.uk.


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. Cake donations greatly appreciated.

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.