Friday 15th February - Issue 97

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

This Sunday at Mass we are reminded not to be troubled with the problems of life, but to place our trust in God and to remember that He is always with us. It is through trusting in God and prayer that we will find security and hope, believing that God will bring good out of all that happens in life, even when things seem to be going wrong.

On Wednesday the whole school celebrated Science Day! We had such fun taking part in workshops and performing experiments. It was great to see so many intrepid explorers, astronauts, scientists and nature lovers among our children and staff. What a fantastic day we had enriching our knowledge of all things scientific. Thank you to Miss Gaebler for arranging the event.

At Assembly today Mr Twigden announced that Class 3 had won the prize for the best Safer Internet display. Well done Class 3 and thank you Mr Twigden for a great safer Internet week!

Thank you to all parents who attended our Parents Evenings this week. If you were unable to make it for any reason, please contact your child’s teacher or school office to arrange a suitable time to meet.

As of the 25th February we will be introducing a new school lunch menu. Principals Caterers have developed exciting, healthy, balance and varied meals that I am sure our children will enjoy. This was based on the meeting with Mrs Moon and the school council earlier this term. Please click here to view the new menu.

Club letters have been sent home this week for the new half term - please follow the instructions to register your child either by payment directly with the club provider or via ParentPay. Remember to return the reply slip to Miss Wilson-Fyall.

Please don’t forget to volunteer for our multi-cultural day ‘World on a Plate’. If you need a new form, please collect one from the school office.

On Wednesday the 27th February, Mrs Moon and I will be holding a coffee morning in the playground at 8:40 am. This will be an informal opportunity to meet with other St. Edward’s parents over a free cup of coffee or tea. It would be lovely if you could join us!

There are many events/activities happening over half term, please see below for information on local activities.

Have a safe and restful half term break. See you all on Monday the 25th February.

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.

7th March - Class 9

14th March - Class 8

FEBRUARY DATES

Friday 15th February - School closes for half term break - 3:00pm

Monday 25th February - School reopens

Wednesday 27th February - Parents Coffee Morning @ 8:40 in the playground

MARCH DATES

Wednesday 6th March - Ash Wednesday Mass at Our Lady’s 10:00am for KS2

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day - dress up as your favourite book character.

Thursday 7th March - Class 9 Assembly

Thursday 7th March - Year 6 Citizenship Day

Monday 11th March - Own clothes day in return for a hamper donations -more details to follow.

Thursday 14th March - Class 8 Assembly

Thursday 14th March - Multicultural Day - own clothes day - World on a Plate - 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Hope to see you there!


THE WEDNESDAY

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TRUST

Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to trust in you, to share your love and to be a blessing to each other and to all those in need. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our attendance cup winners this week are classes 4 and 7. Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Science Day

All classes enjoyed a day of pure science on Wednesday when they took part in workshops and assemblies. In class they also got the chance to do experiments!

 

SAFER INTERNET DAY

Class 3 won the prize for their brilliant Safer Internet display!

 

Class 10’s Assembly

Class 10’s assembly was about the ‘Selfish Giant’. We performed the assembly to send a message for all of us to share with one another - to be friends with everyone. In our story the giant did not realise that he was being selfish, but it turns out in the end that he saw he was doing wrong and changed his ways. The giant felt sorry for the children and started to be their friend. By Izzy

What a lovely message to convey in an assembly! Well done class 10!

 
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OUR RE CORNER

In RE we have been studying the topic Memorial Sacrifice.  We wrote about a special memory and recounted the events of the Jews exodus from Egypt and how that memory is kept alive through the Passover meal. 

We did a freeze frame of the Last Supper picture by Leonardo da Vinci and reflected on how the disciples might be feeling at hearing that someone would betray Jesus.  This week we are learning about the important significance of the bread and wine at Mass. (Year 5)


SPORT

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Our table tennis team visited the Greenhouse Centre on Thursday to compete in the Jack Petchey tournament. All our players performed exceptionally well with Luna and Philipp going through to the semi finals.

 
 
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COMMUNITY NOTICES

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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

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All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved.

One of these opportunities is volunteering as a class rep - a great way to help the school and to get to know the other parents. Reps provide a great communication channel between PTA committee, the school and parents in the playground. The PTA is an important asset to the school. We organise events and help raise vital funds to benefit all our children. Being class rep allows you and the parents in your class to have a more active say in what the PTA does in terms of events and fundraising.

Typically the duties for class representatives are:

- To pass on information from the PTA to other parents in your child's class, collate the results of any surveys and encourage parents to support the PTA.
- Attend the AGM and PTA committee meetings (dates and times to be confirmed)
- Coordinate volunteers to help with fundraising activities. Reps will help to run a class stall at fairs with responsibility for setting up, managing the rota, clearing up and feeding back any information to the PTA committee.
- Organise informal social activities for parents/families in their child's class, ranging from play dates to coffee mornings. (That is optional but an effective way of generating team spirit and welcoming new families joining your class)
- Seek feedback from parents regarding PTA events or funding requests and pass it on to the committee.
- Recruit a new class rep towards the end of the summer term to take over in the new academic year.

We encourage you to sign up in pairs - tasks seem less daunting with a friend or a like minded parent  by your side! There is no formal specification for the role, but someone who is sociable, confident enough to approach parents and encourage them to help out at events and support the PTA, having organisational skills will also help. Being around at either drop off or pick up times most days will also help to build relationships with other parents. Being class rep isn’t only a job for the ‘MUMS’. Being involved as a dad can bring in fresh ideas and a different perspective!

Our PTA is currently looking for a Secretary to join our team. The Secretary ensures that the PTA runs smoothly and provides a link between Committee Members and the PTA, and between the PTA and the School.  This requires good organisational and communication skills and being able to stick to deadlines.

Secretary Job Role:
The Secretary is a key committee member as they are responsible for ensuring effective communication links between committee members and between the PTA and the school. The Secretary deals with all the correspondence that the PTA receives and helps the Chair ensure that committee meetings run smoothly. As well as dealing with correspondence, following a committee meeting, the Secretary will need to make bookings and other arrangements for events. Confirm arrangements made by telephone in writing (by letter or e-mail).  The Secretary will make arrangements for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and help the Chair prepare the annual report. 

Main duties:
• Deal with correspondence
• Arrange meetings
• Prepare and distribute agendas
• Take the minutes of meetings, type them up and distribute them.
• Write the annual report with the Chair
• Preparation and distribution of newsletters and other communications to parents
• Preparation of publicity flyers, posters, tickets, etc. for events
 
You will not do this role alone, we work as a team and always help each in anyway we can!

Easyfundraising

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.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT

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Congratulations to all children who received achievement certificates at this morning’s assembly. Keep up the good work!

 

Mathletics

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Ryan is the proud recipient of a Mathletics gold certificate this week. Well done!


HOUSE POINTS

More are our house champions again this week with 823 points! Well done!


Friday 8th February - Issue 96

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus invites each and every one of us to follow him by being kind, making peace and welcoming others - simple things we can do in our everyday lives that will make life better for all around us. Let us make the choice to follow Jesus and share God’s love and happiness in our community.

I look forward to seeing you at our Parent Evenings next week Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have not yet booked a time with your child’s teacher, I urge that you do so soon. These appointments are important to keep you informed of how your child is progressing academically this year. If you are unable to book online, please contact the school office for assistance.

Next Wednesday our whole school will be celebrating Science day! Children will have the opportunity to dress up on this day. The theme this year is 'Journeys'.  In addition to dressing up, Miss Gaebler, our Science Co-ordinator has arranged workshops with exciting experiments for KS2. Our KS1 and EYFS children will take part in a special assembly. This promises to be a great day!

Letters went home yesterday about our multi-cultural day ‘World on a Plate’ which is taking place on Thursday 14th March and which our PTA is already very busy organising. At St. Edward’s we are fortunate to have families with connections to so many different parts of the world and it would be wonderful for every culture at our school to be represented on the day - so please get involved by volunteering to help with setting up, preparing a dish, manning a stall or tidying up on the day.

We are also in need of donations to have as prizes in our Silent Auction - so if you are willing to approach local shops, restaurants etc., then please let us know. Donation request letters are available from the school office. World on a Plate Day has always been a highlight on the St. Edward’s calendar, a thoroughly enjoyable event that promises to bring our school community closer and your help and support is very much appreciated. Children are invited to dress up in their cultural dress for the day.

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.

7th March - Class 9

14th March - Class 8

FEBRUARY DATES

Monday 11th - Yr 6 at Greenhouse - author meeting

Tuesday 12th February - Parents Evening

Wednesday 13th February - Parents Evening

Wednesday 13th - Science Day - Children may come dressed in own clothes - theme is ‘Journeys’

Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February - Half term break

MARCH DATES

Wednesday 6th March - Ash Wednesday

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day - dress up as your favourite book character.

Thursday 7th March - Class 9 Assembly

Thursday 7th March - Year 6 Citizenship Day

Monday 11th March - Own clothes day in return for a hamper donation-more details to follow.

Thursday 14th March - Class 8 Assembly

Thursday 14th March - Multicultural Day - World on a Plate - 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Hope to see you there! - Dress up in cultural dress!


THE WEDNESDAY

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FOLLOW

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for calling us to follow you. Please help us to be your faithful followers - helping our world to be a better place. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our whole school attendance for this week is 91.4%. Class 7 achieved the highest class attendance with 97.6%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 12’s assembly

Class 12 treated us to a fabulous assembly all about staying safe online. We had everything from staying safe tips, to a song which included a rap written by the class. A great assembly - Well done class 12!

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Art Club

This week the children enjoyed making animal masks with paper plates! Great work!

This week the children enjoyed making animal masks with paper plates! Great work!


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SPORT

Mr Abbas and our girls’ football team went to Paddington Recreation Ground to compete against other Westminster schools. Our girls displayed excellent skill and sportsmanship and tried their very best. Well done!


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 
 
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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

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All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved.

One of these opportunities is volunteering as a class rep - a great way to help the school and to get to know the other parents. Reps provide a great communication channel between PTA committee, the school and parents in the playground. The PTA is an important asset to the school. We organise events and help raise vital funds to benefit all our children. Being class rep allows you and the parents in your class to have a more active say in what the PTA does in terms of events and fundraising.

Typically the duties for class representatives are:

- To pass on information from the PTA to other parents in your child's class, collate the results of any surveys and encourage parents to support the PTA.
- Attend the AGM and PTA committee meetings (dates and times to be confirmed)
- Coordinate volunteers to help with fundraising activities. Reps will help to run a class stall at fairs with responsibility for setting up, managing the rota, clearing up and feeding back any information to the PTA committee.
- Organise informal social activities for parents/families in their child's class, ranging from play dates to coffee mornings. (That is optional but an effective way of generating team spirit and welcoming new families joining your class)
- Seek feedback from parents regarding PTA events or funding requests and pass it on to the committee.
- Recruit a new class rep towards the end of the summer term to take over in the new academic year.

We encourage you to sign up in pairs - tasks seem less daunting with a friend or a like minded parent  by your side! There is no formal specification for the role, but someone who is sociable, confident enough to approach parents and encourage them to help out at events and support the PTA, having organisational skills will also help. Being around at either drop off or pick up times most days will also help to build relationships with other parents. Being class rep isn’t only a job for the ‘MUMS’. Being involved as a dad can bring in fresh ideas and a different perspective!

Our PTA is currently looking for a Secretary to join our team. The Secretary ensures that the PTA runs smoothly and provides a link between Committee Members and the PTA, and between the PTA and the School.  This requires good organisational and communication skills and being able to stick to deadlines.

Secretary Job Role:
The Secretary is a key committee member as they are responsible for ensuring effective communication links between committee members and between the PTA and the school. The Secretary deals with all the correspondence that the PTA receives and helps the Chair ensure that committee meetings run smoothly. As well as dealing with correspondence, following a committee meeting, the Secretary will need to make bookings and other arrangements for events. Confirm arrangements made by telephone in writing (by letter or e-mail).  The Secretary will make arrangements for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and help the Chair prepare the annual report. 

Main duties:
• Deal with correspondence
• Arrange meetings
• Prepare and distribute agendas
• Take the minutes of meetings, type them up and distribute them.
• Write the annual report with the Chair
• Preparation and distribution of newsletters and other communications to parents
• Preparation of publicity flyers, posters, tickets, etc. for events
 
You will not do this role alone, we work as a team and always help each in anyway we can!

Easyfundraising

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.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT

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MATHLETICS

A special mention to Luan, Iman, Thomas and Jada who all achieved GOLD mathletics certificates this week! Well done!

HOUSE POINTS


Friday 1st February - Issue 95

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

God loves each one of us equally and unconditionally; he shares his love with us and calls us to share it with others too - to build strong communities of love, especially in our homes and schools. May we choose a way in which we can share God’s love with someone in this coming week.

Next Tuesday is Safer Internet Day.  All children will begin the day by joining in a Safer Internet Day assembly led by Mr Twigden (Computing coordinator). They will then be discussing how to stay safe online, and taking part in different activities in class. 

There are great websites available to give parents and carers key tips on how to keep their children safe online. I would recommend the childnet website.

Some of our older children are beginning to have mobile phones, I must stress the importance of talking to your child about what they are doing on their phones and also checking them regularly. A reminder that Whatsapp should only be used for over 16’s as there are no filters on this app. 

Parent Evenings will be taking place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February. Letters with individual log in details and instructions on how to book an appointment were sent home this week. Please contact the school office if you need assistance.

All parents are invited to our PTA meeting on Tuesday 5th February at 9:00 am in the bottom hall. We will be starting our ‘World on a Plate’ planning. Hope to see you there!

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.

7th February - Class 12

14th February - Class 10

7th March - Class 9

14th March - Class 8

FEBRUARY DATES

Tuesday 5th February - Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 5th February - PTA meeting, 9:00 am in the bottom hall

Thursday 7th February - Class 12 Assembly

Tuesday 12th February - Parents Evening

Wednesday 13th February - Parents Evening

Thursday 14th February - Class 10 Assembly

Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February - Half term break

MARCH DATES

Wednesday 6th March - Ash Wednesday

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Thursday 7th March - Class 9 Assembly

Thursday 7th March - Year 6 Citizenship Day

Thursday 14th March - Class 8 Assembly

Thursday 14th March - Multicultural Day - World on a Plate - 3:30pm - 4:30pm


THE WEDNESDAY

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GOD’S LOVE

Dear Lord Jesus, please help our family to grow in your love and to share your love with others through the way we live our lives. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Class 11 are our attendance champions this week with 99.2% attendance. Well done! Our whole school attendance for this week is 92.2% - the cold weather has brought the usual winter illnesses with it. Please see below for advice from our school nurse, Caroline, on when to keep your child off school.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

CLASS 11’S ASSEMBLY

Class 11’s assembly was on ‘missions in life’. The children role played that they had to help children from a different school with their homework based on missions. Class 11 had a lot of information that they could share. They ended their assembly with a wonderful song. A big thank you to Mr Twigden for being such a special agent at the assembly and impressing everyone with his acting and agility skills.

 

CLASS 1 HAVE FUN IN THE SNOW!

Today we explored the snow! We went outside in small groups and talked about how it feels below our feet and in our hands. Class 1 had so much fun and we hope it snows again soon! 

 

YEAR 5 ENJOY A TRIP TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

Last Friday, Year 5 went to the British Museum to look at artefacts from Ancient Egypt.  We saw the Rosetta Stone and learnt how bodies are mummified. We also got the chance to look around other parts of the museum and some children had the chance to learn about different objects from a volunteer teacher.  Did you know that some people in Australia used to sleep on pillows made of wood? 

 

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This week the children made their own drums. They had lots of fun making music with them! 

 

ADVICE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE

If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.

Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. This guidance can help you make that judgement.

Remember: if you're concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.

Cough and cold. A child with a minor cough or cold may attend school. If the cold is accompanied by a raised temperature, shivers or drowsiness, the child should stay off school, and return to school 24 hours after they start to feel better. If your child has a more severe and long-lasting cough, consult your GP. They can give guidance on whether the child should stay off school. Get more information in Common cold.

 Raised temperature. If your child has a raised temperature, they shouldn't attend school. They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better. Learn more in Feverish illness in children.

 Rash. Rashes can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses, such as chickenpox and measles. Children with these conditions shouldn't attend school. If your child has a rash, check with your GP or practice nurse before sending them to school.

 Headache. A child with a minor headache doesn't usually need to be kept off school. If the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep the child off school and consult your GP.

 Vomiting and diarrhoea. Children with these conditions should be kept off school. They can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear. Most cases of vomiting or diarrhoea get better without treatment, but if symptoms persist, consult your GP. Learn more in Rotavirus gastroenteritis.

 Sore throat. A sore throat alone doesn't have to keep a child from school. If it's accompanied by a raised temperature, the child should stay at home.


OUR RE CORNER

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In Religious Education we have been learning about Sources. Some of the sources we have been using are the Bible. When we are using them we have to find scripture and link the scripture to our own lives. We have learnt to compare different gospels and investigate similarities and differences . We have been linking this to some of our own favourite passages and stories that we have grown up with.  By Halleluya, Year 6


SPORT

On Sunday I competed in a table tennis tournament at the Greenhouse centre. I played against 7 players and I won all my matches to go through to the semi final - I came second out of 65 players! I was awarded with a medal. By Philipp

Well done to Philipp and Saxon for competing in the tournament and doing so well.


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ST. EDWARD’S PTA

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PTA MEETING - 5 FEBRUARY @ 9:00am - COME AND JOIN US FOR A COFFEE AND CHAT. WE WILL BE PLANNING OUR ‘WORLD ON A PLATE’ DAY. ALL WECOME!

All parents are automatically part of the St. Edward’s PTA and there are many opportunities for everyone to get involved.

One of these opportunities is volunteering as a class rep - a great way to help the school and to get to know the other parents. Reps provide a great communication channel between PTA committee, the school and parents in the playground. The PTA is an important asset to the school. We organise events and help raise vital funds to benefit all our children. Being class rep allows you and the parents in your class to have a more active say in what the PTA does in terms of events and fundraising.

Typically the duties for class representatives are:

- To pass on information from the PTA to other parents in your child's class, collate the results of any surveys and encourage parents to support the PTA.
- Attend the AGM and PTA committee meetings (dates and times to be confirmed)
- Coordinate volunteers to help with fundraising activities. Reps will help to run a class stall at fairs with responsibility for setting up, managing the rota, clearing up and feeding back any information to the PTA committee.
- Organise informal social activities for parents/families in their child's class, ranging from play dates to coffee mornings. (That is optional but an effective way of generating team spirit and welcoming new families joining your class)
- Seek feedback from parents regarding PTA events or funding requests and pass it on to the committee.
- Recruit a new class rep towards the end of the summer term to take over in the new academic year.

We encourage you to sign up in pairs - tasks seem less daunting with a friend or a like minded parent  by your side! There is no formal specification for the role, but someone who is sociable, confident enough to approach parents and encourage them to help out at events and support the PTA, having organisational skills will also help. Being around at either drop off or pick up times most days will also help to build relationships with other parents. Being class rep isn’t only a job for the ‘MUMS’. Being involved as a dad can bring in fresh ideas and a different perspective!

Our PTA is currently looking for a Secretary to join our team. The Secretary ensures that the PTA runs smoothly and provides a link between Committee Members and the PTA, and between the PTA and the School.  This requires good organisational and communication skills and being able to stick to deadlines.

Secretary Job Role:
The Secretary is a key committee member as they are responsible for ensuring effective communication links between committee members and between the PTA and the school. The Secretary deals with all the correspondence that the PTA receives and helps the Chair ensure that committee meetings run smoothly. As well as dealing with correspondence, following a committee meeting, the Secretary will need to make bookings and other arrangements for events. Confirm arrangements made by telephone in writing (by letter or e-mail).  The Secretary will make arrangements for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and help the Chair prepare the annual report. 

Main duties:
• Deal with correspondence
• Arrange meetings
• Prepare and distribute agendas
• Take the minutes of meetings, type them up and distribute them.
• Write the annual report with the Chair
• Preparation and distribution of newsletters and other communications to parents
• Preparation of publicity flyers, posters, tickets, etc. for events
 
You will not do this role alone, we work as a team and always help each in anyway we can!

Easyfundraising

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.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


ACHIEVEMENT

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A big well done to all children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly.

 

Oussama is the proud recipient of a gold Mathletics certificate and Ayshia received her Trinity College London entry level piano award. Well done! Keep up the good work!


HOUSE POINTS

More are our house cup winners this week again with 526 points! Well done!


Friday 25th January - Issue 94

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

The word Gospel means ‘good news’ and this Sunday we will hear how Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, preached in the synagogue to spread God’s love. This good news is for all us to share with others through our everyday words and actions, so let us use the gospel to guide us to be kind and thoughtful to everyone we meet.

Being prepared for the school day is an important skill that our pupils need to learn.  Parents can help by ensuring that children are fully equipped to start their school day and by helping them the evening before.  This includes packed lunches, swimming and P.E. kits, water bottles and homework. Establishing a routine where everything is prepared and ready for the morning is a great start in teaching our children to be responsible adults, and will make your mornings run more smoothly!

A gentle reminder that children experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea must be kept off school. They can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear. This is to limit the spread of bugs. Most cases of vomiting or diarrhoea get better without treatment, but if symptoms persist, consult your GP. Thank you for your cooperation in regard to this matter.

This past week we have seen very cold weather and so I ask that you please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the cold. School coats, scarves, hats and gloves must be worn and please ensure that all items are labelled. Children must also have their full winter PE kit in school - tracksuit top, bottoms, polo shirt and trainers. Items of uniform are available to buy from Ace Clothing.

Thank you to those parents who have already volunteered to be PTA representatives for your child’s class, but we do need more parents for these positions. Also, if you have the time to commit, there is a vacancy for a PTA secretary. The job role description for both these positions can be found below in our PTA information section. If you are interested in any of these roles please speak to either Miss O’Connor, Mrs Moon or our PTA Chair, Mrs Hope.

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.

31st January - Class 11

7th February - Class 12

14th February - Class 10

7th March - Class 9

14th March - Class 8

JANUARY DATES

Thursday 31st January - Class 11 Assembly

FEBRUARY DATES

Tuesday 5th February - Safer Internet Day

Thursday 7th February - Class 12 Assembly

Tuesday 12th February - Parents Evening - more details to follow

Wednesday 13th February - Parents Evening - more details to follow

Thursday 14th February - Class 10 Assembly

Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February - Half term break

MARCH DATES

Wednesday 6th March - Ash Wednesday

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Thursday 7th March - Class 9 Assembly

Thursday 7th March - Year 6 Citizenship Day

Thursday 14th March - Class 8 Assembly

Thursday 14th March - Multicultural Day - World on a Plate - 3:30pm - 4:30pm


THE WEDNESDAY

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GOOD NEWS

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for bringing good news to my family and the world. Please help us to be ‘Good News’ to everyone we meet this week. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Class 7 have taken the top attendance spot again this week with an amazing 100%. Well done! In second place we have class 12 with 98.8%. Our whole school attendance for this week was 95.5%.


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

CLASS 13’S ASSEMBLY

On Thursday, Class 13 held an assembly on their current RE topic, Sources. During the assembly they explained the history of books and why the Bible was so important, they explained the difference between the Old and New Testament and included lots of fun facts. For example, did you know that the Bible was written over a 1500 year span? The children also performed the song 'Gotta keep Reading' and included some great dance moves. Well done Class 13!  

 

EYFS HAND HYGIENE WORKSHOP

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On Monday we had a visit from the school nurse.  We learnt about hand hygiene.  Germs are all around us and most germs sit on our hands, so it is important that we keep our hands clean.

This is what our children learnt:

We wash our hands -

  • after using the toilet

  • before and after eating

  • after sneezing, coughing or picking your nose

  • after touching your pet

  • after you have come off public transport

  • after playing outside

How to wash your hands:

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ST. EDWARD’S ART GALLERY

Our Art Gallery is the perfect spot to display some of the brilliant art created by our talented students.


OUR RE CORNER

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Your child will now have the opportunity to bring home their class prayer book. The aim of this book to celebrate the different religions, we have here at St Edward’s.  

If possible spend some time with your child and write a prayer together. This could be a prayer of thanks, praise, forgiveness or asking God to look after your own family and friends.  You can write a prayer in your own language and for your own religion. If you have young children in the school, then they could draw a picture. 

If you would like the children and staff of St Edward’s to pray for a particular person then please write this in the prayer book also.


SPORT

Last Friday a team from years 3 and 4 attended the Westminster Sports Hall Athletics event at Moberly Sports Centre. Our athletes were able to participate in various activities and they all tried their hardest competing against fifteen other schools. Thank you to Mr Abbas and all the parents who went along to support and encourage our team.


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.

One of these opportunities is volunteering as a class rep - a great way to help the school and to get to know the other parents. Reps provide a great communication channel between PTA committee, the school and parents in the playground. The PTA is an important asset to the school. We organise events and help raise vital funds to benefit all our children. Being class rep allows you and the parents in your class to have a more active say in what the PTA does in terms of events and fundraising.

Typically the duties for class representatives are:

- To pass on information from the PTA to other parents in your child's class, collate the results of any surveys and encourage parents to support the PTA.
- Attend the AGM and PTA committee meetings (dates and times to be confirmed)
- Coordinate volunteers to help with fundraising activities. Reps will help to run a class stall at fairs with responsibility for setting up, managing the rota, clearing up and feeding back any information to the PTA committee.
- Organise informal social activities for parents/families in their child's class, ranging from play dates to coffee mornings. (That is optional but an effective way of generating team spirit and welcoming new families joining your class)
- Seek feedback from parents regarding PTA events or funding requests and pass it on to the committee.
- Recruit a new class rep towards the end of the summer term to take over in the new academic year.

We encourage you to sign up in pairs - tasks seem less daunting with a friend or a like minded parent  by your side! There is no formal specification for the role, but someone who is sociable, confident enough to approach parents and encourage them to help out at events and support the PTA, having organisational skills will also help. Being around at either drop off or pick up times most days will also help to build relationships with other parents. Being class rep isn’t only a job for the ‘MUMS’. Being involved as a dad can bring in fresh ideas and a different perspective!

Our PTA is currently looking for a Secretary to join our team. The Secretary ensures that the PTA runs smoothly and provides a link between Committee Members and the PTA, and between the PTA and the School.  This requires good organisational and communication skills and being able to stick to deadlines.

Secretary Job Role:
The Secretary is a key committee member as they are responsible for ensuring effective communication links between committee members and between the PTA and the school. The Secretary deals with all the correspondence that the PTA receives and helps the Chair ensure that committee meetings run smoothly. As well as dealing with correspondence, following a committee meeting, the Secretary will need to make bookings and other arrangements for events. Confirm arrangements made by telephone in writing (by letter or e-mail).  The Secretary will make arrangements for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and help the Chair prepare the annual report. 

Main duties:
• Deal with correspondence
• Arrange meetings
• Prepare and distribute agendas
• Take the minutes of meetings, type them up and distribute them.
• Write the annual report with the Chair
• Preparation and distribution of newsletters and other communications to parents
• Preparation of publicity flyers, posters, tickets, etc. for events
 
You will not do this role alone, we work as a team and always help each in anyway we can!

Easyfundraising

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.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

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Children Events at Church Street Library

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ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

Congratulations to all children who have worked hard this week and have been awarded with a certificate at this morning’s achievement assembly!


HOUSE POINTS

More are our house cup winners this week with 610 points. Well done!


Friday 18th January - Issue 93

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HEADTEACHER’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

On Sunday we will hear from the Gospel of John telling the first of Jesus’ miracles - turning water into wine at a wedding celebration in Cana. This miracle reminds us of the joy of heaven which is often described as a wedding feast to which we are all invited. Jesus changes our lives when he enters into our hearts and homes by bringing joy which we can share with all those that we meet.

As we finish the second week of the new Spring term, I am so pleased to see our children have settled in well and are focused on their learning. The standard of work being produced and the level of enthusiasm being displayed in the classrooms is very encouraging to see. Keep it up!

Our PTA are always thinking of ways to raise money that is put back into the school to directly benefit St. Edward’s children and ultimately our community. When we think about some of the fun events we have hosted at our school e.g. Summer Fair, Christmas Pantomime, Summer Parties, Cake Sales etc. they have all come about because of the hard work and dedication of our PTA. These events create fun opportunities for our children bringing us together as a community and the funds raised enrich their education. For example, we were able to create a well stocked library for our children to use and enjoy. We are now raising funds to go towards developing a modern computing space where children will be able to build on and improve their IT skills. I am pleased to announce that our PTA were able to raise £534.62 through our Christmas Pantomime and £272.56 by selling Christmas goodies in December. Thank you to everyone who supported these ventures - your ongoing support is so very much appreciated!

All parents of St. Edward’s are automatically members of our PTA and help in any form, be it your time or skills, is always welcome. Please consider becoming a parent representative for your child’s class or, if you have the time to commit, there is a vacancy for a PTA secretary. If you are interested in any of these roles please speak to either Miss O’Connor, Mrs Moon or our PTA Chair, Mrs Hope.

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.

24th January - Class 13

31st January - Class 11

7th February - Class 12

14th February - Class 10

7th March - Class 9

14th March - Class 8

JANUARY DATES

Thursday 24th January - Class 13 Assembly

Thursday 31st January - Class 11 Assembly

FEBRUARY DATES

Tuesday 5th February - Safer Internet Day

Thursday 7th February - Class 12 Assembly

Tuesday 12th February - Parents Evening - more details to follow

Wednesday 13th February - Parents Evening - more details to follow

Thursday 14th February - Class 10 Assembly

Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February - Half term break

MARCH DATES

Friday 1st March - Multicultural Day - World on a plate day - more details to follow

Wednesday 6th March - Ash Wednesday

Thursday 7th March - Class 9 Assembly

Thursday 14th March - Class 8 Assembly


THE WEDNESDAY

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JOY

Dear Lord Jesus, please help our family to experience the joy that you bring, and to share it with all those that we meet. Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Our star class this week is class 7 with an amazing 100% attendance! Class 8 was a close second with 98.1%. Our whole school attendance was a brilliant 96.1%. Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 14’s Assembly

Today was Class 14's assembly, the assembly was organised as if it was a Topic lesson; Natole got to play the role of Miss Georgallou and pretended tell everyone off! The Assembly referenced some amazing facts about London which we all got to research in computing. We had an array of characters including Shakespeare, The Queen of England, Sherlock Holmes, The  Beatles and even Lord Byron! We had so much fun researching the amazing city we live in, writing the script and performing in front of the whole school!  Thank you to all our parents who came to watch our assembly.

 

A message from our school nurse…

Taking Time Off?

Absence from school is sometimes unavoidable but frequent absences for minor illnesses may contribute to pupils getting behind with their work, finding friendships difficult to maintain, and losing confidence in the classroom. When deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school consider:

  • Is your child well enough to manage school activities?

  • Does your child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff?

  • Would you take the day off work if you had this condition?

I your child is too ill to attend, ensure you’re following the school absence policy and help them get back to school as soon as they are well.

Here is a reminder of our school’s absence procedures:

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. 

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Art at St. Edward’s

Our classes all across the school have been enjoying various art activities using and exploring different mediums and techniques. Miss Caridade is creating a colourful display in our school foyer to showcase the talent we have at St. Edward’s. Next time you have a chance, please come and have a look at the impressive artwork on display.


OUR RE CORNER

In Class 1, our current topic is Celebrating. During this topic we are looking at a range of different celebrations e.g. a Wedding, a Baptism, a birthday. This week, we are focusing on how the parish church celebrates and who helps us lead these celebrations.

In Class 1, our current topic is Celebrating. During this topic we are looking at a range of different celebrations e.g. a Wedding, a Baptism, a birthday. This week, we are focusing on how the parish church celebrates and who helps us lead these celebrations.


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 . Our ever popular ‘World on a Plate’ event will be happening on Friday 1st March so please keep a look out for further information closer to the time.

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.

Thank you to all our families for their continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES


The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street

The Cockpit Theatre is kicking off 2019 with a fabulous selection of theatre for all the family to enjoy.
So come and join us, and allow yourselves to be transported to some truly magical places.

 STORIES FROM ASIA 

SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY, 2PM

 Immerse your children in the ancient world of gods, goddesses and wise gurus as Freshwater Theatre Company explore two tales from sacred Hindu texts; including the story of Rama and Sita and one other exciting story.

Freshwater involve the children in drama exercises and games that allow them to become part of these ancient and compelling stories. Led by an experienced storyteller and drama facilitator, the children will be drawn into the magic of the tales as parents are asked to sit and watch the drama unfold.

Suitable from 4 to 11 yrs

TANGLEWOOD TALES 

SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY, 2PM

Hundreds of years ago, when the great Tanglewood Forest spread across the land and humans could walk freely between this world and that of the fairies, there lived a mischievous faun and two kind hearted pixies

Let Faustus and his pixie sidekicks tell you the stories of Butterball and the TrollThe Magic ShoesThe Swamp PrinceRumpelstiltskin, and many more.

Join Dreadfalls Theatre Company as they bring to life lesser known folk tales from around the world by combining storytelling, dance and puppetry.

Suitable for ages 3 to 11 yrs

ROALD DAHL & THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS 

SATURDAY 30TH MARCH, 2PM

All around the world Roald Dahl's words are disappearing, not only from books but children's minds too! Now only an organisation known as the ancient guild of tale tenders can save the stories - and they need your help.

It's a thrilling story delivered through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl's extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe BFG and The Twits along the way.

Suitable for ages 6 to 11 yrs

All Tickets: £7 / £24 for a family of 4 

Live locally? All tickets are £5 each / £16 for a family of 4
Proof of address required. See the website for more details. 


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

Congratulations to all the children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly. Certificates are awarded for good behaviour, acts of kindness and outstanding work - so well done to to our recipients!

Congratulations to all the children who received certificates at this morning’s achievement assembly. Certificates are awarded for good behaviour, acts of kindness and outstanding work - so well done to to our recipients!


HOUSE POINTS

This week we have a tie with More and Campion both achieving 517 Points! Well done!