Friday 9th December - Issue 13


HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

 

Dear parents, carers and children, 

As we enter the third week of Advent, we rejoice that Christ is coming, and we continue to prepare through this holy season.

As you would have seen in the message from Governors in the newsletter last week I have been appointed the Headteacher of our school. I am delighted and am looking forward to continuing to work with you and your children to move the school forward. Thank you for all of your continued support.

We have had another busy week at St. Edward's!  We really enjoyed the Christmas Fair that our PTA worked tremendously hard to organise! Parents and Children had a great time, getting their faces painted, playing games and visiting Santa. The mulled wine was enjoyed by parents! Our hampers which were created from parent and child donations proved to be a hit and raised lots of money. Thank you for all of your donations. 

We still have the sickness bug at school at present and I would like to remind all parents and carers that children must remain at home until they have been clear from their last episode of sickness or diarrhea for 48 hours. This follows the NHS guidelines and will also help us to stop the spread of the bug. 

I wish to remind parents that teachers are not available after 8:55am.  Once the morning bell has gone, teachers need to see to their classes and are not able to have discussions with parents as this disrupts teaching and learning time.  If you wish to talk to your child's class teacher, please come to the school office to make an appointment.  We ask that parents not go to their child's class after the start of the school day.  I appreciate your co-operation.

This term ends on Friday 16th December at 1:30pm and Fit for Sport will be take place from 1:30pm until 6pm. Parents are able to book online for sessions 1:30-3:30, 1:30-4:30 and 1:30 -6:00pm, please see Albert for any other questions. 

I wish you all a happy and holy Christmas, and look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 4th January. 

Best wishes, 

Miss O'Connor 


Christmas Jumper Day for Text Santa

On Friday December 16th, we will once again be participating in Christmas Jumper Day.  We are asking for a £1 donation to go towards this worthy cause.  We look forward to seeing everyone in their Christmas outfits on Friday!


RECEPTION PLACES FOR SEPTEMBER 2017

If your child is born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, they will begin Reception in September 2017.Parents must complete the school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF).  Paper copies are available from the school office and electronic copies are available here, on our website.  For more information please contact the school.

Supplementary Information Form -  download

Certificate of Catholic Practice - download

You must also complete the C form on the EAdmissions website

The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th January 2017.
 

OPEN DAY FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 NURSERY AND RECEPTION ADMISSIONS

MONDAY 9TH JANUARY 2017 10:00-11:00 AM.  Families applying for Nursery and Reception places are more than welcome to come and enjoy a school visit and meet our Headteacher. 


RESCHEDULED KS1 PERFORMANCES

Due to the Sickness bug, we have had to reschedule the KS1 Christmas Nativity. This will now take place on Monday 12th December at 2pm and on Thursday 15th December at 9:30am. Parents are invited to attend either performance. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

CLASS ASSEMBLIES NEXT TERM

PARENTS ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND THEIR CHILD'S CLASS ASSEMBLY.  CLASS ASSEMBLIES ARE HELD ON THURSDAYS AT 9:00AM IN THE TOP HALL.

CLASS 7:  12TH JANUARY     

CLASS 6:  19TH JANUARY      

CLASS 5:  26TH JANUARY     

CLASS 4:  2ND FEBRUARY     

CLASS 3:  9TH FEBRUARY     

CLASS 12:  2ND MARCH          

CLASS 11:  9TH MARCH          

CLASS 10:  16TH MARCH         

CLASS 9:  23RD MARCH        


KS2 CAROL SERVICE 

14TH December 2:00PM -  KS2 Carol concert at our Lady's Church all parents are invited to join us. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Advent Masses

Parents are invited to join their children for the Advent Masses at 10am at Our Lady's Church. 

YEAR 2 - 12TH DECEMBER and YEAR 1 - 14TH DECEMBER


EYFS DECORATION DAY

This will be held on Tuesday 13th December at 9:00-10:00, all Nursery and Reception are invited to come along and enjoy making Christmas decorations with their child. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

On Tuesday we will be having our school Christmas dinner, we can't wait!

 

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER 

Children are asked to donate £1, all money raised will go to the SAVE THE CHILDREN appeal. 

 


CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DATES

SCHOOL FINISHES ON THE 16TH DECEMBER AT 1:30PM AND REOPENS ON WEDNESDAY THE 4TH JANUARY 2017.


THE WEDNESDAY WORD

CHRIST

"For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of Jesus Christ"St Ignatius of Loyola

Ask your child what they think the word 'Christ' means (The word 'Christ' means anointed one', the one who is sent to save the world). 

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please help us to be open to your love, joy and healing and to grow in faith as we celebrate your birth this Christmas. Amen 


ATTENDANCE

Well done Class 4 in KS1 and well done to Class 13 in KS2! 


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Year 6 joined the Westminster Cathedral Carol Service. The children has a fantastic afternoon, a highlight was the real donkey walking down the aisle at Westminster Cathedral! 


Class 9 and choir go to Lord's

The Long Room at Lord's was beautifully set out for a Christmas celebration.  Our children joined other choirs, schools and members of the community for carol singing and mince pies!  It was an occasion enjoyed by all who attended and thank you to MCC (Marylebone Cricket club) for inviting St. Edward's. 


Christmas Fair

Thank you to everyone who contributed to and attended our Christmas Fair.  It was a very successful afternoon and enjoyed by all.  We raised £2200.00 (gross) and all proceeds will go towards our new school library.  A very big thank you to our PTA for all their hard work and organisation!

Well done to the winners of our raffle prizes:

1st prize  Sarbast 

2nd prize  Nora H Nasab

3rd prize  Al-Hadi Dawes


Winter Vomiting Bug

We are still experiencing cases of the winter vomiting bug.  We ask parents to please follow the school's advice of allowing up to 48hrs  to help limit the spread of the virus.  Please visit the NHS website for more information.


CLUBS

This has been the last week for after school clubs.  There will not be any clubs in the last week of term apart from Fit For Sport which will continue as normal.

Please keep a look out for club letters which will be sent home with children in the new year as children will need to re-register for all clubs.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

Our Achievement Assembly will be on Monday 12th December, as on Friday 9th December the Top hall will be used to host our Year 5 Romans day! Achievement certificates will be given out at the Achievement Assembly.