Friday 30th September - Issue 4

HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear  Parents, Carers and Children,

It has been a very exciting week at St. Edward's.  On Wednesday we were very privileged to welcome members of Team Great Britain to our school.  This was in aid of a national initiative called Team Up aimed at getting girls more involved in sport.  Please see BELOW for pictures about the day.  A media launch will be happening on Monday 3rd October so visit the Team Up website or watch Sky Sports News for further news.

Thank you to all who contributed to our Macmillan Big Coffee Morning today.  The array of cakes was very impressive and delicious!  It was lovely to see so many parents being able to catch up over a cuppa and slice of cake while raising money for a very worthy cause.

Next Wednesday is 'Walk to School Day' and I hope to see as many of our children and families as possible leave their cars at home and make an effort to walk to school.  This not only benefits or fitness levels but also our environment.

Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss O'Connor

 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

6th October Class 13

20th October Class 12

3rd November Class 11

10th November Class 10

17th November Class 9

24th November Class 8

1st December Class 7

 

Walk to School Day

Wednesday 5th October is Walk to School Day.  I encourage all our families to walk to school if possible.  Let's do our bit for the environment and get some exercise too!

Parent/Teacher's Evenings

Wednesday 19th October and Thursday 20th October. Letters detailing how to book appointment slots will be distributed closer to the time.

October half-term

Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October


THE WEDNESDAY

Our Wednesday’s Word for this week, which links in with the Sunday gospel is:

FAITH

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of faith.  Please increase our faith and move us to action - to always serve you and one another with love and joy. Amen.


THIS WEEK'S ATTENDANCE

Attendance

Well done to class 1 (EYFS & KS1) on achieving 98.8% attendance and class 14 (KS2) on achieving 97.3% attendance this week.

NOTICES AND REMINDERS

Class 14 's Assembly

Yesterday, Class 14 presented their Assembly on Sayers Croft, the residential centre that they visited with Class 13 at the beginning of term.  Children shared descriptions of activities they took part in including archery, a night walk, caving, rock climbing and woods compass.  There was a demonstration on how to put a duvet cover on, how to shoot a bow and arrow and how to do the worm dance!  They finished with a song about all being together as a team, which went well with the idea of team work that was encouraged at Sayers Croft.  It certainly looked like Year 6 really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to all the teachers who stayed with them for 3 days and 2 nights!! 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who baked and donated such delicious goodies for our PTA's Macmillan Coffee Morning.  It was wonderful to see the St. Edward's community raise money in support of this worthy cause.

Olympic Stars visit St. Edward's!

Kate Richardson Walsh (Hockey), Jo Harten (Netball) and Heather Knight (Cricket) visited us on Wednesday!  Many children were lucky to see and even touch Kate's Olympic gold medal that she won at the Rio Olympics earlier this year.  Click here for pictures of the visit.

Healthy Packed Lunches

I have noticed that some children are being sent to school with unhealthy packed lunches.  It is important for your child's health and performance at school that lunch consists of a healthy and balanced assortment of food.  Pasta, rice dishes, sandwiches along with yogurt, fruit, cheese and water are all examples of healthy items for your child's lunch bag.  Crisps, sweets, chocolates and fizzy drinks  are not permitted.  As we wish to promote healthy eating at St. Edward's, our lunchtime supervisors will be monitoring packed lunches.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

School Pedestrian Crossing

At St. Edward's we are very fortunate to have a dedicated school crossing patrol officer, Almudena Hernandez.  Mrs Hernandez does a brilliant job every morning and afternoon, rain or shine, to ensure that our children and families can safely cross the road outside our school.  I am sure you will all agree that Lisson Grove is a busy road at any time of day and it becomes particularly congested at drop off and pick up times.  I therefore ask that  parents please use the pedestrian crossing and not cross the road at other points as this will help Mrs Hernandez stop traffic effectively and make the crossing a safer place for all to use.

 

SPORTS

Annual Westminster Schools Tag Rugby Tournament

St. Edward's came second in their tag rugby league and our team received certificates congratulating them on their great passion for the game and their fair play.  Well done!

St. Edward's tag rugby team were lucky to take part in a competition in Regents Park.  At first we did a couple of drills so we could warm up for the actual game.  We lost one match, drew another one and won two of our matches.  We were very pleased with our achievement and had lots of fun.  I think the other participants did too!  By Daniella class 14

Click here to see more pictures of the event.

 

Regent's Park Royals RFC:  join the only Junior Rugby Club in Central London.  Every Sunday throughout the season.  Visit www.regentsparkroyals.co.uk or call 07770753162 for more information.


ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

Congratulations to all the children who have worked hard this week and earned themselves an achievement certificate!  Well done!


HOUSEPOINTS

Well done to Campion for winning the house cup this week!