Friday 15th September - Issue 39


HEADTEACHER'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

It has been a busy and productive second week at St. Edward's.  I am pleased to see our children settling in so well into the new school year, particularly our younger children in our Foundation Stage classes.  I look forward to seeing them progress and enjoy their time at St. Edward's.

Over the summer holidays a number of works where undertaken to improve facilities at St. Edward's.  These  include the refurbishment of the outside toilets, the school fencing was replaced, repairs were made to the school roof and we had a mural installed the bottom hall. 

Our school will soon be accepting online payments for school dinners, trips and clubs.  There is further information below and Activation Letters will be sent home on Monday.  Please use the username and code that will be provided in the letter to activate your child's account on ParentPay.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school office.

Data Collection, Free School Meal/Pupil Premium and Photographic Consent Forms were sent home last week - thank you to all who have returned these to the school office.  If you have not yet done so, please complete and hand into the school office by Monday 18th September.  A free tie will be given once your forms have been returned!   

I would like to meet with year 6 parents individually to discuss Secondary Transfer applications.  If you have not yet booked a time slot, please contact the school office to arrange a time to meet with me.  Please see further details of open days information below.

A reminder that individual and sibling photographs will be taken on Tuesday 19th September.   

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.

Class 14 - 21st September

Class 13 - 28th September

Class 12 - 5th October

Class 11 - 12th October

Class 10 - 19th October

Class 9 - 2nd November

Class 8 - 9th November

Class 5 - 16th November

Class 4 - 23rd November

 

September Dates

18th September Monday - Year 5 curriculum meeting 3:30pm in top hall

19th September Tuesday - Individual and Sibling Photographs

20th September Wednesday - EYFS Foundation Stage parents meeting at 3:45pm

21st September Thursday - Year 3 curriculum meeting at 3:30pm

29th September Friday - Macmillan Coffee Morning 8:30 -9:30 (adults) and cake sale at 3:30pm

 

October half term break - school finishes Friday  20th October at 3:30pm and children return to school on Monday 30th October.


THE WEDNESDAY

FORGIVENESS

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.


ATTENDANCE

Congratulations to Class 5 (99%) and class 12 (99.1%) on their brilliant attendance this week!  Well done!


NOTICES AND REMINDERS

 

School Leaders

Congratulations to the following children who have been selected by their peers to be school leaders.

Headboy: Levio                                Headgirl: Malika

Deputy Headboy: Shend               Deputy Headgirl: Manuela

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House Captains:

McAuley:  Faith and Grace 

Southwell:  Jemima & Kam'rone

Campion:  Adam Z and Yosef

More:  Stacey and Daniel Z

 

School Council:

Class 3 - Teddy

Class 4 - Ava

Class 5 -  Skye

Class 7 -  Kai

Class 8 - Iris

Class 9 - Ben

Class 10 - Haidar

Class 11 - Swithin

Class 12 -  Brenia

Class 13 - Donara

Class 14 - To be confirmed


Secondary School Transfer

Thank you to Year 6 parents who have booked their individual appointments with Miss O'Connor to discuss secondary school transfer.  If you have not made an appointment, please contact the school office to book a time.

Here are details of secondary schools' open days.  This is not a comprehensive list so please see individual school's websites for further information.  Local Authority websites e.g  www.westminster.gov.uk provide valuable application details, school information and access to on line application forms.

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Online Payments with ParentPay

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Espresso

We pay for your child/ren to have access to espresso  at home. We believe it is a valuable educational tool that will enhance your children's learning. Please encourage your children to log onto the Discovery Education Espresso website and explore all of the fantastic activities.

Username: student20987

Password: edward


Macmillan Coffee Morning

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We will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September for parents (Adults/parents only) from 8:30 - 9:30 and then an after school cake sale in the playground for children and parents.  Please come along and enjoy a cuppa and some good company - all for a very worthy cause!  We ask for every child to bring cakes in to sell - Please bring all donations of cakes to school on Thursday 28th September.


Class 7's Assembly

On Thursday Class 7 were the first class to present a class assembly - and what an assembly!  They told us all about their learning in RE on their topic of 'homes'.  They were able to discuss their experiences of homes as well as relating to what they know about the Holy Family and Jesus' home life.


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ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES

 Well done to all children who received achievement certificates at this morning's assembly!

Well done to all children who received achievement certificates at this morning's assembly!

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Congratulations to Jamie for achieving a gold certificate in Mathletics!


HOUSEPOINTS

The House Cup is awarded to Campion this week!  Well done!