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!