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!