A Big Green “Thank You” to The Leader of Westminster City Council, Nickie Aiken and Westminster City Council
.... for all the help given to our school, to counteract the effects of pollution. From the double yellow lines outside the school gates to the green screen around our playground, you have helped us to reduce the harmful effects generated by road users in our area.
Westminster Council provided the funding of £26,900 to enable us to install the green screen around the school. Not only will this help to counteract harmful emissions, it also provides our children with much needed privacy as they play and enhances the overall appearance of the school.
Long before it became such a hot topic in the news, our children were learning about pollution and measuring harmful emissions, when they became involved in 2016 in a local project spearheaded by Mrs Sheila D’Souza, ex-Westminster Councillor, and our previous Vice Chair of Governors.
They presented their findings, and a petition to Councillor Aiken and officials from Transport for London (TfL), and lobbied for measures to improve the environment in our school. Our campaign to get bus drivers to “switch off “ rather than leave their engines idling whilst on the bus stand in Hayes Place was enthusiastically embraced by pupils, parents and staff and supported by Westminster Council and TfL. It was highlighted in a promotional video for, featuring some of our children and well known actor Nigel Havers.
When we returned to school after the Easter Break, we were very pleased to see that, thanks again to Councillor Aiken’s intervention, the bus stand in Hayes Place was moved well back from our school playground. It is now next to a solid brick wall which should help to reduce the amount of pollution getting into our playground. A proposal to relocate the bus stand completely away from the school and re-route the buses has been produced and is being discussed with TfL. We do hope TfL will do their bit to help improve the environment for our children.
St. Edward’s will continue to do all it can to improve the environment for our children and ask all our families and friends to do the same.
Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
In this Sunday’s Gospel, we will listen to the words of Jesus at the Last Supper. Jesus gave us all a new commandment - to love one another as He has loved us. Whenever we love and care for one another, we can be sure that God is with us.
A big well done to our year 6 children on completeing their SATs this week! They should all be very proud of themselves for trying their best!
Parents are warmly invited to attend an online safety workshop on Tuesday 21st May at 2:45pm. The workshop will be lead by Belinda Evans who some of you may remember from previous parent information sessions. The workshop promises to be very informative and Belinda will be more than happy to offer advice on any specific concerns that you may have regarding your family’s online safety.
On Thursday 23rd May, there will be a bake sale after school in the playground organised by staff. We are hoping to raise money for MIND charity. This is a charity that supports people who struggle with their mental health and supports families and friends involved. We would like children to bring in a donation of baked goods for this event. We hope to raise lots for this very important charity!
A reminder that the school photographers will be in on Monday to take class and group photos. Please ensure your child is wearing full and correct summer school uniform.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Clare 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.
Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2
Thursday 13th June - Class 4
Thursday 20th June - Class 3
Monday 20th May - Class and group photographs
Tuesday 21st May - Parent workshop 2:45pm - Staying Safe Online
Wednesday 22nd May - Class 2 Assembly
Thursday 23rd May - Class 12 visit the library
Thursday 23rd May - Cake Sale at 3:30pm in the playground
Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half term break
Monday 3rd June - INSET Day
Thursday 6th June - Class 8 visit the library
Wednesday 12th June - MEND Coffee Morning 9:00am - all parents invited
Thursday 13th June - Class 4 Assembly
Thursday 13th June - Class 7 visit the library
Tuesday 18th June - Year 6 go to Westminster Cathedral - Adoremus Mass
Wednesday 19th June - KS2 Sports Day at Regents Park
Thursday 20th June - Class 3 Assembly
Thursday 20th June - Class 4 visit the library
Friday 21st June - EYFS Sports Day
Tuesday 25th June - KS1 Sports Day
Wednesday 26th June - Induction for Reception/Nursery September 2019 at 2:00pm
Thursday 27th June - Class 3 visit the library
Friday 28th June - Children Summer Party 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Monday 1st July - Class 12 visit Chelsea Physic Garden
Wednesday 3rd July - Reception Graduation Ceremony 2:00pm
Thursday 4th July - Class 10 visit the library
Wednesday 10th July - Year 6 End of Year Production 2:00pm
Thursday 11th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Disco 4:30 - 6:30pm
Tuesday 16th July - Yera 6 Leavers’ Mass at 2:00pm
Thursday 18th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 9:00am
Friday 19th July - School ends at 1:30pm
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for being our loving friend. Please help us always to love you and to keep growing in love for one another. Amen.
A very big well done to Class 13 on achieving 100% attendance this week!
Our whole school attendance is 95.7%.
NOTICES AND REMINDERS
Charity Cake Sale
Please support our cake sale on Thursday 23rd May in the playground after school. Money raised will be donated to MIND charity. This is a charity that supports people who struggle with their mental health and supports families and friends involved. We would like children to bring in a donation of baked goods for this event. We hope to raise lots for this very important charity!
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to all St. Edward’s children who celebrated their First Holy Communion! May the Lord's light shine on them always.
‘Build a Burger’ Day
On Thursday the whole school got to enjoy delicious burgers. We could choose between beef, chicken and vegetarian plus loads of toppings to build our own burgers - just as we like them! Thank you to Principals for cooking such tasty burgers!
Class 10’s Poetry - Friendship
Never a day goes by when I am not thinking of you,
Because I value your friendship
And you’ve proven that it is true.
If I’m having a bad day, I know it will come to an end.
When I see your beautiful smile,
I feel the positive vibes that you send.
The world is a much better place because
Of people just like you,
Who seek to help those in need
And expect nothing for what they do.
I am fortunate to be your friend
And I‘m only a phone call away.
I will always be there for you.
Our friendship is here to stay.
By Emilia, class 10
You are my friend till the end.
You might just be a person,
But to me you are the world.
You stand by my side,
But when I need help you will arrive.
Since day one it has been the best one.
You make me laugh and cry,
But I always need you by my side!
This is for you Class 10.
You are my best friend!
By Lexie-Lou, class 10
OUR RE CORNER
This term in class 8 we have been studying the topic 'Energy'. We have been learning about Pentecost and the importance of the symbols 'fire' and 'wind'. Children have been able to retell the story of Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit with it's gifts helps to guide them and help them to make the right choices. Children have created some beautiful pieces of artwork to reflect their vision of the Holy Spirit.
Congratulations to our St. Edward’s children who took part in the London table tennis qualifiers last weekend. Luna qualified to the knock out stage which meant that she also qualified for the table tennis nationals in Wolverhampton which will take place over the 14 &15 June. We wish her great luck and every success!
Class 9 learn life saver skills!
Last week Class 9 practised their life saver skills. They really enjoyed being in the pool and we should be safe knowing that our children our now life savers!