Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
In this Sunday’s Gospel we will read about the Good Samaritan. In this parable, Jesus teaches us that our neighbour is any person who needs our help, regardless of who they are or where they come from. This is a message that is relevant to us in our lives today - we can change the world through loving and serving our neighbours.
This week has been a very busy one at St. Edward’s - we celebrated our Summer Party, our year six students partied at their Leavers’ Disco, we enjoyed a fantastic end of year production by our year 6 children, class 3 went on an exciting trip to the ‘Chicken Shed’ in Hyde Park, classes 7 and 8 visited Westminster Cathedral and class 11 made the most of the brilliant weather by enjoying a picnic and art in Hyde Park.
I wish to say a very special thank you to Miss Holly Freiter and Waitrose for their generous donation of ice lollies that the children enjoyed at the summer party yesterday - they were delicious! A thank you from the whole school to all the parents who helped out at the party.
Please enjoy the photos of the various events below - the lovely pictures are courtesy of Wu Photography.
Next week we prepare to say farewell and good luck to our Year Six children with a special Leavers’ Mass and Assembly - Year 6 parents are warmly invited to join us for both these events.
End of year class parties are taking place on Thursday 18th July. Children are allowed to bring one snack for themselves and one non fizzy soft drink for themselves to have during the afternoon.
Our year 5 parents will be starting to think about Secondary Transfer as the deadline for these applications is 31st October 2019. Below is information regarding open events at Maria Fidelis and Westminster Academy. I urge parents to please start researching by visiting individual secondary school websites for detailed information on their application processes.
A reminder that end of year reports will be sent out on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Clare O’Connor
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesday 16th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Mass at 2:00pm
Thursday 18th July - Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 9:00am
Thuersday 18th - Class Parties in the afternoon
Friday 19th July - School ends at 1:30pm
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for teaching us how to be good neighbours. Help us to show our love through our actions and so to be respectful and caring to all we meet. Amen.
Class 3 are our attendance trophy winners this week with an amazing 99%! Well done! Our whole school attendance for the week is 95%.
NOTICES AND REMINDERS
Year 6 End of Year Production - Rock Bottom
A big thank you to Mr Dawes, Miss Williams and Miss Paul for their hard work, direction and effort that resulted in a very enjoyable and entertaining performance. Year 6 - you did brilliantly and we are so very proud of you!
Year 6 Leavers’ Disco
Class 11 visit Hyde Park
Class 11 had a wonderful trip to Hyde Park on Wednesday. It was a lovely way to end the year. The children did some sketches of the Albert Memorial and then had a picnic and played games together. The weather was lovely and the day was such fun. A huge thank you to the adults who came with Class 11 and who were so helpful.
Westminster Faith Exchange Art and Poetry Competition
A huge congratulations to Lama who submitted a poem for the Westminster Faith Exchange Art and Poetry competition. This was a competition open to all children and young people in Westminster. The theme was 'Looking after our planet.'
She has been invited to accept a prize and read out her poem next Wednesday at the Lord Mayor's Parlour, Westminster City Hall.
We look forward to hearing the poem in September. Well done Lama and to all the other children who took part in the competition.
Talia (class 10) reached first place out of the top 100 students worldwide in Mathletics on Wednesday. What a brilliant achievement!
Dessert Day - 17th July
All children are invited to join us for a special summer lunch - wraps and ice cream. The cost is £1.90 (unless you are in receipt of Free School Meals).
Lord’s Have a Go Sessions
We’ve got an exciting event coming up this summer at Lord’s – a giant All Stars “Have a Go” session at Lord’s - and we wanted to give our most local students an opportunity to join us. It’s a free event and there is a limited capacity, so it would be great to have some St Edwards students joining us! Here is a brief overview:
Join us at Lord’s and Have-a-Go at All Stars!
Friday 23rd August
10am – 12pm
Lord’s Cricket Ground NW8 8QN
Come and try our free All Stars Cricket ‘Have-a-Go’ sessions to get your first taste of cricket. The fun activity is open for kids 4-8 years of age to enjoy together with the family. The sessions will be action-packed with plenty of fun games and activities to test out new skills like batting, bowling and catching!
Sign up at http://bit.ly/LordsAllStarsHaveAGo. The event has a limited capacity – avoid disappointment and sign up ASAP. If the event is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register to the waitlist.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the MCC Community team.
In Class 13, we are preparing for our Year 6 leavers assembly with Class 14. As our time at St Edward's is shortly coming to an end, we are taking time to reflect on our religious journey throughout primary school. We have reflected on our achievements, successes, highs and lows and the spiritual life lessons that we have learnt along the way. As we look towards the future, we may be nervous about secondary school and the future ahead, but we know that God has big plans for each and everyone of us and He will be with us every step of the way.
Sports Day Achievers
Children and staff who displayed excellent athletisism at Sports Day were duly awarded with medals at Thursday’s assembly - well done! We are looking at our sports champions of the future!