A Friday Night Round Up! Plus me doing the CanCan – of course!

Good afternoon – it’s snowing!

What a term! What a Can Can! This morning we all joined together in St Stephen’s Church for our whole school service. The church was filled with laughter, singing, toothpaste (you had to be there) and praising the Lord. Alastair gave a thought provoking and enthusiastic talk, armed with several tubes of toothpaste, and taught us that the Lord is there to help us sort out our mistakes and, yes, I was left cleaning the chairs! Thank you to all those parents who joined us and helped us to give thanks for a superb term.

Country Cultures Evening – All Things French!

A massive thank you to all our French speaking parents who put together an evening of fine wine, delicious food, a quiz and a spectacular CanCan. A short video is linked below, of me doing the CanCan – never thought I would be writing that (Who am I kidding) – https://youtube.com/shorts/TWpLVpLSWmU?feature=share

. If you haven’t already seen the footage! It was truly a wonderful evening where the sound of La Discothèque filled the hall and everyone was dancing!

DEC Ukraine Appeal

With the House Captains unanimously agreeing to donate all the money raised from their Mother’s Day Lunch on Sunday (£2,000) to the DEC Ukraine Appeal and with the money from two cake sales and our online giving via Parentmail we gathered a grand total of £4,000! Massive silent cheer to everyone who has given, baked, bought, turned up or cleared up! Thank you for making a difference- : https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

Mother’s Day Lunch

On Sunday, ably assisted by the House Captains, Cookie cooked a scrumptious three course meal for over 100 people in aid of the DEC Ukraine Appeal. It was a terrific success and the House Captains did a magnificent job hosting the event. The roast lamb melted in the mouth and the company was superb. Thank you to all those who joined us and I think we may do it again next year!

Photos/ Videos

A quick reminder that if you take photos/ videos at school events to please not share them on social media i.e. WhatsApp class groups, Instagram, as we have some children whose identity must remain private. Thank you for your full cooperation in this matter.

Checked Uniform

As we come to the season of the checked school shirt and dress (after the Easter break till October half term), sadly I have to report we have a slight delay with the arrival of the checks – hopefully they will be here by mid-May. We have 22 school checked shirts in the used uniform store and I would like to increase this – so if you have any used school checked shirts or dresses that require a new home, please send them into school. There will be a used uniform sale after Easter on Thursday 21 April, one at 3.25pm and one at 5pm.

We have a few remaining new shirts in sizes 4/5 and 6/7 and dresses 3/4

The Easter Bonnet Parade

What a collection of glorious bonnets we saw this year! Using mainly recycled materials, the children fashioned bonnets of all shapes and sizes. Along with the usual cute and colourful bunnies and Easter eggs, there was a very prominent display of blue and yellow, heralding support for those families who are suffering in Ukraine. Easter is the time when we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us and the hope He brought to the world – a message that is particularly relevant at the present time. Check out the winners here

Good bye to Miss Nat who starts her maternity leave. We send her all our love and best wishes and to quote Miss Nat ‘I’ll be back sweetheart!’

Have a lovely Easter break and we will see you all Wednesday, 20th April.

Thank you God for an amazing term!

Mr Schumm