As we come to the end of another happy, busy week I am pleased to say that the routines of school are truly bedding in. Children are very settled and I often see even our youngest pupils striding confidently into school in the mornings. Buddies have been instrumental in this process and I would like to say a personal thank you to our Year 7 and Year 8 buddies. Well done on setting an excellent example in and around school and for helping Reception and Year 1 settle in.
This week was also Respect week. All year groups heard an Assembly from Mr Stead on Monday about the importance of showing respect and an assembly from Mr Holt on Thursday about respect, inclusion and diversity. It is very important to me that our children grow up to be kind, inclusive and respectful adults. We may not know the types of new careers the future holds for our children, but we do know they will have to work with other people. Kindness, respect and inclusion are the foundation of those positive working relationships now, and in the future.
Throughout this week we have also had wonderful sporting participation and success. We fielded 24 teams over the week to several different schools. Notable successes this week were: the U13 boys who won the Brambletye Sixes Football tournament at Brambletye, the U10A girls winning their hockey match against Cottesmore by a resounding 12-0, the U13 girls came second overall at the annual Hock-net tournament at Hurst and the U11B girls hockey team came 5th overall out of twelve schools at the Hurst tournament. I am so proud of our teams, win or lose, for their effort, grit and determination to do their best on the field, pitch, and court.
A few additional messages:
Our splendid Parents’ Association are putting together a St Christopher’s Recipe Book and are hoping for lots of contributions from the children.
Our Virtual Harvest Festival takes place next Thursday, and will be shared with you via YouTube. We are supporting Off The Fence, as we have done for many years. This year, they have asked for financial donations rather than the usual dry goods and toiletries.
We have two upcoming events; our latest Open Morning next Friday and an outdoor event for local nursery children at Glebe Villas on 9th October.