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The Head’s reflections on the week

Posted: 24th June 2022

You may have noticed that the school flag got itself rather tangled up with a telegraph pole this week. The contractors next door have promised to retrieve it, and in return they will fly it from the top of the crane of the building site next door!
This idea was suggested by Natasha in Year 3, keep an eye out over the West Hove skyline next week.

By coincidence, my main news of the week is also flag-related. I am delighted to announce that St Christopher’s has been awarded Eco Schools Green Flag status, in recognition of a large number of initiatives we have put in place this year. What makes this even more fantastic is that many of the ideas came from the children, via forums such as the School Council and the Eco Club.

Some of these are grand schemes that will need us all to work together, such as the plan to be carbon neutral by 2030. Others are simple yet effective ideas such as a class monitor to ensure that lights and electronic devices are switched off when not needed. The children have worked with staff to look at how to incorporate eco issues into lessons. Some are obvious fits, like Geography and Science, but every subject has the potential to get involved.

As a result of this, some of the positions of responsibility given to our Year 8 children will involve them in making our school a greener one. More details of this, and the highly awaited list of Heads of School, House Captains, Prefects, and Sports Captains for next year, will feature in the final Newsletter of the year, along with the academic prizes that, in years past, have been presented on Sports Day.

I hope to see many of you at the Parents’ Association Summer Party tomorrow, and at The Barn Theatre in Southwick next Wednesday and Thursday for Upper School’s production of Bugsy Malone.

Ms E Lyle, Head

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