Newsletter 20th September 22

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 Headteacher: Mr. J. Molyneux

Tuesday 20th September 2022

 

Spiritual Reflection

Yesterday was a truly historic day. A day when many of us paused our busy lives to watch the State Funeral. Some of our community travelled to London over the course of the weekend, whilst others watched from their own homes with their own families.

We couldn’t help but be moved by the magnificent ceremony and processions, all of which were so carefully planned and delivered. Many of us will have reflected not just on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth but on the passing of our own departed family members and friends. Whilst it was a day of sadness, it was also a fitting celebration for a life well lived.

As we now continue with our own busy lives and the Royal Family begin their own period of private mourning, let us reflect on the words spoken by the Right Reverend David Conner at the beginning of the Committal service in St. George’s Chapel.

We are bound to call to mind someone whose uncomplicated yet profound Christian Faith bore so much fruit. Fruit, in a life of unstinting service to the Nation, the Commonwealth and the wider world, but also in kindness, concern and reassuring care for her family and friends and neighbours. In the midst of our rapidly changing and frequently troubled world, her calm and dignified presence has given us confidence to face the future, as she did, with courage and with hope. As, with grateful hearts, we reflect on these and all the many other ways in which her long life has been a blessing to us, we pray that God will give us grace to honour her memory by following her example, and that, with our sister Elizabeth, at the last, we shall know the joys of life eternal.

 

 

 

PTA – We need you!

Thank you to those parents who did attend our PTA meeting on Friday. We have discussed organising a Christmas Fair in school. We will provide more details at a later date regarding when it will take place but would like to appeal to parents and families in the first instance to see if you can help us? Can you help out on a stall on the day? Do you have any contacts that could help with donations for a raffle or gifts for the Santa’s Grotto? Perhaps you have links with a local supermarket who could offer donations of selection boxes or supplies for the food stalls? Even if you are unable to commit ongoing to our PTA but could help out at this event, we would greatly appreciate your time and / or donations.  Please contact School Office on Class Dojo if you can help.

 

Virtues Award

The following children have demonstrated in school that they are living by this virtue and have been recognised by their class teacher.

RG: Frances
RS: Siyan
1K: Naithan D
1/2 T: Josmin
2B: Simran
3CD: Eva
3/4 TA:
4C: Maja TG
5W: Hugo
5/6 B: Sahleha
6B: Lily A

 

 

Class Dojo

Please remember to check Class Dojo stories for important information about school events and dates. There is also a weekly link to the Newsletter. Absences should be reported to Contact Office and not your class teacher please.

Class Attendance Award

 

Class 2B  was last weeks attendance winners  with 99.63%.
RG:89.04%
RS: 98.18%
1K: 89.12%
1/2T: 94.81%
2B: 99.63%
3CD: 93.79%
3/4AT:95.17%
4C: 90.97%
5W: 99.03%
5/6B: 90.97%
6B: 98.06%

 

Lateness

The school gates open at 8.40 and will close at 8.45am; if you arrive with your child after 8.45am then your child will receive a late mark in the register. The Education Welfare Officer for the Local Authority does view registers half termly and will query the reasons for lateness where repeated  episodes occur. To avoid missed learning time and encourage punctuality, please ensure you arrive to school on time.

Headteacher Recognition Award

The following children have been chosen by their teacher to receive a personalised letter from our Headteacher, Mr Molyneux .

RS: Maya
RG: Amelia Gr
1K: Marcus
1/2 T: Oliwia
2B: Shristi
3CD: Michal
3/ 4TA:
4C: Tymoteusz
5W: Gracie
5/6B: Ayaan
6B: Yusuf

Handwriting Award   

Our star handwriters for the last week were:

RG: Heleina
RS: Rosie
1K: Rayyan
1/2 T: Ryder
2B: Ogheneochukome
3CD: Zofia
3/4 TA:
4C: Dominik
5W: Joshua A
5/6B: Daud
6B: Sundas

 

 

After School Clubs

A message was sent on Class Dojo last week regarding the various after school clubs that are on offer to children this half term. The only way to enrol your child onto after school clubs is by logging in to your School Money account and reserving a place by making a payment. If the School Money system does not allow you to make a reservation for a place then this will be because the club is full to capacity. Places cannot be reserved by contacting the class teacher or the school office. To access School Money, visit www.eduspot.co.uk and choose School Money Parent login. Your login details were sent to you last academic year.

 

Extra Curricular Achievements

Miles in 2B tested for and achieved his brown belt in Martial Arts. This is his first advanced belt grade. Well done Miles!

We would love to celebrate your child’s extra curricular achievements in our weekly newsletter. Please email any photos or information of rewards you would like us to share at admin@sa.bkcat.co.uk

Diary Dates

School Calendar for the Academic Year 2022-2023

 

Autumn Term 2022

Open: Monday 6th September
Inset Day: Monday 19th September
Inset Day: Friday 21st October
Open: Monday 31st October    Close: Tuesday 20th December

Spring Term 2023
Open: Wednesday 4th January  Close: Friday 10th February
Open: Monday 20th February Close: Wednesday 5th April

Summer Term 2023

Open: Monday 24th April   Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May Close: Friday 26th May
Open: Monday 5th June  Close: Friday 21st July
Inset Day: Monday 24th July   Inset Day: Tuesday 25th July

 

 

Be Internet Legends

Helping children be safer, more confident explorers of the online world

Be Internet Legends is a free online safety education programme for 7-to-11 year-olds, in partnership with Google.

It teaches children the skills to navigate their online lives – helping them learn to be Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave – just like the characters in the Interland online game.

Use the link  https://www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/legendaryparent

Safe Parking

Last week, Mr Molyneux added very  important to Class Dojo regarding parking around school. Please could you take the time to read this information carefully and ensure that safe parking practices are adhered to.

Returning your forms to school

On the whole we are a paperless school. Occasionally it is necessary for us to send paper letters home to you  for certain permissions and consents. Please can parents ensure that you return important paperwork by the deadline given, this helps to ensure that school is compliant.

Intimate Care Form – ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – please return the form by Friday 23rd September
GDPR Forms – selected pupils in Year 1 please return this form ASAP and by no later than Friday 23rd September
Student Information form – ALL pupils in school. Forms will be sent home this week, please check the details we have in school for your child are correct, make any changes and sign this form and return by Friday 30th September.

Thank you.

St Austin’s Safeguarding Team

A reminder of who is a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in our school. If you are concerned about a child you should discuss this with a member of the Safeguarding team.

Mr Molyneux -DSL Lead                        Mr Senior Deputy DSL                Mr Laurie – Deputy DSL       Mrs Scott Deputy DSL

Send your jokes to admin@sa.bkact.co.uk

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