This is our last Weekly Update for this term and what a busy term it has been! Looking back to September, there have been many educational visits, sporting events, concerts and musical performances, as well as our first ever ‘Poetry Week’ which was a real success! And of course, the PTA have kept our diaries busy with fund raising and events to enjoy.
December is always a wonderful month to be in school as the children prepare for Christmas and this week is no exception.
On Monday, our Reception and Y1 classes sang and said their lines so well for their Nativity. Thank you to Miss O’Rourke, Miss Boyhan, Miss Williams and our KS1 team: our youngest pupils made us very proud.
On Tuesday, our Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils filled St Elizabeth’s Church with their voices. The children really sang from their hearts and it was clear to see that they felt part of something very special. Our very talented Scola, Junior Choir and String Quartet also performed on the evening and it was truly a joyous occasion.
We had a lovely Christmas Mass said by Fr Tom on Wednesday. Thank you to Y3S and Y3D who prepared Mass for us.
The children have had lots of fun this week as they get ready for the Christmas holidays. The children have enjoyed various art and craft activities, as well as kept the school entertained with various acts for ‘St Elizabeth’s Got Talent’. Mr Simon Cowell would be proud!
Christmas is a time to think of others. Thank you sincerely for your generosity to our Advent charity, The Passage, and supported causes this year. We are overwhelmed with your kindness.
From the collections after the nativities and carol service, together we have raised £1,050.50 for The Passage. This is a tremendous amount donated to a very worthy charity that helps homeless and vulnerable people to transform their own lives. Thank you also for your support to the Vineyard Community Project and for bringing in essential items for the homeless. Finally, we have raised £217 for Save the Children when children came to school wearing their fun jumper for the school Christmas lunch.
Looking to 2019, our Spring term begins on Monday 7th January. We look forward to the children returning after the holidays rested and ready for the new term ahead. We will send home information for the Spring term, including termly dates, when we return to school.
On behalf of all the staff at St Elizabeth’s, we wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and New Year.