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Weekly Update 28th June 2024

Read our newsletter to find out what has been happening in school this week and upcoming events ...

Dear Parents and Carers,

Good news to share this week as our Y4 Battle of the Books team came first in the Richmond Borough KS2 competition on Wednesday 26th June. They competed against twelve other schools coming first in the quiz round and second in the drama to win overall and bring the trophy home! Well done to Maxim, Max, Dearbhla, Alice, Dylan and Honor and thank you to Mrs Briggs, our school librarian for preparing the team so well!

It was lovely to welcome our new Reception pupils into school for their induction session this week – the start of their journey at St Elizabeth’s.

At the other end of their school journey, our Y6 pupils have had a busy week with their ‘Choices’ workshop on Monday and their visit to the Orange Tree Theatre to see Shakespeare’s Hamlet this afternoon – a great opportunity to see a professional play ahead of their own performance of Peter Pan The Musical in July.

Next week in school

Y4 and Y5 visit to Neasden Temple – Monday 1st July

On Monday 1st July our Y4 and Y5 children will be visiting the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden as part of their study of Hinduism. Full details of the visit including the cost have been sent to Y4 and Y5 parents via Parentmail. The payment request will be set up shortly in Arbor as we move over to our new communications system.

St Elizabeth’s Feast Day – Wednesday 3rd July

We are looking forward to our celebrations for St Elizabeth’s Feast Day on Wednesday 3rd July. The day will begin with Mass at 9:30am with Fr George from St Thomas Aquinas, to which all parents are invited. This will be followed by a picnic lunch for the children. At 2:15pm parents are invited to a ‘relaxed and fun’ concert where each class will sing a song. And finally at 3:30pm Cream Teas will be on sale on the driveway, hosted by Y6 parents and children. It promises to be a wonderful day, celebrating our patron saint and role model, St Elizabeth.

KS2 Sports Day – Friday 5th July

The KS2 Sports day will be taking place on Friday 5th July at 9:30am at Christ’s School playing fields. All children in KS2 will be taking part and we will be emailing full details of the event next week.

Sponsored Walk – Monday 8th July

We are delighted to see the return of our whole school Sponsored Walk in Richmond Park. This had always been an annual event up until the pandemic. We are so lucky that our school is located right next to Richmond Park and the walk is a wonderful way to engage children in the park while raising money for the school. Our Y2 class are co-ordinating the event with the school and have sent the following message.

Please see the attached flyer for an exciting new event on the school calendar this year - The Richmond Park Sponsored Walk. This will be taking place in the morning on Monday 8th July. The event is open to parents, siblings and dogs (on leads) so please do join us for this fun-filled event!!

We have placed sponsorship forms in the children’s book bags today so please circulate these to extended family, friends and neighbours to make this a bumper fundraising event and to celebrate the children‘s efforts in completing the challenge!!

We will also circulate a link for our JustGiving Page next week.

Information for Parents

School Clubs and NSSport

The last week of school clubs will be the week beginning Monday 8th July (not 1st July as mentioned in a previous Weekly Update) unless an external club organisation has made an alternative arrangement. NSSport offers after-school care to pupils on every school day of the school year, if you require this.

Upcoming Dates


3rd 9:30 a.m. St Elizabeth’s Feast Day Mass

5th 9:30 a.m. KS2 Sports Day at Christ’s School playing fields

8th a.m. School Sponsored Walk

10th 5:00 p.m. Vocal Concert

11th 9:30 a.m. KS1 Sports Day

11th Last swimming lesson for Y6 & Y3

12th 6:00 p.m. PTA Summer BBQ – all invited

17th 7:00 p.m. Y6 Production of Peter Pan

18th 7:00 p.m. Y6 Production of Peter Pan

22nd 9:15 a.m. Richmond Library Summer Reading Challenge

24th 9:30 a.m. Mass for Y6 Leavers’ intentions followed by Governors’ Award presentation – details to follow

24th 2:00 p.m. End of Term

Values Awards

The following children have received a Values Award this week for living our School Values.

Reception: Arianna and Caitlin

Y1: Oscar and Dominik

Y2: Kelly and Josie

Y3: Szymon and Leo

Y4: Peggy

Y5: Kahmall

Y6: Michael and Thomas


Whole school attendance this week is 95.45%. Congratulations to Y1 for having the highest attendance this week with 98%. This is closely followed by Y5 which has 97.67% attendance.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Jane Hines