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Weekly Update 5th July 2024

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

Dear Parents and Carers,

St Elizabeth’s Feast Day was a wonderful celebration on Wednesday this week! We thank Fr George for joining us for Mass and our Y6 parents and children for organising the Cream Teas. We did not let the rain spoil our picnic lunch and the concert was a joy - it was lovely to have so many of you there.

We share our school feast day with St Elizabeth’s Church and our staff and a group of our Pupil Chaplains were delighted to be able to join the parish in their Bicentennial celebration Mass yesterday evening. We send our best wishes to Fr Stephen and all the parishioners on this landmark anniversary!

We are now in the last two and a half weeks of term and we are entering a very busy period! Please do read on to find out about upcoming events and look out for emails with details about individual events.

Upcoming Dates

Sponsored Walk – 9:00am on Monday 8th July

All the children will be taking part in the Sponsored Walk on Monday morning. They will need PE kits, long socks or leggings, sun-hats and a water bottle. Please bring sponsored walk forms into school on Monday for signing. These will be returned with the children to start collecting their sponsorship money. Money can be brought into school in cash or cheque but we would encourage sponsors to use the JustGiving page where we can receive Gift Aid on every donation.

To sponsor online, please click this link:

Thank you to the many parents who have volunteered to accompany the walk. You have been sent an email today with more information and we look forward to seeing you at 9:00am on Monday. Now all we need is some sunshine!

Individual Pupil Photographs

Tempest Photography will be coming into school on Tuesday morning to take individual photographs of each child and sibling groups. Details of how to buy the photographs online will be sent out following this. Smart, clean uniforms and big smiles on Tuesday morning please!

Vocal Concert – 5:00pm on Wednesday 10th July

The Vocal Concert will be taking place at 5pm on Wednesday 10th July. All are welcome. Please see the ParentMail sent last week for further details.

KS1 Sports Day – 9:30am on Thursday 11th July

The KS1 Sports Day takes place on the astro pitch at school at 9:30am on Thursday 11th July and all parents and carers are invited to come along and watch. Full details of the KS1 Sports Day have been sent in a separate ParentMail today.

PTA BBQ – 6:00-8:00pm on Friday 12th July

The PTA BBQ is always a lovely end to the school year. Please see the flyer attached with more information. Please note that this is an event for current school families only and every child attending must be accompanied and supervised by a parent.

KS2 Sports Day – 9:30am on Monday 15th July

The new date for the KS2 Sports Day is Monday 15th July at Christ’s School playing field. The arrangements outlined in the ParentMail sent this week remain the same, so please do refer to this for information about the event and photography.

Y6 Production of Peter Pan the Musical – 7pm on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July

Y6 will be performing their end of year production of Peter Pan the Musical on two nights: 17th and 18th July. Y4 and Y5 children are singing in the Choir for these performances and are expected to attend both nights. All parents are invited to apply for tickets with Y6 parents being given priority. Details of the application process will be sent home next week.

Leavers’ Mass and Governors’ Awards – Wednesday 24th July

We will be saying goodbye to our Y6 pupils in a Mass on Wednesday 24th July at 9:30am. Following the Mass there will be refreshments after which, the Y6 will have their Governors’ Awards Ceremony.

End of Term – 2pm on Wednesday 24th July

Information for Parents

Met in the Park

Please see the attached flyer with information about ‘Met in the Park’, an event for families taking place on Monday 5th August in Old Deer Park.

Our pupils running this weekend to raise money for Jesse Osborn

On Saturday 6th July, four of our children will be running parts of a 10k race. Kit and Jimmy Osborn and Josie and Esme Andrews will be running to raise money for the Institute of Cancer Research as Jesse Osborn has been receiving treatment for leukemia at the Royal Marsden Hospital. The story was covered by a national newspaper and has picked up additional sponsorship over the last few days, and is now at £11,500. We would like to wish the children good luck for the weekend. If you wish to sponsor the children, here is the link: - thank you to all who have sponsored.

Autumn Term Extra-curricular Clubs

We will be sending the extra-curricular clubs schedule for the Autumn Term on Monday 22nd July. NSSport and Breakfast Club are both available every day that the school is open.

Awards this week

Battle of the Books

Last week we shared the fantastic news about our winning Y4 Battle of the Books team. Unfortunately two children’s names were missing from the list of competitors.

We would like to say congratulations once again to our Y4 Battle of the Books winning team for a fantastic team effort: Maxim, Max, Beatrice, Dearbhla, Kate, Alice, Dylan and Honor.

Values Awards

Congratulations to the following children who have received a Values Award this week.

Reception: Gabriella

Y1: Noah and Antonio

Y2: Amelie and Pablo

Y3: Antonia

Y4: Kai and Dearbhla

Y5: Arthur and Maria

Y6: Daniel and Oliver


Whole school attendance this week is 96.81%. Congratulations to Y1 and Y3 for both having the highest attendance this week with 98.67%. This is closely followed by Y2 which has 98.12% attendance.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Jane Hines