In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus teaches the disciples how to be truly great. Being kind, self-giving, thoughtful and helpful are great qualities. It’s not always easy to live our lives in this way but it is the way that God wants us to live, to become the best that we can be. As St Francis de Sales says’ “Doing little things with a strong desire to please God makes them great.”
On the subject of greatness, two things have happened in School that have really demonstrated this quality. Firstly, our lovely Tag Rugby team, that has been selected from Y6, have qualified for the Tees Valley Finals to represent East Cleveland. This is the second time in three years that the school has managed this great feat. The second great thing tthis week has been the three school trips that we have held. Local visits to Guisborough Hall, Guisborough Woods and to the Inspire to Learn Centre have all helped the children grow in different aspects of their learning. Check the School twitter feed for photographs from the school trips.
Next week, Foundation Stage 2 will be visiting Guisborough Woods, Year 4 will be hosting a Greek themed day and, on Friday, the children will be able to come in to school in their sports clothes. Please can I remind children to bring in a suggested donation of £1 to help fund transport for the various sporting trips we hold in partnership with Laurence Jackson School. Last year we managed to raise well over £200, which is fantastic.
When we return in November, we have our first Parents’ Evenings of the year—an opportunity to discuss how your child has started in their new class. This year we are offering 3 nights to parents, Tuesday 6th November – Thursday 8th November and a total of 7 hours of appointment times. Please pop the dates in your diary so that you can attend on one of the evenings. Tuesday appointments will run to a later time of 6pm in most classes. This term we will be trialling an electronic method to reserve appointments which will be through ParentMail. Have you booked your appointment yet?
Finally, next month is November, a time to remember those who have died. On November 11th we will once again join the town parade on Remembrance Sunday. If any children from Y3-6 would like to join the parade then please pop the date in your diary. I know many of our children will attend with Brownies, Cubs, Rainbows or Scouts. As this year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, it would be lovely to have a good turn out. Once again we will be making poppies in one class for the display at The Priory.
Have a lovely weekend everyone,