In this Sunday’s Gospel, by continuing to call on Jesus, the blind man showed courage. Other people told the Blind man to stop calling for Jesus but he showed continued courage. We all need courage from time to time, courage to try something new, to tell the truth, admit a mistake, stand up for someone, to resist from peer pressure and stand up for what is right. Be courageous this half-term.
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. We have also arranged for a Remembrance Mass in St Paulinus Church at 10am. Children will use the month of November to remember all those they love who are now in heaven. Finally on this subject we have received our poppies from the British Legion yesterday. These will be on sale when we return. We only have poppies and a few crosses this year so donations towards this worthy cause are greatly appreciated. Children can therefore bring money into school to buy poppies from Monday 5th November until Friday 9th November.
As we approach the end of our first half-term I would like to thank you for your support. We have hosted a coffee morning, held class welcome meetings, had our first Parent Council meeting and had two class parent sessions in Y6 and Y4, Phew! Next half term, during the season of Advent, we will be inviting all parents to various stay and pray events. As soon as I have all the dates confirmed I will send these out to you all.
Attendance for this half-term has been 97.1% which is good (the National Average for last year was around 96%). Please can I remind you that it is only in exceptional circumstances that I can authorise term time absence. When a holiday is taken in term time we have as an Academy started to fine parents in line with our policy and legislation. The term dates for this academic year are available at the front reception or on the school website.
Finally, when we return it will be a busy week with Parents Evenings. Therefore THERE WILL BE NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS IN THE FIRST WEEK BACK WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 4-4-2 CLUBS (MONDAY AND WEDENESDAY) AND COOKING ON MONDAY.
Have a lovely half-term everyone,