Happy New Year 2019
I hope that you all had a happy and restful Christmas break. I would like to take this opportunity to thank pupils and families who so generously gave myself and the staff Christmas cards and gifts – they are overwhelming and much appreciated.
As we start 2019, let us move forward together as a School as we all help the children to truly become the best that they can be. I hope that 2019 is a great success for the children, staff and families of St Paulinus School. Who knows what greatness can be achieved this year if the children truly ‘do everything well’?
This term will once again be one filled with many different and exciting learning opportunities. Today our youngest pupils have enjoyed their first YogaBugs session in the Hall, which has gone really well. Two children from Year 2 have just visited the Apple with an excellent model of a snow mobile (hope this is not a sign of things to come) and Year 5 have been baking all week, the aromas of which have been seriously tempting. This term we are also planning to look at our School Mission Statement, with all stakeholders, and think about what ‘Love One Another As I Have Loved you’ means to us as a school in 2019. More information on this to follow.
As a school we use various different methods to communicate with parents. Every week I send out this newsletter with key information in. We use our Parent Mail system to give you the information you need regarding trips and other activities in school.
Periodically we add things to our School twitter feed (the handle for this is @stpaulinus-please request to follow us). This is a great way to share some of the activities that happen in school and you can see for yourselves what is happening on a more regular basis. Occasionally, we post messages on Facebook of key school events.
After school clubs will restart next week with some minor changes. A full list of these clubs is listed on page 2 of this newsletter.
In Church this Sunday we celebrate the beginning of Jesus’ mission. The humble witness of John the Baptist gave people a sense that something exciting was about to happen. John the Baptist is one of the best known saints. He never pushed himself forward. He even encouraged his own followers to leave him and become followers of Jesus.
Have a great weekend and Happy New Year.