Last Friday, Fr Alexander celebrated Mass in the school hall in honour of Mary, the Mother of God.
Fr Alexander reminded us of the importance of Mary to all of us: whenever we experience difficulties or challenges, Mary is with us as our helper. This is why she has the name, ‘Mary, Help of Christians’.
On each Friday during May we have been praying a decade of the rosary in front of our statue of Our Lady of Grace in our prayer garden.
A big THANK YOU to all the families who brought in bedding plants on Friday - the day when we celebrated a special Mass in honour of Mary, the Mother of God.
A great big THANK YOU to the parents who gave their time on Friday and this morning to tidy our planting boxes and to put in the new bedding plants. We look forward to some beautiful colours over the next few weeks.
This week is ‘Science Week’ throughout the school. All the children’s learning will be based on Science and Technology.
Our week got off to a great start this morning, with a special whole school assembly led by Anthony from ‘Mad Science’. The children and staff were enthralled by the amazing science he demonstrated - sometimes it was important for Anthony to remind us that he was a scientist, not a magician!
There will be more about Science Week in the newsletter at the end of the week.
Further to an item in last week’s school newsletter about ‘stranger danger’ incidents in the local area can I draw your attention to the following on the BBC News website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-22514665
There is an item in this week’s school newsletter about school rucksacks. I now understand that there are some concerns over the quality of the rucksacks currently available. I will discuss this with parents and will seek to find an alternative that meets the criteria of value for money, smartness and effectiveness. I will provide more information when possible alternatives have been explored and parents have been involved in a decision on how to proceed. At the moment the concern is that some of the bags coming into school are too big to go on the backs of chairs, so if they are not the school rucksacks that are being used, please make sure that alternatives are very similar in size. Thank you for your understanding. Mr George.