E-Newsletter Issue 112

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  E-Newsletter Issue 112: Tuesday 19th December 2017  

Hello Visitor,

Carol Service

Please join us tomorrow at 1.30pm in St Mary's Church for our final school event of 2017. We will look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Refreshments will be available after the service. 

The service is expected to finish around 2pm. School will remain open until 3.30pm as normal but if you would like to collect your child after the Carol Service, please meet us back in school and we will dismiss pupils from their classrooms. 


Reception's Nativity yesterday was fantastic! The children acted and sang beautifully and were very brave to perform in front of such a big audience. Thanks to Miss Hillman, Mrs Barratt and Mrs Pinnock-Attfield for preparing the children so well, to Mrs Austin and her hastily put together but wonderful choir of Year 5 and 6 pupils and to the FOGS team for the lovely refreshments.

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Christmas Appeal for Kacper

The school has been completely overwhelmed by the support for our Christmas Appeal for Kacper. The appeal is very close to home and, judging by your generosity, it clearly touched a nerve with everyone associated with the school. It has demonstrated, in such a powerful way, how the combined efforts of a community can have the most profound impact on those people within our community who are in need. 

For younger readers of this newsletter, I'm aware that Santa has a few days until his present deliveries begin and we never know exactly what he might bring. It's safe to say, though, that Kacper and his brothers, Ozzie and Victor, are going to enjoy an amazing family Christmas together, with stockings that will will no doubt be full of wonderful presents.

Thank you so much for getting behind this appeal.

Social Enterprise in Senegal: The Chicken Business

Cherif has been very hard at work looking after the latest batch of chicks that he was able to buy using proceeds from the school's Harvest collection in October. 

The before and after photos below show the transformation from day old chicks to (almost) fully grown and very healthy adult hens. The timing of our collection in October was very important as Cherif will be extremely busy over the next fortnight providing his community with food for Christmas and the New Year. 

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Pupil Profiles

Pupil Profiles have been updated with all of your child's achievements from this first term of the school year. In amongst all of the Christmas celebrations, please spend some time with your child reflecting on their successes - all children have positive reports and they should feel proud of themselves. 

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Thank you all for your support over the last term. See you in 2018!

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