Welcome back and Happy New Year|
I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas holiday - the extra weekend at the end made it seem much longer than usual. We are now back into the swing of things at both schools with two relatively short half terms of five weeks each. There is a lot to pack in before Easter!
As you know, Mrs Lund has officially 'retired' from her position as Deputy Head of Federation and we have already wished her a long and healthy retirement. However, as is her nature, she could not leave fully until a replacement Deputy Headteacher for St Hubert's was found. Consequently, you may well see her in St Hubert's on Mondays and Fridays and possibly one of the days in between. She is holding the fort until the Governors can make an appointment. For this, I am truly grateful!
The coming term will also see the return of Miss Bertwistle to St Wulstan's following her maternity leave and the (temporary) departure of Mrs Rosthorn who will commence her maternity leave. Governors are already working to try to ensure optimum continuity of provision at both schools given these changes. I will keep you informed of significant developments.
Finally, the home page of the website will be changed slightly during the coming week. Some of the articles concerning 'e safety' and suitable browsers will be moved to another page. They are very important articles but the home page needs to be reserved for the latest news and events as well as our weekly roll of honour of Star Pupils. If you have any suggestions as to how we might improve the website or what additional informatioin you would like to see included, please contact school. Your views are always welcome.
This Week's Newsletter|
The Federation Newsletter (and previous editions) can be accessed using the link below.
Several families have been enquiring about school session times for the Academic Year commencing September 2017. The attached document has been approved by the Governors and gives term time openings for the year in question. It will also be available on the Federation Information page.
A Hair Raising Enterprise!!|
The New Year opens with a wonderful and considerate gesture from one of our Year 4 children at St Hubert's School. Effie Skillen, the proud owner of luxuriant, long, fair hair is going to have some of her locks - eight inches to be precise - lopped off on Saturday 18th February. It really is hair raising as the bottom of her pony tail will be raised a further 8 inches from the floor!
She has not taken leave of her senses but is acting out of kindness and concern for those children who may lose their hair when undergoing treatment for certain diseases such as cancer. Effie heard of the work done by 'The Princess Trust' who use human hair to make wigs for these children, and she wanted to help in a very practical way. Not only will Effie's hair be used to help another young person but she is also asking friends and family to sponsor her to raise money for 'The Princess Trust' and also for 'Milly's Smiles' - a charity very close to home.
Not everybody is willing (or in my case, able) to donate their hair to a worthy cause but perhaps we could offer a little support to Effie who is doing this on our behalf. If you would like to sponsor Effie for as much or as little as you are able, please use the link below. It's for a worthy cause. Good luck Effie and thank you for showing great kindness.
Letters you may have missed this week - St Hubert's|
The following letters were sent out from St Hubert's School this week.
Letters you may have missed this week - St Wulstan's|
The following letters were sent out from St Wulstan's School this week.
Our Stars this week are.........|
Half Term, Gold Awards, Lunchtime VIP and Writing awards.|
Each half term, children are rewarded for consistently following our Golden Rules. Recognition is also made for those children who have made great strides with their writing. Finally, those children who help to make Lunchtime a more pleasurable experience are rewarded with a seat at the VIP table. Details of the recipients of these accolades are given on the home page of each school. Follow the link for St Hubert's or St Wulstan's.