Welcome Back - 13th January 2022

We’ve had a great start to 2022 and the children have loved being back in school, seeing their friends and learning so many new things! Year 4 have been busy making Egyptian sarcophaguses while in Year 3 they have been preparing for Chinese New Year. Father Ross celebrated Mass with Year 5 last week for the Epiphany and it has been wonderful to see so many children sign up for sports and music clubs which are all starting up again.


Breakfast (Bagel) Club

Is continuing to be very popular. We are now offering a variety of cereals as well as bagels, so do come along every day from 8.30 – you just need to give consent on the Arbor App if you haven’t already.


Covid

Cases continue to rise across the city at the moment, so please continue to be cautious and use the LFD tests at home as a preventative measure. The current guidance is:

  • Take regular LFD tests – if positive, isolate straight away. No need to take a PCR.

  • If you have any of the main symptoms, book a PCR test, not an LFD.

We are awaiting further details about today’s announcement of a shorter isolation period.


Training Day – 14th January

Tomorrow the staff are having a training day about the Talk for Writing strategy, which was postponed for over a year now due to Covid. They are really looking forward to learning some new techniques and using them with the children!


School Library

Mrs Conway has been making huge progress in preparing our new upstairs library for its grand opening. It is such an inviting space for the children and we can’t wait until it is completely ready for use in a few weeks time. Thank you also to Mrs O’Neill who has spent countless hours sorting and cataloguing the books and Ms Lee who has been moving furniture and painting walls!


Welcome

We welcome Ms Hema Jeremiah as a new lunchtime supervisor – I am sure she will quickly settle into the school community.


Last Sunday we celebrated the feast of the Baptism of the Lord and for our liturgy this week, the pupil chaplains and Mrs Hales explained to us about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how we should try to show them in our lives. This marks the end of Christmastide (although officially in the Catholic Church, this lasts until the feast of Candlemas on 2nd February!) and this coming Sunday, we return to the readings for Ordinary Time.


Have a lovely weekend.


Michael Lobo

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