It’s been a busy an extremely busy time since the half term break and we are set for a hectic few weeks before we break up for Christmas.
We had our first Parents’ Evening of the year in the first week after half term, which was extremely well attended. There was a lively atmosphere in the school on both evenings and the feedback I received from both parents and staff was extremely positive.
We’ve had several fundraising events this half term where we have supported different charities and also raised money for the school. The School Council planned a ‘Non-School Uniform’ day on Friday the 4th November to help raise money for a new netball kit and bibs, this was well supported by the pupils. This money has been used to buy training bibs for the girls as Erin McClure’s parents’ company a ’A Room with a View’, kindly offered to sponsor a new Netball kit for the school, which we are very grateful for.
On Friday 11th November a school disco was organised for the pupils which was well attended and all the children had a fantastic time. A big thank you to all the parents who helped on the evening and particularly to Miss Blackwell for organising the event.
The PTA also organised a fantastic Christmas Fayre at Edith Bankes two Fridays ago, where there were a wide range of stalls and activities. It was great to see so many pupils, parents, grandparents and other members of the Northop community all coming together to help raise funds for the school. The PTA committee have worked extremely hard this year and we are all so grateful for their efforts. We look forward to more events in the new year.
Over the next two days we will be holding our Christmas Concerts which are always special occasions and which I am sure you will all enjoy. The staff and pupils have demonstrated a great deal of commitment in preparing for the performances and can I thank you all for helping the children learn their lines and finding costumes for them to wear.
We have another busy few days planned for next week. We will be holding a Christmas activity day where the children will rotate around the classrooms taking part in different craft, cooking and other activities. We will also be holding our Christmas discos, having our Christmas dinner as well as watching the ‘Clockwork’ theatre performance.
I have no doubts that after all these activities the children will be ready for a well-deserved Christmas break. Can I also take this opportunity to thank you once more for your continued help and support and If I don’t speak to you personally before the end of term may I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.