We have a jam-packed newsletter this week with so much coming up – please check the dates carefully! Our CEO Trust blog talks about the importance of words – more specifically, the wrong ones. In turn, I wanted to share that with you. Nikki Edwards (CEO) wrote; If you are a Harry Potter fan, like me, you’ll recognise Professor Dumbledore’s quote, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” Words are incredibly powerful and as we talk about Respect this term, it would be wonderful for you to re-enforce these messages at home. As adults, I know we also sometimes still get this wrong! As we go into the weekend, I hope you all find many moments to use your words in a magical way to bring joy, happiness and love to people.
It is hard to believe we have reached the end of our first term already! We have had a wonderful term filled with ‘community & friendship’. Year 5 & 6 both led worships connected to our values through bible stories – well done! Included in this edition is the new Purpose Pyramid which describes the school’s 3–5-year improvement strategy and a one page School Develop Plan which is a summary of this year’s school priorities. I am holding Headteach Meets in Week 1, Term 2 if anyone wants to pop along for a cuppa and ask any questions. Next term is full on (as expected!) so please do check the dates below to ensure you don’t miss anything. Have a wonderful half term break!
Firstly, many thanks for your understanding and support last week when so many of us were ill; your kindness was what our community is all about. Thank you to those families who were able to attend our special Harvest Worship. I will be delivering the food to the Food Bank today and I know how many families will be helped. We are looking forward to welcoming you all next week to find out how your children have settled into the new school year. These meetings are vital in terms of you being able to share anything important with us and vice versa. I have to say that the start of the year has been wonderfully calm, and the classrooms are a buzz of learning activity. Much credit to you all for preparing your children so well and getting them to school every day!
After an amazing week and a half of induction, we are now in full swing! The children all had the most amazing experiences during week two building crew and community. I am adding photos to Facebook and the website and I’ve popped a few on the bottom of the newsletter – have a look!
Thank you for your understanding while we secure alternative arrangements for breakfast club and provide afterschool club. I realise an increase in costs is difficult but unfortunately the current provision isn’t sustainable. Please continue to get in touch with questions and feedback and we will continue to work with you.
I will be sending out a family friendly version of the School Development Plan in the next newsletter which will demonstrate the long term vision for St Georges and also our priorities for the coming year. Your feedback is always welcome.
Many thanks for your ongoing support.
Welcome back to another year! I hope you all had a wonderful summer and enjoyed a bit of sunshine in between the rain.
We have a jam-packed year planned, and we are very excited about what’s in store. The dates for the whole year have been set, so please keep an eye on the key dates in the newsletter and the website is also updated.
As a school we will be focussing on improving writing, maths and subject leadership, all through the new Vision & Values – All things are possible for one who believes – St Georges Citizens | Stewards of the Earth.
We are #stgeorgescrew and to ignite this idea of ‘there are no passengers’, we are really looking forward to Y1-6 going on outward bound trips next week. This will be a chance for everyone to work together and communicate through such adventurous and challenging experiences.
As ever, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your feedback and ideas.
Friday 7th July
It has been an incredible week of birthday celebrations! We hosted a huge event yesterday for all of our Trust schools and it was a complete success. St Georges was recognised as being an outward facing community hub and it will be something we will all remember for many years. I will share videos and photos on Facebook over the weekend.
We are in the final leg of term, with Y6 taking centre stage as they put on a brilliant production and prepare to say farewell. We are excited for sports day and coming together to celebrate a truly successful year.
Prayer of the Week:
Jesus, we trust you with the things that worry us.We ask you to walk beside us and share our burdens.
Help us to walk beside others when they are worried, and share their burdens as well, so we can be a good friend.
Thank you for the hope you give us, that all things are possible for one who believes and happy times will come.
Friday 23rd June 2023
The sun is still shining (mostly!) and the term is really racing away from us.
I wanted to make a special mention to our Y5/6 girls football team, who played for the plate on Monday. They didn’t come out on top this time but they made us all proud! Thank you to Miss Chamberlain who has worked hard with the girls this year to create a determined team spirit – well done all.
Year 2 also visited Wild Place, on one of the hottest days of the year! It was a huge success and if you want to see the photos head over to the latest news or our Facebook page.
The summer fair preparations are in full flow and the forecast is looking wonderful - I am very grateful to all involved in what is sure to be an amazing community event. I will unfortunately be in (not so sunny) Manchester but everyone will be very much in my thoughts!
A prayer for this week:
Loving God, you teach us that “All things are possible for one who believes”. Help us to have that hope at all times, so that we always know we can succeed both in school and as stewards of the earth. Amen