What a brilliant week!  We started it with our Reconciliation Service on Monday evening.  It was great to see pupils, teachers, governors and our pastoral area priests all represented at the service.  Sometimes I think it does everyone good just to pause for an hour and think about your own faith; I drove home afterwards feeling uplifted!

On Wednesday evening, we had the last of the three Music Festivals, with the soloists having their chance to sing to a hall full of expectant parents and extended family.  I must state no one was disappointed! What a fabulous evening; the pupils gave truly exceptional performances.  We are very lucky to have such talented pupils!

Mr Reardon told me that Year 8 have a had a successful week amassing a very impressive 923 achievement points. A special congratulations has to go to Gemma Unsworth of 8C who contributed 24 points herself to that total. Well done Gemma! Miss McCabe's form (8A) have been leading by example this week, recording no behaviour points between them. A great effort. 

For the past couple of weeks, the library has been running the annual book fair to celebrate World Book Day on 2nd March. There were hundreds of books and stationery items for sale and once again, it has been a resounding success with pupils and staff. With the recent movie release, Beauty and the Beast has proven to be the most popular book purchased from the fair. Many pupils won Easter eggs as prizes for completing the World Book Day quiz devised by Mrs Taylor. All commission from the fair will be used to purchase new books for the school library.

The school enters several pieces in the Portico Library (Manchester) Writing Competition and has been extremely successful over the last couple of years.  Mrs Payne sent me a rather creepy story that Jack Caulfield had writte; it was fantastically well written and gave me nightmares!!  Good luck to all pupils who have entered the competition.  

 

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 20 March 2017

Category: Headteacher's blog