Well, what a difference a week makes! The sunshine seems to have disappeared at times and rain has interrupted our break and lunch times, and on Tuesday our fixtures were cancelled too! Despite this we have all continued to move forward with our learning, taking those opportunities to get lost in a book and exploring those mathematical concepts which are challenging us to think and reason at a much deeper level.
On Tuesday our Year 6 children reminded us about the demands of Leadership now that their own journey as leaders has commenced. They demonstrated how we can all take our example from some hugely inspirational people who have gone before us and recognise what it is that makes an effective leader. They showed us the importance of dreaming big and expecting great things from ourselves. Jesus calls us all to become the best versions of ourselves and with the support of our Year 6 leaders I am sure this pathway will be a little easier. Thank you Year 6 for sharing this important message, in such a thought-provoking way! Next week our Year 5 children will be sharing their assembly on Tuesday; it is always lovely to have family members join us on these special occasions.
To continue the leadership theme, today Year 6 celebrated mass with other Year 6 children from our deanery schools. This was a very special time when all the children were asked to consider the responsibility of being a disciple of Christ. Fr Peter reminded them that just as Christ is the light of the world, they too are called to be lights for others. The children truly did praise the Lord with their beautiful singing. Following mass, we walked to the Parish Centre where a team from Castlerigg, lead by Sister Rose explored this theme further asking the children to think about how they are using their gifts to bear witness to Christ.
We thank everyone, in the midst of the great sea of paperwork which you have received, for returning the flu vaccination forms which will be collected by the school nurses shortly. If you have not yet returned yours - (there are a few outstanding) - please do, the ‘no’s as well as the ‘yes’ forms please.
We’re still chasing a few dinner money payments but everyone is trying very hard so we do thank you for your efforts as there is definitely a decrease in messages being sent home - it is greatly appreciated!
Attendance (Half Term)
Well done to Reception class and Year 3 - let’s hope that the sun will shine next week so that you can have some lovely extra playtime minutes.
It's hard to believe that next week is the first week of October and what a busy term it has been already! You may have noted from the dates list that we are holding our Parents Day meetings on Thursday 17th October. We will be making our online appointment system available on Tuesday 1st October at 6pm.
Thank you also to those of you who have sent in your nominations for the two parent governor vacancies. We will be sending out ballot papers on Tuesday which need to be returned by Thursday.
Have a lovely weekend with your families and let’s hope that the rain does stop so that we can all enjoy getting outside.