Monday 24th - Friday 28th November 2014 (WEEK B)
A warm Welcome
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The ability to think about or plan for the future with imagination or wisdom. As a school community this is key, as day to day we are consistently planning for our own futures, and for the future of St Edmunds as a whole.
Year 10 and 11 are currently preparing for their futures by working towards their upcoming GCSE exams and coursework.
Year 9 are preparing for their futures by considering their option choices for next year.
Year 8 are in the process of planning for the OAP party, a key event in the Year 8 calendar.
Year 7 pupils have prepared for their futures by making a positive start at St Edmunds.
We are also lucky enough to be at a school that has a real vision for the future. Already this year we have seen an improvement in our school facilities. Astro turf, 2G and 3G pitches are now available for pupils to use at break and lunchtimes, as well as during PE lessons. A number of classrooms have been redeveloped and redecorated with new furniture and a new learning environment, including English and RE classrooms, Science lab and a soundproof Music classroom!
But the St Edmunds vision for the future doesn't stop there! Plans are already in place for further classrooms to be redecorated, the staff room and staff area to be redeveloped, as well as a brand new school reception to be built.
Finally we must remember that we are all made in God's vision. God has a plan, a vision, a path planned for every one of us. And through our spirituality and community here at St Edmunds we are each fulfilling our individual plan, the vision of God.
Miss E Johnson, Head of Learning Year 9
This week, Heads of Year are looking at ‘Vision’ in assemblies. Bishop Philip has been working on a vision for this diocese.
Fr. Mark Hogan, sent a letter to all schools about this ‘Vision’, and below is part of the letter that he sent,
‘Bishop Philip is, as you will now know, inviting the diocese to participate in a year of prayer for the New Evangelisation – that it may take root and bear fruit in our diocese. It is a time of prayer asking the Lord to help us in all our efforts aimed at Sharing the Joy of the Gospel. It is a prayer to which we will need to keep returning time and again over the months and years ahead.’
Below is the prayer ….
Year of Prayer – Sharing the Joy of the Gospel
We thank you most sincerely for the Joy of the Gospel, which fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter your Son, Jesus.
Help the Christian faithful of the Diocese of Portsmouth to accept your offer of salvation so that we may be set free to embark upon a new chapter of Spirit-filled Evangelisation, marked by this missionary joy.
* Mary Immaculate – pray for us.
* St. Edmund of Abingdon – pray for us.
Let us take time to say this prayer in our Tutors.
Have a good week,
Mr S Graham - Headteacher
Please click here for a copy of our End of Term October Newsletter
Looking at the way the school reports to parents
Click here for a copy of the previous minutes
Please click here for a letter regarding end of term arrangements
Monday 1st - Parent Focus Group, 6pm
Thursday 11th - Year 9 Parents Evening, 4-6.30pm
Friday 12th - School Inset day (school closed for all students)
Monday 15th - School Carol Concert, Cathedral, 6pm-8pm (all Year 7,8, 9, Chaplaincy & Prefects are expected to attend)
Wednesday 17th December - Christmas Lunch (tickets £2) - Year 7 to purchase tickets in advance for early sitting
Thursday 18th December - Prefect Christmas Lunch (tickets £0.50pence)
Thursday 18th December - Year 7 & 8 Disco run by FOSE
Friday 19th - Emmanuel Celebrations. End of Term (Collection from School at 12noon)
All school tours have now been undertaken. There are no further school tour dates scheduled.
Tour dates for current Year 5 pupils will be available in the summer term.