Monday 26th to Friday 30th January 2015
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015
This week, on the 27th January 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust. Between 1941 and 1945, the Nazis attempted to annihilate all of Europe’s Jews. This systematic and planned attempt to murder European Jewry is known as the Holocaust (The Shoah in Hebrew).
We take time this week to remember those that by the end of the Holocaust had perished in ghettos, mass-shootings, in concentration camps and extermination camps, a total of over six million Jewish men, women and children who deserve our thoughts and prayers.
This week I will be posing the question “Why do we remember them?” The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust believes that remembrance is important because we are able to learn lessons from the past to create a safer, better future.When confronted with such a tragedy some may question why remembrance is so important, and to those I leave you with a quote from a prisoner of the concentration camps.
‘If something happens, I would want there to be somebody who would remember that someone named D. Berger had once lived. This will make things easier for me in the difficult moments.’
(David Berger, in his last letter before being murdered by Nazis in Vilnius, 1941)
Mr J Brown
Year 7 Head of Learning
Take time to stop
During our assemblies last week we took time to stop, reflect and see where God is in our everyday lives. We looked at our own individual blessings and then reflected upon where we need to invite God into situations that we may find difficult.
As we begin this week, let us take time to stop each day for just a few minutes, to sit in our chair, to become aware of our own breathing and then to relax our bodies. Then try and gently switch our minds off from the noise outside and become aware of the quiet and the gentle everyday noises that permeate that silence, such as the clock, the computer, a bird singing etc., In quietening ourselves we become aware of what is around us and aware of what is going on inside us.
Lord, be with us as we begin this week, may we be mindful of all we say and do so that we continue to build a positive and supportive community here at St Edmund’s .
Have an enjoyable week
Mr S Graham - Headteacher
Year 11 2015 Leavers Hoodies
Year 11 are being offered the opportunity to purchase a Leavers' Hoodie. Students have two options for the hoodies.
For a cost of £22 the hoodie will read 'LEAVERS' (see picture below).
If students wish to have a name above the '15' it will need to have no more than 10 characters, including spaces (as shown in the pictures below) and will cost £3 extra (total cost of £25).
Hoodies come in sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and a variety of colours: Black, Dark Grey, Light Grey, Navy, Royal Blue, Aqua Blue, Light Blue, Purple, Lilac, Bottle Green, Kelly Green, Electric Green, Candy Pink, Baby Pink, Coral, Burgundy, Red, Gold, Yellow and White.
Sample hoodies are also available for students to try on for size. To place an order a payment of £22 or £25 should be paid to the Finance Office and confirmation given to Mrs Feliks-Matthews, Head of Year, noting the colour, size and name chosen.
The deadline for payment is the 30th January 2015.
PE School Uniform Policy
Towards the end of last term a number of students were not conforming to expectations in regard to the PE Uniform Policy. To ensure consistency the PE Department will be writing to all parents outlining the only acceptable PE kit. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit that adheres to the PE School Uniform Policy. If pupils do not conform then the relevant sanctions shall be put in place.
Please click here for a copy of this letter
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Spring Term Events:
6th February - GCSE Drama performance of 'DNA', 7pm, School Hall.
Note: production contains some strong language so suitable for Year 8s and above
11th - Safety Evening for parents
13th - non-uniform day, Students to pay £1 towards the Rowans Hospice
13th - last day of term (collection 3pm from school)
23rd - Start of term, school re-opens at 0825
25th - Boy in striped Pyjamas trip to Chichester Festival
26th - OAP Party, 2pm
16th - Head's Coffee afternoon
26th - Year 8 Parents Evening, 4pm - 6.30pm
2nd - Stations of the Cross (last day of term)
Collection from the Cathedral
Spring Term Dates:
Term 1: Monday 5th January - Friday 13th February 2015
Half term:16th - 20th February 2015
Term 2: Monday 23rd February - Thursday 2nd April 2015
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.