Monday 20th to Friday 24th October 2014
*** Non Uniform Day Friday 24th October ***
There is a non-uniform day on Friday 24th October 2014 raising money for Cafod and Off the Record, two great charities.
Students to pay £1 by end of the school day on Thursday 23rd October. Any student who has not paid £1 by tomorrow will be required to attend in full school uniform on Friday.
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There is only one week left to go until half-term. Where has the time gone!
This week will prove to be an exciting time for all students, with the pupils going on the Iceland trip leaving this Friday. The whole school will also be involved in the PSHE day this Tuesday, within which each year group will be carrying out their own tasks and activities.
On Thursday all Year 11 parents will be attending Parents’ Evening, which gives a chance for them to see how well we have progressed during these first few weeks. Friday is non-uniform day – so don’t forget your money for Charity.
We hope that you have all had a brilliant start to the year and we wish you all an excellent half-term break! Remember to keep up with any homework and reading.
Senior Prefect Team
Well, here we are, as we arrive at our final week of the first half term I am able to look back and reflect on the beginning of this new school year, proud of what we’ve all accomplished so far. The theme for this week is heroes and throughout the week I will be asking this question to my year group, “What makes you a hero?”
I had the pleasure of asking some pupils what they believed it took to be a hero. They responded:
“To be a hero you have to do something special”
“A hero is someone that helps people that are in trouble, and you can't become a hero. You are born a hero”
“Heroes put others before themselves and they have good qualities”.
Often it is easy to see qualities in others that we overlook in ourselves, I look around at our school community and see by the pupil’s very definition heroic acts every day. We see both pupils and staff “doing something special”, or “helping people in trouble” or “putting others before themselves” on a daily basis and it’s a wonderful thing to be a part of. This brings me full circle back to the quote at the beginning; this week is about acknowledging that sometimes all you need to be a hero is the intent on making this a better place for all people.
Mr J Brown, Head of Learning Year 7
The theme for the assemblies this week is ‘Heroes’. I am sure if I asked you who your hero or heroine is, for most part, many people would focus on film stars or pop star etc., Today, I want you to think about Jesus. Jesus is the best hero; he is remembered over 2,000 years, his stories are still told today, we celebrate Christmas and Easter the world over and even have holidays and his message is still relevant to today as it was 2,000 years ago. That message is about loving one another, our neighbours, ourselves and God. That means we should treat everyone with respect and treat them in the way we would like to be treated. So, this week, smile at everyone you meet and remember everyone is important and together we make up our school community of St Edmund’s.
Have a good week.
Mr S Graham - Headteacher
Please click here for a copy of our Summer Newsletter
Thursday 23rd - Year 11 Parents Evening (1), 4-6.30pm
End of Term:
Last day of term: Friday 24th October 2014, 3pm (Collection from School)
Half-Term: 27th - 31st October (inclusive)
School re-opens on Monday 3rd November 2014 at 0825
Tuesday 11th - Year 10 Parents Evening (1), 4-6.30pm
Monday 17th - St Edmund's Day
Tuesday 18th - Year 11 Certificate Evening (2014 leavers), 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday 26th - National Tate Gallery Visit
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
Friday 19th - End of Term
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.