Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March 2015
A warm Welcome
St Edmund's is a thriving, positive and happy environment where individuals achieve excellent levels of personal development.
"This is a good school students behave well and are happy".
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As you will read in this edition of the newsletter, we have had lots of victories/good news this term both on a local and national basis. Winning the Literature quiz for the sixth time (out of 7!) is one of the amazing achievements worth reading about.
St Edmund’s has also received two letters from the Government relating to GCSE results. We are one of the most improved and top performing schools in the country (in the top 10% nationally), as well as being nominated for a top award for our progress with disadvantaged students. Again, we at St Edmund’s have been recognised as one of the top achieving schools in the country in relation to individual student progress.
The Beauty of Books
The beauty of books, the beauty of reading, the beauty of letting your imagination drift off to another place. Reading books is a wonderful thing. Most people complain that they don’t have enough time to read as much as they would like to, but with the benefits that reading has to offer we should all make some extra time to spend reading. Benefits of reading daily include mental stimulation, stress reduction, knowledge, memory improvement, improved focus and concentration, and free entertainment.
You will notice that all staff at St Edmunds now have posters up outside their room showing their favourite book. We all read books – whether it be for enjoyment, for learning purposes, whether it be a little, a lot, or only when we have to, reading is something that we all do.
Keep an eye out for your teacher’s favourite book posters outside their rooms! Here are some examples from staff:
My favourite book: The Hunger Games Trilogy
Why? They are full of excitement and events that you could never have predicted. The story of a society that we can’t even imagine living in!
Mr Graham’s favourite book: Lord of the Rings
Why? It is completely different to anything I had read before and it takes you to a different place.
Miss Miller’s favourite book: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Why? It is the most descriptive book I have ever read and it captured the characters of the book really well.
Mr Nicol’s favourite book: Superman, Marvel and the ‘Beano Comics’.
Why? It encouraged a spirit of adventure in me, and it is beautifully told with imaginative descriptions.
Miss Chisholm’s favourite book: Generation X by Douglas Coupland
Why? I love the short stories the main characters tell and the made up terms are defined as you go through.
If you think about one thing this week, think about how often you give up time in each busy day to pick up a book. Let the benefits of reading benefit you.
Miss E Johnson, Head of Learning Year 9
Standing Side by Side in Emergencies
Year 7 and 8 pupils have been finding out how CAFOD works with its partners in emergency situations and how communities prepare for natural disasters.
Have an enjoyable week.
Mr S Graham - Headteacher
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:
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, 12noon
Spring Term Dates:
Term 2: Monday 23rd February - Thursday 2nd April 2015
Last day of term: Thursday 2nd April, 12noon, Collection from Cathedral
Summer Term Dates:
Term 1: Monday 20th April - Friday 22nd May 2015
Half term: 25th - 29th May 2015
Term 2: Monday 2nd June - Monday 20th July (NB: Friday 17th July last day)
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.