Year 3 raised funds for Save the Children linked to our values of Compassion and Community. An R.E lesson to be remembered!
Thanks to our wonderful children and families, we were able to raise just over £1100 for LEPRA. I would like to thank our whole community for your generosity. The children where rewarded by LEPRA with a zumba workshop in the hall and a digital bendy clock each. LEPRA have asked that I pass on their sincere thanks to all families, the donations will make a real difference to leprosy sufferers across the globe.
Westgate Against Rubbish. Details of how to get involved on Sunday 4th December
Virtual Schools Kent have responsibility to monitoring the progress of children in care in Kent. VSK delivered attachment training to the whole staff team which fed in to our work on minimising bullying.
Many thanks to our parents and carers for your kind donations for non-uniform day last week. Your donations raised over three hundred pounds for Demelza House Childrens' Hospice and Marie Curie.
Our children really enjoyed making Harvest Festival baskets.
Mr Bonell was honoured to take part in the licensing of our new vicar Re. Dr. Peter Rowe on the 12th. Rev. Dr. Rowe will be visiting school regularly to lead collective worship and will also be serving as a governor.
Rev. Barbara Way's final assembly was a very moving affair this week. Mrs Way spoke passionately of her high regard for our families and the centrality of Christian values to our school.
Many thanks to the numerous families who attended our Easter service, it was lovely to see the church so packed!
Well done our school council for organising another very successful bake sale. The three hundred pounds raised will go towards buying a 'Buddy Bench' for the playground.
On Thursday, Year 4 visited our local Greek Orthodox Church to enrich their learning in Topic. The visit was a valuable learning opportunity. Many thanks to the church for making us feel so welcome.
May I give my enormous thanks to Mrs Read, Mrs Dowd and Mrs Way for making our annual Carol Service such an enjoyable event. The, now traditional, rendering of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' was a delight. Congratulations to our instrumentalists, children's and community choirs, who put a splendid show.
Mrs Dowd took fifteen children to the annual Cathedral Schools day at Canterbury Cathedral. The children had great fun in each of the workshops, prayer station and a moving service. Children returned to school with a clear understanding of the purpose of the cathedral and how they can apply this learning in school.
Many thanks to Mrs Biggs and our parents and carers for another successful MacMillan coffee morning.
Mrs Biggs and Mr Arnold took parents' and carers' food donations to Birchington Food Bank, the food will provide welcome support to local families. Thank you for your kind donations!