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NEWS - 8 JUNE 2018

Next week’s value is Wisdom

“Happy is the person who finds wisdom.  And happy is the person who gets understanding.  Proverbs 3:13

Dear parents/carers

It’s been lovely to see everyone back in school this week; I hope you all had a fabulous half term!  I’ve heard some children’s accounts of the exciting activities they were engaged in, during half term, and it’s been reassuring to hear that, for many of them, much of the week was spent outdoors, rather than inside watching TV or playing on computer games.

It’s hugely important to get out into the sunshine and enjoy the great outdoors and we are to be inspired by the bravery and determination of an amazing group of St Mary’s mums who have been doing just that; training hard, both physically and mentally, in preparation for their own great outdoor challenge, that of climbing, not one, but three of the highest mountains in the UK: Ben Nevis (1345metres); Scafell Pike (978 metres) and Mount Snowdon (1085 meters).

We wish the ladies well and we are doubly delighted that the ‘Three Peaks Team’ has pledged to donate some of its hard-earned sponsorship money to St Mary’s School. The money will be invested into further raising children’s awareness of the importance of physical health, as well as developing their mental attitudes and a positive mind-set, when faced with challenges that require a ‘can-do’ attitude. 

On Wednesday, children and adults, including the Three Peaks Climbing Team, were privileged to meet two British Athletes: Paralympic athlete and sprinter, Souleyman Bah, who won a gold medal in the 100 meters, at the Paralympic school games in Rio, and is now training for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, and Rion Pierre, a former professional footballer, turned sprinter, who has competed and won medals in the British, European and World Championships!

The athletes shared their personal stories with children and the message was clear; that success is not borne of ‘good fortune’, but of courage, determination, resilience and a positive mind-set, and that, once achieved, the sense of pride and accomplishment far outweighs the experience of hardship, and is really worth the effort!  

This week’s other exciting activities included First Aid training from Surrey Lifesavers, for Years 5 and 6 and, on Wednesday, all teachers visited another local school where they shared ideas and best practice with colleagues in the wider community; our thanks to Shottermill Junior School for hosting this event. 

Finally, we are grateful to Reverend Sarah for conducting Thursday’s Holy Communion Service. It was a beautiful service, rendered all the more moving, by the fact that it was Reverend Sarah’s last Communion Service at St Mary’s School. Reverend Sarah will be moving on from her position as Rector at St Mary’s Church this summer. We wish her and her family well but we do expect to see her again before she goes!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Janis Radcliffe

Headteacher

REMINDERS

 

8th June @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

8th June @ 3pm

Cake Sale – PTA school playground

10th June

Chiddingfold Village fete – Y4 dance around Maypole

11th June

Y6 Residential trip

11th June @ 6.30pm

New reception class (Sept 18) parents talk

13th June

Y5 Residential Trip

13th June

District Sports at Charterhouse (selected pupils from Y3 and Y4)

15th June @ 2.30pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

19th June

Sports Day

20th June

Y4 Residential trip

21st June @ 9.00am

Y3 Class Assembly – parents welcome

22nd June @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

26th June @ 9.30-11.00am

Confederation Sports Day – KS1

27th June @ 9.30 – 10.30am

Smart Club

27th June 12.30 – 2.00pm

Y6 Leavers Service – Guildford Cathedral

27th June

District Sports (selected pupils for Y5 and Y6)

29th June @2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

 

SPORTS DAY LUNCH      

On Sports Day – Tuesday 19th June there will be a whole school picnic – if you haven’t already handed in your lunch form please do so by the end of the week. 

DINNER MONEY FOR THE SUMMER TERM

The amount due for the second half of the term is:

Years R, 1, 2        FREE

Year 3                    £74.25

Year 4                    £69.75

Year 5                    £67.50

Year 6                    £63.00

If you wish to pay a week at a time the cost is £11.25 (£2.25 per day), and meal choices must be made by Wednesday 13.00 for the following week.           

All meals must be paid for in advance online.

CLUBS

There will be no Mini Games on Tuesday 12th June, no basketball club on Thursday 14th June and no cooking club on Wednesday 20th June, and no homework club on Thursday 14th June due to staff attending residential trip.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDER

There is only 1 day left to order from our latest Scholastic Book Club. Just go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/st-marys-gu8 to browse the latest books and place your order.

Every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 25p for our school in Scholastic Rewards.

RAFFLE TICKETS

Last day for raffle tickets and money for the Chiddingfold Fete is this Friday 8th June.  Also if you have unsold tickets please bring them in too. 

SECOND HAND SCHOOL UNIFORM

The PTA will be running a second hand uniform stall at the Village fete this Sunday. Please bring any clean donations to our stall on the village green between 11 - 12am on Sunday 10th June.

CAKE SALE – FRIDAY 8TH JUNE – 3PM PLAYGROUND

In support of the mini peaks and 3 Peaks challenge.  If you are able to donate a cake or cookies etc please bring to the Mullard Building on Friday morning at drop off.  Thank you for all your support!

BUTTONS

The church is looking for button donations! They are planning to make a butterfly display for the village fete and need buttons. If you have any that you wish to donate please bring them into school and leave in the button box by reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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