Friday 30 November 2018
I would like to start this week’s newsletter with a massively deserved thank you to the PTA for last night’s Christmas Fayre. It really was a lovely evening which was clearly enjoyed by everyone who attended. There has been a tremendous amount of time and effort put in over the last few months by many people. I am reluctant to name specific people as everyone has worked so well as a team and I fear I may leave someone out. However I am sure you join me in thanking everyone involved for creating an evening that reflects the family atmosphere of our lovely school. I am very aware that we rely heavily on your generosity and understand Christmas is a great expense for everyone. We do not yet have a final figure of the amount raised but it is well in excess of £1000 .Thank you also to the many children who came to sing in the KS2 choir entering families as they tucked into their festive food! Many thanks again.
This week our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes were collected. We were delighted to hand over 30 boxes which the children had donated. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed. We know these boxes will bring great joy and love to children who have so little. Thank you
Advent and Christmas preparations are now well under way and the sound of carol singing resounds through the school! The Reception and KS1 Nativity play will be performed on Tuesday 11 December at 2.30 pm and again that evening at 6.30pm. The performances will last approximately 35 minutes. Costumes need to be in school by Friday 7 December at the latest. Could the children please return to school at 6.00pm on the evening of the 11 December for the performance to start at 6.30pm.
The KS2 Advent Service will take place on Wednesday 12 December at 6.30pm at St Wulstan’s Church. The children will need to wear full winter uniform and be dropped off at the church community centre between 6.00 and 6.10 pm. The staff will then take responsibility for the children so that you can take your place in the church. On Monday 10 December Years 3,4,5 and 6 will walk down to church to practice. We will return to school for the end of the school day at 3.30pm.
Over the past few weeks, there have been many sporting events for the children. Today the participants have been awarded their certificates. Thy have shown great sportsmanship and enthusiasm in all these events and are a credit to their families and school. Well done children. Similarly it was lovely to hear of one of our pupil’s success in Kart Racing. Leo in Year 4 has successfully passed his Motor Sport Association Race licence. This allows Leo to race with some of the best in the world and he has high hopes of making the Super One and British Go Karting Championship Series. Well done Leo!
On Monday 10 December the Christmas post box will be in the main entrance for the children to post cards to their friends. Please hold onto the children’s cards until then and Year six will do the postal delivery at lunchtime. Please ensure your child writes the full name and class on their envelopes to make our delivery system the envy of the Royal Mail!
Please remember our Year 6 children in your prayers as they are confirmed on Tuesday. The children have worked extremely hard in their preparation, showing maturity and commitment to their faith. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Robert at 7.00pm and all are welcome to come and support our young people
We are presently advertizing for a part time caretaker.Sadly Mr Cole has decided after many years of service to St Wulstan's that he is due a rest and is retiring. If either you or someone you know may be interested in this post please look on the school website or contact the school office for further details. Thank you.
We hope you have a lovely weekend especially if you are Christmas shopping!