Let’s face it; we all have those weekly tasks that need to be done no matter what else is going on. The laundry, the shopping, cleaning out the cat litter (okay, I buy the cat litter, but the cleaning is sub-contracted to the children!). We tend to think of these tasks as laborious, and would not want to add to them. However, one of the weekly tasks which I did add to my list in January, and which is far from a burden, is signing the praise letters which are sent home each week. Every Wednesday and Thursday, I sign letters to the families of the children who have received the weekly Golden Leaf and Showstopper Writing awards, and once a month the Mathemagician award. It is a wonderful way for me to keep in touch with the pupils’ achievements, be they academic or pastoral, and allows me to raise the award in conversation the next time I see one of the children. I have had great feedback also on children’s excitement of getting a real letter through the post, and it also keeps families informed if children forget at the end of a busy day what they received in assembly 6 hours previously. Well done to all those children who have received awards and letters so far in 2018, and keep checking the post for the rest of this term.
Mr R Cunningham
Welcome back to what has been a beautiful start to the summer term. Monday 16 April saw the first whole school worship of Easter for the St Peter’s community, and there was a sense of joy and praise through song as the pupils welcomed the Gospel reading with a rousing acclamation of Alleluia, Alleluia, Give thanks to the Risen Lord.
Even though we are now well into the liturgical season of Easter, the process of counting up our Lenten fundraising is on-going. Our running total is over £480, and families can still add to that by bringing in any CAFOD collection pyramids full of coins. St Peter’s school hopes that through prayer, and charity via the work of CAFOD, our pupils can benefit the education of children around the world that they will never meet.
Learning this week has been as much outside as inside the classroom, and pupils have used the benefit of the warm weather and the school environment to enhance their lessons. As always, but perhaps a bit earlier in the year than usual, please remember to send your child into school with a hat and a water bottle, and apply sun cream as part of the morning routine of getting ready for school.
Mr R Cunningham