24th September 2021

Dear Parents,

As we come to the end of our third week of the Term, there are plenty of positive news stories within our school community. Although it has only been 3 weeks, in the life of a school, it feels a lot longer as so much has happened and there is only so much we can fit into the bulletin each week!

It was a delight to see the Year 5 Class lead the mass on Creation last week, I thought they did a wonderful job. Next week, St Francis House will be leading the mass in honour of his feast day to teach us all about Saint Francis and his life. To celebrate the “Season of Creation” and in anticipation of next week’s mass, we are asking that families kindly bring in items of non-perishable food to be collected for Fr Terry’s food bank in Kilburn. There are a lot of struggling families out there and Fr Terry always reminds us that the items you bring in really make a difference.

We had a special guest visitor for our assembly this week – Liam Byrne, the Health and Safety Manager of our building contractors, JM Scully Ltd, came to give a talk to the children all about building sites and how the workers stay safe. The children got the chance to learn about some of the equipment and machines that are used on building sites and were able to identify potential hazards. The assembly also officially launched a competition we are holding in collaboration with our builders whereby we are asking all Saint Christina’s children to create a poster. We will choose some winning designs which will be printed onto A0 sized paper and used to decorate the hoardings currently in use separating the school and the building site. The children have an open theme and the poster can be anything to do with the building works; staying safe on a building site, how they think the school will look or the future of Saint Christina’s more generally as we grow. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!
We are very grateful to Liam for sharing his knowledge and expertise with the children and giving an exciting assembly.

I hope you enjoy reading the rest of this week’s bulletin. I know that next week will be full of interesting stories as well, for one we have our very first fixture of the season on Monday – good luck Year 6!

Mr Hirst

Deputy Headteacher

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