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Friday 20 January 2017
A word from Mrs Beeby:
I am writing on a very cold morning with the sun pouring in through the windows. I have been away for two and a half days this week at the annual Woodard Conference at Leamington Spa. Conferences provide an opportunity to learn but they are also an opportunity to reflect which has as much value, and I have, of course, been reflecting on our school, its development and growth and on a very personal level the joy it brings us every day. Of all the communities I have worked in this is the most academically purposeful, the most pastoral and the one which most genuinely cares for individual children. I am glad to be back at the helm this morning!
We have again been invited to the Mayor's Annual Charity Swim. This year it takes place on Saturday 18th March and we hope that those of you who love swimming and/or a challenge will join in this enjoyable event that raises vital funds for our local Charities (please see attached details).
We are delighted to have received our school magazine, The Lower Quad, from the printers this week. The children will bring a copy home with them this evening and I hope you enjoy looking through the pages and recalling some of the good times from last year.
On Tuesday, our Swim Squad attended the Midwinter Swimming Gala at Lancing College. This was a huge success with our U11 and U13 teams competing in the finals of all the strokes. Our U13 A team won overall against excellent competition. Yesterday our strongest swimmers attended time trials for the IAPS National Swimming Competition and we hope to hear that some of them will progress to the next stage following last year’s successes.
This evening a large group of our Year 7 and 8s are excited to be going to the stadium at Falmer to watch Brighton and Hove Albion playing Sheffield Wednesday. I think it is safe to say that the members of staff attending are excited too!
Next week will be another busy week. All the children from Reception to Year 8 will be ice skating at the rink in Steyne Gardens, Worthing. This annual treat, kindly provided by our LPWA, is anticipated with great excitement.
On Tuesday, Year 6 will participate in a Magistrates in the Community workshop. This is part of an annual LPW programme which introduces the children to the role of magistrates in the criminal and civil justice system.
On Friday at 10.00am, we have the Community Holocaust Memorial Service for children in the upper years of the school. Local people including the Mayor will be in attendance and some of our children have been invited to read as part of the Service. You are most welcome to join us.
The following document is included with this week's Broadsheet:
Mayor's Charity Swim (PDF)