This week’s updates …
Taking the Lead …
Last week, children who would like to be considered as members of the School Council or Eco Squad talked to their class members about why they think they would be good candidates. In true election fashion, with the ballot boxes and voting tables set up in the hall, children cast their votes. In today’s assembly, successful candidates were announced. Because the Eco Squad has a busy year ahead of them, with the first stages of our new outdoor classroom underway, we have kept our old squad and recruited additional members to join them. Do take a look at their blogs to find out more.
At Chrishall, we always enjoy and take pride in working with the community as we feel it enables the children to really utilise our school’s REACH values. Every Tuesday, our year six children look forward to waiting on visitors who come to lunch. Children take their waitress/waiter roles very seriously and, I have to say, do a super job! If you know of anyone in the community who would enjoy popping in for lunch, please do let the office know in advance so a dinner can be ordered. To cover costs, we ask for a £4.00 contribution.
‘Bikeability’ is ‘cycle proficiency’ for the 21st century. Next week, a team from ‘Bikeability’ will be working with our year six children. They will learn the skills and confidence to cycle in modern road conditions. Besides having a bike and a helmet in school next week, it is important that children are wearing appropriate clothing. Please check the ‘Bikeability’ letter for further clarification.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
It was great to see so many children, parents and grandparents at our ‘Macmillan Coffee’ morning. With everyone’s kind donations for the French breakfast and raffle tickets, we raised £201.05 for Macmillan Cancer. A special ‘thank you’ must go to Tesco in Royston as they generously donated the pastries. With everyone enjoying a continental breakfast, and speaking French, the morning proved to be a super way for us to celebrate European Language day.
Message from FOCS
‘You will have all received your invitation to the Friends of Chrishall (FOCS) AGM on Tuesday 7th October. It would be great to see you there from 19:45 in the school hall for a glass of wine or soft drink before we go over what we have done in the last year and what we are planning to do in the coming year. All new parents are especially welcome. All parents/carers of children at Chrishall school are members of FOCS. We fundraise and run community events and fun events for children. If we manage to make a little money along the way, we spend it in the year it is made, so all efforts directly benefit your child/children. If you can, please do come along for a chat, a drink and find out how FOCS works.’