The Head's Blog
Helen Ball - Head Teacher
Helen Ball - Head Teacher
As we move towards the end of another successful year I am writing to extend my sincere thanks to all our parents and carers for your continued support over the year.
The school, as always, has been a very busy place this year. As well as the formal curriculum, there have continued to be lots of enrichment and community based projects that pupils have had the opportunity to participate in and experience this year.
We are also saying goodbye to some staff this year. Most notably Mrs Lewis after 33 years, Mrs Parker after 19 years and Mrs Twinley after 13 years are all retiring. We will miss them all and I am sure you will join me in wishing them well in their new adventures.
Can I also take this opportunity to remind parents that pupils should not be in school before 8.30am. Pupils who wish to access breakfast club can do so from this time, otherwise pupils should not be in school before 8.45am. Parents who drop their child off in the morning, must do so in reception and not enter the school beyond the reception area.
So, as we come to the end of another super year at St Anthony’s, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an excellent Summer break, and I look forward to welcoming your child back in school on Wednesday 5th September.
What amazing weather we have had in the last few weeks. Pupils have coped really well with the heat. Can I just remind parents/carers to send pupils in with a hat and water bottle.
Last month we had a group of pupils represent the school in the Level 3 Sainsbury’s School Games. This is a county competition. Our Kurling team won the silver medal and our Boccia team came back to school with a bronze medal.
This was the pupil’s first time either playing these sports or playing at such a high level of competition. The school are so proud of what they have achieved! We will look forward to taking part in next year’s Sainsbury’s School Games.
Last Friday saw the last day for year 11’s.
Some of the students would have been with us for 11 years and some for not quite so long. All of them, I think will miss the school, but are very ready for the next exciting stage in their lives. We have had lots of fun and laughter, and we have encountered and shared some fantastic moments and memories, which I know will remember for many years to come. This was a lovely group, who should be very proud of all they have achieved.
I would like to wish them the best of luck for the future.
Miss Ball X
Class of 2018
My final blog of the year will be on Friday 20th July.