During October I had the privilege to take our Y5/6 pupils, along with Miss Baker, to Wales for a week long residential to Min-Y-Don Christian Adventure Centre. It was a busy week of activities, from rock climbing to canoeing and even the chance to become ‘secret agents!’ Each day finished with an epilogue – a time for children to reflect on the day and also to think about our place within the world. Over the week the children grew in confidence and I am sure have many happy memories of their time together.
In November we held a two minute silence at the Cenotaph in Raughton Head. It was a very moving experience for everyone involved. We have also raised money for Children in Need by coming to school in our own clothes.
Christmas is always a wonderful time in primary schools, full of fun and surprises and a chance to explore the true meaning of Christmas. We are busy rehearsing for our nativity production which this year is called ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ We will be holding our matinee performance in the school hall at 2.00 pm. on Thursday 8th December followed by coffee and mince pies. Our second performance will also take place on Thursday evening at 6.00 pm. followed by our Christmas Fayre, held by the school council. If you would like to attend either performance, please contact the school to reserve your tickets (which are free) as soon as possible, so we can ensure we have sufficient seating.
Our children will also be having a Christmas party which will be organised by the PTA and we are hoping that Father Christmas will be able to squeeze in a visit to take Christmas present orders! As well as going to the Sands Centre to see the Christmas Pantomime.
Our Christmas Dinner will take place on Wednesday 13th December at 12.00 noon.
You are very welcome to join us for this wonderful occasion. If you would like to attend please book your place with the school office (£7.00 per person) by the 1st December, as places are limited.
On the last day of term, Friday 15th December, we will be holding a Carol Service at
All Saints Church, Raughton Head. It will commence at 9.15 am. and afterwards coffee and mince pies will be available at school. Please come and join us.
May I take this opportunity, on behalf of the school, to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
And finally, you may already be aware, but after 8 years serving as headteacher at Raughton Head C of E Primary School I will be taking up a new headship after Christmas. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Parish for supporting me and the school over the years and hope it continues to grow from strength to strength.
Mrs Alison Dickinson will be taking up the post of acting headteacher from January and I wish her every success and happiness.
Angela Armstrong – 016974 76291
Nursery for children from 3 years
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Friday – 8.45 am. to 3.30 pm. (term time only)
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