On Thursday 7 July, Year 6 performed their end of year production, “Jungle Book” for their families and friends. A rip-roaring yarn that had the audience in stitches. Well done to our Year 6 pupils for putting on an outstanding performance. All of their hard work truly paid off. They were simply brilliant children to watch – and highly talented, too! They not only acted but sang and danced. A big thank you to Nisha and Rosie, the face painters, who contributed to the success on the night by ensuring each character looked the part.
A big thank you has to go to Mr Rowe and Mrs Thomas who ensured the singing and acting was to such a high standard. To Mrs Thomas, Mrs Allen and Faith Thomas for working with the children to make the show (drama) such a success and creating all the scenes and backdrop.
Congratulations Year 6 for a marvellous and polished performance. You have certainly made the school very proud of you all.
A big thank you must go to the PSA for organising the magnificent Summer Fair. The sun shone and there was much merriment and enjoyment. This event could only happen because of the strong support of parents and staff. The different stalls were bursting with children all wanting to either have a go i.e. goal scoring, bouncy castle or wanting to try their hand at designing a bag and cake decorating. The face painting and nail painting was also a great success. Over £1,000 (before expenses) was raised which is a fantastic amount.
Under a wonderful blue sky Sports Day got underway, the children arrived eager and ready to show their sporting prowess and skills. The children took part in a multitude of events: long jump, hurdles, beanbag shot putt, javelin, egg and spoon race, 3-legged race and a sprint. The Infants had house races by year group and the juniors competed for fastest runner in their class. All the children had a great time and showed excellent sportsmanship. Congratulations to St Josephine (blue house) who won the Infant cup and St Jerome (red house) who won the Junior Cup. A big thank you to parents who came along and supported the morning and to Miss Mcguire and staff for ensuring the success of the day.
Years 5/6 took part in a ‘Friends vs Friendly’ interactive workshop this week. The workshop was hosted by Natalie from GAV (Growing Against Violence), which is a registered charity which provides evidence-based public health and public safety education and training for children and young people. GAV’s core principles are: Protection, Prevention and Partnership. During the workshop the children learnt about gang membership and discussed the ways in which gangs recruit through manipulative and coercive techniques. A very positive workshop – A big thank you to Natalie.
Years 5 & 6 had an amazing week on their school journey to Hindleap Warren. The school journey gave the children an opportunity to work together in different situations, and test themselves in ways that they had not previously experienced. The activities included; forest adventure, zip wire, canoeing, crate stacking, navigational games, shelter building , making their own campfires and many others. It was a wonderful and exhausting week. Mrs Baker and I had a marvellous week with the children and we all returned very fit but tired and certainly needed half term to recover.
Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat came into St Augustine’s as part of their ‘KeepNesting’ initiative which involves the building and installing of bird boxes. The team Karen, Chloe and Paul came into school on Friday 28th April and worked with the year 5 pupils. The bird boxes were flat packed but the children had to hammer the nails to join the pieces of wood in the correct order (rather like a jigsaw). After much banging but no damaged fingers!! 12 bird boxes were assembled and then carefully decorated. Paul has installed the bird boxes in trees around the school (try and spot them) and we eagerly await the new feathered owners to move in.
It was a marvellous afternoon and all the children had a real sense of satisfaction in being able to construct the bird boxes without too much mishap and to be able to use a hammer and pliers successfully.
Our thanks must go to the Keepmoat Team
Silver Cross Day brought us together as a school community to pray for all children throughout the world and to remember the importance of Christ in our lives. Children placed coins on the silver cross and we raised over £200 for Aid to the Church In Need (CAN) and CAFOD.
Amazing artwork and fabulous design skills from talented creative children, were on display as a result of Easter Card Competition.
The winners were Galvin, Chigozirim, Marysia, Remiel, Antoni, William, Ania, Alicja, Julia S, Lillian, Illsev, Bella, Osahon and Michaela.
Congratulations to all who took part.
The infant school began our Easter celebrations with Palm Liturgy on Tuesday. The children sang with enthusiasm and used Readings from The Bible, as well as Bidding Prayers to contribute to an excellent Liturgical Service.
On Wednesday afternoon in church, the Solemn Liturgical Dance was beautifully and reverentially performed by Year 6. They told us: through readings from the bible, in song, prayer and dance, the story of the Passion of Christ. The scene was set in in the Garden of Gethsemane and included the crucifixion of Jesus and ended with the victory of Christ over death. The Passion is a story about injustice, doubt, fear, pain and, ultimately, degrading death. It tells how God experienced these things in the same way as ordinary human beings.
The School Councillors from Years 5 and 6, Michaela, Che, Llywella and Rex, spent an informative morning at the Civic Suite. Upon arrival, they completed a quiz about the London Borough of Lewisham, looked at Mayoral Regalia (included former and current mayoral Maces) and tried out the Mayoral chair. They went into the Council Chambers, where they met the Deputy Young Mayor of Lewisham, Tekisha Henry, from Sedgehill School. Tekisha explained how she was elected and her role. They went on to meet Sir Steve Bullock, the Mayor of Lewisham, who showed them The Mayoral Chain and Medal and explained the work of Lewisham Council. Our school councillors asked the Mayor about Lewisham’s policies and questioned him on his achievements and role as Mayor.
At the end of the morning Sir Steve Bullock announced the winners of the quiz and we were delighted to hear that it was………..St. Augustines! A fantastic end to a thought provoking and interesting morning.