Lights, Camera, Action

Our annual talent show went with a “fizz & bang” – each act (dancing, singing, gymnastics, and music) was greeted with hearty eagerness and much clapping. Well done to all the children who took part you certainly showed the school all your amazing talents. It was a fantastic morning and brought the school community together.

Good Results for St Augustine’s

We are delighted in our recent OFSTED Inspection on 27th -28th June 2018, the report is a positive one and the school has been judged as Good under the new Ofsted framework.

Although the report will not be on the OFSTED website until September, the full Inspection Report is available to access on our school’s website. The report recognises that the school provides a good standard of education and highlights many areas of strength across the school, recognising that we know our school well and have clearly identified appropriate areas for continuing improvements.

It was particularly pleasing to note the schools Personal development, behaviour and welfare was judged Outstanding due to the “values of family, respect and care [that] radiate palpably throughout the school” and “pupils thrive in the school’s nurturing environment” with “relationships between staff and pupils [being] excellent”.

We are also delighted our Early Years Provision was judged Outstanding. The inspectors were particularly impressed with the range and quality of activities, the learning environments and progress made by the children.

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Sleepover!

The first ever St Augustine’s Sleepover was held on Friday 29th June to Saturday 30th June in the School Hall.  This highly anticipated event for Years 4, 5 and 6 pupils proved to be a highlight of the year for many children. Eager children (and their parents) waited at the school gate with their pyjamas, toothbrushes, teddies and sleeping bags to get back into school.  The summer evening activities included paddling, football, races, chalk drawing, “campfire” singing and, the forever favourite, chatting to friends.  Before bed there were ice poles (with thanks to the PSA), popcorn and drinks.   Then came the excitement of pyjamas and where to sleep in the hall, followed by some cartoons before lights out.  Although some children made it their mission to try to stay awake all night, sleep was eventually had by all.  An early morning start was followed by a buffet breakfast in the playground.  After children had been collected by their parents, the staff went home for a well-deserved rest.

Thank you to all the staff, parents and governors who helped to make the event such a success.  We couldn’t have done it without you! ​

Knights of St Columba Easter Scene Painting Competition 2018

After the children’s success in the Knights of St Columba Christmas Art competition, Year 6 entered the new Easter competition where the challenge was to design an Easter poster. In the Southwark province we are delighted to have won first and third place. Certificates and prizes were presented by Paul Okola and Michael Akinrele from Knights of St Columba. Their work will now go forward to the National competition.

Competition Winners

Cheep! Cheep!

The school is delighted to announce that we are proud parents of eight chicks, currently residing in a special “Brooder box” in the corridor. From the very first day the eggs were delivered there was a buzz of excitement and anticipation. Each morning when staff & children arrived they immediately popped in to check how things are going. Lots of questions and answers have generated a huge amount of lovely work, including displays, booklets and photographs. Children have also been busily naming the chicks. The children have had a great time talking and asking questions about the chicks. One of the highlights for the children has been having an opportunity to carefully hold the chicks.

Sports Day

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, bean bag throwing, 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 Francis of Assisi (yellow 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.

Celebrating Pentecost

Pentecost

The children have been celebrating Pentecost decorating the altars with red, orange, and yellow paper flames and wrapped boxes to symbolise the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. The children have been reflecting on the meaning of the gifts in their lives and how to use the gifts to make a difference.

 

Nursery Places for September 2018

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From September 2018 we are offering Nursery places for 15 and 30 hours a week.

Parents of 3 & 4 year old children may be able to access 30 hours free childcare for 38 weeks of the year.

To qualify you have to: – be a parent who is working of a 3 or 4 year old – earn, on average, at least £120 per week (or £113 if you’re under 25) – your total taxable income has to be less than £100,000 per year

To find out further information and if you might qualify you will find these websites of interest:

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/socialcare/children/childcare/Helpwith-childcare-costs/freechildcare/freechildcare/Pages/Eligibility.aspx

Contact the school office for more information or email info@staugustines.lewisham.sch.uk

Solemn Liturgical Dance

The school ended the Spring Term with the Solemn Liturgical Dance 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.

Year 6 Liturgical Dance

Infant Liturgy – The Palm Sunday Gospel

The children from Nursery – Year 2 re-enacted The Palm Sunday Gospel through drama and hymns. This was a very special Liturgy beautifully prepared by the children and served as a reminder of the importance of Easter to our Catholic Faith. The hymns also reminded us of the quote attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo: “They who sing pray twice”.