This afternoon Year 5 took part in their own Carnival to celebrate the work they had completed on Brazil. They made masks, musical instruments and danced to the samba beat. There was an amazing effort from all of those who took part and it was lovely to spot a few parts and siblings joining in.
We celebrated a wonderful Christmas Jumper Day in school today, the children looked very festive
and all money donated will go to the Catholic Children’s Society, who support a number of our
families throughout the year.
‘Friendship Week’, Miss Buckland has put together a wonderful display of all of the children’s hands into a lovely friendship tree. I think you will all agree it looks fabulous and makes us all smile.
Thank you to all those children and families who have designed their posters for Black History Month. They will be put on display around the school. There is still time to bring them in as we will be celebrating Black History throughout the month of October.
Lewisham are holding a range of events this October please click on this link to find out more:
Last week we have had an amazing uptake on children coming to school on their bikes and scooters. They can continue to do this from now on as we want to encourage our children to keep on being healthy and taking regular exercise. Please remind children to dismount form their bike or scooter
inside the school premises.
We have also established an Equality Council, as another of our drivers is that of Equality and Justice, we strive to empower pupils to be advocates who address issues of prejudice and discrimination and ensure that at St. Augustine’s we value fairness and can resolve our differences through positive discussion. Mrs Cooper will be responsible for leading this group and will meet to discuss a range of topics that are of importance to our children.
One of our curriculum drivers is Environmental Responsibility; we will aspire to educate children about the need to protect God’s planet from environmental damage and create eco-friendly citizens who are aware of the impact of their actions on the wider world. Mrs Brady will lead this council who will meet regularly to discuss issues and will make our school a more eco friendly environment. If you have any ideas you wish to share please address them to Mrs Brady.
On Friday 28th February, we had a special visitor to our school. Damien Egan, the Mayor of Lewisham came to talk to the children in our assembly. The children were enthused to find out about the role of Mayor. They got chance to see the mayoral chains close up and ask very important and intelligent questions. He was delighted to meet the children and is looking forward to meeting them again in the future.