Dear Parents and Carers,
Though it seems a very long time ago, I wish you a warm welcome back after the Half Term break. Much has happened since then, including yesterday’s World Book Day, which at Brunswick was celebrated with drama, storytelling, performance poetry and dressing up.
This month’s Focus Value is Kindness, and to promote and reinforce it we are awarding special Brunswick Kindness Stickers (I have been kind and I am proud!) to those children who behave kindly towards others without being asked. Acts of kindness are repaid in kind, and I have seen many children look out for and be caring towards each other. Scientists have found that when we do kind things for others, not only do they help them to feel happier; we feel happier too. In fact, research shows that helping others can have the same effect on our brains as receiving a gift ourselves or eating our favourite food!
On 1 March our Year 6 pupils’ families were informed of which of their secondary school preferences their children had been allocated. If you are a parent or carer of a pupil in Year 6 without an EHCP who wants to discuss the secondary school your child has been allocated, please contact the School Office Staff to make an appointment to see me or Mrs Inniss-Griffith. To be allocated a school that is not your first preference is not uncommon; we can discuss your options
and will do our best to help you.
Next Friday, 15 March, we will collect for the charity Comic Relief. Children should come to school in their uniforms as usual, but if they want to wear red noses, Comic Relief glasses or deeley boppers they are very welcome. Staff will be on Bantry Street in the morning with buckets to collect donations should you want to make one in cash.
Finally, today is International Women’s Day. When we discussed in assembly the fact that gender inequality still persists, as firm believers in fairness the children were appalled. So, here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. And may we live in a world where everybody is treated equally, regardless of gender, race, orientation, age, religion or income. With best wishes for a peaceful and enjoyable weekend.