Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the first news item of this new academic year. I hope you had as enjoyable and restful a holiday as possible and that everyone is ready to return to school; 6 weeks is a long time! It is the time of year when we have new families joining us and it has been a pleasure to welcome them and see their children have such smooth and happy beginnings to their school lives in Reception. It has also been great to see so many older children return so keen to start school again in their new Year Groups, new classes and with their new teachers. The children look extremely smart and well turned out in their new uniforms and shiny shoes.
Over the Summer the Council upgraded the school’s heating system and the halls and corridors have been redecorated. It is always a rush to put the school back together again after extensive work (in this case upgrading over 150 radiators and all the welding and mess that makes) but the staff have coped brilliantly and our two days’ training at the beginning of this week went extremely well. The team is committed to providing the best education it can in an atmosphere of kindness, nurture and respect to enable the children to gain the skills and resilience necessary to learn for living through respect, support and challenge. As we work in partnership with you we need your support to achieve this aim, and thank you for supporting us and your children with reading and
home learning and for ensuring you check ParentMail and the website regularly for news, letters, dates and other information.
In this letter and on the website are lots of dates for your diaries and information about school organisation this term. You will also find information about the ambitions of one of our past pupils and now regular coach at Southwark Gymnastics based in our Sports Hall, who was a successful participant in TV’s The Next Step and who has now won a scholarship to train in Musical Theatre in America. He feels very strongly about the importance of the arts in today’s society and their contribution to human well-being, and he believes society is as good as the art it makes. Like him, I believe the creative arts and physical activity are essential to a well-rounded education, one of the many reasons why music, PE and educational trips and visits have such a high profile at Brunswick,
and we wish Khalid all the very best in raising enough money to take his scholarship up. Year 6 pupils are off to Swanage in Dorset on Monday for 5 days of team building, exploration and fun, so we wish them very well with their packing and preparations at this exciting time.
With best wishes for a peaceful and enjoyable weekend.