Weekly News - Friday 6th January 2023

Posted on: 06/01/2023


Competition Success

Siara R (1R) was runner up in the Christmas card competition and her design was printed on the back of Boris Johnson's Christmas cards. Well done on your lovely artwork Siara!


Congratulations to Zakariya M (5A) who has achieved a merit in the UK Mathematics Olympiad. It is an outstanding achievement for one of our students to have been recognised in such a prestigious event, in which he competed against the country's top mathematicians aged 16+.

Charity News

We are delighted to report that collections at the end of term performances and carol service raised a total of £352.81 for Vidya Dhan, the global charity we are currently supporting. Many thanks indeed to all those who donated to support the education and empowerment of girls and women in India.

One World Day - Friday 10th February

On Friday 10th February we will be celebrating One World Day to celebrate our different cultures and find out more about our wonderfully diverse school community. This will be a fun and informative day for us all. On this day, children should come to school in clothing which represents their own culture. 

Thank you to those parents who have already volunteered to come to school on One World Day to share something from your culture. We would love to hear from any other members of our school community who would be willing to give up some time to come into school and work with the children. Ideally we will have representatives from as many cultures as possible. Please note that due to our school community's kindness we have enough parents talking about India. If you can offer an activity based on somewhere else, that would be fantastic. Activities/workshops offered so far include dance, a talk about trekking to Everest Base Camp, games, quizzes and presentations. 

Please complete this form if you would like to contribute to the day’s activities.

Many thanks for your support.

FREE Baby Mindfulness Classes

Our next FREE Mother/Baby Mindfulness course begins next week, with the first session on Wednesday 11th January at 9.00 a.m. in the Evans Hall at Upper School. 

The class is run by Mrs. McLaughlin, a St. Helen's College teacher and qualified PAUSE Baby Mindfulness trainer. The aim of the class is to provide a mindful 'breathing space' for mums and to support mums to support babies. There will be six sessions on Wednesdays, lasting approximately 45 minutes each, with optional tea/coffee served afterwards.

We still have some spaces available so if you have a baby from birth to crawling please do come along, and please encourage friends or family with babies of a similar age to come too! Contact susmith@sthelenscollege.com to reserve your place.

Eat The Rainbow - January Recipes

Our catering company Accent are continuing with their theme of 'eating the rainbow' as we enter the new year. As part of this they provide recipe cards for parents to try making at home. You can find January's 'Green' recipes here. We hope that you will have fun trying out some of these with your children.