Weekly News - Friday 27th April 2018

Posted on: 27/04/2018

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Month End Music Recital this afternoon. Congratulations to all of the children who performed with such grace, confidence and musicality.

Superb Music Results!

We are delighted to announce some fantastic music results for the exams taken recently, as follows. Very well done to all of these pupils for their hard work and many hours of practice!

5W Wenru G8 Distinction 
4A Anaiya  G3 Distinction
5W Mya  G3 Merit
3T Samir G1 Pass

6D Maddy G2 Distinction
4T Esha G1 Merit

​4A Jasmine G2 Merit
6D Jai G2 Pass

3T Zayd  G2 Pass
3V Vandan  G1 Merit
4T Rhea Prep Pass
3T Anaiya Prep Pass


We were most proud that one of our Year 5 students, Luke, was asked to speak at the ANZAC (Australian, New Zealand Army Corps) remembrance service on Wednesday. Luke took part in the prayer service in Westminster Abbey and spoke in front of a full congregation including  Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan  Markle. The day is a national holiday in New Zealand and Australia to mark those soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1.  Luke gave a super presentation to Upper School children in today's assembly too. You can see photographs of Luke at Westminster Abbey on our Galleries page.

A Marathon Effort!

Huge congratulations to Mrs. Rooney, who ran the London Marathon last weekend for the first time. After months of training in the rain, wind and snow, there was an unexpected heatwave last weekend. It made the run very challenging, but Mrs. Rooney says that it was an incredible day that she will never forget. Thank you to all parents, staff and pupils for all the support and donations, which were so much appreciated. 

Residential Trips

'Tis the season to be jolly with all our wonderful forthcoming residential trips. We wish all the Year 5 pupils and accompanying staff a great time next week as they depart on Monday to travel to the Isle of Wight for five days of adventurous and exciting activities!  

Walk to School Week

We have had a hugely successful week of walking/scooting/cycling to school this week. Thank you to all of the families who have supported this healthy venture. It is so wonderful to hear that many of you are intending to make this a more regular way of arriving at school each day.  Our JRSOs will of course be continuing to promote the initiative through our weekly 'Walk on Wednesday' sessions throughout the summer term.

Lower School Building Project

We are in the very last stages of finalising our plans for an incredibly exciting project which is due to be undertaken over the summer holidays - the refurbishment of our Nursery and Reception classrooms. We look forward to sharing further information with the community in due course.

Upper School Parents' Evenings

The next Parents' Evenings for children in Years 2 - 6 will take place at Upper School on Tuesday 15th May and Thursday 17th May. The online booking system is now open (link below) and operates on a first come, first served basis, so please book your appointments at your earliest convenience. Bookings will close the day before each parents' evening.

Term Dates

We have now published the term dates for 2019-2020. You can find them on the School Documents page of the website.

Registration Reminder

If you have a child who will be eligible for entry to the Nursery at 3+ in September 2019, or to Ducklings Kindergarten at 2+ in September 2019 (that is, a child born between 01.09.15 and 31.08.17), and you have not already registered him or her with us, then now is the time to do so! As the summer moves on, we will start the entry processes for September 2019 and siblings should be registered early to allow us to allocate priority sibling places. You may register online by completing the registration form at 
If you have any questions about admissions, please contact Mrs. Smith in the school office.

Drop and Go - Upper School

Please note that if cars are parked on Parkway across from the school, then we are unable to operate drop and go in the mornings.  Parents must park in the car park and escort their children to the gate.  

School Bus Service

From September, we will be trialling a morning school bus service. We are currently testing an initial route and will announce further details in due course. 

Staff Vacancies

We are now recruiting for various positions. Please do take a look at https://www.sthelenscollege.com/274/join-the-team and, if you know anyone who may be interested in working with us, do encourage them to apply!