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Headmaster's News - 24th March 2017

Mar 24, 2017

24 March 2017

Dear Parents


3M’s Assembly

This week we have been celebrating a very important person in all our lives: our mum! Thank you 3M for your lovely assembly in which you told us why your mum is so special to you. We heard why mums were special for their amazing cooking, hugs, tickles and jokes. We also found out what TV programmes they like watching with you and what pop songs they like! I also enjoyed listening to your fabulous acrostic poems and your fantastic rendition of Supermum!

The following was read and written by Bomi.


My mum’s personality is marvellous

Unmatched, my mum is perfect

My time with her is magical

Mums are awesome, they are a great help all day long.

You need your mum a lot, they wash your clothes, make your food and take care of you.


These lines spell the word mummy, a word I cherish most in my life. Bomi

Thank you 3M and Mrs Morrice for a very special assembly.


Out and About with 1W

I visited 1W on Wednesday who were discussing Mothers’ Day. They began by looking at the origin of the day. Mrs Wilson said that it is not clear when it started but one theory was that the young servants, who worked at the big house many years ago, were only allowed one full day off a year, which was on a Sunday and they were given this day to visit their mums. The class talked about what traditions were associated with Mothers’ Day. Jaya said we give our mums cards and Eliza said we could give them jewellery.  They then talked about what is great about their mums. Hollie said her mum is beautiful; Amber said she is loving; Muhammad said she is helpful and Aaron said she looks after him. The children then wrote down what is special about their mums. Joshua wrote that his mum is nice and drew a picture of him giving her flowers; Thomas E wrote that his mum is helpful; Sophie wrote she is kind; Bethan wrote that her mum is caring; Ayman drew a picture of his mum and said she is loving and Thomas P wrote, ‘I love my mum’; Taylor wrote, ‘My mum loves me!’

It was lovely to hear the children talk about their mums and what makes them special with a big warm smile on their face. Thank you 1W, it was a lovely start to my day!


Mothers’ Day Coffee Morning

It was fantastic to see such a high attendance at the Mothers’ Day coffee morning on Thursday. It was very rewarding to see so many children and mums spending a few special moments together in the middle of the week before the start of the day. Thank you to the PTA and Mr McGrath and his staff for making the morning possible.


Surprise Shop!

There were lots of very important decisions being made this morning by the children. They really had fixed ideas of what their mums would like and some of the reasoning behind their choices was very touching to hear. I know you won’t be disappointed by their choices.  Thank you again to the PTA for making this morning possible.


Easter Egg Raffle

It is that time of year again when the children get very excited and the rustle of raffle tickets can be heard all around the school! Tickets are on sale in the Dining Room in the morning and at home time until Tuesday 28th (morning only). Please keep bringing Easter Eggs in to the office.


Preston Schools’ Swimming Gala Winners! by Oliver

A team of 7 swimmers travelled down to West View Leisure Centre to compete in the Preston Schools’ Swimming Gala.  The results were:

Girls 25m front crawl       Evie came 3rd

Boys 25m front crawl      James came 3rd

Girls 25m breaststroke    Zahara came 1st

Boys 25m breaststroke   Oliver came 1st

Girls 25m backstroke      Sophie came 4th and

Boys 25m backstroke      Oliver came 1st

Front crawl relay              we came 1st

Medley relay                    we came 2nd

Overall, we came 1st

Well done to all of the swimmers; this was a fantastic achievement!  Preston Schools’ swimming team: Evie, James, Zahara, Oliver, Sophie P, Grace W-Y and Daniel.


Rugby v St Mary’s Hall

On a very wet Wednesday, we managed to rearrange a match, which we had intended to play at Stonyhurst, to Preston Grasshoppers’ new 4G facility. The boys played very well in their last game of the season and put up a very spirited performance, defending well in the first quarter and scoring five unanswered tries in the last quarter. However, this fantastic comeback left us just one try short. This was a very strong performance to end a season in which the boys have really developed as individuals and as a team. We now look forward to the cricket season.


Sainsbury’s Active Kids Voucher 2017

Please keep collecting and bringing in the vouchers. So far, we have collected over 3000. The vouchers are used to buy equipment for the whole school, from Nursery through to Year 6. Thank you! Mrs Parsons



There will be no school clubs in the week commencing Monday 27th March.


Merit Awards

RD: Aibhlin  1D: Frank  1W: Taylor  2F: Lola  2M: Sam

3M: The Whole Class  4H: Isabelle  4S: Sasha  5D: Henry  5M: Gabrielle  6H: Isabel

6J: Olivia D

Monitors of the week: Fatimah and Malaika


Thought for the Week

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln


Yours sincerely

J M Duke


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


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