Whilst Mrs Johnston has been off-site – flying the St Peter’s flag at the HMC and IAPS conference, speaking to a thousand Heads and generally organising the whole event – we have had our own busy little week ‘back at the ranch.’
We are all feeling so proud of the children. The atmosphere in the classrooms feels busy and purposeful. The children are really getting stuck into their learning and we look forward to seeing the progress that they will make.
Some other highlights from this week include the Year 1 Show and Share and the Year 3 Class Assemblies. They were both such a treat. The PA room and Wessex Hall were full of parents and we all heard every word from the smiley and enthusiastic children. By the end of the assemblies we certainly all knew the months of the year and the story of Tutankhamun! It is particularly special to notice the children who have developed in confidence; achieving things they wouldn’t have been able to do a year ago.
We held the first Autumn term Deputy Heads drop-in on Wednesday morning. The next one is scheduled for Thursday 1 December from 08:15-08:50. Please pop along for a cup of tea and chat.
Another highlight for us has been the sports matches. So many children have been lucky enough to be able to enjoy being involved in a match this week. The weather was kind to us, the children played with greatly improved skill and enjoyment but what stood out was the sportsmanship and team spirit.
Below is a little clip from the Under 10s as they congratulated the opposing team with the traditional ‘hip hip hooray.’ The before and after of any match are very much part of the experience.
On Thursday it was World Teachers’ Day. This is celebrated globally in the month of October to honour and pay tribute to all teachers. We are sure that you will join us in saying ‘thank you’ to the amazing teachers that make up St Peter’s. They really are a very special bunch.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.
Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing all the children ready and raring to go for Week 6!
Mrs Ball, Mrs Wellington-Smith (Deputy Heads Academic) and Mrs Hughes (Deputy Head Pastoral)