Newsletter 6 October 2017

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR THE PERIOD 2nd October - 6th October 2017

 

From the Headmaster

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Dear Parents

First of all, a huge thank you to all of you who supported last week’s Macmillan coffee morning and cake sale. Together you raised an impressive £792.46 for Macmillan.  

Secondly, another big thank you, for the amazing variety and range of food which was brought to school today for our Harvest Assembly and Food Sale.  Thank you, also, to Mrs Stephens for helping our chaplain, Mrs Nicholls, to set up the display and for helping at the sale of the food at the end of the day. The money we raise from the food sale will be given to the Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church to help them feed the homeless. Then, on Sunday 14th January 2018, Mrs Nicholls and Mr Crisell will be taking Year 8 pupils to the Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church where they will have the experience of serving Sunday lunch to the homeless.

As a school we are thinking about being generous at the moment and these are two wonderful examples of the generosity of the Barrow Hills Community.

In assembly last Monday, I asked the children to think of a generous act of kindness they could do for someone in school or at home. Next week is ‘Be Generous’ week when we will be celebrating all the children’s kindness. So please do look out for those extra acts of kindness at home!

Congratulations to our outstanding cross-country runners, with Holly and Matthew taking first place in the Seaford U10s and James first place in the U11s. Barrow Hills were the overall winners at Seaford and the U11 boys won the Ripley Court Cross Country.  A fantastic achievement.  

The BHCC has been reinvigorated with lots of new committee members and volunteers so please do support them by buying tickets for Fireworks on Friday 3rd November.

With best wishes,

 

Awards

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Awards coming next week!

 

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      From the Chaplaincy

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      The Lord says this: ‘I myself will send an angel before you to guard you as you go and to bring you to the place that I have prepared for you.  Give him reverence and listen to all that he says.  Offer him no defiance; he would not pardon such a fault.  My angel will go before you.  Exodus 23:20-23

      You have many people in your life who guide and protect you: your parents and relatives and everyone here at school.  You also have someone who has been given the job of looking after only you … in all the world, ONLY YOU!  It is your Guardian Angel.  Lots of people don’t believe in angels, even though they are mentioned lots of times in the Bible.  Throughout the Bible we hear stories of how God uses angels.  He uses them to deliver messages, to give warnings, to protect and to act on his behalf.  They are important!  It was not God himself who asked Mary if she would bear his son, Jesus, into the world.  No, he sent an angel.  It was an angel who told Joseph to look after Mary; it was an angel who warned Joseph to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt because their lives were in danger; it was an angel who looked after Jesus when he was a grown up and had gone into the desert for 40 days after his baptism.  Amongst all the angels, God has assigned a special and personal Guardian Angel to protect each and every one of us as we move through life.  There are almost 200 people in this chapel this morning, and that can only mean that there are almost 200 angels in this chapel too.  What a thought!  “I am sending an angel ahead of you” he says, “The angel will protect you as you travel and will bring you to the place I have made ready.  My angel will always be with you.” (Exodus 23:20-23).  Our Guardian Angel waited patiently throughout time for the moment of our birth; there he stood and there he waited.  Angel sent by God to guide me, Be my light and walk beside me.  Be my guardian and protect me, on the path of life direct me.

       

       
       

      The Pope Speaks

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      The good thief reminds us of our true condition before God: we are his children and he comes to meet us, having compassion on us.  There is no person, however bad he may have been in his life, to whom God denies his grace if he repents.

       

      School Notices

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      Roke Lane and parking - Take Care

      Please, please can we remind parents to drive carefully along Roke Lane and the surrounding areas. There are other families walking to and from local schools at drop off and pick up. We also like to remind you not to double park in the school car park. Thank you.

      Reminder to download your Engage App

      Double First has developed and released a mobile app for the Parent Portal.  It enables quick and secure access to vital information and we hope it has all the information you require on your mobile device.  Please note that it is a pared down version of the portal but more functionality will be added in coming months.

      The app is available to download from the Google Play Store and Apple Store. Once downloaded on your device open the app and input the school code 6BypJfdaY1 on the welcome screen.  Enter your account with the same User name (your email address) and Password that you use for the Parent Portal.  Once the app is installed then please ensure that in device settings notifications are turned on for the Engage App.

       

       
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      COFFEE IN THE
      CAR PARK

      A hearty breakfast was needed today and the Bacon Buttie stall took a resounding £246. Definitely the target to beat. Our thanks to all you lovely people and to the children who volunteered this morning.

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      Whole school closed Wednesday 27 Dec 2017 Wednesday 27 Dec 2017
      Whole school closed Thursday 28 Dec 2017 Thursday 28 Dec 2017
      Whole school closed Friday 29 Dec 2017 Friday 29 Dec 2017
      Safeguarding14:00 Tuesday 9 Jan 201815:30 Tuesday 9 Jan 2018
      Colts Rugby vs Longacre & Seaford14:30 Wednesday 10 Jan 201816:30 Wednesday 10 Jan 2018
       

      Upcoming Events

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      Date Event
      Monday 9th October Pre-Prep Parent Rep Meeting
      Monday 9th October Prep Pastoral Parent Consultations
      Thursday 12th October Prep Pastoral Parent Consultations
      Friday 13th October Junior Prep Parent Rep Meeting
      Friday 13th October - Monday 30th October Half Term
      Friday 3rd November BHCC Bonfire Night
      Monday 6th November Years 3- 8 Revision Week
      W/c 13th November Exam Week Years 3 - 8
      Friday 24th November BHCC Cake Sale
      Tuesday 28th November Year 6 - 7 Parent Consultations
      Thursday 30th November Year 5 Production
      Thursday 7th December Pre-Prep Nativity
      Thursday 7th December Year 8 Production
      Friday 8th December Year 8 Production
      Tuesday 12th December BHCC Christmas Workshop
      Thursday 14th December Carol Service
      Friday 15th December End of Term

       

       
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