In our dynamic premium school we teach much more than Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Those are the most important subjects every parent wants their children to be, if not brilliant, at least competent in, Literacy and Numeracy. Of course many schools do a lot more than that, Science, Music, Art, Technology, etc. because children need a broad range of skills to cope with
the changing world. I’m proud to say our school not only covers all of these other subjects but actually excels at them, producing exam results that prove we are a top school with top students. But that is not all. All of the teachers also take a great pride in producing “good little humans” Built into our schemes of work and programmes are lessons like “Circle Time” and “PSHE”(personal, social & health education) where the children learn about and explore the
concepts of friendliness and helpfulness, tolerance and social responsibility. There are no exams for this, but they are so important. We teach them to be competitive and rise to the challenge but also to be fair. Our children are privileged compared to many and it is great that they also care about the less privileged.
A couple of weeks ago there was the terrible earthquake in Nepal and thousands lost their lives.
Many thousands also lost their homes and villages and were left with no food or shelter. We all
saw it on the news and it was one of the children that asked if we could do something to help. So we had a “free dress day” we called it “Neckties for Nepal” and everyone wore a tie or a scarf
and paid 10 pln each towards a collection to help the people in Nepal. Some children brought in their pocket money, some parents donated extra and we collected an amazing total of 9,960 pln. The PTA also felt it was a desperate cause and added a further 10,000 pln. to the collection creating an amazing total of nearly 20,000 pln. which was given to: Polska Akcja Humanitarna re: NEPAL . Thank you for supporting this.
This week the children will bring home a “Family for Family” leaflet. This is a charity that will
match your family with a less-affluent family in Poland. They organise the collection of clothes
and toys your family no longer use, and deliver them to the matched family. If you are interested please check out the charity on the website www/familyforfamily.pl (the website is also on the leaflet). If you are interested, this will be a private arrangement between you and them so please contact Family for Family directly, not through the school.
You will have noticed that we have small charitable collections throughout the year not only
supporting worthy causes but teaching the children social awareness and empathy for those less fortunate than us. You will be proud to hear that invariably the impetus for a collection comes from the children themselves, they are already “good little humans” and are entitled to our praise and encouragement.