Many thanks to the PTA on behalf of all secondary school students for the delicious chocolate Santas delivered this morning.
Children in Poland celebrate St Nicholas’ day on December 6th, when they receive small gifts from Św Mikołaj if they have been good. We will be celebrating together at the Christmas Fair. The school is being transformed as I write, with members of the PTA, students and our logistics and administration departments all working hard to put this event together. The fair has grown to a huge event, with choirs singing, bands playing, quality arts, crafts, toys, jewellery on sale as well as raffles, games and a special visit from Santa too. I look forward to meeting you there!
Our year 11 students will be in charge of games for younger students and our Key stage 3 students have been busy making Christmas cards which will be sold tomorrow in order to help a local orphanage. Global Classroom representatives will be raising awareness of the plight of refugee children in Ukraine. Our students have been very moved by stories about the displaced children in Ukraine and have decided to collect warm CHILDREN’s clothes for them. We have transport being organized and one of our parents will travel with the clothing during the Christmas holidays and make sure the clothes are given to the children who desperately need them.
Next week we will begin collecting from Monday.
Students are asked to donate good condition clean and folded warm clothes –just a few items each.
The clothes should be brought to the form room in the morning.
We will collect until Monday 15th December 2014.
Our student team will pack the clothes and they will be loaded by students during the holidays. One of our students is making a documentary about our journey to raise awareness of the children who are refugees in a country next door to us. We also look forward to a further visit from a war correspondent that has seen what is happening there.
The Christmas concert is also fast approaching. I look forward to this every year as it is a beautiful community event which showcases the talent of our students, parents and teachers and makes me proud, yet again, to be a part of this school.
Head of Secondary School