December 15th 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been lovely this week to see this Christmas story told in so many different ways. Nursery told the story of Jesus through nursery rhymes. In Reception, we met bossy Caesar and his census-takers, the angels, the shepherds and joined the kings on their journey as they followed the star and came with wonder and awe to the stable. With Year 1, we saw the excitement of heaven’s host of angels as they hurriedly practised a new song for the birth of baby Jesus. Year 2, Mr & Mrs Innkeeper’s sleep was interrupted by a stream of visitors asking for Mary and Joseph, all coming to see the new-born Christ. Year 3 stunned us with a song-filled telling of the Christmas story exploring the reaction of people living in Bethlehem to influx of visitors for the census, eventually deciding to offer hospitality.

All the performances told of the miracle of Jesus’ birth and the life-changing impact that it had on people then, and still has on people now.

Thank you so much to all the children and adults who worked so hard to put these performances together, I think they were the best I’ve seen, with clearly delivered lines beautiful singing and such joy and enthusiasm.

Nativity Charity Collections

This year, our retiring collections were for the Royal Marsden, a charity that helps provide care for children and adults with cancer. A total of £867.30 has been raised, which is fantastic.

Sharing Images from Nativities

As I mentioned during my introductions, please do not share photos or videos of our wonderful school nativities on social media that contain images of children other than your own. There are reasons why photos of some children cannot be shared on line for their own protection. If you have already done so, we would encourage you to take them down.

Christmas Lunch

If you have hot dinners, the Christmas lunch will be on Wednesday. Although there is still time to book, if your child is having a packed lunch, do put a little festive treat inside.

Last Day of Term – Thursday 21st December

You are warmly invited to join us at Christ Church for our end of term service which begins at 9.45am

As is usual on the last day of term, School finishes early:

  • AM Nursery @ 10.45am
  • Infants @ 2.15pm
  • PM & Full time Nursery @ 2.20pm
  • Juniors @ 2.30pm

Year 3 & 4 Choir – Monday 29th January – Rose Theatre

It is very exciting that Year 3 and 4 choir will be performing at the Rose Theatre in Kingston on the afternoon of 29th January. Tickets should be available from 10th January 2018 through their box office and website.  More details will follow early next term, but please make sure your child attends choir regularly in January so that we are ready for performance.

Selected Year 5 & 6 Choir – Monday, 18 December – Fairview Court

We still need two more parents/carers to help with this trip.

New Year Trips – Parental Help Still Needed!

  • Tuesday, 9th January 5W (National Archives) – 1 more
  • Thursday, 11th January 5S (National Archives) – 3 more
  • Tuesday, 30th January 6S (National Archives) – 2 more
  • Wednesday, 31st January 6B (National Archives) – 3 more
  • Wednesday, 31st January 3BC (London Aquarium) – 1 more
  • Thursday, 1st February 4A (London Aquarium) – 3 more
  • Thursday, 1st February 4G (London Aquarium) – 3 more

Please email office@ccnm.rbksch.org if you can help.  Thank you.

Senior / Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancy at the Infant Site

We are looking for someone to lead / join the team at the Infants looking after our children at lunchtimes and ensuring that they have a happy and safe time. Working with a team of lunchtime supervisors as they look after children when they play in the playground and when they eat their lunch in the school hall including checking that they have the correct meal. If you or someone you know would be interested please go to the Vacancies section http://www.christchurchnm.kingston.sch.uk/ of our website for more details and an application form. For the right candidate we will consider appointing them as team leader.

The hours of work are 12.15pm to 1.20p.m Monday-Friday during Term Time plus a half termly meeting.

150th Anniversary Bags

Why not put your shopping in one of the PTA’s fantastic Anniversary bags? Available from either office for £3. (Exact change only please).

Reminder – Applying for Reception 2018

For all children born between 1st September 2013 – 31 August 2014, applications for school places in Reception must be submitted online by 15th January 2018.  Apply online by going to www.eadmissions.org.uk  or www.kingston.gov.uk

Best wishes,

Tabitha White

Headteacher