Looking Back at the Term
It seems like only yesterday that we were planning for opening, but now we arrive at the end of our first term…and what a term it has been!
It was wonderful to see so many people in the chapel on the first day as we joined together to start on our adventure; and then to gather again to mark Christmas with Carols and Prayers earlier this week.
During this first term, it has been exciting to see how the children have grasped the opportunities being offered here at school, and to note the progress they have made as we support them in striving for academic success in tandem with character development.
They are showing their ability to think and act creatively as well as independently, and to take responsibility for their learning within our frameworks. They are rising to fabulous challenges, enjoying learning Mandarin Chinese, and we are already so proud of their progress.
Our pupils have enjoyed a range of outdoor and adventurous activities, and taken up new sports including Fives and Futsal. They now look forward to getting to grips with the climbing wall in the new year!
The receipt of such a positive Ofsted report so early in term was a great boost to all involved in St Bees School. Everything we do here is a real team effort, so I would like to thank everybody connected with the School for their help and support in getting things done and providing such a marvellous experience for the children.
Wherever you may be, near or far, Merry Christmas from St Bees School.
Mr Gareth Seddon, Headmaster
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End of Term Community Celebrations
This week was exciting for all at St Bees School. On Tuesday 11th December the pupils had the opportunity to plant their own trees in the School grounds.
The trees were gifted to the School by Neil Bettinson, a resident of St Bees. Silver birch trees were chosen for the children and a copper beach tree will also be planted at School House a dedication to Danny Wang’s father. Parents, board members, staff and members of Full Circle watched the children work together to dig the holes and plant the saplings under the guidance of Mr Bettinson.
We would like to thank Mr Bettinson for this beautiful gesture, and we all look forward to watching the trees grow with the School.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our carol service.
We really enjoyed sharing this special occasion with everyone. We would also like to thank Reverend Becky Gibbs for leading our service, and Mr Frank Bowler for accompanying carols on the Chapel organ. It was lovely to see so many enjoying the chance to chat over mince pies and mulled wine afterwards around the Christmas tree in reception. We hope to welcome you all back in 2019.
Thank you to you all for your support this year. We look forward to being part of the wonderful St Bees village community with you all in 2019.
Our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December raised £71.85 for Save The Children! Thank you for all of your support helping us to raise this fantastic amount!
Start of Lent term – Monday 7th January 2019.