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Class 4A & 4B Trip to Bristol Wednesday 6th December

 

The Year 7,8 & 9 students enjoyed a trip to Bristol on Wednesday 6th December visiting Bristol Aquarium for art, and We the Curious for science. Pictured are the students learning about forensic science.

China Awareness Day Tuesday 5th December

 

The Year 9 & 10 students had a visit from H.J. Colston who gave a seminar on China and the influence this country has around the world. The workshop crossed subjects including economics, history and sociology.

Advent Service Monday 4th December

 

The whole school including the choir (pictured) participated in the Advent Service held at Zion Chapel, Trowbridge. It was a beautiful evening with carols, readings and recitations. The evening concluded with the presentation of certificates to the GCSE leavers.

Football Competition Friday 1st December

 

Emmaus School played against Immanuel Christian School, Westerleigh, on Friday 1st December at Westerleigh playing fields. It was a cold day and the pitch was slippery, but both teams played a good game. Result: 5-1 to Emmaus.

Christmas Market Friday 24th November

 

Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Market. It was a most enjoyable evening and, with a good variety of items for sale, a lot of Christmas presents have already been purchased! Most importantly, we raised over £900 for our building extension fund! Thank you.

Excellent CAT Test Results for 2017!

 

This year we are delighted with our results, and particularly the numbers of pupils who achieve above average results, despite the fact that we are a non-selective school.

  • Verbal 71%
  • Number 57%
  • Non-verbal 48%
  • Spatial 52%

To read more about this year's results click on the New Parents tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Remembrance Assembly Friday 10th November

 

The House Captains and Vice Captains lead today's assembly in reminding us of why we wear our poppies. The incredible sacrifice during war of those who have given their lives for our freedom, and we were humbly reminded again of the ultimate sacrifice of the Lord Jesus for our sins. 

 

The captains told us about the origins of the poppy as well as reminding us of where our troops are around the world today.

Professor Stuart Burgess Lecture Wednesday 8th November

 

This week we were very privileged to welcome  Professor Stuart Burgess, Mechanical Engineering, Bristol University, to talk to the pupils about his work for the Team GB Cycling team and the impact of his Christian faith on his daily life. Four of Stuart's children are former pupils of Emmaus and we are very grateful to him for giving up precious time to enrich the education of our current pupils.  

Class 4A & 4B Trip to Shearwater Monday 6th November

 

This trip was for Class 4 to create their own sculptures inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy. The students had studied the artist during lessons and completed their own research. Divided into small groups, they used resources around them to create their own pieces. Working together and pulling on their individual gifts, they gathered up objects and worked collectively to arrange the desired pattern or shape.

Running Congratulations!

 

Well done to Mr Haddow, maths teacher and parent, and Mr Taylor, parent, for completing the challenging Beachy Head Marathon recently. The pair ran for Christian Runners and crossed the finish line together in a time of 4.31.

Classes 2 and 3 Trip to The Courts, Holt Thursday 12th October

 

Classes 2 and 3 enjoyed a trip to The Courts on Thursday 12th Ocotber. The group did rubbings of leaves and the bark of trees in relation to their art project this term on plants. 

Birthday Cake Sale Friday 6th October

 

Thank you to all who took part in our Birthday Cake Sale and 'Guess the Secret Ingredient' Competition. We raised £133.46 for the building extension project. Well done to the Haddow's who won the cake competition. The secret ingredient was pineapple!

Harvest Thanksgiving Service Wednesday 4th October

 

Class 2 led Emmaus School's Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday 4th October with donations of non-perishables having been collected for Storehouse Foodbank, Trowbridge.

    Headteacher's Message

When visitors first enter our school, they invariably comment on the atmosphere. Described in infinitely different ways, the essence of a visitor's immediate impression is happy, motivated pupils working purposefully, quietly and independently in a calm learning environment of small classes, which are skilfully managed by dedicated, caring teachers who are passionate about their job.


The pupils themselves describe it as a loving family, where everyone is known and valued - a safe haven, where children can be themselves and find acceptance. Pupils thrive here – spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.

 

'What is our secret?' is a question I often ask myself. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world of education, I believe that our success is because everything we do is underpinned by timeless and enduring values -attentiveness, faithfulness, creativity, diligence, patience, contentment, obedience, wisdom, tender-heartedness, thankfulness, honesty, joyfulness, love, forgiveness, responsibility and self-control. Values which are rooted in the Christian faith.

 

If you have never visited this very special place, I would love to welcome you and show you round so that you can see for yourself.

 

Miriam Wiltshire
Headteacher

   Ad cognoscendum illum

To know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.

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