ISA SW Athletics Trials Wednesday 6th June
Edith (Year 7) took part in the Independent Schools Association's SW Athletics trials. It was a large event with approximately 20 ISA schools participating across both track and field events. Edith ran the 1500m with the Year 7 boys as she was the only Year 7 girl to enter this race, but came first across the finishing line and qualified for the national event in Birmingham. Freddie (Year 10 PE student) also attended the event and did a grand job officiating at the long jump pit. Thank you, Freddie.
West Wiltshire (Year 7) Athletics Trials Wednesday 23rd May
Edith (Year 7) took part in the Wiltshire Schools' Athletic Association's West Wiltshire Athletics Trials on Wednesday 23rd May, participating in the high jump and 1200m. She came second in both events, jumping a personal best of 1.15m, and completing the run in 4.38 enabling her to qualify for the next round of the competition (Wiltshire County).
Whole School Trip to St Fagan's National Museum of History Thursday 17th May
The whole school enjoyed a trip to St Fagan's National Museum of History in Cardiff on Thursday 17th May. St Fagan’s is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and stands in the grounds of St Fagan’s Castle and Gardens. It was an opportunity for pupils to explore the history, language and culture of Wales including traditional craftsmanship, and gave pupils a chance to see rare breeds of farm animals and wildlife.
Volunteers and Governors' Meal Monday 19th March
The GCSE Food Technology and Nutrition students planned, prepared and served a fanastic meal for all the school's volunteers and Governors on Monday 19th March. The menu included various entrees followed by a hot buffet of creamy mushroom risotto, feta and sundried tomato stuffed salmon, bacon wrapped chicken and mixed vegetables and new potatoes, all followed by a choice of either lemon and lime cheesecake or chocolate roulade. A very enjoyable evening was had by all those able to attend.
Easter Eggstravaganza Friday 16th March
Thank you to everyone who made this an enjoyable event and for helping the school to raise £287 for the building extension fund. Tea and cakes were served and sock bunnies, knitted Easter chicks, scented candles, handmade soaps and beautiful drawstring bags were some of the items made by our talented parents/friends to sell. Mrs Wiltshire's simnel cake was won by Lilly Class 1. Well done and thank you everyone.
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.
To know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.