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.
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.
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.
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.
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.