GREAT NEWS: We have recently been granted planning permission for a stylish and cleverly designed extension which will solve the current shortage of space and vastly improve the school’s facilities. Watch our film below and visit the 'Extension Project' page for more information.
Emmaus School is founded on Christian principles to educate children from 5-16 years in a caring, stable family atmosphere of love and respect.
Ad cognoscendum illum - to know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.
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.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas Market. It was a great event and we raised £466 towards our building extension fund. Well done too, to our Great Emmaus Gingerbread Competition winners, Sam Young in Primary and Miriam Lucas in Secondary.
To mark Remembrance Day 2016, every child made and painted a clay poppy as a contribution to our poppy wreaths. They make a stunning display in the entrance porch. Our Remembrance assembly, with appropriate hymns, Bible and poetry readings, was led by 3 pupils who were smartly dressed in their Air Cadets uniforms. With one ex-pupil currently serving in the armed forces and one pupil with aspirations to join the Marines or the Royal Navy, the occasion was all the more poignant.
With proud thanksgiving,
a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Year 3 and 4 students recently participated in a multi-sports event at Clarendon School, Trowbridge. The children, as a team of nine, worked their way around nine activities, led by Clarendon School. Activities involved skills associated with long jump, and with throwing and catching, as well as a timed assault course, bowling, and going on a rowing machine, a first for most! They performed tremendously well and encouraged each other beautifully. It was a wonderful afternoon.
At the end of last term, every pupil was given a tube of Smarties to take home with the challenge of eating the Smarties and filling the empty tube with 20p pieces. As this raises about £11 per tube, we thought this would be a good initiative for the pupils to raise money for the building fund.
Then, on Friday 30th September we held a Smartie Day when all the children came dressed in Smartie coloured clothes, joined in Smartie themed games and returned their Smartie tubes full of coins. Highlight of the day was when one pupil came in wearing a Smartie scarf that her mum had when she was a child! The day ended with a Smartie themed cake sale and in all £480 was raised for our Extension Fund.