17th December 2004

School Association News

Our grateful thanks go to the following local shops and organisations for giving so generously to the Christmas Fayre and Raffle:



Body Shop

Cactus Worldwide Ltd

Clarkes Stationers


Donatello Restaurant

Edwards and Hope Electrical



Friends for Leather

Glazed Expressions

Global creations


Kall Kwick

Kings Road Rock

Kissing Fish


Lee Stafford Hair Salon


Marks and Spencer

Potters Children’s Shop

Pure South


Steamer Trading

Sue Pearson’s Teddy Bear Shop


The Brighton Centre

The Co-Op

The Dome Theatre

The Odeon Cinema

The One Stop Christmas Shop

The Real Eating Company

The Theatre Royal

Toni and Guy



Webster’s Pen Shop

Wild Fruit

Winfalcon Healing Centre

The final tally of funds raised at the Christmas Fayre was £950.The Raffle made £260, bringing the grand total of Christmas fundraising to £1215. That is a magnificent amount, and thanks must go to the hard-working team of parents and carers of the School Association.

Christmas Shows

I am sure that you will all agree that the Christmas shows were absolutely wonderful. All of the children in the school from Nursery to Year 6 were involved, showing off their skills, talents and enthusiasm. It was a real joy to see them all shine in what ever they were doing. It was very special to have the music sung and played live for both shows.

£345 was made in the collections, with a further £100 donated by our friends at Family Assurance. This will go towards buying some more musical instruments for the children. It takes a lot of work and dedication from the staff to put on such ambitious shows, and I know that you will join me in thanking everyone involved for their hard work and dedication. Thanks also to all the parents and carers who provided those fabulous costumes – it helped turn the performances into real shows!

St Patrick’s

This morning, Julie Aldous and I took four children from Year 6 to St Patrick’s Church Night Shelter to deliver some presents donated by Staff at Family Assurance. We also took 60 Christmas cards, made by children from Reception to Year 6 and a cheque for £105, raised through our Big Bake. Father Allen gave us a very interesting tour of the church, hostel and shelter. He thanked the children for the hand made cards, and explained that they would help make Christmas special for the people they help. He said that the generous donation would keep the Night Shelter open for a night during this winter.

Cinema Visits

The children in Years 5 and 6 are off to the cinema on Tuesday to see “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.

Term Dates

The school breaks up for the Christmas holiday on Tuesday 21st December, so the first day of the holiday is Wednesday 22nd. There is a training day on Wednesday 5th January, and the school will be closed as a result of a strike by Education Assistants on Thursday 6th January. Children return to school on Friday 7th January.

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