We have recently been talking to the children about the importance of good manners. Thank you for continuing to help us to promote good manners with your child. Having good manners makes you a person that others want to be friends with and helps to make our world a kinder place.
The Gayler Award is named after a previous headteacher James Gayler 1939-1970. Congratulations to the following children who have received the Gayler award this term in recognition of their good work and attitude in school:
RH - Serafina C
Serafina has done so well settling into school and has made some lovely friendships. She listens well and participates in class discussions with informative contributions. It’s a pleasure to have Serafina as a member of our class.
RH - Annabel C
Annabel sets an example to others with her manners, behaviour and attitude to her learning. She is an absolute delight to teach and have in the class. She is always kind and caring towards others. Well done!
1NP - Bobby H
Bobby is a pleasure to teach and an excellent example of what can be achieved through determination and hard work. He has an excellent attitude towards his learning and always tries his best. Bobby is kind and considerate and always has a smile on his face. Well done Bobby! Keep up the hard work.
1SA - P
P is always kind to her friends and has a lovely attitude to her learning. P enjoys our school routine and has made excellent progress in all the areas this year. We are both very proud of her.
2C - Max C
For showing a fantastic attitude towards learning in all aspects of the curriculum. His behaviour is exemplary and he truly is a role model in the class.
2M - Jacob K
Jacob is an extremely kind, helpful and hardworking member of his class. He always shows determination and enthusiasm in every lesson. If anyone needs support both in the classroom and in the playground, he will always lend a helping hand. Jacob is a joy to teach. Well done!
3B - Monty H
For making excellent progress in all areas of the curriculum. Monty always tries his best, listens well and is a great role model. Well done!
3HP - Amelia Z
For outstanding effort and enthusiasm in all her work. Her growing confidence is reflected in her contributions in class, becoming more independent in her studies and displaying resilience in her approach to challenging tasks. Well done, Amelia!
4D - Teddy P
For consistently putting great effort into all his learning and building his resilience. Teddy should be immensely proud of his work this year. Well done!
4L - Emily D
Emily has worked very hard in Year 4 so far, taking on all challenges given to her. She has been a kind friend, always wants to help others, and is an excellent role model for all children in her class. Well done Emily!
5H - Max H
For always thinking of others, being kind, caring and considerate. Helping others in the classroom and in the playground. Max puts his all into every subject and is always willing to join in class discussions. Well done Max!
5R - Marnie Y
Marnie is an excellent role model within the class. She listens attentively, always tries her best in every subject and has consequently made great progress. Well done Marnie! You should be very proud of your achievements.
6BT - Ben C-J
For being a kind, polite and thoughtful member of the class and a great friend. Ben has worked hard across the curriculum this year and shown great progress. Well done!
6D - Hayley D
For being an extremely hardworking, resilient and conscientious member of 6D. She shows great sophistication in her work and is very creative. Hayley is a great support to her friends and class members with excellent listening skills. She can always be relied on to be responsible and shows kindness to everyone.
Spring Flower Watercolour Painting Competition
Every year the whole school paint spring flowers using watercolours. The children use their artistic skills to paint their flowers which are then displayed in the entrance hall and around the school for us all to admire. It’s lovely to see the children’s interpretations of the flowers they observe and the development of their skills which include:
Experimenting with colour.
Using observational skills.
Becoming proficient in drawing and painting.
Developing techniques in shape, tone and form.
Improving their mastery of art and design techniques.
Congratulations go to:
Thank you from the Governors
A sincere and bumper “Thank You” to all the families who have made their voluntary contribution to St Paul’s C of E School. These funds are looked after by the Governors of the school and are used to support the school in a wide variety of ways. Recent projects have included the painting of the main hall and corridors, which was completed during the half term. Also, there has been a major upgrade to the IT system at St Paul’s school. The Governors have worked with a local charity, The Belling Trust, to completely renew the computer system and to provide new chromebooks for use by all pupils and staff at the school. The total investment in new equipment amounts to £150,000 and will benefit the school for many years into the future.
Funds have also been used to renew the lighting in the school using new and very efficient LED lights. New gates and fencing have been installed at the back of school to provide higher security and protection for all pupils.
The Governors are proud to be able to help the school and are grateful for the generosity of all parents and families.
Roy Stanson Treasurer to the Governors of St Paul’s C of E School
Well done to our netball team who played brilliantly in their match at Highfield against Houndsfield Primary School last week. You should all be very proud of your performance!
Spring is finally on its way and the bottom part of the field is looking beautiful with daffodils and the shrubs beginning to bud. We took delivery of some saplings and Year 4 planted some along the fence and in the bottom part of our school field. They were a pleasure to work with.
We have also been asked by Winchmore Hill Residents association to maintain the planters which demark the School Street near to Station Road. They have funded the purchase of new plants. Some children and staff went along last week, tidied them up and popped in some new plants which the WHRA has funded. We hope you enjoy them as you walk past.
After Easter we will be having a change to how lunchtime runs. As you will be aware Taylor Shaw we be taking over running the catering side of things.
We have recently been working with Schools Health UK who have completed an audit of how our current lunchtime works and have made some suggestions of how we could continue to develop it. Please see some of the changes which will take place below:
Set sittings – There will be 3 different sittings, enabling children to know the exact time they will be eating their lunch and who they will be sitting with each day
Reduced queues – The number of times children have to queue during the lunchtime period will be reduced
Mixed tables – Children who have packed lunches will be able to sit with children who are having a school dinner.
Playground – A range of new resources have been purchased for the playground. The playground will be divided into different areas, including a ball area, free play area, equipment area and wellbeing area.
School Lunch Payment Reminder
A gentle reminder, please could any school lunch payments be settled by today.
We said goodbye to Mrs Zmajkovic this week. The children presented her with flowers and a card they had created to thank her for all of her hard work. I am sure that Denise would like me to thank everyone for the very generous gifts she received. I know she was very humbled by them all.
We still have a large amount of lost property in school.
Please ensure all school uniform is named, so it can be returned to its owner. In addition, please put names on all PE Kit Bags and Water Bottles as, whilst children may recognise them, it helps reunite them when they are left around school.
Next term, children are able to wear summer uniform. All relevant information regarding school uniform can be found on the school website.
Due to the constantly changeable weather please ensure your child has a coat at school each day.
Autism Acceptance Week
This week is World Autism Acceptance Week. This is a global chance to raise awareness of autism and fundraise for charities that support those with autism in our communities. As part of our school efforts to raise awareness of autism we will be having an Autism Awareness Day at school on Friday 21st April where we will support the children in learning more about autism and raising money for a local charity 'One To One', who support adults with learning disabilities and autism in Enfield. A symbol that is often used to represent autism is a rainbow spectrum to visually represent the range of autism symptoms and individuals with autism’s abilities and challenges, so we would like to invite the children to wear their own colourful clothes on this day and bring in a small donation for the charity. We will also be hosting our next Neurodiversity coffee morning on this day at 10am. This is a chance for parents of children with a Neurodiversity to meet and talk together. Please email Miss Perrin if you would like to attend or if you would like more information.
Yesterday, a group of children from Year 3 performed in the Enfield Borough Dance Festival. They performed a dance called 'Going To Work', inspired by a painting by L.S Lowry. Well done to all the children who took part, you were absolutely brilliant!
Year 1's visit to Aldenham Country Farm
Year 1 went to Aldenham Grange Country Park to find out more about animals. Thankfully the weather stayed dry for us.
This is a DfE funded programme running in Enfield between 3rd – 6th April and 11th – 14th April 2023.
Children and Young People (reception to year 11) in receipt of benefits related free school meals can receive up to 4 days of free fun and food across Enfield. Each day will include a nutritious hot meal, snacks and a wide selection of activities ranging from football and swimming to filming and cooking.