Welcome back everybody, there was a point on Monday evening where I thought that coming to work had been nice, especially as it had broken the monotony of watching Loose Women and Come Dine with Me repeats during the holiday. Then it suddenly dawned on me…I had to do it again the very next day – with children!!
The start of a new term brings many things, not just an increase in revenue for stationery retailers, but the chance for a fresh start and new experiences and challenges. Mrs Hinton used the two faced Roman god, Janus in her assembly on Wednesday. One face looking back at what had gone before and one face looking forward to the school year ahead. We hope all the children in Years 6, 7 & 8 continue to build on their previous successes and use those to overcome new challenges in the future. For our new Year 5’s, who enjoyed ‘ruling’ the school on Tuesday, we want them to use all that they have learned in their previous schools in order to make the most of their time at Ralph Sadleir.
Over the summer holidays lots has been happening in and around school with building and decorating projects. Miss Devine, Mr Persico and Mr Verderame and team have put in countless hours to ensure the school is looking and functioning fully. For those whom have seen the outside of the school I hope you’ll agree it looks far smarter and now the children wont freeze in winter nor roast in summer!! These projects are a result of accessing funding as an academy and now, nearly a year later we have begun a comprehensive refurbishment programme – more to follow!!
Before this morning’s assembly Mrs Hinton went round the pupils and staff asking them to sum up the week in one word, I shall write out both lists and leave you to guess which is which:
Excellent, different, amazing, fantastic, tiring, confusing, good (after much thought).
Fantastic, hectic, exhausting, exhilarating, positive, busy, great.
Have a great weekend, see you all on Monday (Yes it is a 5 day week next week!).