Important Consultation on Admissions Policy

The governors of St George’s CofE Primary school wish to consult any parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen and any other interested parties on a change to the Admissions Policy 2020 – 2021.

The proposed change is to reduce the Pupil Admissions Number from 60 to 30. Comments should be submitted to the Chair of Governors, Jill Bray, either by email governors@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk or in writing, to the school. No other comments will be taken into account.

 

Consultation will run from the 14/11/2018 – 26/12/2018.

 To download a copy of the admissions policy 2020-2021 click here.

 

Service of Re-dedication – Christ Church Memorial to the Fallen

On Sunday 11thNovember 2018, staff and children from St George’s School (formerly known as Christ Church), took part in a re-dedication service at the memorial to local men who died during the First World War.  The memorial is situated in the grounds outside of Christ Church Chapel in South Road, Forest Hill. The memorial has the names of over 60 local men who died during the conflict, including a number of sets of brothers. 

During the past few weeks at school, children have been learning about the centenary of the end of the First World War and have also been learning about a Christ Church School ex-pupil, John Lynn who is named on the memorial.

Here is the information that researched by Janet Killeen, a local resident author who organised the re-dedication service:

‘John Lynn VC, DCM, Private, Service no. 1272, 2ndBattaliion. The Lancashire Fusiliers.

DCM Citation: ‘For gallant conduct. Took charge of an isolated machine gun when his seargeant was killed, took it out of action when jammed and brought it back to the firing line when repaired 17.12.1914.

VC Citation: On 2ndMay 1915 near Ypres Belgium when the Germans were advancing behind their wave of asphyxiating gas Private Lynn although almost overcome by the deadly fumes handled his machine-gun with great effect against the enemy and when he could not see them he moved his gun higher up the parapet so that he could fire more effectively.  This eventually checked any further advance and the outstanding courage displayed by this soldier had a great effect upon his comrades in the very trying circumstances.  Private Lynn died later from the effects of gas poisoning in the Vlamertinghe Field Hospital.’

He died of gas poisoning aged 28 years on 2/5/2015.  John Lynn was the foster son of Mrs E Harrison of 20 Hindsley Place, Forest Hill. He spent some time as a child in Lewisham Workhouse, which indicates great hardship in his circumstances.  He was a pupil at Christ Church School (now known as St Georges).  His resting place is at the Vlamertinghe Churchyard (grave lost) and there is a Memorial Headstone in Grootebeek British Cemetery Reninghelst.  He is also commemorated in St Mary’s Church, Bury, Lancashire, where his fiancée lived.’ <

The Service was a very moving one and was attended by representatives from the local community including, St George’s church congregation, school, local MP Ellie Reeves, Bishop Karowei Dorgu,the Bishop of Woolwich, local police, representatives of the armed forces, including the London Irish regiment, as well as local councillor John Paschoud and the Lewisham Mayor, Damien Egan.

   

Bishop’s Visit

 

On Thursday 1st November the Bishop of Woolwich visited St George’s and led Collective Worship with Father Richard.

     

 

School Games Silver Award

St George’s school were audited by Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of Sport England and following the validation were awarded the silver award.  The report states that St George’s met and/or exceeded in all areas and we are now going for Gold in 2018-19. 

 

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.

 

Royal Wedding Party

On 18th May, we celebrated the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in style with a party in the Quad. Everyone dressed as Kings & Queens, Brides & Grooms or fancy wedding guests. There were sandwiches, cake, sunshine and dancing. We even had a couple of very special guests! It was a fantastic afternoon.

     

Times Tables Tigers

St George’s Times Tables Tigers Newsletter – December 2017

 

Children and parents all through the school have been working really hard this term learning their times tables and earning their badges. We have badge winners in every year group including year 1 and we have also awarded some Gold medals which is fantastic!

Here are the badge winners in each class so far (Do not worry if your name is not on the list as there will be more badges awarded in new year!).

Please support your children to win their next badges by testing them regularly at home.

Gold Medal winners:

Our Gold Badge winners. These children know all of the required times tables!

Year 3: Yathursh, Haiden  

Year 4: William Fry

Year 5: Daniel, Jerome, John, Rana

Year 6: Toyosi, Ty, Eloisha, Mene, Nardane, Gillian, Dominic, Joshua, Toyin, Daniel

 

 

Year 1B                                                                                                                 Year 2A

Azaria – x2                                                                                                          Alex – x2,x5,x10, x11

Kiruththika – x2                                                                                                Balkis – x2,x5,x10,x3

Laura – x2 x5 x10                                                                                              Ben – x2,x10

                                                                                                                                Cian – x10

Year 3                                                                                                                   Emma – X10

Zack – x5,x4,x7                                                                                                  Hannah – X10

Meelane – x3,x4                                                                                              Harry – X2,x5,x3,x4,x6, x10, x11

Danni – x10, x3                                                                                                  Heaven – x10

Oskar – x10                                                                                                         Josiah – x10

Mollie – x2,x11                                                                                                  Kayan – x10

Daniel – x2, x10                                                                                                 Khiana – x10,x11

Joshua – x2,10, 11                                                                                            Maison – x2,x10

Shamiya – x2, x3                                                                                               Malick – x2,x5,x10

Gabriela – x2, x5                                                                                               Naomi – x2,x5,x10

Ayeni – x10                                                                                                         Natalia – x2,x10

Divine – x2                                                                                                          Nathan – x10

Anthony O– x5, x11                                                                                       Nicole – x2,x10

Rachael – x3, x4, x6                                                                                         Santosh – x2,x10, x11

Gloria – x2, x5                                                                                                    Sebastian – x2,x5,x10,x3,x11

Anthony V – x10                                                                                               Tolani – x2,x5,x10

Medine – x1                                                                                                       Year 2B

Year 4                                                                                                                   Cheyenne – X10

Abdul – x2,                                                                              Demi – x10

Alexandra –x3,x4,x6                                                               Dimitri – x2,x10

Ashon –x3,x4,x6,x7                                                                 Eric – x2,x10

Blessing –x3                                                                            Ethan – x2,x5, x10

Cordelia –x3                                                                            Gabriel – x2, x5, x10

Daniela –x3,x4,x6                                                                   Jaray – x2,x5,x10       

Florosie –x3,x4                                                                        Jayden – x2,x5,x10

Hayley x3,x4                                                                            Maks – x2,x5,x10

Ivana –x3,x4,x6                                                                       Riley – x2,x5,x10

Jaylan –x3,x4                                                                           Savannah – x2,x5,x10

Kacper –x3,x4                                                                         Yasmine – x5,x10

Toni – x2,                                                                                Logan –X10

Leshay –x3,x4,x6                                                                     Matilda – x10

Luca –x3                                                                                  Shakai – x10

Malachi –x6,x7,x8,x9,x11                                                       Tianna – x10

Oneize – x2                                                                             Year 6

Ria –x6,x7,x8,x9,x11                                                               Olamide – x9

Roger –x3,x4,x6                                                                      Rachel – x7,x8,x9,x10

Khalil –x3,x4,x6                                                                       Juliet – x6

Travis –x3                                                                                Ben – x3,x6

William G – x2,                                                                       Harvey – x8

Savanti –x3,x4,x6                                                                    Kenny – x8

Zion –x3                                                                     

Year 5                                                                                                                  

Terri – x2                                                                               

Ufuoma, Akalah, Yagmur – x5                                                           

Yoma, Josie – x6                                                                    

Lara, Thisvika – x9                                                                 

Malakai, Sahara – x11    

Well done to all our badge winners. Keep learning your tables over the holidays so you can

Go for Gold in 2018!

The International School Award

We are proud to announce that St George’s has received a British Council International School Award

The International School Award is a prestigious badge of honour for schools that can bring an international dimension to teaching and learning. The accreditation shows our school’s international dimension and celebrates the work that we have been doing as a whole school and ​with our partners around the world.