On January 11th St George’s ran a Phonics Workshop for parents of children in Reception led by Ms MacAlpine. It was to give parents an understanding of how we teach Phonics in school and to demonstrate some ways they can support their children at home.
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.
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:
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
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.