St George’s C of E School

Head’s Newsletter

12th June 2018


Dear Parents/Carers

 We are now into our final half term and we have already had a busy term:


Year 6 SATs

Well done to all the children in year 6 who put so much effort into taking their SATs and the parents who have been supporting them.  They all showed a growth mindset and tried their best in all of the tests.


Year 2 SATs/Year 1 phonics

These are taking place at the moment overseen by Miss MacAlpine/Miss Fishco in year 2 and Miss Carney and Miss Sarris in year 1.

All results will be reported to parents at the end of the academic year once official confirmation of results is received by the school.



Vitality Mile

St George’s School were once again asked to represent Lewisham in the Vitality Mile, an event where schools from all over London participated.  Children from year 5/6 took part in the event on Sunday 27th May.  The event was held in the Mall and there were fun activities laid on for children and staff to participate in after they had finished their mile. In addition, the school have now been asked to participate in a research project organised by Kings College to look into the benefits of doing the Daily Mile.


Y5/6 Tennis tournament

Well done to those children who played for the school in the Lewisham Tennis Tournament. They played with great determination, enthusiasm and spirit.


Women’s FA Cup Final

Miss Michell managed to secure a number of tickets to attend the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley stadium on Saturday 5thMay.  A group of children from KS2 attended and reported back to the whole school in assembly.  Thank you to the staff who gave up their weekend to make this event possible including Miss Michell, Mr Bayne, Jessica and Carley.


Sport Days:

EYFS (Nursery and Reception) Fun Day will take place on the morning of Tuesday 10thJuly in the school playground.

KS1 Fun Daywill take place on the morning of Wednesday 11th July in the school playground.

KS2 Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 17thJuly between 9.30am and 1pm at Dulwich College Sports ground.


Seaside Trip

A letter will shortly be sent out with regard to our annual seaside trip which will be taking place on Friday 13thJuly.  For those parents new to the school, this successful trip has been running for 11 years and is a trip that all the children look forward to.  It is a school organised trip and the whole staff team attend.  A few parents will be approached by staff in the EYFS, particularly in the Nursery, to accompany the trip and you will be spoken to directly about this.


School dinners

Dinner money should be paid at the beginning of each week.  If dinner money is paid after Thursday you may well receive a reminder letter from the office.



The school office has sent out a letter introducing SchoolPing, a parent communication App. This will be implemented from September 2018 and will improve the way that the school communicates with parents, reducing the number of letters sent home with your child in their book bags and ensuring that you get information in a timely manner, it will also allow for online parent evening bookings. As this is an App based system, it is essential that the school has a current and valid email address for you; part of the setup process will require you to email the school to confirm your email address and letters will be sent out shortly with instructions for this.


Important Dates

Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 11th July

Year 6 Leavers Assembly Thursday 19thJuly


LAST DAY OF TERM – Friday 20thJuly