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Principal Blog

Date: 09 DEC 2016
17th November 2017
Dear Parents,
 
 
I am very much looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow, when Nick Capron, an Ofsted Registered Inspector based in the UK, will be delivering a seminar for parents from 11 am until 1 pm. He will focus on what to look for when choosing a good school for your child.
 
If you have any friends or colleagues who may find this seminar of interest, bring them along - it is certainly an event not to be missed!
 
                                                                                                                        
Vicky Davies
Principal


10th November 2017
Dear Parents,
 
In assembly on Monday, we introduced the Anfield Attribute for this half term – Nurturing.
 
Your child may ask for your help this weekend in designing a character to represent what nurturing means, which the whole Anfield school community could then adopt.
 
The winning design will be displayed around the school to reinforce our focus on this most important attribute and also at our Kindergartens. We look forward to viewing all your creations!
 
 
Vicky Davies
Principal


3rd November 2017
Dear Parents,
 
The children have certainly felt the change in the weather and were well wrapped up in their Anfield sweatshirts this week!  The Year 4 boys were not hampered by the cooler temperatures, however, when they played basketball against IMS on Wednesday. Only one game was lost, meaning we achieved 2nd overall, with all of the children showing true sportsmanship.
 
Our Maths Week activities have kept all students challenged and on their toes with particular focus on mastery in reasoning – no doubt you have been having a go with associated activities at home.
 
Please remember to check our Facebook page regularly to keep up to date with our curriculum activities and community events – your child will really enjoy explaining them all to you!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal


20th October 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Harvest Festival is always one of our most well attended celebrations as we give thanks for food grown on the land and a successful harvest.
 
Today we sang, prayed and collected together baskets of fruit and food. We were reminded of all the good things God gives us and that we should share our good fortune with others.
 
Your most generous donations were sent to the Missionaries of Charity yesterday, who will distribute the food to those who are poor and in need. As always, your support is very much appreciated.
 
Wishing you a restful mid-term break,
 
 Vicky Davies
Principal
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13th October 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Our parents had plenty to think about following the Mindfulness and Mindset Workshop yesterday, there having been much discussion regarding the rising tide of mental health issues amongst young people across the world.
 
Strategies were shared as to how schools and parents can help our children be more resilient, be willing to talk about their worries and concerns, and therefore more able to cope with the considerable challenges they face as they grow up.
 
I know that this is a priority focus for our parents and we will be contacting you regularly with updates about what we are doing in school and also with useful information as to how you can further support your child in this area at home.
 
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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29th September 2017
Dear Parents,
 
It was lovely to welcome back Toby Newton from the International College of Hong Kong (ICHK) on Tuesday. Parents from Year 5 and 6 were updated about the pathway to ICHK and the innovative curriculum on offer there. They also attended the ICHK Open Day yesterday to explore the rural campus and see learning in action.
 
Due to the very hot weather warning, Sports Day had to be cancelled today, but the annual Anfield picnic is next week and it will be great to catch up with you then - I hope you have your buckets and spades packed!
 
Wishing you a restful Public Holiday on Monday and Thursday,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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22nd September 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Our Year 5 and 6 students, and many of their parents, had an absolutely fabulous time at ICHK (International College of Hong Kong) on Monday this week. The children took part in a variety of workshops including drama, science, human technology and poetry. Feedback from parents has been very positive and I know that many of the Year 6 students are already looking forward to attending ICHK in August. Year 7 will be upon them before they know it!
 
 
Kind regards,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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15th September 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Our Cheese & Wine Evening was an extremely sociable event, indeed!
 
It provided an opportunity for new parents to meet other parents in the Anfield family and also to have some dedicated time with the class teacher to learn more about learning and teaching in their child’s particular year group.
 
 There was a real buzz around the room and I am sure this will be repeated at the Ampleforth Cheese & Wine event tonight, when I shall be welcoming Father Wulstan, Headmaster of Ampleforth College.  I look forward to seeing you later on!
 
 
Kind regards,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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8th September 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Being charitable is an extremely important aspect of life at Anfield. It strengthens social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive societies.
Tuesday, this week, was the International Day of Charity. Each year is it celebrated on September 5th to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace."
In advance, I thank you for your contributions to the many charitable causes that we will be supporting this year.
 
Kind regards,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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1st September 2017
Dear Parents,
 
It has been an absolute delight to welcome all the students back to school this week! Those children who are new to our Anfield family are settling in nicely and have been well looked after by their peers.
 
We have many events coming up this month, so please keep a close eye on the emails which will be coming your way thick and fast. Our Facebook page is proving very popular and is an excellent way of keeping up to date with Anfield news on our site, as well as the Kindergarten sites.
 
Fingers crossed the tropical cyclone doesn’t prove too severe over the weekend….
 
Kind regards,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal

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25th August 2017

Dear Parents,
 
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the start of another exciting year at Anfield! Your children will be rested after their summer break and ready to be challenged in their studies. I hope that returning students will have taken note of the targets set for them in June, which will help them make maximum progress. 
 
Once again, I am reassured that the strong and effective working partnership between home and school will continue to the benefit of all students. Our focus on providing a healthy school environment ensures that you can be secure in the knowledge that the children are returning to a safe and healthy place of learning.
 
For those of you who bring your child to school by private car or taxi, please remember that there is no parking or dropping off on the roads outside or near to the school. To avoid traffic congestion and the resulting dangers to the children, please park in the public spaces at World-Wide Gardens or else park well away from the immediate area. Your help in this matter is much appreciated.
 
 
Please remember that if you have any queries, however large or small, my door is always open.
 
Kind regards,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal