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Happy Christmas

We started this week being welcomed into Christ Church where the children were able to see the wonderful array of Christmas trees on display as part of their Tree festival, including the trees made by pupils form our school.  The children were brilliant ambassadors for our school as we walked to the church, it was a lovely opportunity for our younger and older Short Woodies to chat and spend time together.


Christmas lunch was served to over 450 pupils and guests on Wednesday, our lunchtime team do an amazing job to ensure this is a celebration for everyone to enjoy.  Mrs Harris made a guest appearance at lunchtime, she wants everyone to know she is working hard on her recovery and hopes to be back with us early in the New Year. 


The school sparkled and shone with all the party gear on Thursday, lots of fun and games were had and a visit from Santa was a highlight.


As always our Golden Leaf winners have been celebrated today - we are really proud of them.  We were sad to say goodbye to Mrs Lucas who is leaving us today, she is going back to New Zealand this weekend to take up a new post next year.  We wish her well and thank her for her hard work at Short Wood.


As we have reached the end of term we are reflecting on a busy time.  Getting to know our new Short Woodies that have joined us this year has been delightful.  So much has been achieved this term through hard work, perseverance and the resilient attitudes of our pupils and staff.  We are grateful to the commitment our staff show to ensuring the creative curriculum provides a broad context for learning, as well as a range of opportunities for the whole community. 


Kindness has been a theme of many of our assemblies this term, today was no exception as our Golden leaf winners were commended for being kind and considerate.  At this busy time of year we hope you can all find time to be kind to yourselves too.  We wish you a Happy Christmas if you are celebrating next week, a happy holiday and peaceful New Year.  School will reopen for pupils on Tuesday January 7th 2020.


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