Good Shepherd Catholic Primary, Coventry
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Head teacher of Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School. I know that a new Head teacher is a big change for a school, so I wanted to write to you before the end of term.
As a practising Catholic I believe that each unique child is at the centre of all we do. I believe in developing children not just academically but socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually, enabling them to develop a unique relationship with God, one which will stay with them as they discover what God is calling them to be. I hold dear the Gospel values of love, kindness, trust and respect which are the unchangeable foundation stones in this diverse and rapidly changing world.
On a personal note, I come from a large family, originally from Walsall and now live in Leamington Spa with my husband and two teenage children.
I have held a number of senior positions, including SENCO and deputy head. I have taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2, so I understand the different stages of development and the new challenges they can bring.
Over the coming months, I look forward to getting to know you and your child. I will be seeking yours and your child's views on our school, as I believe educating your child is a partnership and with the governors and staff together we will shape the future of Good Shepherd School.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and peaceful summer.
Mrs Y Clarke
On Thursday 9th July, Mrs Vince is going to Kampala, Africa to visit Bright Future School once again. She is part of a team from Stoke Park School who will be working in the school for the week. She will be taking with her over 400 filled knitted pencil cases and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped either in the making of the pencil cases or in donating items to fill them. There will be some very happy children in Kampala!
Mrs Vince would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the fundraising that has gone on. All money raised will be put to very good use to benefit the children of Bright Future School.
If anyone wishes to follow what Mrs Vince and the team are doing, log on to brightfuture2015.blogspot.com where a daily report will be available.
Further information can be found on Stoke Park's website by clicking on the Uganda Trip link.
On Wednesday 1st of July year 5 learned about the painting techniques of Vincent Van Gogh. We studied the picture "The Starry Night". He used his paint brush to create sideways marks, swirls, circles and curves. We have been inspired to use these same techniques in our own work.
On Tuesday we had a whole school Spanish Day. Children did cooking with Mrs Towey, making gazpacho and tortilla espanol! They also learnt about famous Spanish artists with Mr Jones, learnt the Our Father in Spanish and found out more about Spain. Visitors from Free Radio came to talk to the children about what they did.
All of the children had a lot of fun and enjoyed finding out more about Spanish culture.
Year 3 had a great time on their trip on Thursday to Bourton on the Water. We used our geographical skills to help us plan our route around Bourton and we used our maps to make sure we didn't get lost! We were also looking out for the human and physical features of Bourton and comparing them to Coventry.
We all really enjoyed it and some of us would even like to live there!
On Tuesday Year 5 went on an exciting trip to the Space Centre as part of our Science topic - The Earth and Beyond.
Bronwyn: "I really liked working with my team. At first I was stuck so we all tried to work together to complete our research task. I didn't like the planetarium! Thank you teachers for taking us all."
Noella: "I loved the planetarium show, it was the best part of the trip. It felt as if you were moving with the show. It made me feel really dizzy so now we know how astronauts feel in space. Scary! Overall the whole thing was a blast. I would love to go again."