Charlton House Independent School Newsletter

Friday 8th April 2022

Dear Parents,

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Welcome to our new school blog! Our weekly blog, along with our FaceBook page, will provide a window into life at our fabulous school. Here we will celebrate our successes and triumphs and we will show you how we live out our mission statement to know and love Jesus and to ‘love one another’. This blog will replace our traditional weekly newsletter, but will still give you a wonderful insight into our school and provide you with all the essential information you may need.

Matthew Robinson

Headteacher

Here is a link to the latest diocese e-news

Dates for the diary:

25th April – Inset Day

2nd May – Bank Holiday

7th May – Open Morning

12th May – Trip to Winchester Science Centre (whole school)

23rd May – Parent’s Evening

27th May – Last day of Summer 1

30th – 3rd May Half Term

28th June – Trip to Wimbledon (UKS2)

1st July – Summary Report sent home

5th July – Last day of the year!

Lent, Ramadan and Easter Wishes

This coming Sunday is Palm (Passion) Sunday and then we enter Holy Week, the most important week of the year – the week that changed the world! With Holy Week we have reached the climax of the liturgical year, the highest peak of salvation history, when all that has been anticipated and promised is to be fulfilled. As we enter this Fifth Week of Lent, let us do all we can to support the relief efforts and to hasten an end to the war in Ukraine. Let us pray earnestly for peace, especially asking Our Lady Queen of Peace, for her prayers.

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April

Olivia (19th)

Father Michael

We began the week in thoughtful contemplation with a memorial service for Fr Michael. Many attended including past staff who worked with him and past students who took the opportunity to share thoughts and memories of such an important figure in their life. He is also  thoughtfully mentioned in this Diocese e-news.

We began the week in thoughtful contemplation with a memorial service for Fr Michael. Many attended including past staff who worked with him and past students who took the opportunuity to share thoughts and memories of such an important figure in their life. He is also  thoughtfully mentioned in this Diocese e-news.

Stations of the Cross

We are now in the period of Late Lent or Passiontide and next week is Holy Week. These last days of Lent are when we focus on the events of Christ’s suffering, passion and death for us and for our salvation. Next Sunday 10th April is Palm Sunday when the Passion Narrative is read and when we commemorate the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem for the events of Holy Week. The children had the opportunity to consider this final journey of our Lord during our Stations of the Cross service. The older children thoughtfully acted and spoke about each ‘station’ as we moved around the school site.

School Reports

It was an absolute priviledge to be able to read the annual school reports for each of our children to take home this week. After the return to a ‘normal’ school life following the Pandemic; it is clear to see how vital the relationship is between children and their class teachers to enable them to make accelerated progress. The reports show just how the expert staff here at Charlton can intervene in children’s learning, fill gaps and challenge thinking.

CAFOD Walk

CAFOD are an international development charity and are the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The Walk against Hunger is a challenge that takes place over Lent. It’s a chance for you to transform your life while changing someone else’s. CAFOD challenged us to cover 200k – so all 40 of us went for a 5K walk around Bitterne Park. The children were beautifully behaved and we raised a total of £173 in sponsorship money; all for this terrific cause.

Celebration Assembly

Mission Heart Winners:

Stefanos, David and Ben

 

Learners of the Week:

Mohamed, Declan and Darya