This has been an exceptional week of achievement for our talented pupils at St. Martin’s but before we get to that I would like to let you know about the school uniform situation.
I am currently looking for a new supplier of our school uniform to include both the general uniform and sports uniform. Unfortunately, John Lewis have terminated our contract due to the size of our school and Star Soccer have had difficulty with supplying such a bespoke kit (as, I regret, many of you will have found out). The Star Soccer Sports Uniform is currently in my office in five large boxes and we will arrange convenient times when you will be able to buy items.
I had a positive meeting with a fourth supplier (!) this week, which seems hopeful, but as we are such a small school we will most certainly have to make some compromises. I will keep you updated with the uniform situation, but until we have a new supplier in place, if there are any items you are having difficulty purchasing I will be accepting alternatives which closely match our current uniform. Please do ensure that your children have warm coats and tracksuit trousers, particularly after swimming. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
This week Claudia Edwards and Mia Bebb led a Christmassy themed assembly for the whole school. They had prepared a fun quiz and read a lovely story. They also did an excellent job at promoting our Christmas Card competition (entries due Tuesday) and the Christmas Fayre. It is so rewarding to see pupils who are so confident and able to take on wider responsibilities, using their own initiative.
The two girls were also part of the Dorset Schools Youth Gymnastics Competition in the Year 5/6 team, along with Amelia Allen, Ethan Croker and Matthew Tillier. They scored highly in the first round and were place 3rd in the finals. In the Year 3/4 team were Tilly Squires, Tabitha Spencer-Williams, Callum Goodwin, Sebastian Roffey and Zoe Newton. They presented their tumbles superbly and were award 1st place. Mrs Kimber (our gym teacher), did such a good job preparing the children for the competition and supporting them on the day.
Our maths team of James Stephens, Tanya Chawla, Anjali Roath and Ben Vuyuuru, had their very challenging second round of the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards. They did not make it through to the finals, but they received some fabulous positive feedback from the organisers.