A place with a zest for excitement, friendship and fun;
Where learning extends beyond the classroom walls.
A place where we all feel safe and secure;
Where integrity and honesty are highly valued.
A place where we appreciate and celebrate difference;
Where we support each other and learn from mistakes.
A place where we nurture a thirst for learning,
Aspire to brilliance and build resilience.
Today is a special day for children in Jersey, as it is the first ever Jersey Children's Day. The theme this year is, "The Tree of Renewal" and is based around the idea of regeneration and growth, using the analogy of a tree that has strong roots and good feeding, which gives birth to vibrant blossom and new fruits. The tree analogy is that "strong, secure roots" are a positive loving home environment with appropriate food and accommodation and a good education. The "tree" is nurtured to grow strong through community attributes such as kindness, compassion, friendship, and collaboration, allowing it to "blossom" and develop "fruits" i.e. children's many different talents. I am sure you will agree that our school community values of Respect, Community, Wellbeing and Learning fit well with this analogy, as we all work together to help your children learn, grow and flourish. Year 1 have created some beautiful tree pictures which are on display in the window of the school hall alongside our Lockdown Rainbow. #JerseyChildren'sDay We would love to receive more children's creations to share on our website or social media.
Thank you all for your support in dropping and collecting your children at the appropriate times and gates this week. All children are now back in school full time and all classes have settled really well and have slipped back into their routines (including the strange new ones). Several teachers have said, "It's like they have only been away for the weekend!" They have been a credit to you all! Have a lovely weekend!
Year 6 children moving to Les Quennevais School had the chance to hear all about what to expect next year when Headteacher, Mrs Hague, visited this afternoon with the Head of Year 7, Mr Morris, and Assistant Headteacher, Mr Jones. They had a virtual tour of the amazing new building and heard all about the opportunities they will have in the exciting next step in their education. Mr Morris, Head of Year 7, told them that he wants them to "Be the best you can be in everything you do". Mr Jones explained all about the Year 6/7 transition project and gave the children a taster of the online learning available on their website. There are 12 subjects for them to explore and lots of ideas in the booklets they were given. Mrs Hague reminded them that they only have one chance to make a first impression and reminded them to be ambitious and show themselves as the best that they can be in September. https://www.lesquennevais.sch.je/welcometolesquennevais