Today we have been very impressed with all the spotty attire and by the range of useful jobs that children have willingly taken on at home to earn their 20 pence pieces. Mr Atkinson will be organising the counting of all the money collected and we will announce the winning house. The cakes that came into school today all looked delicious. Many thanks to all parents for your help and support for this. I think it is so important that the children all get involved actually doing something to support this charity work.
This week has been the first full week at Gateway for Miss Manners, our new School Administrator. She has done extraordinarily well considering the sheer number of queries and questions our busy office receives every day. Please do say hello and introduce yourself as I know Miss Manners is very keen to get to know everyone.
We will be saying a very sad goodbye to Mrs Taylor at Christmas. She and her family are relocating back to her home town of Sheffield, just in time for all the snow which always falls there! Mrs Taylor is an inspirational teacher who has encouraged so many of our children to achieve great things in their art work. Mrs Taylor has always gone the extra mile to help pupils and staff alike and she will be greatly missed. In January we will be joined by Mrs Crossfield who has worked at Gateway in the past and is delighted to have the opportunity to join the Art/Tech team once again. I sure that Mrs Crossfield will bring some super new creative ideas to Gateway.
We look forward to seeing many parents next week at the consultation evenings. If you haven't made an appointment please use PTO to do so or contact the office for some assistance.
I am looking forward to hearing our talented Chamber Choir perform at the Wendover concert on Saturday. The children have worked incredibly hard to learn the extensive programme and I know they will make Mrs Izard and all of us very proud.