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Dear Parents

Thank you all for your very generous contributions to our Harvest Festival assembly on Thursday. The class boxes looked magnificent and the contents were distributed to the very grateful Chiltern Food Bank and Woodlands Care Home. Reverend Rosie Harper and Reverend Elizabeth Lowson from The Church of St Peter and St Paul in Great Missenden, kindly joined us for our assembly. The children always enjoy Rosie speaking to them and it is a lovely opportunity to further develop our links with the local community.

On Wednesday morning, the hall was groaning with the most fabulous looking cakes and biscuits. In true Gateway fashion, they had all disappeared by the end of the day!  My thanks to Mrs Taylor and the Friends of Gateway for all their efforts to organise the visiting stalls and to make this Macmillan Coffee Morning such a success. We have raised a grand total of £436.00

Our Year 6 pupils are really stepping up now and have all taken on their new responsibilities with confidence and a really mature attitude.  A Year 5 class and a Year 6 class are helping the younger pupils on the playground and in the dining hall on two days of the week. This is a lovely addition to our schedule and is providing the older pupils with an opportunity to act as true role models and give the younger children plenty of ideas for play activities. Many Year 6 pupils have assisted us with our Open Morning this morning and an even greater number have volunteered to show prospective parents around on Saturday morning. It is wonderful to watch our pupils conduct themselves with such self confidence and to speak so eloquently about their Gateway experiences. They always make us very proud of the young people they are growing into.  

We are all looking forward to another busy week ahead and our extensive sporting fixtures begin to ramp up, so I hope everyone enjoys a restful weekend.

Mrs La Farge

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