Diwali

On Friday, children and staff at SS Peter and Paul celebrated the religious festival of Diwali in school by wearing traditional dress, bright clothing and learning about the festival in classes. Traditional refreshments were also on sale to the children and parents at the end of the day.

What a lovely way to end a busy half term! A safe holiday to all and we will see you back at school on Monday 4th November for the start of Parliament week.

Mr Morgan completes Half Marathon for Charity!

Also on Sunday 13th October, our Year 5 teacher and Vice-Principal – Mr Morgan – completed the Great Birmingham run, which is 13.1 miles. He was running to raise money for a charity close to everyone’s hearts – Alzheimer’s Society.

He completed the run in under 2 hours and more importantly has raised nearly £900 for this cause! He would like to thank all the parents and staff for their contributions! Well done!

BCH Charity Runners!

On Sunday 13th  October, a number of our children from across our school ran the mini-marathon for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. This took place in Birmingham on a wet and horrible day, but our children still turned up committed to the cause. Thank you for the parents that ran with their children, the staff support and Mrs Byrne for organising our 34 strong team! So far the team have raised a phenomenal £615!!! There is still time to donate, all donations are welcome! Well done team!

#HelloYellow

On Friday, SS Peter and Paul said Hello Yellow to support children and young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day.

All of the children were asked to come in something yellow and during the morning, each class held some activities for families to have a positive impact on the children’s well being. These included colouring, board games, music, dancing and bingo!

Year 5 created their own well-being promotional videos using iPads. Here is an example…

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and for Mrs Murphy for organising such a wonderful event across school.

Presentation Assembly

Yesterday, we hosted our presentation assembly to celebrate the hard work of everyone throughout this year and also to award certain individuals who have excelled this year.

 

We also welcomed the Rotary Club, who once again kindly donated dictionaries to our leaving Year 6 children.

Thank you to everyone that came to attend this event.

Maths Winners: Natalia, Algasimu, Ugnius and Jasmeen.

Reading Winners: Leon, OnyeKachi, Olivia B, Parwinder and Kian.

Writing Winners: Emili, Jodyann, Olivia B and Oskar.

 

Spiritual Award for attitude in RE:

Nathan H, Darija, Yara and Julia.

 

Sports Award:

Emanuele S, Monika, Tori and Autumn.

 

Science Award:

Rhian, Rihab, Kayan C and Tyler.

 

Home Learning/Curriculum award:

Alicja, Mohammad, Jagoda, Marcel, Alan and Hadi.

 

Citizen Award: Blessing

 

Spirit of SSPP: Ernestas

Father’s Day Event

On Saturday, SS Peter and  Paul held a Father’s Day event where dads could take part in lots of different activities with their children. The poor weather didn’t dampen the day, and there were lots of fun activities going on in school.

Thank you to all the families that attended and for Miss Murphy for organising the event.

Fundraiser for Street Child

The children came in their own clothes to raise money for the charity ‘Street Child’. Mrs Murphy is helping raise money for this charity, which will involve her travelling to Sierra Leone as part of her participation in Street Child International Volunteers. £30 sends a child to school for a whole year, £200 would pay for a teacher’s salary for a year and £1000 will fully refurbish a rural school. Mrs Murphy would like to express her thanks to everyone who contributed. Thanks!

If you would like to donate further to this cause, please copy and paste this link into your  internet browser:

https://www.gofundme.com/sue039s-sierra-leone-fundraiser?member=1991840&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_campmgmt_w

 

May Procession

On Wednesday, we held our May Procession outside. Our service included singing from our choir, artwork from children and teachers, poems and hymns. Thank you so much to everyone that attended and the donation of flowers. You can currently see this presented in our Foyer.

Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Gardens

Last week, our youngest children paraded their Easter bonnets they had made to the parents and the rest of the school. Some wonderful designs were on show and such a wonderful effort made, thank you children and to the family members who supported them.

On Friday, the winners of the Easter Garden and Easter Bonnet were announced:

Congratulations to Jagoda in Year 3 and Shraya in Reception. Well done to all the children that entered the competition.

 

 

 

Dig for Victory Community Event

Yesterday, we had a wonderful turn out for our community event in transforming our garden area. Parents, children and staff came together to help develop the area outside of Years 5 and 6. Including: creating a new sensory pathway; creating some new planting beds, cleaning away debris and rotting fencing and planting some seeds. Thank you to everyone that attended and a huge thank you to Mrs Walker for organising this event.