Wow! What a first week it’s been!
It’s been great seeing our pupils settle so well in to their learning and our new timetables. We’ve allocated time for pupils to read and experience reading, which has been so well received!
It’s also been good watching pupils making new friends with pupils who are new to St Giles and pupils who have moved class groups this year. It’s also proved that 2-day early transition at the end of last term was hugely beneficial to pupils too!
The newest staff members of #TeamStGiles have also completed their staff induction programme, and we’ve published our staff handbook. So a huge welcome to Abby, Ashley, Dom, Charlotte, Charlotte, Gaynor, Josie, and Lynne. It’s great to have you with us!
Our new-look dining room has gone down really well with pupils and staff alike. It’s given the huge space a real sense of purpose and is enabling pupils to make more choices about the food they eat.
The newest staff members of #TeamStGiles have also completed their staff induction programme, and we’ve published our staff handbook. So a huge welcome to Abby, Ashley, Dom, Charlotte, Charlotte, Gaynor, Josie, Lynne,
Pupils who wanted to stand as Pupil Presidents on our school council have been out and about campaigning and presenting their manifestos to classmates. Elections have taken place in all classes and Presidents met earlier today and have made some pretty big decisions already – more of that in a couple of weeks.
We enjoyed sharing our successes together in the celebration assembly this afternoon. Pupils (and staff) were amazed as they walked in to our star-spangled hall, to reflect on our first full week of achievements. I also set my challenge to all pupils for the year ahead: by the end of the year, we want pupils to know more, remember more and do more! And they really did seem up for the challenge!
Huge congratulations to Jamie, Josh, Leah and Linton, who all received Head of School Awards too!
Enjoy your weekend!