St Luke’s Newsletter


Dear All,

I cannot believe how fast this half term is going, we are already half way through it!

Well done to everyone who took part in any Children in Need activities last Friday. We raised £284.21, thank you.

Last Friday was Year 4 sleep over, I am so proud of all the children who took part. A number of them were unsure having never been to a sleep over, or managed to stay all night, before but they all had a great time and were rightly proud of themselves for doing it.

The children from Merlins and Eagles who are in Parliament visited Derby Cathedral at the invitation of The Bishop to take part in a debate. They were so inspired by the experience they are determined to organise one at school.  I am looking forward to some interesting arguments.

Alison Brown from the Diocese visited on Tuesday and was impressed by the children’s learning behaviours and the work they were doing as part of RE week. It was a real pleasure to show off school to her.

There are a number of bugs going round school at the moment a nasty cold like one and a sickness one. Please can I remind you that children who have been sick or had diarrhoea have to be off for 48 hours (2 days) from the last incident.  This is to try and reduce the spread of infection.  Whilst I am on attendance the number of children arriving late to school has increased. The children must be in by 9am.

If your child took part in the Glossop Jog please can you return their sponsor money as soon as possible as the Rotary Club are trying to round up this fundraising activity.

On Friday 1st December the Kites will be leading our assembly and the week after on the 8th it will be the Kestrels leading their first one.

Next Friday 1st December it will be non-uniform day for the fair.  For the privilege of coming in their own clothes we ask the children to bring in donations for the Christmas Fair (which is on Friday 8th December).  We are asking Kestrels Peregrines and Ospreys to bring in chocolate for the chocolate tombola and everyone else to bring in a gift for the wrap stall.  On the wrap stall the children can buy presents for their family and we will wrap it up for them so it can be kept secret for the big day.  In other words please send in something you might like to receive!


Alice Littlehailes