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From The Principal…

posted 11 Nov 2014, 00:09 by James Dorey

Welcome to the new half term. This will be a very busy few months for the children and young people as well as the staff who support them as they work to prepare their Christmas performances and events during the coming weeks.

I am hoping that many of you will be able to join us at our Christmas Fayre on the 29th of November on the School Campus between 12 and 4. A variety of stalls and activities will be taking place for our friends and families to enjoy throughout the afternoon. The Friends will be continuing to raise money for our Therapy Appeal.

As usual, I have many “Thank you’s” to say. Donations to the school and college this month have come from TriConnex and Tamdown; companies with whom Mr and Mrs Eaton (Bella’s Mummy and Daddy in our Nursery Class) are connected. The two firms contributed to the school therapy fund by holding a cake sale and a cheque was presented to Bella and me earlier this week. See the photo on our Good News Boards as well as our website and on Twitter.

The Catholic Women’s Guild also held a Quiz Night in aid of the therapy fundraiser and we look forward to inviting them into the school to thank them in person later in the term.

Our long standing partnership with The Fuchsia Society has led to a further very generous donation of £3,500 which will be received by some of our students and me on 27th November at a special Awards Evening – watch out for the photos to follow!

As always, we continue to try our best to improve what we do at Columbus; not just for our very special children and young people but also for their families and indeed our staff. With this in mind, I shall be launching our new Columbus Facebook page later this month which will hopefully ease the process of gaining information about school events and celebrating the achievements of our young people. I do hope you will all be able to “follow” and “like” and leave comments on our page in order that we can continue to improve the information sharing service we offer.

Our young people continue to make us all very proud with all the fantastic things they achieve each and every week. They have continued to “wow us” with their sporting achievements in particular since my last blog, and I am very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted as “School of the Year” in the Active Essex Sports Awards 2014. We will find out if we have won in early December and I will of course keep you all informed.

I look forward to seeing you at our fundraiser on the 29th of November.

Ginny Bellard

Principal

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