Friday 30th November from 3pm
Join us for homemade produce, arts and crafts, refreshments, and carols sung by the School Choir over the road from school at Staverton Club. Calne Christian Bookshop will again be joining us so this will be a great opportunity to start (and finish!) your Christmas gift buying.
Christmas Wreath Making Evening-
Thursday 13th December 7pm
Tickets are selling fast so get yours now from the school office by calling 01225 782684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are £20 and include supplies, expert tuition and refreshments. Just bring some foliage.
Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Emmaus School has been able to send 31 boxes to the Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal thanks to the hard work of the School Council. Pupils had been asked to donate various gifts and a team of busy packers spend a couple of hours sorting, filling and wrapping the boxes. Thank you to everyone who helped.
Trip to the Houses of Parliament
The Year 9,10 and 11 pupils had an insightful visit to the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 8th November arranged, with much thanks, with the help of local MP Michelle Donelan. The visit was a precursor to UK Parliament Week (12th to 18th November) and the whole school very much look forword to Ms Donelan MP coming into School soon to talk about Government, democracy and citizenship.
Emmaus School verses Immanuel School Netball Match
Immanuel School, Yate, travelled to Emmaus on Tuesday 23rd October to take part in a Netball Tournament. Pupils from Years 1 to Years 6 participated and all enjoyed the experience of taking part in a 'real' game. Regrettably, Emmaus School lost by 2 games to 1.
Class 3 led our Harvest Assembly on Wednesday 17th October. Entitled 'Taking Things for Granted', six necessary steps for breakfast cereal production were given and it was explained that if one was missing, there would be no cereal. Then six truths from the Bible were shared and again it was explained that if one of them were missing, there would be no Gospel. Everyone was encouraged to think about whether they had responded to the Gospel by repenting of their sins and believing in Jesus Christ. The Class then sang Harvest Samba which they had been learning in their music lessons.
The whole school had also been challenged to donate money to Feed the Hungry from their own pocket money and piggy banks and together raised £147.79 (including a late donation!), enabling 36 children to be fed for a whole month. Thank you and well done.
'You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.' Psalm 145:16, NIV
Class 2 and Class 3 Art Trip to Stonehenge
The pupils enjoyed a trip to Stonehenge on Thursday 11th October despite the weather! This term, the classes are studying buildings and architecture in art, and this visit gave the pupils plenty of opportunity to sketch and draw as well as find out a little bit about the history of Stonehenge.
GCSE Results 2018
Once again we are delighted for our Year 11 pupils who have worked hard to achieve another fine set of GCSE Results. As a non-selective school, we have a range of abilities, and the pupils have made us proud.
We are also delighted for the teachers who have had to cope with new specifications and, in many subjects, a new grading system. On results day they are often as nervous as the students themselves!
Here are some of the headlines:
Subjects which performed especially well were:
When visitors first enter our school, they invariably comment on the atmosphere. Described in infinitely different ways, the essence of a visitor's immediate impression is happy, motivated pupils working purposefully, quietly and independently in a calm learning environment of small classes, which are skilfully managed by dedicated, caring teachers who are passionate about their job.
The pupils themselves describe it as a loving family, where everyone is known and valued - a safe haven, where children can be themselves and find acceptance. Pupils thrive here – spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.
'What is our secret?' is a question I often ask myself. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world of education, I believe that our success is because everything we do is underpinned by timeless and enduring values -attentiveness, faithfulness, creativity, diligence, patience, contentment, obedience, wisdom, tender-heartedness, thankfulness, honesty, joyfulness, love, forgiveness, responsibility and self-control. Values which are rooted in the Christian faith.
If you have never visited this very special place, I would love to welcome you and show you round so that you can see for yourself.
To know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.