Christmas Newsletter

Dear Parents

We have now reached the end of an exhausting term and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have offered this term.

The School performances of ‘A Christmas Full of Eastern Promise’ and The Reception’s ‘The Origins of Christmas’ went very well and I am pleased to be able to say that we raised a total of £815.64 through the charity collections. This is an amazing amount and I thank you all for your generosity. This will be sent off to The Disaster Emergency Fund for the Philippines and MENCAP which the children chose as the charities they would like to support.

Miss Eldridge took photographs of the Christmas Production and a selection will appear on the school website during the Christmas break. If you would like to purchase a CD containing these and many other photos, we will send an order form home in the New Year. The CD will be sold at cost, this is not intended as a money making exercise.

I hope you were as impressed as I was with ‘The Orbit’ –The William Ransom Newspaper! It is a wonderful piece of work and I must congratulate the children involved for all their hard work. I would also like to thank Alison Stephenson and Liz Thorn for all their work in organising it and getting it all together. You will have seen that this edition was sponsored by Travel Counsellors, for which we are very grateful. It certainly added to the quality of the newspaper. If you think you or your company might like to sponsor a future edition, please contact Alison through the school.

Please use the Christmas break as an ideal time to have children’s hair cut. Please remember that the boys’ hair should be no longer than their collar and no high fashion styles. We would also ask that no girls return wearing earrings. This follows guidance from Herts County Council Health & Safety, who also agree that earrings can be removed 6 weeks after piercing.

As a reminder the children will be returning to school on Monday 6th January 2014, please note there is NO INSET day on this occasion. There will be no violin lessons that day; they will re-start on Monday 13th January. All other instrumental lessons will start the first week of term.

On behalf of everyone at William Ransom, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Yours sincerely

Mary Driver

On behalf of the Governing Body I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and enthusiasm during this term. We have been particularly delighted with all the community projects that have been undertaken and with the progress everyone has made in all subjects across the curriculum. We look forward to all the challenges that lie ahead in 2014 and hope by working together we will ensure William Ransom School continues to deliver the highest possible standards of education for your children.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ian Hankin Chair of Governors