Issue No. 33
Tuesday 6th July
RB – Antonia & Harry
RS – All of RS
1A – Bugra & Elif
1M – Jai & Myna
2B – Alexander & Ivan
2G – Adem & Kelvin
3DP – Ben & Yasmin
3F – Noah & Ryan
4D – Dhean & Vipusshan
4H – Adam & Isha
Please return your permission slips if you intend to collect your children early, from the morning sports day on Friday. Your children can stay at school and after school club facilities will still be available, as usual.
Please make sure that you have cleared all outstanding payments on School Money as soon as possible. We will be chasing any debtors and this can cause embarrassment. We will becoming a lot stricter on later payments, from September, and may involve not being able to use certain facilities if payments are continuously late. There will also be a limit of £100 on any debts. If debts exceed this figure you may well not be eligible for breakfast and after school club until the debt is settled. Chasing these payments takes up a lot of admin time, so your co-operation is much appreciated.
A number of children have been participating in forest school activities over the course of the year. Each participant was issued with a certificate in today’s assembly. I am pleased to confirm that these sessions will be running again in September. I would like to thank Sara for her ongoing work with these groups.
Please could you check your child’s kit bag for a karate jacket – one of the children lost theirs, last week, and it must have been taken home by another child by mistake.
Year 2 staff have asked me to thank Mrs Keating for her generous donation towards the Year 2 trip. It is much appreciated!
Summer Holiday Club
Remember to return your booking forms to secure your places for the Active London Summer Club. The early bird discount deal is available for all bookings made prior to Friday 13th July. Active London has kindly donated its bouncy castle for Year 6’s graduation on Thursday evening and for Year 6 to use as a fundraiser during Sports Day.
Due to England’s success in this year’s world cup the PTA AGM will be rearranged possibly to Wednesday 18th July at 3.15, the end of the school day in 6E’s classroom. We will confirm the new day and time tomorrow.
Some of you will remember the Ralloo campaign that raised us £750 towards gardening projects and Nursery paving last year. This week we have a chance to get brand new books for our school library via our latest Ralloo campaign. Please complete as many of the actions as you can and share the link with others. Remember anyone can join in and there is no cost to us. https://www.ralloo.com/support/brunswick-library/story
On Tuesday 3rd July, our football team and its followers travelled to Orion School for their long-awaited cup final. The Dick Bailey Cup is the biggest competition in Barnet and involves every school in the borough and has been in existence for over 40 years. Our boys arrived in confident mood and were soon in to their stride, despite the hot conditions. After a goalless first 10 minutes, Brunswick Park took the lead with an immense strike from distance from Redmond. This was the trigger point that the boys needed and the next 5 minutes was probably the best footballing display I have ever seen from a school team. Further goals from Jediah and Konstantin saw us go in to half time 4-0 up! Another from Jediah early in the second half, to make it 5-0, was somehow our only goal of the half despite creating chance after chance after chance. Orion scored a late consolation goal, but Brunswick Park were home and dry by that stage and were playing football of the highest quality up until the final whistle. There was an eruption of joy from the team and their supporters – we had done it… 5-1! The Dick Bailey cup winners for the first time in the school’s history. The boys lifted the trophy and I was extremely proud to issue them with their winners’ medals as they celebrated their amazing achievement. This was a fitting end for this team and indeed for Mr Reisman as he informed the boys of him leaving at the end of the year. It was an emotional occasion with many a tear, of joy and sadness, being shed by children and adults alike. What a group of boys, who conducted themselves with total dignity throughout which brought a special mention from the Orion headteacher who commended our players on their sportsmanship, their footballing talents and for their humility in victory. This team will go down as legends of Brunswick Park as we remember their performances for many years to come. Well done to Octai, Nathan, Khyan, Mital, Ameen, Jediah, Redmond, Konstantin and Archie – a great bunch of boys!!
Manor Drive Festival
Manor Drive Methodist Church is celebrating its 80th anniversary, this year, and children from Years 2 & 5 helped to support this by providing decorations for the theme of love and unity. Year 6 will be using the church hall to perform their end of year show, so it was nice to give something back to the church and its community. The festival closes today, so pop along to see the wonderful displays of artwork and flowers.