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Christmas Bazaar

What a great day we all had on Saturday with the amazing turnover of £689.50 for the benefit of our school. Huge thanks to our PTA, who organised the event, and to all our parents and pupils for their help and support!

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Change of venue and Christmas bazaar

Please note that on Saturday 5th December our school will not be housed at the main site of St Marylebone School but at St Marylebone 6th Form Centre, which is located approximately behind Waitrose, at 14 Blandford Street, W1U 4AZ. Classes will run as normal from 9.30-11.00am and will then be followed by a Christmas bazaar organised by the PTA. Pupils will need approximately £10 each if they want to participate in every activity. Parents are welcome to join the bazaar if they wish so, otherwise they need to pick up their children from the above address at 1.15pm.

Letter from the PTA

Dear parents,

The PTA is organising a fundraising Christmas party on 5th December 2015 at the school on Blandford Street, from 11am onwards, and all the parents are invited to attend.

There will be an opportunity to buy gift items and festive treats, and take part in lots of fun festive activities in aid of the school, that we are sure the children will want to participate in.  Therefore it is recommended that the children have pocket money with them (or a parent or two!).   You will need around £10 per child.

We will need lots of donations of little toys, gifts, prizes and individually wrapped confectionery to be brought to school in the morning of 28th November.

We will also need lots of party finger food contributions from everyone for the food stall on 5th December, such as sandwiches, sausage rolls, spinach pies, crisps, biscuits, festive treats, juices and fizzy drinks.  These are to be brought to the main hall in the morning.

If you are able to assist in the preparations or run a stall on 5th December, please email pta@stsophiasschool.com, or just come and find us.

The PTA’s funds are used to provide assistance with purchasing additional materials for the school and to fund the mobile library, which will commence again in January.

Kind regards,
The PTA.

Temporary change of venue

Please note on Saturday 14th November our school will not be housed at the main site of St Marylebone School but at St Marylebone 6th Form Centre, which is located approximately behind Waitrose, at 14 Blandford Street, W1U 4AZ. Classes will run as normal from 9.30-13.15 and parents will bring and pick their children up from the above address.

OXI Day Celebration and Parents’ Evening

You are warmly invited to our school “OXI Day” celebration which will take place on Saturday 24th October at 10.00am at St Marylebone 6th Form Centre, 14 Blandford Street, W1U 4AZ. All pupils are requested to wear white top/shirt and blue/black trousers/skirt. Parents’ consultations with the Form teachers will follow.

You are also very welcome to attend the special service that will be held at St Sophia’s church on Sunday 1st November at 11.00am. Our school will be represented by the flag delegation and as many pupils would like to accompany the flag.

 

 

Greek A Level exams to be retained until at least summer 2019

We are very pleased to be informed that an assurance from Nick Gibb, Minister for Education, has been given that Greek A Level is to be retained until at least 2018, with exams regulator, Ofqual, confirming that the qualification will be available until at least the summer of 2019. Nick Gibb has also assured that he will use the three years given to find a way to secure the long term future of Greek A Level. Earlier this year, the exam board of Edexcel decided that they would stop the A Level Modern Greek examinations from 2017. The Greek Community Schools and the Greek and Greek Cypriot community in general have strongly opposed Edexcel’s initial decision, by organising an online petition and a written petition, as well as by meeting important people and asking for help. Together, we managed to save this important qualification. Our warmest thanks to everybody who have supported our campaign to save Greek A Level and to everybody who continues to work for the good of Greek language and education. We look forward to having a permanent solution soon.