The Parents’ Association of our school invite all children to the event we organise on Saturday 10th November throughout the school day. The event will include a second hand book sale as well as a sale of cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and juices.
In order for this event to happen and be successful we need your help. Please bring to school on the morning of Saturday any unwanted books in Greek as well as cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and other shop-bought or home-made sweets. We would also kindly ask you to give to your children a small amount of money in order to be able to buy the books and cakes. For your information books will cost £0.50-1 and the same for the cakes. All proceeds will go towards the needs of our school.
We would like to remind you that the PTA will prepare again the Calendar 2019 with the works of our children and also we will secure Favours of 2019 which will be for sale on the Saturdays of December. Other announcements regarding this will follow.
We would like to remind the parents of Nursery, Reception and Y1 classes that as of Saturday 3rd November you will no more be able to drop off your children at their classrooms in the morning but at the main gate where they will be collected by their teachers. There is no change during pick up time when you will collect your children from the theatre as usual.
On Saturday 20th October our school will celebrate the 28th October anniversary at St Marylebone 6th Form Centre, which is located approximately behind Waitrose, at 14 Blandford Street, W1U 4AZ. Parents of the pupils who will participate in the celebration (Reception classes, Y1, Y3, Y4, GCSE 1 and GCSE 2) are warmly invited to attend at 10:00am. All other pupils will be involved in classroom activities closely related to the OHI Day theme. All pupils are requested to be at school at 9:30am and to wear white top/shirt and blue/black trousers/skirt. Parents’ consultations with the Form teachers will follow at approximately 11:30am and all parents are invited to attend.
You are also very welcome to attend the special service that will be held at St Sophia’s church on Sunday 28th October at 11:30am. Our school will be represented by the flag delegation and as many pupils would like to accompany the flag.
Why do you write? Which pencil do you use to write? When are you going to stop writing? Why do you write children stories? How do you come up with ideas for your books?
These were just a few of the numerous questions that our students, young and older, had for the well known children’s books author, Mr Filippos Mandilaras. Filippos, guest author of the Children’s Reading Club (http://www.ekivil.org/), came to our school on Saturday and offered us a hugely interactive assembly answering children’s questions openly and honestly, and giving us an insight on how a book is written. It was such a special day for all!
We have just been informed by St Marylebone School that we won’t be able to use the main gate tomorrow. Please drop your children off at the site keepers gate at Marylebone High Street.
On Saturday 6th October Nursery classes, Reception classes, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5B 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. The remaining classes Y5A, Y6, GCSE and A Level will be housed as normal on the main site. Classes will run as normal from 9:30am -1:15pm and parents will drop off and pick their children up from the above addresses. Parents of Reception, Nursery and Year 1 children are kindly requested to collect their children from Blandford street at 1:00pm. Parents of the remaining classes please collect your children at 1:10pm from Blandford Street and at 1:15pm from the main site. Please note that due to the above temporary relocation there will be some flexibility in drop off and pick up times to allow parents who have children attending classes in different locations to move between the two sites.
First of all I would like to express a warm thank you to all of you for your patience, understanding and generous support during the first day of the application of the new drop off and pick up rules on Saturday. I understand that it took longer to process people in the morning but please bear in mind that there were many new parents and children, many questions to answer and all our lovely students and families to welcome back after the summer break. I’m certain that with your continuous support things will run smoother the coming weeks.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to our blessing ceremony that will take place at the school theatre on Saturday 15th September at 9.45am. Parents who wish to attend are kindly requested to drop off their children as normal and then wait in the playground until called into the theatre.
Once again thank you for your cooperation!
A very happy school year to all!
Dr Olga Fakatseli