Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School held a BBQ at the weekend to welcome new and existing families to the school. The always popular event was busy with teachers, parents, governors and students enjoying a fun afternoon in the late summer sun.
Governor, Lisa Glen, said, “We have a wonderful community at Sacred Heart and we love to start the year with our welcome BBQ.”
The bar and BBQ was run by Year 6 families and the event was sponsored by three local companies, E.M Car Body, Côte and Menza. As well as enjoying time together, it was great to see the community come together to raise funds for the school. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and the students were delighted to be back on the school grounds with an opportunity to play together.
The event raised over £800 for the school PTA who plan to put the funds towards a project for the school playground. It was a great start for the school year and the first of many social events planned for families and students at the school. Governor, Lisa Glen, added, “We’ve had such a great start to the year at Sacred Heart, with a super medal haul at the first Cross Country of the season, and a wonderful School Values session with families, teachers and governors. Our calendar is packed with activities this term, Harvest Cream Tea with the Sacred Heart Choir, Movie Night, ‘Watch Us at Work’ days, and of course the school nativity which is always a highlight. As a school community we look forward to watching our children ‘Grow in Wisdom, and in Grace’, throughout this school year.”
There were so many happy families returning to the school, and also the families who are new to the school, perhaps even to Henley or the country, getting to know everyone and feeling truly welcomed. Everyone was having a good time, making new friends or catching up with old ones. It was apparent that everyone really cares about the school, in fact, one parent, Linda Winder, is taking her commitment one step further and bravely running the Oxford Half Marathon to raise more money for the playground project and possibly new IT equipment (Crowdfunding to run the Oxford Half Marathon for our local primary school on JustGiving).
Headteacher, Rachel Sanders, said, “Here at Sacred Heart we are all about community and the annual welcome back BBQ was the perfect way to start the new school year. This event is just one of many arranged throughout the year aimed at ensuring our families have the opportunity to celebrate being part of this wonderful school. One of the key aspects of school life that all our families notice is its sense of togetherness. We have so much to look forward to this year.”
Visits to view Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School can be arranged by contacting the school office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01491 572796.