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Term Three, Week Three

I’ve been thinking more about “success”. In almost every way you care to measure it, North Nibley is a successful school, enabling children to make significantly better progress in their learning than expected, whatever each child’s starting point. Yet ‘accademic’ success is not the only route to a satisfying and purposeful life. For many the…

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Term Two, Week Three

We have been reminded this week of how precious – but fragile – life is. In our worship time we remembered all those in our community, young and old, who are hurting following this week’s accident and sad, sad death of formal pupil Ollie Pain. The death of a young person is always tragic, and there are no easy answers. In the silence we observed…

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Term Two, Week Two

(Belated posting)This week was all about preparing for the Italian ‘mobility’ – a visit to another school in our international art project. Actually, that’s not quite true. Most of this week was spent working at near double-pace in order to get on top of work that I would not be doing because I was going…

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Term Two, Week One

Half-termJust a quick update to praise the work of FONNS. I attended the Frog Race on Saturday and was absolutely astonished by the amount of money raised to support the children. Thank you everyone who planned this, who  publicised the event, sold tickets, moved furniture, cooked and served, as well as contributing to the fund raising in…