Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,

Celebrating Diversity’ Week

This week the children have explored the theme ‘All Different, All Equal’ for ‘Celebrating Diversity’ week. We have been challenging stereotypes around age, gender and ability, for example, and have been exploring and celebrating different families, faiths, cultures and backgrounds.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our baking competition today. You have created an amazing selection of cakes and treats to help us celebrate our diverse community.

We had three prizes to be won; 1st prize, a voucher for a meal for two at The Station Hotel (up to the value of £50); 2nd prize, a voucher for tea and cake at the Café of Good Hope; 3rd prize, A special Co-Op hamper. We are delighted to announce that the winners are:

1st prize Mei-Si (Mangrove) and Lu-Li (Olive)
2nd prize Samuel Ticino in Cedar class
3rd prize Dexter Holland in Acorn 1.

Please can our winners come to the school office on Monday to collect their prizes.

Well done also to everyone who took part, baked, decorated and designed such a creative selection of cakes, cupcakes and biscuits. You were all winners and really demonstrated your understanding and celebration of our diverse and united community.

We look forward to seeing you all at the end

of the day in the playground to buy these delicious cakes and we will let you know how much money we made for Children in Need in next week’s newsletter.

Many thanks to all our staff for their hard work in planning and organising the week.

The ‘Brindishe Players’ perform Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

On Tuesday our talented Y6 actors from across all three Brindishe Schools performed

‘The Tempest’ at the Albany Theatre in

Deptford. It was a breathtaking performance from such a young cast. Each and every one played their role with confidence and ‘spirit’ and they got a very well deserved standing ovation! Many thanks to all the Y5 and Y6 children across our schools who contributed to bringing the performance together. Special congratulations go to Freddie, Moses, Marvin, Amelka, Arijana and Sofiya, our actors from Brindishe Green. They were all superb! The group will get to perform one last time here at school next week for all their Y6 friends and supporters.

Huge thanks go to the adult team led by Kimberley Givens from Brindishe Manor and supported by Shirley Haughton at Brindishe Lee and our own Alex Seabourne. Putting on a show like this takes time, energy and huge dedication and is a perfect example of how, at Brindishe, ‘together we’re more’. Being members of the ‘Brindishe Players’ has given these children an unforgettable experience and even, perhaps, a taste for a career spent treading the boards…

Another win for Brindishe Green!

Well done to the 23 children from years 5

and 6 who represented Brindishe Green at the Indoor athletic competition at the Lewisham Thunder Dome on Thursday. It was

a closely fought competition but Brindishe Green secured first position for the third year running and will, also for the third year, represent Lewisham at the London Games in 2018! Well done to everyone involved and to Mr Lewis and Mr Gray for their coaching expertise and to the parents and carers who came to help on the day.

This week at Brindishe Green

Also this week, Walnut Class visited the Science Museum to study the Hidden Universe in 3D.

And a big well done to Oak class for raising £25.00 for the donkey sanctuary.

Dates for your diary

21 Nov – Full Governing Body Meeting at BL please let us know if you wish to attend so that we can organize seating for you.
21 Nov – Rehearsal for Turning Of the Year – KS2 choir
24 Nov - Health Screening Year 6
28 Nov – Advocate Inspire Maths morning with visitors from Sweden
30 Nov – History Man working with Year 4
5th Dec – TOTY at Blackheath Halls

Christmas dates and Winter performances

12th December – Years 1 & 2 Winter Warmer at 2.00pm
13th December – Years 3 & 4 Christmas around the World at 2.00pm

14th December – Years 5 & 6 Christmas at St Swithun’s Church at 6.00pm
15th December – Reception performance at 2.00pm
19th December – School Christmas lunch – more details to follow.

Attendance at Brindishe Green

Well done to Beech (again) and Birch class for having top attendance this week and to Chestnut 1 for the third week. Beech (again), Chestnut 2 (again) and Cherry had the best punctuality too! Well done children!

Is your child due to start primary school in September 2018?

Please make sure you apply online at You can apply for up to six schools wither in Lewisham or outside the borough. You list them in order of preference. The closing date is on 15 January 2018.

…and finally

Think before your post…….

When using social media, take a moment to think before you share…Is that photo appropriate? Could that joke be seen as offensive? Should you respond to that comment you did not agree with? Be mindful when sharing pictures or posts or liking content online which could bring your reputation or that of your school into disrepute. Hashtags can link your content to other content with the same hashtag. #BeAware               Childnet International

Wishing all our families a great weekend.

Best wishes,

Sarah Gorbutt

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