Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,
BG is 5th best in athletics in London!
As you know, Brindishe Green represented Lewisham at the London Youth Games in Tennis and Athletics last week. We are thrilled to tell you that, after much counting and re-counting of scores, the Brindishe Green Athletics team have been awarded 5th place out of all the London schools competing. That’s 5th out of 2,378 schools across London!
It is the highest ranking that any Lewisham school has ever achieved. Christophe and Jai-Mali from Year 6 are now ranked in the top 10 best athletes across London for their age group!
We are so proud of our children and of the hard work and dedication they have put into this amazing achievement.
The children are Angelina B, Angelina W, Jai-Mali, Christophe, Rhys, Antoine, Skyla,
Mafita and Jenaih. Well done to all of you for putting Brindishe Green well and truly on the map for sporting success!
This week all three Brindishe Schools have been awarded ‘Best Practice Status - Gold Standard’ for our work around diversity and equalities. Educate and Celebrate is a government sponsored charity whose remit is ‘Making schools and organisations LGBT+ friendly’.
Congratulations to Lauren Campbell and her team at Brindishe Green for supporting our staff and children in making this a reality. Congratulations are also due to you, as members of our Brindishe Schools’ community, for your support in this very important awareness raising work over the year.
This week at Brindishe Green
On Wednesday, Year 3 visited Chislehurst Caves and had a wonderful time.
On Thursday, Nursery children and their families took part in the ‘Big Toddle’ at Manor House Gardens. Thank you to the parents and carers who came to support the children.
Our children in years 1,2,3 and 4 have taken part in drama and dance workshops over the past two weeks.
Today our Reception children and their families have taken part in a picnic and sponsored walk for the Roy Castle lung foundation.Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to support the children today.
Dates for your diary
18th July – Learning Outside the Classroom yrs 1 & 4
18th July – Year 6 matinee performance at 2.00pm
19th July – LOTC for yrs 2 & 5
19th July – Year 6 performance at 6.00pm 20th July – LOTC for yrs 3 & 6
20th July – Year 6 Prom 21st July – End of Term
6th September – Children return to school
As we move into our final week of this academic year, we will be saying goodbye to some of our teaching assistants. Ms Bea is returning to Bristol University to study for a Masters, Ms Annalise and Mr Bainbridge will start their teacher training and Ms Plaha is joining a school closer to her home in Dartford. We will also be saying goodbye to Ms Metherell who is returning to South Africa to be with her family. We hope she will return to us soon!
Attendance at Brindishe Green
Well done to Ash, Cherry and Chestnut 1 for having the highest attendance. Redwood, Birch and Chestnut 3 had the best punctuality.
We have recently updated our Separated Families Policy as we have many families where the adults who have parental responsibility for a child may not live at the same home address. If you would like us to send a copy of the newsletter, or your child’s report etc. to more than one home address, please make sure we have all addresses on our system and that we have both email addresses. If we are not formally given the address and email we will continue to send letters and reports etc. to the child’s listed home address.
Remember you can update your child’s information by logging on to Arbor https://brindishe-green.uk.arbor.sc/?/home- ui/index
or by contacting the school office.
End of Year Reports
Reports for each child have been sent home today (except Reception who will have theirs on Monday). Any reports not sent home with an adult today can be collected straight from the school office.
Book Amnesty – can you help?
Please could you hunt around for any books that are stamped with the Brindishe Green stamp. We will need these books ready for next year to put in class book corners for children to read. Please bring them to the school office or direct to your class teacher. Thank you.
Mobile phones and takeaway hot drinks in school
Thank you to the many parents and carers who wait to make and receive their telephone calls and drink their hot drinks away from the school site and grounds. These are reasonable requests for the safety and well- being of all children and we thank you, as always, for supporting us with this.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Best wishes