Newsletter 18 December 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you, from the whole staff group for your kind words and thoughtful gestures this term, they have meant a lot. We could not have got through this term without you: you are the best support team!
We are incredibly proud of all the children at Trinity. They have all shown great resilience since returning to school in September and embraced school life with enthusiasm and determination in these unusual times. They have demonstrated our three core values of care, courage and respect. Well done children!
I would also like to thank the whole staff team and kitchen staff who have all gone above and beyond to ensure that your child has a ‘near normal’ experience at school. Thank you to each and every one of them.
Like many of you, we are tired from the constant change and updates and look forward to a short break. I can only apologise for the volume of correspondence that has been sent this term and hope we have given everyone what you need, when you need it.
It is with a heavy heart that we bid a fond farewell to Mr Masters who will be taking up a Headship. He has been a true support to the school and I have been very privileged to have been able to work alongside him and have learnt much from him. We wish him every success for the future and hoping our 2 schools will form a good link together.
HI-LIGHTS OF THE YEAR
It has only been a year since I joined the school and what a year to remember! There have been many highs and lows.
The highs include: meeting the Trinity community and being overwhelmed by such warmth, support and great humour; visiting our church – the children insist that the church belongs to the school; the Henley Youth Festival and being part of a creative project; being heartbroken in having to close Trinity; proud of our remote learning package and our ability to stay in contact with the majority of our children; welcoming back Y6, EYFS and Y1 from June onwards; Stay & Play Sessions being supported by amazing parent and other volunteers; being able to hold a leaver’s party and celebrating the achievement of our Y6 children; the disappointment in having to make Trinity COVID safe; the welcome return of all our children to Trinity- this will stay in my memory forever more - we all felt euphoric!! Being a part of the book festival championed by Miss Newman; appointing many of our children to leadership roles; appreciating the energy, drive and commitment from the whole of the FOTS team; Black History Month and learning about influential leaders especially Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks; Odd Sock Day; Children In Need and raising such a huge amount of money – well done Mrs Aiken; displaying thoughtful service when waving and singing to the residents of The Henley Manor Care Home; the Magical Christmas Market and the wonderful community spirit; virtual Nativities; the kindness and generosity shown by the Governing Body towards the staff in the run up to Christmas; the Enchanted Winter Wonderland created by Mrs Mortimer whose artistic flair is admirable as is her commitment to the children; Hot Chocolate Friday for all our children.
Phew what a year it has been!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL 2021.
Mrs Melero & The Trinity Team