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Christmas message from Ms Nuttall

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Dear Parents,
As we approach the end of the year, I am always astounded when I look back at all that the children have achieved.
Our greatest pleasure this year has been to have you, the parents, back on site attending events. It is so much nicer to see you in person for our workshops, be it phonics sessions, parent forums or one of the many other sessions we have planned. The in-person parents evening too was a wonderful opportunity for you to see our school, the corridors and displays and the incredible work that your children have completed. 
Most important are the shows, assemblies, showcases and events that the children have put on. I am always astounded at the quality of the performances and singing. I am as proud as you are by the accomplishments of your children. Andy Instone’s work on Street Dance and Positive Mindset was one of the many treats this year. We were all wowed by the performance after only one session. Equally impressive was the way the children spoke to Ruky Yussuf about her journey as a refugee – their questions were so insightful. The EYFS Stay and Play sessions have been a great success. We are always astounded that, despite being super busy people, the parents of St George’s always find time to attend and support events at school. It is much appreciated.
This year, a priority area for the school is to improve links with the local and wider community. Sports matches with ISL, international competitions with COBIS and ECIS schools and our partnership with Batokunku Lower Basic school in the Gambia have exposed our children to broader perspectives. 
Christmas is always a magical time in a primary school. The Year 1 Christmas show Gnome Alone was a roaring success. It was hard to believe that children of 5 and 6 years old could pull off such sophisticated performances. St George’s choir and Year 4 children were honoured to sing for Kleeschen in the Place de Paris this year. This beautiful event allows us to feel true members of the Luxembourgish community. Our older children were delighted to sing to the residents of the hospice in Echternach. The residents have already invited us back to sing in the garden this Easter, in what we hope will be a lasting relationship. 2022 also sees the first of our own Winter Lights Festival, aimed to include the school and local community to join together and celebrate Christmas, drink a glass of (non-alcoholic) glühwein and to raise some funds. Finally – the Staff Panto is back! Sadly, the staff may not match the children in their performances (myself at least)  – although there are definitely some stars out there. Regardless, the show will be hilarious!
I would like to thank all of the staff in Primary for their continued hard work. I have never met such a dedicated bunch of people, determined to do their best for the children and school community.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year!
Warm wishes,
Claire Nuttall