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December 8, 2023

That Was The Week That Was

Whilst this title is of course a well-known satirical programme for the early 1960’s, it also seems to sum up beautifully the most industrious and busy of weeks here at Saint Felix. There have been so many highlights, with pupils and staff working collaboratively to ensure excellent events for many to enjoy. The Bronte Nativity Play was joyful; beautiful singing and memorable performances from all of the students involved. They had all learnt their lines with precision and sung with great clarity and gusto. On Tuesday evening, we hosted a Community Christmas Networking Event to reconnect with local businesses and dignitaries as we look to work together to provide greater opportunities for all that live within this area or are educated here at Saint Felix. This was such an enjoyable evening for all and as a result, we have made many connections for future local service projects that will be interwoven into the school day as we look to change the shape of the week for September 2024. On Wednesday evening, we had the pleasure of listening to some beautiful pieces played by various members of the senior school; such talent and commitment were on display for all to see. Last night welcomed in the first Christmas Dinner and Disco for Years 11-13 to let their hair down; they certainly did as the dancefloor buzzed with both willing and unwilling members of staff strutting their stuff. And as the week draws to a close, the PTA once again come to the fore with the delightful Christmas Cracker event that they worked so hard to put together. Every day this week, I have been grateful for the strength of the Saint Felix community that has been so apparent combined with the warm and caring atmosphere that helps to cultivate and grow our young learners.


As we look forward to the final week of term and more Christmas dinners, discos, jumpers, and carols, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for making me feel so welcome. I will be writing to you one final time this term with my end of term letter where, as well as celebrating student achievements, I will be able to give you a more precise insight into the growing co-curricular opportunities that will become available in the short and medium term.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Oakman