16 July 2017
It was a proud moment as we watched fifty Mount Carmel graduates climb the steps to the future and receive their certificates. Rain drops masked parents tears as they celebrated their children’s achievements and enjoyed listening to the children’s farewell songs. The graduation ceremonies are bittersweet moments for all of us as it marks the end of the children’s journey at Mount Carmel but is also a time to reflect on everything they have accomplished over the past two years. The children were excited to collect their scrolls, but one boy peered inside his and remarked “there’s nothing inside it!”
At the end of term we are not only saying farewell to our preschool children but also to Mrs Bee who is leaving us to take up a new position as a reception teacher in Hatfield. Mrs Bee has been with us for the past 9 years and during this time has been well loved by children, staff and parents alike. We will miss her positive presence and the musical talent she brought to the nursery through her love of guitar.
The children had an unexpected treat during their country walk this week when they spotted a sheep that had escaped into our field from Oaklands College. One of the children asked how did it get there, to which the teacher replied “it must be a woolly jumper!”
As we wind down for the end of term the children have enjoyed sorting and washing some of the art room resources. Next week is the last week of term and we ask you to collect all of your child’s belongings including wellington boots and anything on their peg. This is to help us as over the summer we have a big clear out and the nursery undergoes a deep clean ready for the new year. Please check in the lost tupperware box next to the lunch trolley and reclaim any that are yours.
Next week’s sound is ‘x’ as in fox.