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Collective Worship

Submitted by headteacher on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 00:10

Caroline is recording a weekly Collective Worship. This is up on the Church website: gkchurch.org.uk/collectiveworship  Thank you Caroline! 

In addition, Reverend Hugh is leading a daily 'Breathe' and prayer virtually at 10:00am. You may need to have the Zoom app downloaded onto your phone/tablet
Go to https://www.gkchurch.org.uk/praywithus and click on the links in there 

 

Ash Wednesday

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 23:59

Years 3, 4 and 5 walked to St Mary's Church on Wednesday morning for a special Ash Wednesday Service led by Caroline.  Unfortunately, half of Year 5 were not there as they were in Forest School.  So not to miss out, Caroline quickly dashed down to Forstal Woods when the service was over.....
    
Caroline arrived carrying a huge rucksack. She talked to the group about preparing for a journey – linking with Advent and Lent as a time of preparation. She made a link about being superhuman; asking the children what super powers they would choose. She used James as her ‘model’ and unpacked her rucksack, bringing out food, water, boots, coat, a map etc. She linked this up with story Jesus in the wilderness, and talked about Him being tempted, and the idea that we need to rely on God to help us. The children listened attentively and respectfully, responding well to her     questions. Caroline then explained about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and went around the circle ‘ashing’ those who wished to.

Christingle

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 21:12

It was lovely to see so many of you in Church today for our very special Christingle Society.  Every year we collect donations for the Children's Society , a charity devoted towards changing the wellbeing and lives of young people all over the country.  This year it is their 50th Anniversary.   Thank you all for your donations - there is still more money to be counted but so far we have collected over £150!  If you would still like to donate money, please bring it in to school and hand it in to the school office or class teaching team. 

Harvest Festival 2019

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:17

The whole school enjoyed a wonderful celebration of the Harvest in St Mary's Church this afternoon.  A big well done to all classes for their brilliant array of 'performances' that showed harvest in many different ways; reading, acting,dancing, singing, video-making - we had everything!  A huge thank you to all families that donated food; This year the gifts will be divided between our own Community Cupboard and the Nourish Foodbank in Tunbridge Wells.

Finally a big well done to Year 6 for leading the service so well.  

Our Amazing School

Submitted by headteacher on Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 23:28
Wow! What another very busy and successful school year we have had and last Friday was a shining example of the day in the life of our wonderful school. It started at about 6.30am with parents and staff together setting up for sportsday! Mr & Mrs Stanford even arrived with bacon sandwiches which were appreciated very much. Indeed it was a fabulous morning enjoyed by everyone. Well done to all the children but particularly those in Scotney who won both the KS1 and KS2 sports cup. Thank you to Mrs Mileham for organising the event, which as ever ran very smoothly. Thank you to the PTFA for providing refreshments and of course to you the parents, families and friends for all your support.

Following a picnic lunch, the school then opened its' classroom doors and parents were warmly invited to experience an afternoon in the life of Goudhurst & Kilndown pupil. There was a real buzz throughout the school and lots of parents commented on how it had been a wonderful day, just perfect!

Palm Sunday

Submitted by class6 on Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 07:14

As part of our Easter Service, Year 6 created their own version of Palm Sunday.

 

Bishop Trevor

Submitted by headteacher on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 23:42

On Monday 18th March we welcomed Bishop Trevor to the school for one last time as he is due to retire in May. He visited each class and led us in Worship. As always he left us filled with encouragement, wisdom, hope and love for the future.

Allchurches Grant Award

Submitted by headteacher on Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 23:43

This week we are so grateful to @Allchurches for their grant of £1,800 towards our next project-creating a Godly Play space adjacent to the Peace garden. Mrs Omer with the support of Mr Draper are running a Godly Play after school club, but our vision is that we will have a dedicated building and resources in order to embed Godly Play sessions into our RE Curriculum and SMSC development areas of in the School.

Godly Play promotes knowledge, skills, empathy, values, spiritual growth and develops the needs of the whole child:mind, body and spirit. It provides a multi-sensory approach to learning, developing language and communication skills and encourages children to make meaning for themselves.

Our project has the full support of Reverend Hugh Nelson and his team and our vision is that St. Mary's Church Community will use the building and resources as part of their mission to improve the spirituality and mental health and well-being of everyone in the community.

At our school we take emotional well-being of our students and staff very seriously. We strongly believe that by developing spirituality, we can improve resilience and emotional well-being which in turn will lead to happiness. If you are happy you will learn!

Celebration Worship

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 23:00

On Friday we decided to take our celebration assembly outside and what a wondeful occasion it was! The children engaged purposefully with all our celbration activities despite the heat!

Manger Mouse

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 23:18
Wow didn't they do well!! Last week we were treated to three wonderful performances by Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The children spoke confidently and capably and sang beautifully. Well done to everyone, you were amazing!  
 
On Tuesday 12th Decemeber members of the community joined us for lunch, tea and mince pies and then enjoyed watching the dress rehearsal. I received this email following the performance:
 
Thank you for such a splendid lunch followed by the enchanting nativity play.  I am sure the subsequent performances will have gone well as the children were so confident and word perfect.  Whoever organised this production did a very good job.

My renewed thanks for inviting me.

With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Please take a look at all the other photos in the gallery http://www.goudhurst-kilndown.kent.sch.uk/gallery/manger-mouse

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