Thoughts from your Head Teacher..
Change and moving on!
Many of you will know that I have 3 boys - all of which have had a big dose of Montessori influence in their lives! I am just back this evening from taking my eldest off to University in Canterbury. A day of mixed emotions - anxious, sad, redundant and proud. He is a happy, confident, independent young man, who shook hands, looked people in the eye and said hello, who asked us to leave to let him 'get on with it', who hugged and was strong for his little brother who was very very sad when we tried to leave. My aim for your children at The Meadows is that they will become brave, confident, independent children - Maria Montessori said - "But, above all it is the education of adolescents that is important, because adolescence is the time when the child enters on the state of manhood and becomes a member of society." (From Childhood to Adolescence, p. 60)".
Your child's education, in full, is so important. It may feel like a very long way away - I cannot quite believe I am sitting here and it has happened today! However, I do believe that the influence of Montessori on my children's life has made them what they are.
Dates for your diary
Sunday 27th September - 2.30pm - 4pm - Garden Party - Grand Opening - Guest appearance from Mick Mills who will be declaring the garden open! We really want to see you! Please see the flier below.
Saturday 7th November- 2.00pm - 4pm - Scarecrow Festival
Young Voices @ The O2 and Suffolk Music Festival.
WALK TO TUDDENHAM
Friday, Sep. 25th, 9am
Humber Doucy Lane
All children need a disposable drink and snack for the walk - these will be put in the bin at the pub. (We stop at the Tuddenham Fountain for snack). Grasshoppers and Fireflies need a suitable back pack to carry on their back - Dragonflies do not need one as we will distribute their snacks amongst the older children to carry - Therefore PLEASE put their drink and snack in a disposable plastic bag with their name on.
Please also ensure that your child is wearing suitable clothing and footwear on Friday. If it is not wet then trainers or walking boots are the best thing for them to wear to walk in - wellies are not great! However, if it is wet, then Wellies will be fine - just please ensure that they fit properly!
We will be back at school for lunch.