Dear St Paul’s Community,
So much has happened this half-term. We are waiting for the official results of the recent ISI inspection, but we can already say that we are pleased with the way the process went. This is a great achievement for the school and a baseline to build on.
We are still waiting for Islington to let us know about the planning applications.
May Festival reimagined was a great success. It was wonderful to see every part of the school together on Hampstead Heath. A note for next year: we will need to work on better supervision of the youngest children.
Class I has been working on their The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs projects and are making great strides with their reading. We are looking forward to their first class play, written by Class VI.
Class II built on their storytelling experience with Wendy Shearer and created their own Anansi stories which they performed to an exalted audience. I could hear someone saying, ‘this is just not what you get in other schools’!
Class III did a great performance of their Moses play with beautiful Hebrew singing. They are just finishing off their shelter projects which they will be excited to share before they go on their first residential trip to Plaw Hatch Farm.
Class IV has just done an impressive project presentation of their Animal projects to a large audience of younger classes. They have already returned from their Clay to Pot trip with Pyrites’ Bernard Graves.
Classes V-VII went to Michael Hall to take part in the National Eurythmy Festival and as always, they made us proud. Class V are studying Ancient Greece and will go to the Olympics at Michael Hall and compete against the different City states they will be sorted into.
Class VI will have one of the highlights of the curriculum left, Geology, and they will have a residential trip to the Jurassic coast in the next half-term.
Class VII shared their Green Knight play with the school, which was fantastic. They will travel to Snowdonia after the break for a physically challenging trip.
We are now gearing up for the Class VIII play Macbeth which will be performed for an older audience, but don’t forget to get tickets. The class will then travel to Greece.
We are sad to let go of Mr Spike Steggall, as he is taking another step in his professional football career. We wish him all the best, as we are looking for his replacement.
I hope you will all have a wonderful break and come back rested to the last half term of 2022/23.
Ms. Anna Retsler
St Paul's Steiner School