Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Christmas really is all around us here at St Faith’s, with a week of fabulously festive frolics. Last Friday saw our Chamber Choir singing their hearts out at Fenwicks in Canterbury, livening up Christmas Shopping for the hordes! We rounded off the week with our Christmas Fair, featuring a variety of stalls, including stylish centrepieces, handmade maps, exciting games from the school houses, sweet treats and of course the one and only Santa Claus! The mulled wine and mince pies were in abundance and the BBQ was fired up in time for us to enjoy a bite to eat before we rounded off the evening in style with our rescheduled firework display.

This week has continued in much the same style as our Oak House children enjoyed House Treat Day, followed by Christingle on Tuesday. The Christingle Service is very special, and the children performed and sang wonderfully. All proceeds from this service are given to The Children’s Society, who use it to fund projects supporting needy children and families, spreading love and hope to those less fortunate. This was followed on Thursday by our annual Carol Service. This is a truly special evening, where our children and their families come together and celebrate the joy of Christmas.

Back at school, we have also enjoyed the wonderful Year 1 play, (more on this fabulous event on the inside page.) and of course the Nursery and Reception Nativities.

Elsewhere in the school, we have enjoyed another delicious Christmas lunch, courtesy of our wonderful Holroyd Howe team in the kitchen, who really excelled themselves this year. Cookery Club have decorated their impressive Christmas cakes, and the Reception classes have been busy writing their letters to Father Christmas. The Nursery have been busy with a raft of Christmas activities, from making reindeer food to the Christmas Advent Calendar and decorating the Christmas tree. A posse of particularly naughty elves have also been wreaking havoc in classrooms across the school…

We haven’t even had time to touch on the variety of Christmas jumpers sported by the children and staff, or Madame Steed’s incredibly Christmassy earmuffs… Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2023!