Welcome to the very first edition of Cranleigh C of E's e-newsletter! I hope it finds you all well.
It has been an incredibly exciting and memorable week. From taking part in Cranleigh's Remembrance Day parade for the very first time, to welcoming celebrated children's author, Richard O'Neill, into school for the day on Wednesday; our children have learnt what it means to celebrate their community.
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Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.
Mrs Kate Pelazza
Myself, Year 6 teacher, Miss Killick, and Year 6 pupils Reef and Lara, took part in Cranleigh's Remembrance Sunday parade at the weekend.
Miss Killick and I felt so incredibly proud of Reef and Lara who represented our school beautifully, and for the very first time, during this occasion.
It was lovely to see some of our parents, too.
A Prayer of Commemoration for the Fallen
Father of all, remember your holy promise,
and look with love on all your people, living and departed.
On this day we especially ask that you would hold forever
all who have suffered during war, those who returned scarred by warfare,
those who waited anxiously at home,
and those who returned wounded, and disillusioned;
those who mourned, and those communities that were diminished and suffered loss.
Remember too those who acted with kindly compassion,
those who bravely risked their own lives for their comrades,
and those who in the aftermath of war, worked tirelessly for a more peaceful world.
And as you remember them, remember us, O Lord;
grant us peace in our time and a longing for the day when people of every language, race, and nation will be brought into the unity of Christ’s kingdom.
This we ask in the name of the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Join us and the Church of England from 1st December to open a daily family activity on the Church's Advent calendar as part of their Advent and Christmas campaign - Follow the Star: The Great Invitation.
We're almost on the countdown to Christmas!
On Wednesday, internationally acclaimed performance Storyteller, Author and Playwright, Richard O'Neill, visited Cranleigh.
Richard was born and brought up in large traditional, fully nomadic Romani Gypsy family.
Richard delivered a wonderful assembly followed by individual class sessions. Some of our children also interviewed him!
Following Richard's visit, he was incredibly kind to send me a letter thanking the entire school community. He wrote,
'Everyone was so respectful and positive, and an absolute credit to your school.
There is a lot of talk about inclusion of children and adults from marginalised groups in schools, but the litmus test is whether people from those groups actually feel welcome and included in school. I have to say that I totally did today, and to see your Traveller children play such an active part in the school and for their culture to be recognised and celebrated is all anyone can ask for.'
Thank you, Richard!
If you have any concerns regarding a child, please ask to speak to one of our safeguarding team below straight away by telephoning the school on 01483 273286:
Mrs S Salter: Deputy Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K Pelazza: Headteacher / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss K Meade: Assistant SENDCo / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs T Church: ELSA / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr C Williamson: Chair of Governing Body / Safeguarding Governor