Newsletter 26: 24th March 2016

Luke 15: 20

So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Goodbye, Mr.Evans

The children and staff held a special assembly yesterday to say ‘Goodbye’ to our Deputy Headteacher, Mr. Evans. Mr Evans has worked at Dame Tipping since 2010 and has taught many pupils in year 3,4,5 and 6 as well as being our ICT co-ordinator and SENCO. We wish Mr. Evans every happiness in his new school and with his future career.

Hello, Mr. Matthews

I am very pleased to announce that we appointed a new Deputy Headteacher on Tuesday. His name is Mr. Matthews and he is currently teaching in another Havering school. Mr. Matthews will be joining us in September, but will be visiting next term to work with myself and the staff team to plan for exciting developments in the future. I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Mr. Matthews when he comes.

Year 3 and 4 Tag Rugby

Year 3 and 4 pupils attended a tag rugby festival in Upminster on Tuesday. They had a fantastic day out and scored a try in every match. Our star of the day was Jack Robinson, who scored 8 tries. Well done to everyone and thank you to Mrs. Davies and Coach Del for taking the children.

Friends Easter Raffle

The Friends of Dame Tipping Easter raffle tickets are now on sale. You can purchase from the front gate in the morning. Tickets are selling well for a £1 per strip and we have some great prizes which have been donated. The results will be drawn in Assembly on Thursday morning and announced at the end of the church service. All proceeds will go towards the children’s new playground area. On that note I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the Friends of Dame Tipping to Darren Whitcombe (Poppy’s Dad) who very kindly donated the daffodils for our Mothers Day Gift event and helped to raise £150 towards our playground target. Happy Easter and good luck in the raffle. Vicki Makepeace

Easter Craft at Wellgate Farm

On Saturday March 26th from 2-4 we have a Free Easter egg hunt at the Church of the Ascension. There’s face painting, Wellgate Farm will be there with some animals, Easter craft, bouncy castle and Easter treats. On Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 Wellgate Farm will be holding their Easter Babies weekend. There’ll be loads of animals, arts and crafts, and other activities. Open 11am-3pm both days.

HABCOS Easter Event

Please join the Havering-atte-Bower Conservation Society for their Easter egg hunt and bonnet parade on the village green at 12pm on Easter Sunday. The event starts at 12pm and the cost is £2.50 per child. Adults will be responsible for their own children. Please call or text

Nicky Gates- 07919933866 or Jenny Gwinn- 07977024055 to book your places.

Easter Service

We are very much looking forward to welcoming the new Vicar, the Reverend David Anderton, during our Easter service this afternoon. Please join us at St. John the Evangelist Church on the Green at 1.30pm.

Gold Book

Well done to Faye Newman, Zachary Teshola, Oliver Mahoney, William Smyth, Sidonie Holmes, Dhiya Chagger, Kitty Higgins, Stevie Makepeace and Jack Webb for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.

Other Achievements

Matthew Hick (Year 6) has been one of only 6 children selected to represent Havering in the youth race in April’s London Marathon. Well done, Matthew- what an achievement !

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 24th March – Easter Service at St. John the Evangelist church-1.30pm
  • Thursday 24th March- End of Spring term (Children can be collected from church at 2.30pm by any parents who are not attending the service)
  • Monday 11th April- children return to school after the Easter holidays
  • Finally, I would like to wish you and your families a peaceful and joyful Easter. I hope that you and your families spend lots of quality time together. I look forward to seeing you all back in school, refreshed, after the holiday.
  • Mrs. Kathryn Waters