Monthly Archives: December 2013

So Many Heroes…Under The Spell Of A Simple Baton!

Just finished watching the players and singers of Simon de Senlis again…those guys just get better with every watch!

There was something truly majestic in the way Miss Slizys coordinated the choir…just fantastic and so professional.

The dedication of the players was also breathtaking. It amazes me how children who think they play such a small part have such an enormous impact. Jack, Kasey, Alina, Lucy, Molly, Courtney…the list honestly stretches across the entire cast.

I’m your biggest fan…please keep up your dedication and help the school secure an amazing tradition for drama and song.

You are amazing, the school is very proud…thank you.



Year 4 spent the afternoon making chocolate truffles under the tuition of Russell Smith from Northampton College.

All the children had the opportunity to measure their ingredients on the weighing scales before mix them all together and setting them. To finish, the truffles were ‘dipped’ and garnished with cocoa, icing, sugar and 100’s and 1000’s!

Never have i seen so much chocolate around so many children’s faces!

The only question is…will there be any left when the children return in the morning? Mr Wainwright was VERY hungry after school!

Well done children…thanks for being BRILLIANT!

Showcase Spectacular! Still Buzzing, Still Aching..!

The Year 4 Indian showcase last Thursday evening was simply AMAZING!

Seldom have i experienced such a fun-filled atmosphere and enjoyed children feeling such empowerment of what they have been learning…it was sensational and a privilege to be a part of.

A thousand thank-you’s to all the parents who came and helped make it the roaring success it was.

I hope you are as proud of your children as we are!

However, i fear my career as a professional dancer and understudy to John Travolta is sadly at an end…i’d like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from the light fantastic. See you on ‘Strictly’!

Sports Round-Up…

Last Wednesday…

Les Oeufs-Fleurs won plaudits and respect from the residents of The Duston School as the breezed into the final of the Northampton School Sports Partnership tournament.

The year 5&6’s played some fluid, fast-flowing TOTAL rugby that won them a place in the final match against Millway Primary from Duston.

However, our boys and girls were robbed by some highly dubious refereeing decisions that handed the game to Millway by a 6-5 scoreline…so close!

This afternoon…

The Simon de Senlis netball team travelled to their local rivals at East Hunsbury Primary this afternoon with new recruits Harry Crawford, Ethan Nelson and Malachy Johnston in tow. They played a fine match with some tenacious play that saw them pegged back from a 1-0 advantage to a 2-1 defeat. Unlucky guys…your passion and commitment certainly wins my admiration,respect and unconditional support.

Thank you children…the school is very proud of you all.

NTSSF Trophy Final Update…

The provisional date for the NTSSF Trophy Final has been penciled in for Saturday, 11th January at 1pm.

The venue will be Sixfields Stadium and both children and parents will be invited to watch Northampton Town play afterwards as they were last year when the boys received their medals at half-time.

So, parents, kindly ration the festive chocolate supplies and trim the fat off the turkey…let’s roar into 2014 with victory!

Together, we can be champions.

Vive Les Fleurs!