This week in our community: 17 May 2024

This week in our community: 17 May 2024
Headteacher's Reflections - 17th May 2024



Celebrating 'Founder's Day' with other Lasallian schools around the world reminds us how connected we are through our faith and beliefs. In assemblies this week, we have been guided through our charism as a Lasallian associate school, we have learnt about John Baptise de La Salle and his remarkable commitment to educating those on the margins of society and we have celebrated our many students who have received their Lasallian Awards. Congratulations to all who have earned a badge this week - you are living out our mission statement, creed and core values on a daily basis and I am delighted to see you being recognised in this way. 

Year 7 enjoyed a trip to Wild Places Bristol Zoo Project this week and at the end of last week. Both groups were enthusiastic biologists for the day, encountering animals up close and personal (especially in the case of the giraffes and meerkats!) and learning fun facts about the anatomy, habitats and conservation of various wildlife. Thank you to Miss Shepherd and the Science department for organising such a wonderful outdoor learning opportunity. 

We held our busiest PTFA Coffee and Cake event so far and it was lovely to see so many parents and carers come to mingle and meet each other, as well as key members of staff and governors. Our focus was on SEND and Inclusion at St Gregory's; the feedback from those who attended was incredibly positive and we are looking at providing further opportunities for parents to learn how to support their children with organisation, study skills and wellbeing through a series of parent workshops next academic year. 

We have had a busy week of recruitment: we have employed Miss Zurine Hill as Teacher of RE; Ms Hernandez Manchado as Teacher of Spanish and French as a permanent post and Mr Healy as Teacher of PE and Humanities due to the expansion of teaching groups in our curriculum offering. All posts will commence in September 2024 and we are delighted to welcome these new colleagues to our St Gregory's family. 

Tonight I will be at Bath Abbey to see some of our students who are performing as part of Party in the City with Bath & North East Somerset Young Carers and a creative choir of young people from every secondary school in Bath. They will be performing original music and songs that they have collectively created so if you are free at 6:30pm this evening do come along and I hope to see you there. Good luck to all who are performing with Bath Philharmonia at The Forum on Saturday night - you will do us all proud! 

A final message from Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC Superior General of the Lasallian brothers:


The world, its future, is in our hands: Choose life. Make peace. Work for justice. May our Founder, John Baptist de La Salle, accompany us on our new pathways and may the Holy Spirit also descend upon us as at that time when He did during the first Pentecost, with freshness and with great joy. Happy feast of our Founder, beloved Lasallians! 


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warmer weather. 


Melissa George
Mrs Melissa George (BA Hons, MA, PGCE)