by John Baudains
WE cannot believe we are approaching the end of 2015! And what a year it has been!
In February we held our Career's Week, where pupils learnt about the world of work by visiting all sorts of special places like the Air Traffic Control tower and a real Science Laboratory as well as welcoming 40 visitors from all walks of life, from farmers to lawyers, to talk about their jobs and careers.
The school celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey with a musical called 'Make do and Mend', also a 1940's themed dressing up day and 'Street Party' and a march into town, singing as we went!
In June the whole school got out to see some Island Games events before celebrating our very own Island Games Sports Day where pupils represented the Island nations.
The autumn term sees pupils involved in a Narnia themed week when characters will be turning up at school for the children to meet and quiz about what it is like to live in Narnia.
The school is lucky to be located in a supportive community like St. Brelade, so we like to give something back. During the year we have attended events like the Western Parish Fete and supporting or Parish in Bloom team. Currently our choir is preparing to perform at the Christmas Fayre in St. Aubin, and at local residential homes, We are also rehearsing our Nativity play for a Christmas Carols Church Service and setting up our Community Christmas Party.
We have also been progressing well to becoming 'Rights Respecting School', a national award that helps children understand their rights and learn about the rights of children all over the world. Our Rights Respecting School Council have been leading us in sending shoeboxes to Romania organising fundraising for BBC Children in Need and helping collect gifts for Age Concern's hamper appeal. The children hope their efforts will make Christmas a happier time for people that need our thoughts and care at this time of year.
On behalf of all at Mont Nicolle School, I wish everyone in St. Brelade a Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2016.