The Scoop Week 12th June 2023

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our InternationalEvening on Friday. It really was a wonderful evening with not only a remarkableselection of food on offer but a special guest appearance from a dance troop! Iwould like to thank not only all of you who donated food but everyone whoattended and also all of the staff who set up, served and cleared away. Theseevents really showcase what a fantastic community Lyndhurst is.

Here are this week’s announcements:

Year SixProduction- The Lion King Jr.

The musical production at the end of year six is so veryimportant for so many reasons not least it builds confidence at a time of greattransition and it enables pupils to collaborate together to achieve somethingremarkable. I am a firm advocate of the importance of drama and the theatre andhave seen the positive change in pupils as they prepare to tread the boards.This year with the help of a local independent school, our FOL and some schoolinvestment we have dramatically improved our stage set up. This year we arealso providing costumes rather than asking families to purchase their own (weare working with The Belham to create a bank of costumes to be shared). It isset to be a fantastic show and I would encourage everyone to book a ticketespecially those in years 4-6 so that you get a taste of what’s to come.Tickets can be secured by using thislink and by making a small donation which will fund next year’s performancecosts.


There are only two weeks until our Lyndhurst SummerCarnival! Details can be found on the attachedflyer. If you want to be involved please speak to your class rep.

Summer CycleScheme:

Southwark are once again offering free cycling sessions overthe summer break. Full details can be found here.

Raffle PrizesNeeded:

FOL need more raffle prizes for the carnival raffle. If youhave any contacts who might be able to offer a prize or anything that you coulddonate please get in touch with FOL directly. A flyer detailing the donationsneeded can be found here.

Free Home FireSafety Visits:  

You canbook your free fire safety home visit with the London Fire Brigade using thisform.

Michael JoyceMemorial Garden:

Michael Joyce was a teacher who worked at Lyndhurst, whilston holiday visiting his parents in Australia he was tragically killed in a caraccident. The school started a memorial garden and also commissioned thebeautiful wooden reading chair currently in the library as a tribute to hisdedication to our school. Over the last term parents and staff have beenworking on the memorial garden to give it a new lease of life. Work is almost complete;the pizza oven has been built and landscaping almost completed. A huge thankyou to everyone who has helped in any capacity—it is greatly appreciated.

Come andsing - a parents workshop
Steven is leading a singing workshop for parents and carers on Monday 19 June, 6pm - 7.30pm at TheCharter School East Dulwich. Any parents or carers from acrossour family of schools are welcome, they just need to email Steven to let himknow they would like to attend,

Staffing Changes:

In a couple of weeks, we will be saying goodbye to Ms Da Costa.Many of you will know that she is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance ofthe toilets and site during the day as well as supporting at lunchtime and withthe collection of pupils in our Beyond the Classroom after school clubs. Ms DaCosta has been with us for twenty years and we wish her all the best in hernext venture.

I’m pleased to announce that at the end of this month MrSultana will start as a Premises Assistant, he will be working during the coreday so you will get to meet him soon. I’m sure that everyone will join us inwelcoming him to the Lyndhurst community.


Key Dates

  • Mon 19th     June- Arts Week
  • Sat 24th     June- Summer Fair
  • Mon 26th     June-INSET DAY
  • Tue 27th     June- Refugee Week
  • Thur     29th June- SEND Coffee Morning
  • Mon 3rd     Jul- Yr 6 School Journey Week
  • Fri 7th     Jul 9am- FOL meeting
  • Wed 28th     (2 & 6pm) & Thur 29th (6pm) Jun – Yr 6 Performance  
  • Fri 14th     July- reports out
  • Tue 18th     Jul 4pm – Art Exhibition
  • Tue 18th     Jul 6pm- Playground Proms
  • Thur     20th Jul- Yr 6 Leavers Assembly and BBQ TBC
  • Fri 21st     Jul 1:15pm Last day of term.