As we journey into the festive season, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the whirlwind of changes that characterised this term at Webheath. Exhausted but filled with the spirit of togetherness, our school community has navigated through a series of events, bidding farewell to a cherished member of our staff, Mrs Preece, as she embarks on a well-deserved journey to become Assistant Head.

Mrs Preece, a stalwart and respected figure at Webheath, leaves an indelible mark on our school. The good news is that she’ll continue to contribute as a governor, driven by her unwavering passion to see our school reach new heights. Today, we also bid adieu to Mrs Holman, who leaves to prepare for the arrival of her twins. Her dedication, even in the face of fatigue, reflects the incredible stamina and support embedded within our Webheath family. We are truly fortunate to have such committed individuals in our midst.

Despite the challenges and farewells, the holiday spirit is alive and well at Webheath. The Christmas Fair was a resounding success, drawing a vibrant and enthusiastic crowd. Every year group has showcased their talents, from the heart-warming Nativity in Reception to the soulful carols presented by the other classes. Our classrooms have transformed into festive wonderlands, adorned with beautifully decorated trees, each one telling a unique story.

The dedication of our staff extends beyond the classroom, with many staying after hours to plan and execute events with the support of our wonderful community. Thanks to the funds raised by Friends, our non-fiction library has been replenished, enriching the learning experience for our students. Looking ahead, we eagerly anticipate a magical performance of Beauty and the Beast by a theatre company on January 10th, fully funded by your generous contributions.

In the midst of the holiday hustle, it’s crucial to remember that Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect. The media often paints a picture that doesn’t resonate with everyone. For some, it can be a time of loneliness or reflection on less-than-ideal circumstances. As we celebrate, let’s embrace the imperfections, reach out to those around us, and remember the essence of the season.

Reflecting on the story of Mary, we are reminded that the first Christmas wasn’t picture-perfect either. Pregnant, traveling, and giving birth in a stable – not the ideal scenario, but a testament to finding joy amidst unexpected circumstances. May we, too, find joy in the unique and imperfect moments that make this holiday season truly special.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas filled with love, warmth, and the beauty of shared moments.