Children love Christmas and at The Roche School we celebrate in style with concerts, a pantomime, nativities, plays, Christmas Jumper Day, disco dancing and lunches. Our Christmas season kicked off with the Reception Christmas Show, ‘Ralph The Reindeer’. Poor old Rudolph has a cold, leaving Santa with no one to guide his sleigh – that is, until Ralph the reindeer comes along! Each Reception class performed the show.
At this celebratory time of year, we do not forget those less fortunate. Our annual Shoe Box Appeal saw gift boxes sent to those in need in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria and our Christmas Jumper Day raised almost £400 for our house charities.
An important Roche School tradition is the visit made by Reception classes every Christmas to the The Pines Care Home on West Hill. The year group sung songs from their nativity plays as well as a few Christmas favourites so that staff and residents could join in.
A highlight of our school year is the Christmas Concert at All Saints Church in Wandsworth High Street. This year we had a very special performance from the up and coming jazz singer Helena Debono, who performed a magical rendition of ‘Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas’ with The Roche School Chamber Choir.
The final day of term featured the staff pantomime with staff dressing up for a performance of Cinderella and her Seven Silly Sisters, written and directed by Mrs Adams. It was great to see so much team spirit and enthusiasm.
The Roche School wishes parents, pupils and members of The Roche School family everywhere “a merry little Christmas”. Thank you for your support of the school and its values. Let your hearts be light!