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“During this morning’s assembly, I was very fortunate to hear the Sion Junior children singing those very songs which will be part of next week’s Carol Service programme (next Thursday).
They sang beautifully and remembered all of the words too. Very impressive!”

Mr Jeffery
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Night one of our four-night run of Bugsy Malone.
It was triumphant!
Everyone is looking forward to the second night!

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When a pupil leaves Sion, be that after GCSEs or at the end of the Sixth Form, it is far from the end of their association with the School. Our former pupils are called Sionians and remain part of the Sion family…for life.

We are delighted to introduce our new 'Sionian' Alumni... Profiles page on our website. To start us off, former pupil, local entrepreneur, and recipient of the Best Asian Chef award in the UK, Sahil Ahmad has kindly agreed for us to feature his Bio. We hope to build upon the fantastic start provided to us by Sahil by accumulating profiles to honour and celebrate some of our esteemed alumni.

Whenever you attended Our Lady of Sion School, we would like to invite you to contact us so that we may celebrate all your news and successes since leaving our school.

Congratulations to Sahil, on your accomplishments - we are so proud of you.

sionschool.org.uk/about-us/alumni-profiles/

Mr Jeffery writes about the photograph below:

“I was there for this moment…a magical moment amongst many magical moments in Sion Juniors yesterday.

The children had just completed a Dress Rehearsal for the Nativity (no spoilers…but don’t miss what is truly ...sensational!)…they’d heard that the cheeky elves had been playing havoc and had found a tube of Pringles! Yes! One was perched on a swing next to said Pringles, and the top of the staircase was covered in crisp-crumbs. The children were telling off that naughty little Santa-helper!

Mrs Thompson quietly mentioned that Santa had left a message on the office answer machine…word got round ever so quickly! The children gathered….they listened in excitement. I could not help but find myself thinking about days gone by when families gathered around the Wireless to hear an important announcement or story. It was so reminiscent of those days.
You could hear a pin drop…the message was played…beaming smiles, gasps, hands raised in the air, children looking at me to see my reaction…we were all so excited to hear from Santa.

And now to this moment…captured in the photograph below.

These two boys were telling Mrs Pyne about the Santa message moment. Their storytelling was animated, energetic and pure entertainment. Descriptive, engaging and compelling. Just look at Mrs Pyne’s face as she is met with the breaking news. As you can see, the boys are dressed as Kings…they play the part of those wise men who brought gifts to the Christ Child in the Nativity story. I’m not sure where the third King is at this point, and their accompanying camels have moved on too…however, I carried on watching this moment….

Mrs Pyne eventually took those two little Kings by the hand, one either side of her…

“Well Kings, what an exciting morning we’ve had. Let’s go and find Mrs Tanner and join the rest of the class….”

And as those three dear people headed off along the corridor I could hear those two Kings chatting away to Mrs Pyne…giggles and words….words and giggles. I stood alone and considered the moment I’d just observed. I counted my blessings and smiled.

This moment may have been fleeting, and one moment out of millions encountered each day…but this mattered. It mattered ever so much. It mattered to the Kings and it mattered to Mrs Pyne.

It mattered to me.

It is these moments that make us who we are. For me, school life must be filled with moments such as these…whether that be with children in the junior classes or our teenagers in Sion Seniors. This is what builds us. This is what creates us. Each moment and each encounter really does matter. We must take time to enjoy them. We must create space to allow them to unfold in fullness.

Mrs Pyne knows all of these things. I could tell instantly when this lovely little scene happened.”

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🎄 LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT🎄

We're delighted to be able to share details of a spectacular Late Night Christmas Shopping event which is being held by our friends at Whirligig Toy Shop on Warwick Street.

🗓️ Thursday 7th December
⏰ 6pm - 9pm
...📍Whirligig Toy Shop, 29 Warwick Street Worthing, BN113DQ

What to expect…

A brilliant opportunity to browse and buy from the range of beautiful activity-based toys (suitable for all ages) in store in a relaxed, welcoming and informal setting.

🥂 A glass of bubbles on arrival (non-alcoholic options available)
🪅 A huge selection of options from brilliant stocking fillers to bigger gifts with prices starting from just £1.99 and suitable for the whole family.
💰 If you are a Worthing Mums and Dads (WoMADs) subscriber, you will have a 15% discount on every item in the shop
🎅🏼 Gift wrapping service available
💬 A great opportunity to talk to the knowledgeable team and find your perfect present.
🎄 Everyone attending will be able to enter a draw to win a free Christmas hamper worth over £50.

Only 100 places available - to book your free place and to be entered into the draw, please register here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whirligig-toys-womad-christmas-shopping-night-tickets-763340942307?aff=oddtdtcreator

*If you are not a WoMADs member, just add the word WOMADS after your surname when you sign up.

T&Cs - One hamper to be won, you must be in store on the evening to quality.

If this sounds like your child’s current learning experience, it might be time to make a change.

Challenge is energising and never fails to raise attainment. Academic potential is reached through challenge, not through completing tasks with ease.

There is an authentic love for... learning at Sion. Our education delivers challenge-for-all and a Challenge+ programme for those seeking to go further and beyond. Every day is 'Open Day', so book a visit and see for yourself if Sion Education could have the right energy for your child.

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Our Lady of Sion | Independent Day School, West Sussex

Our Lady of Sion School is an independent day school located in the heart of Worthing.

www.sionschool.org.uk

Another fabulous rehearsal today.
Well done cast!

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