The Months Before Christmas at Crompton House


Life is always very busy at Crompton House and the second half of the Autumn Term was no exception. As well as the pupils’ very successful academic standards their other activities showed their caring, their faith, and their high standards in extra-curricular activities.

November started with our Remembrance Assemblies with the minute’s silence at 11.00 on 11 November marked by the playing of the Last Post by our trumpet and cornet players. This was followed by our Presentation Evening & Speech Night. Mr Steve Hill, MBE, of St Joseph’s Primary School gave out the awards and certificates to our current Year 11 and 12 students at the Presentation Evening and Bishop Mark Davies presented the awards to our Year 13 and last year’s leavers at our Speech Night.

Towards the end of November over 90 shoe boxes started their long journey to eastern Europe from Crompton House. Mrs S Ward and her form 10 Cocker 1 organised the collection of gifts for the Samaritans Purse and pupils from all years brought in boxes crammed full of goodies suitable for children of all ages.

Early in December Mrs Harvey, and her very helpful librarians, did a brilliant job decorating our tree at Oldham Parish Church’s Christmas Tree Festival, using our 90th anniversary as their theme.

The PTFA Christmas Fair was a great success with many parents, pupils and staff working together to raise over £3,400 for school funds. Many thanks go to everyone who gave their time, gifts and money at a very enjoyable day early in December.

School Christmas Dinner was excellently cooked by our talented catering team and then served by the Senior Leadership in festive jumpers. The food tasted as good as it looked, and the vegetarian alternative was just as appetising.

Our assemblies in December all had the theme of Advent, preparing for the birth of Christ. This was continued through to our final day of term when Rev Tim Wickham of Balderstone presided over our Christmas Communions. The singing at the services was some of the best heard. After the communions thee pupils had their Rewards Assemblies where pupils received prizes.for a variety of achievements.

All through November and December the school musicians were very busy as the Christmas Music blog alongside shows.

Finally many congratulations to our Christmas Card design winner Alex Cadman of Year 12 with her wonderful picture of Santa’s sleigh flying accross the sky.  Phoebe Ward (Year 13) was awarded second prize for her festive reindeer, and third prize went to Olivia Crick with her First Noel design. Olivia Buckley, Year 7, and Abigail Jackson, Year 11, were highly commended with their pencil shavings Christmas tree, and Frosty the Snowman designs respectively.





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