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This week is usually dominated by one theme. It is wall to wall Christmas events as we gather together as a community to share in each other’s fellowship, peace, companionship, goodwill and camaraderie. It has absolutely been that way again this year but another theme has certainly had a bearing – illness. It also seems we are sharing in each other’s bugs and children, staff and parents have fallen victim to the lurgy and been removed from the scene at various times over the last seven days. It certainly feels that the holidays are a welcome ‘firebreak’ on the road back to our communal health.

There were only 3 children in 3G on Monday and Mrs Gompels herself was away on Thursday (any connection?), we had double figures of staff away at one point and yet performances, trips, celebrations, gatherings and parties have all taken place as they should: just look through the evidence in the Newsletter. A massive thank you to the many unsung heroes who make this all possible with their enormous efforts behind the scenes.

I do hope that you all stay hale and hearty over the Christmas season and share many warm moments, fine fayre, lovely libations and can immerse yourself in festive fun, frolics, family and friends as often as possible.

Until 2018, all good wishes to you from HEADlines.

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