Our Mission Statement
“To walk hand in hand with God, loving him, loving each other and loving ourselves, doing our best with the gifts he gave us to make the world a richer place.”
On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to thank you for all your support over the past term. My first term as Acting Head Teacher has been tiring but extremely rewarding. I wish you a very peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.
Well done to the children and staff for all their hard work this term. We are very proud of the excellent work and outstanding behaviour shown by the children over this busy time of year. The Christmas celebrations were exceptional and the children are to be congratulated on their talents. As a thank you for all their hard work this term, the children from F2-Y6 enjoyed a film and F1 enjoyed their Christmas party on Wednesday.
The Christmas raffle was drawn this week and we had four very happy winners!
£100 – T Bettelley
Paul Smith Purse – Anaya
Christmas Hamper – V Tymoshenko
Chocolate Hamper – S Xue
We raised an amazing £288.50 and this will support school funds which we hope to go towards improving the play areas.
Thank you for your generous donations of £182.63, collected after all the performances, and all the items of food and clothing collected throughout school in our ‘reverse Advent calendars’. This will help to provide many hot dinners for the people who visit the soup kitchen at St Paul’s every day. We also raised £163 for Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Top 250 Schools
St Mary’s were ranked 105th in a national ‘top 250’ schools list released by The Sunday Times. This is a tremendous achievement – one that we are extremely proud of. The results are based on the average scaled scores achieved by children in reading, grammar and maths from the KS2 2016 SATs results.
The children all look very smart in their school uniforms. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that trainers are not part of our school uniform. Smart, black shoes are the required footwear for boys. Black or navy shoes or boots are acceptable for girls. I ask that children return to school in January with the correct footwear. For P.E. your child requires navy shorts, a white t-shirt and plimsols/trainers. It is essential that children also have navy jogging bottoms and a navy sweatshirt as P.E. sessions continue to take place outside in the winter. P.E. Kits consisting of a white t-shirt, navy shorts and a bag can be purchased from the office for £7.
Please take some time over the holiday period to look at all the wonderful activities the children have been involved in, most recently our Christmas productions. Our website address is: www.stmaryshysongreen.com.
Applications for a school place in the Foundation 2 class next year must be made before 15th January 2018. You must apply on both the Nottingham City Council admission form and the Catholic Schools’ Supplementary form. Applying online is the quickest and easiest way to apply and is completely safe and secure. You will also find step-by-step instructions to help you get started on www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/e-admissions. You will receive an email confirming that Nottingham City Admissions have received your application, giving you total peace of mind.
Please ensure your application contains the necessary evidence to support your request. Last year we had over 120 applications for the 30 places available so it is very important to have your form in on time.
Ms K. O’Neill
Acting Head Teacher
Dates for the Diary
Fri 22nd Break up for Christmas
Mon 8th Return to school
Tues 13th Parents’ Evening
Thurs 15th Parents’ Evening