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.”
PE – Gold Award
We did it again! We are pleased to announce that once again we have been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award which is the government recognised kitemark for excellence in PE and competitive school sport. We took part in an abundance of inter-school competitions last year as well as many intra-school events. In addition to these, there were a vast number of after school clubs on offer.
The Harvest Assembly on 5th October was wonderful. Thanks to our generous families we had a huge amount of produce to take to St Paul’s Soup Kitchen and to share with families in the community who are less fortunate than ourselves. The children and staff who took the produce to the Soup Kitchen were told that it would keep them going until Easter! One gentleman who uses the Soup Kitchen regularly told the children, “Tell everyone at school – bless them and bless their families.”
A fantastic sum of £207 was sent to CAFOD to help their Harvest Appeal for people in El Salvador.
Family Cyber Wise – Parent/Carer Workshop
We are holding a workshop in school on Monday 20th November, 9am-11am. It is open to parents and carers from Y4, Y5 and Y6. The aim is to educate our children about how to be respectful and safe online and to promote positive cyber citizenship. A letter has already been sent out but if you are interested, please let the school office know by Thursday 16th November so we can reserve a place for you.
Next week, the week commencing 13th November, is Anti-Bullying Week in school. Children will have the opportunity to discuss what bullying means and strategies to use if they are in situations that make them feel uncomfortable. The theme this year is ‘All different, All Equal’. Year 3 will end the week with an anti-bullying assembly.
New School Lunch System
We are just about to complete our second week of the new school lunch system for KS2. Each morning, children select their school lunch choice and take a corresponding band which they exchange for their dinner. There are a few teething issues, but overall, the initial response has been positive from children and staff. The School Council will review this system at the end of term.
Parents’ and Carers’ Evening
Once again, we had a great attendance at Parents’ Evening just before half term. This is such a valuable time for us to work together for the benefit of your child and we thank you for your continued support.
Trinity Music Festival
On 12th October, our choir sang at the Trinity Music Festival joining other catholic schools from across the city. Our children gave an energetic and enthusiastic performance, demonstrating great confidence in performing to such a large audience.
Wild Things – Team Building
Last half term, Year 5 and Year 6 visited Bestwood Park for the day to support our work for the Character Curriculum. The children absolutely loved their teambuilding sessions and were able to identify their character strengths and areas for development.
Black History Focus
During the week beginning 9th October, the whole school focused and celebrated Black History. Historian, Dr Jake Hodder, introduced the week through an engaging and interactive assembly. Key Stage 2 explored the life and impact of Marcus Garvey, and Mrs Partow, an artist, worked with pupils from Key Stages 1 and 2 to produce a range of African art. The work during this week has impacted positively on children’s knowledge and appreciation of black culture, heritage and equality for all. The work supports our Character Curriculum and school values, especially children’s personal traits such as respect and responsibility.
The Christmas dinner for the children and staff will be on Tues 19th December. If your child normally brings sandwiches and would like a Christmas dinner, please let Mrs Carnell know by Friday 1st December. Unfortunately, it may not be possible to have a Christmas dinner if you do not order before the deadline. Children who normally have a school dinner do not need to order.
Dates for the Diary
Mon 13th Anti-Bullying week
Fri 17th Y3 Anti-Bullying Assembly 9.10am
Mon 20th Family Cyberwise Workshop 9am
Sun 3rd First Sunday in Advent
Mon 4th Advent Reflection Day
Tues 12th F2 Nativity 2pm
Thurs 14th KS1 Nativity 2pm
Fri 15th KS2 Christmas Performance 1.30pm in church
Thurs 21st F1 Christmas Sing 10am and 2pm
Fri 22nd Break up for Christmas
Mon 8th Return to school
Ms K. O’Neill
Acting Head Teacher