Payment for school dinners will be taken by Mrs Carnell at the office on Monday mornings. We also have the facility for you to pay online via School Gateway
At St Mary’s we are passionate about providing children with opportunities that enrich their educational experience. In the past we have paid in full, or subsidised these activities by at least 50% and often more. Due to shrinking budgets, we are no longer able to do this and as a result, from this academic year, there will be an increase in charges for all enrichment activities and trips. When making a payment for enrichment activities and trips, you can do so via the school office, online through the School Gateway (which can be found on our website www.stmaryshysongreen.com) or the correct amount of money can be sent in an envelope with your child, marked clearly with their name and year group.
If you need to request time off for your child during term time, you will need to write a letter providing details of dates requested and the reason for absence. Please be aware that school can only authorise absences where there are exceptional circumstances, and are unable to authorise any absence if it takes your child’s overall absence below 95% for the full academic year. The school will look at each request on a case by case basis and notify you of the decision. If we are unable to authorise your request, your child’s absence will be recorded as unauthorised and the local authority may issue you with a fine.
It is our priority for every child to attend school each day. Please support us by ensuring your child is in school on time every day ready to line up at 8.55am. The school gate will be locked each day at 9am. For more information about attendance and punctuality, please access our ‘Attendance Policy’ which is available to view on our school website. Thank you so much for your co-operation.
The children are looking very smart in their school uniforms. Please ensure your child’s name is on every item of clothing – especially ties, jumpers and cardigans – as, when they are lost, it makes finding the owner so much easier! P.E. shorts, t-shirt and PE bag can be purchased from the school office for £7. Book bags are also available for £3.50.
Please note that your child will need to come to school with their own water bottle (already filled).
I am very excited to be working with your community this year and, having spent a few days in school this past week, I can already see what a very special place St Mary's is. Your children are a credit to you - so well behaved with a real thirst for learning. I look forward to getting to know them and you better over the coming months. My role as Executive Headteacher is primarily to support Miss O'Sullivan as she takes on her new role in school, as well as to work alongside staff to ensure the very best opportunities for all your children. I am in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays this term, so please come and say hello if you see me around.
We begin this year as part of the new Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and we look forward to working more closely with all the catholic schools in both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.
Year 5 have completed their GREAT (Good Relationships are Equal And Trusting) sessions and have learnt what a healthy relationship looks and feels like. This project encourages children to understand the importance of self-worth and respect for ourselves and others.
Thank you to all our parents and carers who signed the objection petition regarding the proposed residents’ parking scheme. I would also like to thank those who wrote to the council directly with their own objections. Sadly, if this scheme is successful it will have huge implications for our parents and carers who travel to school by car but also for our children who receive support from outside agencies. The community at Scothome Primary School, Fr. David and the parishioners of St Mary’s contributed greatly to the objection. I will keep you posted once I hear anything more.
I would like to thank you all for your generosity towards our Book Aid project on World Book Day. Our fantastic amount of £170 will help children and adults to read and learn, from all walks of life, in the poorer parts of the world.