15 March 19

Dear Parents

Last Saturday our girls took part in the Catholic Teachers’ Association annual netball tournament. We couldn’t be more proud of the Under 9 team as they showed excellent sportsmanship and determination to do their best and were very worthy competitors. Although not medal winners, the U9  teams were  both enthusiastic and impressive showing great promise for the future. They played well together as a team and it was lovely to see how they have developed their skills over the last year. Similarly the U11 team fought hard in all of their matches illustrating some fantastic team work. This U11 team is also powering their way through the local netball league on Monday evenings. Last Monday  they won all four matches, 3-2, 4-0, 5-0 and 8-0 . Well done girls!

As well as thanking the children for their hard work and the parents for such wonderful support and enthusiasm, I would like to acknowledge the adults who give so freely of their  own time. Mrs Gariff and Mr Tasker have coached after school CTA training clubs since Christmas and gave up their Saturday to accompany the children. As many, equally enthusiastic, parents commented to me, there were very few schools whose children were so well supported.  My thanks to everyone, children, parents and staff.

On Sunday morning we were again very well supported with our school Mass at church. We had a fantastic turnout of families and a wonderful choir of children ranging from Reception Class to Year 6. The singing was fabulous and commented on by many parishioners. Father and Bishop Robert were very complimentary and it really was a lovely morning. Thank you.

Sadly today we have said goodbye to Sparky, Fluffy, Quackers, Fuzzy, Scruffy and Chirpy, our adorable school ducklings. They really have brought a wonderful learning opportunity to school and we have become extremely fond of them. We know the home they are going to now that they are ready to ‘fly the nest’ and we hope to have regular updates as they continue to grow. Before they left Year 1 ensured they had a high quality swimming lesson and we feel confident they are ready to swim safely in the big wide world! We hope a video will be uploaded to the school website next week. Thank you Year 1 for looking after them so well.

Today the whole school has experienced a ‘Wellness Kickstart Day’ led by a very enthusiastic sports leader, Mr Lovatt. The day began with a whole school assembly highlighting the importance of fitness, activity and healthy eating. There was a lot of movement, laughter and excitement which has set the tone for the day. Every class has had an ‘Active wellness’ session so please ask your children what they enjoyed and what they have gained from the experience.

Our apologies but due to their work commitments the PTA have had to alter the date of the PTA meeting at the Brintons. This will now take place on the following week on Tuesday 3 April. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you to all the Year 3 parents who attended our Sacramental Preparation meeting last night. If at any point you have any queries regarding your child’s preparation please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs James or myself. A reminder that Masses at St Wulstan’s church are 5.30pm Saturday and 10.00am on Sunday mornings. Holy Family church, Bewdley, also have Mass at 8.00am on Sunday mornings.

Wishing you a lovely weekend with you children.

K E Savage

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