19 November 2021
This week has been 'National Anti Bullying Week' with the theme of 'One kind word'. Fortunately incidences of bullying are rare at St Wulstan's but should they occur are dealt with swiftly involving parents of all parties. It is vitally important that the children both recognise the impact of bullying and know what to do if they feel they or someone else is a victim of bullying. The children began the week with a whole school assembly in which they contributed their thoughts showing good understanding and mature responses. Over the week they have completed some lovely work reflecting on how we can all ensure that we maintain a safe and happy school where everyone is treated with love, respect and friendship.
This week we have been notified of several cases of COVID within the school. Letters have been distributed to the relevant classes with the recommendation that parents take their children for a PCR test. We do ask parents to do this to limit the risk of spreading COVID throughout the school and wider community. A PCR test can be booked through https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Advent Calendar raffle tickets will continue to be sold at morning break until Friday 26 November. Tickets are 50p each and the prize draw will take place in assembly on Monday 29 November.
Each child will be making a tea light holder in school to sell at our Christmas Market. Please could your child bring in an empty and clean glass jar by Friday 26 November. If you have more than one empty jar, please do feel free to send in more than one! Thank you. Please note this is in addition to the request in the following paragraph.
Preparations for the Christmas Market ( Friday 3 December) are now well in hand. As we said the evening is a focus on coming together as a community rather than a large Christmas Fayre however Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a few of our favourite stalls ! So next THURSDAY (25 November) we will be holding a non uniform day in return for donations of filled jars and a chocolate bar. The jars can be filled with child friendly items(wrapped sweets, crayons, hair ties, small toys) and the chocolate bar is for the tombola. These are two very popular stalls which are particularly enjoyed by the children so we appreciate the generosity you always show. The staff have already started to put a considerable amount of work into the Christmas Market to ensure that it is a lovely family evening. If you feel you could offer help, before or during the night please contact a member of staff. All help is gratefully received.
Christmas celebration preparations are now under way and the sounds of carol singing are resounding throughout the school! Just so you can put dates and times in your diaries, the Reception and KS1 Nativity play will be performed on Monday 6 December and Tuesday 7 December at 6.00 pm . The performances will last approximately 35 minutes. Costumes need to be in school by Friday 3 December at the latest.
Year 3 and Year 5 Carol Service will take place on Wednesday 8 December and Year 4 and Year 6 will take place on Thursday 9 December. The KS2 children will perform in school uniform so no costumes required. A letter to order tickets will be sent out on Monday so please check your child's book bag.
I have said before there can be a misconception that only Catholic children can apply to our school. We welcome applications from all families of all or no faith. If you know of any families who are presently applying for a school place please encourage them to contact me to arrange a visit and tour of the school. Applications for Reception Class 2022 must be completed online by 15 January 2022. If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Brown in the office.
In line with 'The Schools Admission Code' Hagley Catholic High School is currently required to consult on their Admission policy due to some updates. Please see the attached information from Mr J Hodgson, Principal of Hagley.
We hope you have a lovely weekend
This week the year 6 pupils have been learning how Jesus had a major influence on the people he called to follow him. In the Gospels, we learnt that Jesus describes being called to be a follower as something that can be difficult and we discussed some of the challenges faced us, modern day disciples.