Dear Parents 25 September 2021
A reminder that the application window for Reception Class 2022 is now open. We are delighted to be holding our Open Afternoon on Saturday 9 October 2.00-4.00pm. There will be exciting craft activities for the children and a chance to chat informally with staff over tea and cake for parents as well as a tour of our lovely school. If anyone is unable to attend our Open Day or would like to visit school during a normal school day individual visits are available by arrangement. Please see the Open Day postcard in your child's book bag today. As 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 attend our Open Day or contact me to arrange a visit to the school. Applications for Reception Class 2022 must be completed online by 15 January 2022.
If you have any queries regarding application please do not hesitate to speak to us or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01299 877808
This week our Year 4 children celebrated their First Reconciliation. It was a lovely occasion celebrated outside on a beautiful sunny morning. We were so impressed by the children's reverence and maturity. This weekend Year 4 will celebrate their First Holy Communion Mass. Please remember all our children in your prayers as they receive this wonderful Sacrament. On Monday the children will celebrate together with their friends at school with a Communion Breakfast. We are sure it will be a lovely afternoon with the children wearing all their finery and tucking into the food so generously donated by their families. Thank you everyone.
Thank you to so many parents and grandparents who came in for 'Open classroom' this week, it was wonderful to welcome you into the school again. The children always enjoy showing off their new classroom and teacher! It has been lovely to see how well the children have settled into the new school year. It is evident already that they are keen to practise their spellings, tables and reading at home. Thank you for all your support.
On Thursday 30 September at 3.40pm we will be holding a Year 6 Information evening at school. At this meeting Mrs Freitas will explain the aims and expectations for our Year 6 children, SATs assessment, preparation for High school, attendance etc and how through school and family we can support our children as they move onto the next stage of their lives. It is very important that every effort is made to attend this meeting. The children will be supervised by staff .I am delighted to say Mr James Hodgson, Principal of Hagley Catholic High School will join us for this meeting. Mr Hodgson will give a short presentation on Hagley Catholic High School and answer any questions you may have.
On Thursday morning the school learned about the importance of democracy as they listened to some superb speeches and voted for their School Council Representatives. The Council will meet regularly with Mrs Tasker and discuss suggestions and ideas on behalf of their classmates. Congratulations to our new Council members, we look forward to hearing of all your wonderful ideas to improve your school life.
A reminder that Friday, 8 October, is a staff INSET day and school is closed for the children. The school calendar is updated weekly, could you please check regularly for new dates, events and meetings.On Monday 11 October our school photographer will be in school to take individual photographs of every child. We will ensure photographs with siblings are also taken. We would ask that the children wear winter uniform of white shirt /blouse and tie . We are pleased to say this year we will be able to include pre school siblings for photographs between 8.40 and 9.10 am
Though it is hard to believe, it will not be long before half term break will soon be upon us. After half term all children will all need to wear full winter uniform. This consists of white shirt and tie and trousers for the boys( Red polo shirts are only for summer). The girls winter uniform is white blouse and tie and grey skirt or pinafore. All shoes must be black school shoes and no trainers. Again we remind you that extreme haircuts and dyed hair are not acceptable. Several parents have asked what is the permitted cut and we request a Grade 3 is the shortest. Several children have had extreme haircuts recently and once grown out we request that you adhere to our uniform policy. Thank you for your support and to the many parents who double check with me before taking their child to the hairdressers.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child’s academic, social or emotional needs please do not hesitate to contact me or their class teacher. Many thanks for your continued support and enjoy a lovely weekend with your families.
Message for the weekend from Year 6
Today we read about Jesus helping his friend Simon Peter to catch fish. Jesus calls us all to be fishermen.
Please remember to be fishermen by sharing God’s Word with others.
This Week's Award Winners
Well done to our newest School Council Members