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Friday 13th November 2015 

Friendship Week Celebrations!

Friendship Week

Throughout next week, we will be celebrating our Friendship Week in school. The aim of this week is to promote friendship and anti-bullying messages in school. Lots of fun activities have been planned - including assemblies, art work and competitions. As in previous years, each child will anonymously pick a ‘Secret Friend’ and they will then need to make an extra special effort to be kind to this person. The secret friends will be revealed next Friday!

Curriculum Open Afternoon

We would like to invite you to our Curriculum Open Afternoon which is taking place next Tuesday 17th November 2015 (at 2pm).

The following activities have been planned for the afternoon:

2pm: Tour of the school (including a visit to each classroom whilst the children are taking part in various activities) – this will be led by our Year 6 pupils

2.30pm: Miss Shevlin will give a talk in the hall about our school priorities for this year and how we will assess without levels.

3pm: Coffee Afternoon (our ‘Friends of St. Mary’s Association’ will provide tea and coffee for a small donation).

We would love to see you at this event. If you would like to attend - please complete the reply slip (sent home on Wednesday) and return it to school as soon as possible. Please contact the school office if you require another letter.

Early Bird

Unfortunately Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Maths group will not be taking place next Thursday morning at 8.30am. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Friends of St Mary’s

A really big thank you to the small number of parents who attended the ‘Friends’ meeting on Monday – we really appreciate the support. Another meeting will be held in the next few weeks, to plan our upcoming Christmas Carol Concert and Fair.

Voluntary Contributions to the Governors’ Maintenance Fund

Thank you very much to everyone who has sent in a contribution.

We know some parents wait for the reminders and these are being processed now.

 In order to reduce administration we will request the voluntary contributions for the whole Academic Year 2015 – 2016  but if you wish to send less,  or more,  just amend and return the request slips accordingly.

 If you are a UK tax payer please consider Gift Aiding your donation, which means we can get 25% more, from HMRC and at no extra cost to you.  Mrs Law, Finance Officer, will be happy to send you the form, or just telephone or email for more information. 

Many thanks.

Diary Dates – Autumn Term 2015

Please see below for the main events taking place this half term:





Monday 16th November

All day

Start of Friendship Week

Tuesday 17th November

2pm – 3.30pm

Curriculum Open Afternoon

Monday 23rd November

3.30 – 4.30pm

Last Week of Chelsea Football Clubs

Wednesday 25th November


Year 5 – Last Swimming Lesson

Monday 30th November

All day

Test Week (all pupils)

Wednesday 2nd December


Year 6 Carol Concert – Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 8th December

5.30 – 6.30pm

Pavilion’s Carol Concert

Wednesday 9th December

2 – 3pm and

6 – 7pm

Early Years and Key Stage 1 Christmas Productions

Friday 11th December



Last Kent and Early Bird Maths Groups

Lower Early Years (Nursery) Production

Tuesday 15th December


From 1.30pm

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Discos

Wednesday 16th December

2–3pm & 6–7pm

Key Stage 2 Christmas Productions (Years 3 to 5)

Thursday 17th December

9.30 – 11.30am

6 – 7pm

Mother Goose Pantomime (Whole School)

Christmas Carol Service (Church)

Friday 18th December

9.15 – 10.30am

End of Term Mass


School finishes for Christmas

Monday 4th January


All pupils return to school