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Friday 1st July 2016 

Olympic Week 2016

Olympic Week

Throughout next week we will be celebrating our Olympic Week in school. Planned activities include assemblies, dance workshops and competitions. PE kits are required all week. On Monday, pupils from KS2, have been selected to take part in this year’s District Sports at the Uxbridge Athletics Stadium.


Sports Day

Sports Day, for all Early Years pupils, will take place next Tuesday 5th July, from 9am, on the KS2 school playground.

The main Sports Day for pupils in Years 1 to 6 has been planned for Thursday 7th July, from 9am, on Rockingham Recreation Ground (adjacent to the school).

All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend both events. If we need to cancel due to rain – we will keep you informed via our text messaging service.


Thank You

Thank you to everybody who attended our Summer Fete on Saturday. Despite the rain, there was a fantastic community atmosphere and everybody appeared to be enjoying the wide range of activities on offer. We are really grateful to our PTA for all the hard work that went into making the day such a success. Events like this wouldn’t be possible without the excellent support we get from our parents and family members. We will keep you informed of how much money was raised.


Staff Allocation for the next Academic Year

Next Wednesday 6th July, all pupils will meet their new class teacher for the next academic year. The following teachers will teach the following classes next year:



Lower Early Years (Nursery)

Miss Gahan and Mrs Goff

Upper Early Years (Reception)

Miss Copper

Year 1

Mrs Chandarana

Year 2

Miss O’Shea

Year 3

Miss Lewis

Year 4

Mrs Kumar

Year 5

Mr Morris

Year 6

Mr Stringer

This has been planned for the same day as the Year 6 Transition Day when the majority of pupils will visit their allocated secondary school.


London Transport Museum and Exterion Media Bus Wrap Competition

Thank you to everybody who entered the Bus Wrap Competition. The organisers received well over 500 entries and the standard was very high. Congratulations to Caitlin (Year 5), with her Queen’s birthday bus, and Maya (Year 4), with her Union Jack design, who were both top 5 runners up! Both of these pupils were awarded certificates and prizes.


Secondary School Talk for Year 5 Parents

Next Thursday 7th July, the Headteacher from Douay Martyrs Secondary School (Mr A J Corish) will give a talk to parents about the school, the admissions criteria and how to apply for a place. This meeting will take place, at 3pm, in our school hall.


Sponsored Times Tables
Thanks for the generous donations from all family members who contributed towards our maths challenge. The total amount raised was £2486.35 which will be going towards buying maths resources for our children.


WEE Sale

Thank you to everybody who attended the sale on Wednesday. All funds raised will be donated to one local and one global charity.


Interserve Workshop

On Monday, Years 4 to 6 were were lucky enough to be visited by civil engineers from the Interserve construction company. All of the children took part in a workshop to design a support for a weighted bucket using just sticky tape and twelve playing cards. Although a few of the designs got squashed under the weight of the bucket they were all very imaginative!


Last Early Bird

The last session of Mrs Sullivan’s ‘Early Bird’ Maths Group took place today. We will analyse the results from our recent Test Week and invite a new group of pupils to join early in the Autumn Term.


Year 3 – Class Assembly

Year 3’s Class Assembly will take place next Tuesday 5th July. If you would like to attend, a member of staff will open up the front entrance shortly before 3pm.


Book Fair
Our book fair will be taking place in the hall after school on Wednesday 6th July. Be sure to come and browse all the exciting titles we have in stock!


Governors Visits to School

Our school is lucky enough to be supported by lots of proactive Governors. A link Governor has been assigned to every area of the curriculum to offer support and to aid monitoring. These link Governors visited school on Tuesday evening to meet with subject coordinators to discuss developments and progress over this academic year. This was followed by a Governor and Staff Mass in our Church.


St. Peter and St. Paul - School Mass and Holy Communion Procession

Father Nicholas visited school on Wednesday to lead this Mass and Procession with the whole school. The children who have recently made their First Holy Communion looked fantastic in their communion clothes. Thank you to all the parents, and carers, who came along to participate.


Early Years Class Assembly

Our youngest pupils presented their assembly to the whole school on Tuesday afternoon. The children recited their lines and sang beautifully. Thank you to the numerous parents, and family members, who came along to watch.

PTA News

Summer Fete

A huge and very genuine thank you to everyone involved in St Mary's Summer fete. With an uncertain weather forecast we were unsure if many of the outside activities could even go ahead but we made the positive decision to proceed and despite a couple of showers and a little bit of shuffling around we still managed to have an amazing event.


Many thanks to the set up and clear down teams, the stall holders and volunteers who braved hectic and inclement conditions including ex pupils and those not even connected to the school, the amazing home cooked food stalls and BBQ chefs, Fr Nicholas Goalie Extraordinaire and the Parish team, the Pimms team, the O'Connor Academy, Lynn Chilver’s Dance school and the Shotokan Academy for their displays, Coopers, Radio Hillingdon, the Metropolitan Police, our external suppliers of rides, ice cream, inflatables, prizes and donations, Raffle book selling and administration, our parents and carers, Miss Shevlin, Mr Briggs, Mr Ellis, Mr Stringer, Mr Morris and all the staff especially Mr Keaveney for his work on the day, the PTA Fete committee, the counting team and every single person who supported the school. We are a very special school and on Saturday we showed what an excellent community we have. Thank You!


Summer Fete Profit

The school raised in the region of £5000! This is an amazing result for a one form entry school. We all deserve a huge pat on the back!


Increase the fete profit, with little effort

A quick email or chat with your manager or HR department, they may be keen to profit match one stall or many. Our stalls made from £30 to £550. Just a few minutes of your time could reap benefits for St Mary’s, any queries please get in touch.


Beat the Goalie Competition Winner

Congratulations to Johnny Stafford Y5 for winning the ‘Beat the Goalie’ competition, Well Done!


Summer Raffle – Who sold the most tickets? 

Class winner and individual winner will be announced in Friday morning’s assembly on the 8th July.


Silent Auction – winning bids

All of those with winning bids from the Silent Auction please go to the school office to collect your winnings in exchange for the amount you bid. If you held the winning bid, you would have already been contacted by Sarah Wells.


Raffle Prize Winners

All winners have been individually contacted. Congratulations.


Fete Follow-up get-together

We will be holding a meeting in the church hall on Monday 11th July at 8pm, to thank everyone who helped at the fete, all parents and carers are invited. There will be Pimms and nibbles – tea and cake, please come along for an informal chat about how the fete went, ‘what went well’, ‘what we could do differently’ next year. It is also an opportunity to meet and have a chat with other parents.



Every year the PTA have to elect a new committee, these elections will take place in the church hall on Monday 11 July at around 9pm. If you wish apply for the role of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, Secretary or Minute taker please send an email or letter to the school office FAO of Miss Shevlin. Please outline what position you would like to be elected for and why. The posts that have to be elected on the night of the 11th are Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary they will require a Proposer and Seconder for each post. Closing date for applications are Monday 11th July at 12noon.


The PTA committee is growing, we would love to organise more events, you may not wish to be enrolled for an elected post but if you would like to help out at events, or run an event or be a class representative (we need 8!), please come along or send an email to


Upcoming Diary Dates




Mon 4th July

8.40am – 3.30pm

Start of Olympic Week: Olympic dance workshops and assemblies

Mon 4th July

3.30pm – 6.30pm

District Sports Athletics

Tues 5th July

9am – 11.30am

Early Years’ Sports Day

Tues 5th July

3pm – 3.20pm

Year 3 Class Assembly

Wed 6th July

8.40am – 3.30pm

Year 6 Transition Day

Wed 6th July

9am - 12pm

Whole School Transition Morning

Wed 6th July

11:30am - 1pm

St Mary's new Reception '16 children staying for lunch

Wed 6th July

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Y2 visited by BT Volunteers

Wed 6th July

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Y1 visited by BT volunteers

Thurs 7th July

9am - 12pm

Sports Day (Y1-Y6)

Friday 8th July

8:40am - 3:30pm

Year 5 Trip

Mon 11th July

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Year 6 Production

Tues 12th July

9am - 11:30am

Early Years’ Back-up Sports Day

Weds 13th July

8:40am - 3:30pm

Year 5 School Trip

Weds 13th July

9am - 3:30pm

Year 3 and Year 4 Shrek Trek and  London Eye Trip

Thurs 14th July

9am - 12pm

Y1 - Y6 Back-up Sports Day

Friday 15th July

9:30am - 10:30am

End of Year Mass

Friday 15th July


Summer Term Ends at 1:30 p.m.