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Thursday 21st September 2017

Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Group

Unfortunately Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird (8.30am) group will not be taking place next Wed 27th and Thur 28th September as our ICT Suite is out of use for these two days. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Early Years/Yr1 Coffee Morning

Just a reminder that this will take place next Thursday 28th September, from 8.40am (parents can make their way to the school hall after dropping their children off in the morning).


At 9am, we will be joined by Dr Natalie Moss who will lead a short (20 minute) talk covering the following:


·Typical levels of speech and language development in children (Nursery to Year 1).

·How to support speech and language at home.

·What parents should do if they have any concerns.



Space Dress-up/Non-Uniform Day

Next month we are planning to hold a Space Fortnight and have planned lots of activities for the children to enjoy. On Friday 13th October we are inviting all pupils to come to school in clothes associated with science fiction characters/creatures from space stories, films or TV programmes e.g. Star Wars, Dr Who etc. There will be prizes for the most imaginative costumes worn in each class. Although this isn’t for a few weeks we thought we’d give you plenty of time to start thinking about possible costumes.



Teacher Training Day – School Closed

Our second teacher training day for this year will take place on Friday 29th September. School will be closed on this day for all pupils.


Starting Secondary School in September 2018

If your child was born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007, please make sure apply at your local Borough’s website by 31st October 2017.


Starting Primary School in September 2018

If your child was born between 1st September 2013

and 31st August 2014, please make sure apply at your local Borough’s website and complete St Mary’s application form and bring originals of birth certificate, baptism and Certificate of Catholic Practice (Priest reference) and proofs of address of child and parent) on a Tuesday to the school office by 15th January 2018.


Lunch Boxes

Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to be able to heat up food in lunch boxes. Please refer to our Lunch Box Policy for further details.


House Points

This week’s winning house is: St Thomas with 339 points


House Point winners in each year group:




Number of House Points

Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6



Dates for you diary


Thursday 28th

8.40am: Nursery, Reception & Year 1 Parents’ Coffee Morning


Friday 29th

INSET day – school closed for pupils



Friday 13th

Non-uniform day (Space dress-up)


Monday 16th

Start of One World Week


Monday 23rd – Friday 27th

Half Term Break


Monday 30th

INSET day – school closed for pupils


Tuesday 31st

Pupils back to school 8:40 a.m.



Wednesday 1st

All Saints Mass 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday 14th


Year 1 & 6 Mass at Church


Tuesday 21st

Year 3 & 4 Mass at Church


At St Mary’s we do not authorise any holiday booked in term time as since September 2013 Government instruction has stated that no holidays in term time can be authorised.


School Fundraising Team (PTA) Newsletter 21st September 2017

Thank you, PTA Class Representatives!

We would like to thank all the PTA Class Reps. who worked so hard last year and have generously offered to continue in their roles this year. Good-bye to Agueda who has stepped down this year and thank you for all your help last year.

Welcome Maria Kirby who is the new PTA Class Rep for year 1.


What does a PTA Class Rep. do?

A Class Representative is one of the most valuable roles within our school community and doesn’t take up loads of time.

Not everyone reads the school newsletter or has access to emails/internet so this role is about talking to parents in your child’s year, at drop off or pick up, about the events being organised by the PTA community.

This is a very informal but effective way for us to communicate together to make sure every parent has access to information and events.

It’s also a great way to get to know the other parents too.

That’s it, you’re not signing up to anything else outside of this crucial role, however, if you do want to be more involved you can check out the other activities here (

Meet the PTA Team:

Sarah Wells


Sue Serret

Secretary/Vice Chair

Aileen Gallahue

Treasurer/Social Media


Class Rep LEY am


Class Rep LEY am


Class Rep LEY PM


Class Rep LEY PM


Class Rep UEY


Class Rep UEY

Maria Kirby

Class Rep Year 1


Class Rep Year 1

Catherine Scotland

Class Rep Year 2

Katie Sussex

Class Rep Year 2


Class Rep Year 3


Class Rep Year 3

Sarah Wells

Class Rep Year 4

Sue Serret

Class Rep Year 4

Jayne Brooks

Class Rep Year 5


Class Rep Year 5


Class Rep Year 6


Class Rep Year 6


Please volunteer to be a Class Rep. for LEY am, LEY pm, UEYs, Year 1, Year 3, and Year 5. Have a chat with a Class Rep. on the above list