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Newsletter No 27 - 5 April 2019


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NEWSLETTER No.27 – 5 April 2019


Dear Parents


Thank you for your kind and thoughtful Easter wishes. This term ended today with Stations of the Cross this morning, which was led with drama and singing very prayerfully by Years 5\6. Following this all the children took part in a very exciting and fun Easter Egg hunt to find their eggs! 



This week we have enjoyed fabulous performances from our Year 3/4 classes.  They all worked very hard learning their lines, song words and developing their acting skills. They created engaging and emotional performances.  It was a wonderful way to see and understand the Easter story. We are very proud of you all!  Also, we would like to thank their teachers and support staff for all their hard work in putting together such a wonderful production and a special thank you to Mrs Bradburne for playing so beautifully for us.



Following the 3/4 Production this week, we held a collection to support CAFOD’s emergency appeal for those affected by cyclone Idai and raised a staggering £301.00!  Thank you everyone who donated money, we are very grateful for your support. 


Our small group of Year 6 boys have continued to bake bread and prepare soup for the staff ‘Café’ and this has raised approximately an additional £40.00, also for CAFOD.



Our Cheerleading team gave a spectacular performance on Wednesday evening, coming 3rd overall. We are very proud of how much they have learnt and progressed in just 5 weeks!  Well done to all the girls that took part in the performance and the club. It was lovely to see their pride and pleasure in their achievements.



It is with great sadness that we say ‘farewell’ to Mrs Grootveldt today who is leaving SMC to pursue her other interests.  Mrs Grootveldt has been a part of our school for many years and contributed so much to the children and her colleagues.  We will miss her very much but wish her all the best with her future endeavours.



We would like to remind you that there is a special Sunday Service at Corpus Christi for the children who will be taking their First Holy Communion next term.  Also, please note that the first Communion class will take place on Tuesday 24 April.


A calendar with key dates for Terms 5 and 6 will be sent out at the beginning of next term.  


Our Reception class will be going on their annual Lambing Trip on Thursday 25 April.  Parent helpers have been advised.  The children always enjoy this ‘hands on’ experience.  We always hope for a new-born Lamb, and no snow!



After Easter our pupils in Year 3/4 will be swimming for an additional one week, in their class groups as follows –

EF (25 April)

NT (2 May)

CV (9 May)

MT (16 May)

Year 6 will have lessons for one week on 23 May. A contribution of £4.00 towards the cost of transport and instruction at the pool is much appreciated.



The summer term menu is on our website. Please ensure all dinner are booked in advance of the new term, this will guarantee that your child/ren have been included in the dinner numbers. It is really helpful if you book for the whole term, especially if your child is universal free school meals (Rec – Year 2).



All teacher led clubs will start in the week commencing 29 April. Other clubs will start as follows:

Msporti - Thursday 25 April

Gym – Tuesday 30 April

Dance – Wednesday 1 May


Please note that if your child is attending a morning club they will not be able to enter the school building before 8am and should not be left unaccompanied by an adult until they have been signed in at the office.



Children may return to school in their summer uniform if the weather is warm enough. Should you need to order uniform from School Trends, they have reduced their delivery costs to £2.99 and you can choose to have the order delivered to your home address or to school, remembering that we will not be able to accept any deliveries before 24 April. 


I wish you all a restful holiday and a joyful and blessed Easter. I look forward to seeing the children on Wednesday 24 April. 


Yours sincerely


Caroline Ryan

Academy Principal


All things are possible for you.  Yet not what I want, but what you want.”




We wish you all a very happy and blessed Easter