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Newsletter No.14 - 14 December 2018



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NEWSLETTER No.14 – 14 December 2018


Dear Parents


This week has been very festive with KS2 Christmas lunch and KS1 class buffet party on Thursday. On Wednesday, Years 5 and 6 held a special Christmas luncheon for the Senior Citizens, which was huge success! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the lunch provided and were amply entertained by both the 5/6 pupils carolling, and the Reception Nativity play. We also had the pleasure of many school performances this week. KS1 held two evening performances of “The Christmas Code,” and Reception performed once again for their family and friends on Wednesday. Thank you so much to all those involved, as all events were exceptional and certainly enhanced our festive Christmas spirit!


Next week, Early Years and KS1 will enjoy their Christmas dinner, and KS2 will celebrate the festive season with their class buffet and party on Tuesday 18 December. KS2 may wear home clothes on this day, as part of the party festivities.


Please see the website for photos of the KS2 Christmas Dinner and Christmas Fair held this week.


Thank you once again to the PTA for organising a magical Christmas Fair for the children this morning. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event, including the chance to meet Father Christmas in his beautifully designed Grotto, and the opportunity to buy some fabulous presents for Christmas! All your time and effort both today and over the past few months are very much appreciated! We hope you enjoy the wonderful gifts that will appear under your tree.


Children from Reception to Yr 5 received the flu vaccinations on Tuesday. If your child was unwell or you did not complete the form, or indeed if your form was handed in late, your children will not have had the flu spray on the day (you will have received a form via your child to let you know that the vaccination was not given). If you would still like your child to receive the vaccination, please contact your surgery or the NHS flu vaccination team on 01303858985 or email: to find out more details.



Our school will be leading the singing, welcoming, taking part in the Offertory, and reading at the Christmas Vigil Mass, and we look forward to seeing many of our pupils there! With this in mind, we ask that all our pupils wear their school uniform to represent our school. If you haven’t already done so please let me know if your child is able to come.



Clubs will begin the week beginning Monday 7 January 2019.

The after school clubs are: Before school clubs:

  1. MSporti (Football) Gym Club


Wednesday: MSporti (Dance)


Thursday: MSporti (multi skills)


Msporti lunchtime clubs will also start the first week back. Please note that teacher-led clubs, Ms. Charles’ and Mrs Tyrie’s classes, will start the following week – week beginning 14 January 2019.


If you wish your child to join one of the Multi Sports clubs in January, please contact them direct through their website. (


Year 5/6 joined many schools in the area for an indoor sports festival at the Angel Centre this week. They had the opportunity to learn and play many indoor sports and athletic activities. Many thanks to Mr Shaw and Ms Challis for accompanying the children. Please see the website for photos.


Yr. 3/4 MTy pupils will start swimming lessons on the first Thursday of next term, 10 January, for 3 weeks to 24 January, followed by 3/4 CV pupils from 31 January to 14 February. Please pay online via ParentPay. Thank you. There will be an opportunity for children in Yr. 3/4 to swim again later in the school year – details to follow.



KCC’s online application system is open: All parents, even those with siblings already at our school, will need to complete both our school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and also KCC’s Primary Admissions Form (RCAF) by 15 January 2019. When completing the RCAF please note our school’s DfE number is 3744.



Over the holidays, please do go onto ParentPay and book your child’s school lunches for next term.



You may be aware that the league tables have been published, we are delighted that the excellent work we did last year enables us to be ranked as No. 8 in Kent for our overall SATs results.


School resumes on Monday 7 January 2019. All are welcome to join us at school to celebrate the beginning of term Mass on Friday 10 January at 9am.


Yours sincerely





Caroline Ryan




We welcome applications for our Reception class. The closing date is 15 January 2019 for a September start. Please contact Kim Shaw at the school office for viewing 01732 358000