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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust


                                                               St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Friday 22nd June 2018

Dear Infant Parents and Carers

We now have only 4 weeks to go until the summer holidays so I thought I should give you an update on what we have all been getting up to at St Mary’s.

Our wonderful new gardens!
Our planting and growing is continuing to spread and expand throughout the schools and you will probably have noticed new wooden planters popping up all over the place. Bob our caretaker has been making these out of the wood from the old school stage and they are being filled up with all sorts of yummy vegetables.

On the afternoon of 5th July Ms Goodman and a group of Junior School children will be selling some of our produce at the annual Croydon Fayre at the Clocktower in Central Croydon. Please pop along and support them if you can.

This term has been all about reviewing what we do and identifying things that we need to do better. Over the past few months, we have had a teaching and learning review and a safeguarding review at both the Infant and Junior Schools. Most recently, we had a Governor review. We bring in external experts to carry out all the reviews and any actions will feed into our new School Development Plan, which I will complete over the summer break and report to you in September.

SATs are over
Now our Year 6 children have finished their exams they have moved on to much more exciting learning. Apart from the gardening, they are now busily rehearsing for the summer production, which this Year will be Cinderella Rockefella, how exciting!

Year 2 have also finished their exams and are currently helping me to make a giant igloo out of milk bottles. We have completed the third level and now need some more plastic milk bottles so any donations would be gratefully received. Please rinse them out, as they get quite smelly in the heat.

Catholic Schools Swimming Gala
On Thursday, I went with our Junior swimming squad to St Joseph’s High SchooL and WE WON!, for the first time ever. I was so proud of their determination and teamwork. Well done Croydon Catholic Schools Swimming Champions, Miss Aherne, Ms Goodman and I were all very proud of you. The cup has pride of place in out trophy cabinet in the Junior reception area.

I would also like to say a special thank you to Miss Aherne for being such an amazing swimming coach.

Staff Vacancies
We currently have two staff vacancies in our school kitchen. If you are interested, please enquire at the school office.

With very best wishes,
Miss O’Callaghan
Executive Headteacher