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St. Mary's Junior School Newsletters

Newsletter 11                                                                                                          Friday 22nd November 2019


Dear Parents,

As Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, our preparations have begun for the season of Advent already, and the children have started to practise Christmas songs and carols. They will be in high demand this year and different groups will be taking part in community singing in several locations, which is why preparations have begun early.

Please note the advance notice for the following events.

Bring and Buy Sale

The School Council are planning a Bring and Buy Sale for the afternoon of 6th December. This is for the children, and lots of donations are needed.

Carol Service

The parish office at Our Lady of Reparation have confirmed that our Christmas Carol service this year will take place at 2pm on Thursday 12th December. Please note this date in your diary. It is an easy date to remember as it is also Polling Day.


Our traditional discos will take place on Tuesday 10th December for children in Year 3 and 4 and Wednesday 11th December for children in Year 5 and 6. We will begin to sell tickets on Monday 2nd December 2019 during break time. Tickets are £3 and a raffle ticket is included for the draw on the night.

Christmas Star Competition

Stars are still on sale in the school office. We have had some very impressive stars delivered for judging already.

Music Medals

If your child receives a music medal letter, make sure that the money to cover the cost is sent in a marked envelope to the teacher providing the lesson.

Evidence Letters

We often receive requests from parents to give evidence, for example, or residency or of a child’s attendance at school. The school can provide these but only if proof is supplied of which agency is asking for information.  There is also a fee of £10 that will need to be paid to the school office on collection.


Next Thursday the children of Year 5 will lead our liturgy in the hall. Parents are most welcome at 9.30am.


Please remember that children’s coats should be navy blue. There has been a sudden rise in children wearing green and grey. Our uniform list is on display and available on the website for the avoidance of doubt.

House Points

The current points tally is: Red Team on 2905 points , Blue on 2723 points, Green Team on 1814 points and Yellow Team on 1754 points.


The Achievement Certificates this week are awarded to  Christopher in 3A, Oliwia in 3E,  Eva in 4D,  Izaneli in 4T, Adrian in 5B, Francis in 5C, Jahneva in 6G and Willow in 6P. The Headteacher’s award goes to Branson  in 3A . The Kindness Award goes to Nathan in 5C. The Swimmer of the week goes to Theo in 3E. The Musician of  the week goes to Izaneli in 4T.


Have a peaceful weekend. Yours sincerely,


A.J. McDonald

Head of School