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St. Mary's Junior School Newsletters

Newsletter 25

Friday 29th March 2019
Dear Parents

Our Lenten journey in school continues, and we have been
impressed with the way that the children have been committed to their promises.

First Reconciliation
It was a privilege to share the First Reconciliation with many of our Year 3 children last Saturday.
It was an important step for them in preparation for their First Holy Communion, which is taking place on Saturday 1st June.

Religious Education
On Tuesday we welcomed Mr Daniel Coleman to the school. Mr Coleman is one of the Religious Education and
Spirituality advisors for our Diocese.
He spent time in both schools and talked to the children. It was very useful for teachers to hear his thoughts on RE and a great affirmation of the wonderful work that takes place in our schools.

Science workshops
On Wednesday the Year 6 children had a series of activities related to their science topic of selection. It was beneficial for them to be able to conduct some thought provoking experiments.

Next Friday, 4th April, the Year 5 children will spend time at St Mary’s High School. Parents have already received a letter relating to this.

Year 5 parents

It was good to welcome parents of Year 5 children on Thursday afternoon to discuss the process of applying for High School places for September 2020.

We also presented on the Year 6 residential which will be in June 2020. High School might seem a long way off, but the time passes quickly.

Music Festival
On Monday our CSMA singers will be taking part in the annual music festival at Trinity School.
Parents of children taking part are encouraged to purchase tickets for this event from the school office. Initially the allocation is two tickets per family.

Still on the subject of music, our peripatetic music teacher Mr Dan Camalich will be in school next Wednesday with a variety of violins.
Children that are interested about violins and would like to try one to see are encouraged to sign up in the school office to express an interest.

This afternoon some of our pupils will swimming to make a difference by doing a swimathon to raise money for our Lenten charity Marie Curie. Thank you for your support.

The Achievement Certificates this week are awarded to  

James in 3A, Winters in 3E
Shankavi in 4D, Tania in 4T
The whole Class of 5B, Alexis in 5C, 
Joseph in 6G, Alfie in 6P
The Swimmer of the week are awarded to: Adriel in 5B
The Headteacher’s Award is awarded to:  Sherol in 5B
The Kindness Award is awarded to: Lizanne in 6P

Have a peaceful weekend.
Yours sincerely,
A.J. McDonald
Head of School


  •   Winter coat, gloves and hat in school colours

  •   PE and swimming kit in school

  •   All clothing and equipment marked with your child’s name

  •   Medicines (if required) in date and handed to school office