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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

St Mary's Infant School Newsletters

Dear Infants families,


We are now approaching our final week of the school year and the school will close on Friday 17th July for the Summer break.

We have been working over the past month to prepare for the children returning in September. Unless there are further serious outbreaks of Covid we are planning for all the children to return to school in September. There will however need to be continued staggered drop of and pick up times to ensure that not all the children are entering or leaving at the same time. 

Next term we will be forming class bubbles and your children will not mix with other children outside their class. They will continue to eat in their classrooms and teachers will continue to bring them in and out in groups. Next week you will receive a letter with your drop off and pick up times. It is very important that you stick to these times as there will be a lot more children coming into and out of the school in September.

The new school term starts on Monday 7th September for Year 1 and Year 2 classes. Reception and Nursery will have a different start date to enable us to settle your children in. You will be receiving a separate letter about this shortly.

Breakfast and afterschool clubs are proving quite tricky to provide safely. We are planning to start these on

Monday 14th September, once we are sure that our new drop off and pick up procedures are working smoothly and safely. These clubs will take place in the school hall and year groups will need to be separated within the clubs to maintain the bubbles. There will be no swimming during or after school until we are told it is safe to do so by the Department of Education.

New classes in September

Normally we would have spent these past few weeks introducing the children to their new teachers for September but at the moment it would not be safe to do so.  Below are the details for the new classes.

Year 2 to Year 3

St Martin de Porres’ new Teacher  in the Junior School will be Miss Hasson and St Francis’ new Teacher will be Miss Attwell. All the information about your child’s new class will be on the Year 2 welcome page on the Junior School Fronter so if you haven’t yet looked please do.

Reception to Year 1

The current St George class will be moving to St Therese class in September. Mrs Jhavari will be their new Class Teacher and their Teaching Assistant will be Mrs McNeela. The current St Andrew class will be moving to

St Bernadette class in September. Mrs Kotamo will be their Class Teacher and Mrs Kuljanic will be their Teaching Assistant.

Year 1 to Year 2

The current Year 1 will be top of the school now! St Therese will be moving to St Francis. Mrs Fernandes will be their new Teacher and Mrs Hoey will be their Teaching Assistant. The current St Bernadette class will be moving to St Martin de Porres. Mrs Pears will be their Teacher and Miss Rose and Mrs Bowden will be their Teaching Assistants.

I wish you all a very happy weekend.

Best wishes,

Miss O’Callaghan






Half Term: Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021

School Opens:  Monday 7th June 2021

School Closes:  Friday 23rd July 2020