Year 6 are moving on to St Bede’s and will be sorely missed by all of us in school. They have all been shining stars in their seven years with us, a credit to their parents and our school. We hope you & your families have enjoyed your time at St Mary’s and you leave with many fond memories.
Arrangements for tomorrow’s fayre:
Access will be via the infant gate which will be opened at approximately 1pm.
Children will be sat in classes and need to be signed out before they can be taken to the fayre.
If you are unable to attend there will be members of staff available to supervise your child/children.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!!
Congratulations to all the children in Year 4 who have made their First Holy Communion during the past few weeks.
A special thank you to Collette Smith. Rachel Keaney and Katherine Hunter who helped prepare the children to receive this special sacrament.
In preparation for our Summer Fayre we will be having some special non-uniform days – it is hoped that in exchange for the non uniform days that the children can bring in a donation that we can use at the fayre.
Please see below for the dates and themes of the non-uniform days:
- Thursday 27th June – Toys and DVDs
- Thursday 4th July – Bottles (Bottle tombola)
- Thursday 11th July – Chocolates (Chocolate tombola)
- Friday 28th June is Fun Friday as normal children are invited to come into school in non uniform we normally ask for £1 donation for Fun Friday but as we are asking for donations for the school fayre any donation would be greatly appreciated.
Just a reminder that you can order school uniform at any time from the Sportsworkwear website (you will find our uniform under Schools and Colleges) or by going into the shop which is next to St Patrick’s Church in Consett.
Sportsworkwear will be dealing with all orders, payments and queries directly. Completed orders can be collected directly from the shop.
A huge thank you to all who have helped provide services this week to make our Sports Week a massive hit.
Thank you to Gareth for giving up his time organising and delivering fantastic Rugby sessions.
Also to our governors Louise and Chris for their help and support to organise Sports Week and to Michelle, chair of governors, for always being around to help where needed.
A special thank you to Mr Pryer – PE co-ordinator – for arranging such exciting and diverse opportunities, culminating in a fantastic sports day and picnic. A thank you to the kitchen staff for providing a lovely picnic lunch for the children.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and will certainly be ready for their half term holidays.
School re-opens on Monday 3rd June – Happy half term from all at St Mary’s.
To cap off our wonderful Sports Week will be the traditional Sports Day where we will be having the sports races as normal, with parents watching on the field. However, rather than simply take the children away afterwards, we would like to again invite family members to stay and have a picnic with their children on the school field. You are welcome to bring picnic rugs, seats and hampers with you. All I ask is that all rubbish is placed in the bin and that NO NUTS are in the picnic. Children who normally receive a school cooked lunch will get a picnic carton of sausage and chips complete with two puddings which can taken onto the field to eat. We look forward to seeing as many as possible on the day. The children will be back in classrooms having lessons as normal from 1pm. We anticipate the family picnic drawing to a close at approximately 12:45pm thus allowing plenty of time for parents to exit safely and for the children to be ready for their afternoon lessons. Thank you for your continued support.
Please note – The school will be closed to all pupils on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 as the staff will be involved in a training day. Please add this date to your diaries.
Just a reminder that there are class Liturgies on in school this week:
Monday 1st April – Yr 1 & 2 Palm Sunday Liturgy 2:30pm
Tuesday 2nd April – Yr 3 Last Supper Liturgy 2:30pm
Wednesday 3rd April – Yr 4 Garden of Gethsemane Liturgy 2:30pm
Thursday 4th April – Yr 5 Crucifixion Liturgy 2:30pm
Friday 5th April – Yr 6 Resurrection Liturgy 2:30pm
Red Nose Day Friday 15th March is Comic Relief day and as usual we will be raising funds in school. We are having a ‘dress down Friday’ (non-uniform day). If you would like to support this special charity event, donations of around £1 would be greatly appreciated, but any loose change will be gratefully received! Children are welcome to wear their red noses to school on the day. Thank you for your continued support.