Archive for September, 2015

Collection for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Monday, September 28th, 2015

We have collected in school and church for the last two weeks, for the refugees who have to flee war-torn Syria.

We would like to thank the children, parents and parishioners for their amazing generosity, and thinking of others much less fortunate than ourselves.

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September 2015 newsletter

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Welcome to the first newsletter of the new school year. I would first like to thank all of our school staff for their hard work in preparation for the new school year.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new parents whose children have joined the school, in our Reception class and other classes in the school.

We intend to again have a happy and successful year, and continue to develop our outstanding school, and enjoy life at Sacred Heart.

Mr Eaton


Following the success of the school in sport over the last few years, we intend to continue giving all children opportunities for sport in school.

We will be providing this in PE lessons, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs, bringing coaches in for sessions during and after school, and by having our own in-house competitions.

We also intend to continue to enter all the sports events locally, and give the children the best chance of testing their skills against other schools!

House Captains

We have voted in new house captains for each house, congratulations to the following children:

Ruby: Luke Allen, Jessica Heginbotham

Sapphire: Ethan Brearley, Yasmin Howarth

Emerald: Adam Skinner, Megan Birch

Gold: Ruby Brown, Daniel O’Neill

Thank you to all the children who ran for the positions, they produced very intelligent and articulate speeches!

Open evening for parents

We will be holding our first parent’s evening on Wednesday 7th October, when you can find out about the progress of your child with their academic work, and how to support them at home.

Open morning for potential new parents

We are holding our annual Open Morning for parents with children of pre-school age, to show our school in action, and give parents the opportunity to look around school and ask questions to me and other staff. This takes place on Tuesday 22nd September.


Morrisons have resumed their ‘Let’s Grow’ campaign, to encourage schools to collect vouchers for gardening equipment. If you shop in Morrisons, please ask for the vouchers, as we are collecting in school.

School car park

Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, as we do not have the space for all cars, and to protect the safety of parents and children.

Road safety

We will be continuing delivering road safety for our children, and we are looking for any parents who maybe interested in being trained by Lancashire Road Safety (in school) to help with this programme. Please let the school office know if you are interested.

Coming soon…

09/09/15 Year 5 swimming restarts
11/09/15 Year 6 Assembly 9.05am
18/09/15 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am
25/09/15 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
02/10/15 Grandparents’ Day event 2pm
07/10/15 Parents’ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm
09/10/15 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
23/10/15 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
23/10/15 School finishes for half term at 3.30pm
02/11/15 School re-opens

And in the future…
05/11/15 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
19/11/15 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am

Breakfast and after school club

If you need childcare before or after school, please see the school office, or ring Mrs Porter direct on 07538924508. We have extended opening until 6pm.

The Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs.

Cardinal Allen

Cardinal Allen are holding their Open Evening on Thursday 1st October, starting at 6.30pm.

Absences and appointments

In addition to no longer being allowed to authorise holiday absences, we are now expected to see evidence of appointments, if your child requires a medical appointment during school time. Please contact school before 9.30am if your child is absent, otherwise the absence could be deemed unauthorised.


Articles of jewelry are not allowed in school, they could cause injury to the wearer or another person. Earrings have been a constant source of argument and injury in the past. The Local Authority bans them for P.E. and swimming. The Governors of this school have ruled that no jewellery, other than a wrist watch, can be worn in school. Shoes must be worn as standard uniform.

Lost property

Please can all property and clothing belonging to your children have their names written or sewn in.


At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable.

Emergency contacts

Please ensure that you have given school any change of contact details, particularly changing mobile phone numbers.  Also, the more contacts listed for a child, the easier it is to get in touch regarding your child, particularly in an emergency.

Admissions for future years

If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see me or Mrs Fairclough.  If you have a sibling of a child currently at Sacred Heart, it is still worth registering with us.  We also hold registers of interest for 2016 and 2017.

Friends of Sacred Heart

We have our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday 15th September, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school social and fundraising events.


If there is any child who would like to learn to play the violin, guitar, keyboard, clarinet, flute or brass, please speak to Mr Eaton or Mrs Fairclough, and we can arrange this for you.

School meals

We are continuing to retain our school meal price at £1.65 per meal, which we will continue to keep for the foreseeable future, still the lowest of all the local schools.   School requires two week notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.

School clubs

Thank you to all the staff who have given up their time to start clubs for the children already this term.

Dance for infants (Mrs Rae) (Thu 3.30pm to 4pm)
Choir (Mon lunch)
Change4life: Y3/4 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics & Bootcamp (Tue 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3-6)
Blue Moose Dance Y1/2 Wed 3.30pm—4.30pm
Handball Y3-6 Wed 3.30-4.30pm
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Football Y4/5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Cross Country (Thur 8.15am Y4-6)
Cricket Y4-6 Mon 3.30 to 4.30pm
Dance Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Monday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Netball Y5-6– Thursdays 3.30 to 4.30pm
Girls Football: Tue and Fri lunch


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