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September 2018 Newsletter

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Welcome to the first newsletter of the new school year. I would 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 school, and a welcome to MRs Hewitt and Mr Santamera who have joined our teaching team.
Mr Eaton

11/09/18 Friends of Sacred Heart meeting 3.30pm
12/09/18 Year 5 swimming restarts
12/09/18 Football v St Wulstans
14/09/18 Year 6 Assembly 9.05am
21/09/18 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am
27/09/18 Our Open Morning 9.15am-12pm
27/09/18 Cardinal Allen Open Evening 6.30pm
28/09/18 Grandparents’ Day event 2pm
03/10/18 Parents’ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm
05/10/18 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
10/10/18 Tag Rugby Tournament at FRUFC
12/10/18 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
19/10/18 Finish for half term 3.30pm
29/10/18 Return to school
09/11/18 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
14/11/18 Chocolate Bingo! 6pm
16/11/18 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
30/11/18 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am

The children will be voting in new house captains for each house, and also choosing school and sports council members from each Junior class.

We have our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday 11th September, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school and fund raising events.

Following the success of our school in sport over the last few years, we intend to continue giving all children opportunities for sport in school. The dedication of our staff and children towards sport has led us to be one of only 150 schools in the country to receive the Platinum Award from Youth Sport, after four years of receiving the Gold Award.
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 have tried over the last five years to build on the success of London 2012 in our school, giving our children the chance to try different sports and enter every competition going!
We have lots of clubs starting, and we are involved in the football league starting soon, and the tag rugby tournament in October.

Congratulations to the girls for winning the inaugural Girls’ Football League in July, they played extremely well and worked very hard in every match, culminating in being overall champions!

If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see me or Mrs Bird. 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 2019 and 2020.

Please can you 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.

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 cost of the morning session is £2.75 and the after school session is £5.50.
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.

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 jewellery are not allowed in school, as 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. Nail varnish is also not be worn by children.

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

Please use plain hair bands and clips for children’s hair. Fashion bows or headbands are not part of our school uniform. Please can long hair be tied back.
At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable.

Please make sure that the medicines permission form has been completed if your child needs prescribed medicine in school. If you need a form (for prescribed medicines only), please contact the school office or see Mrs. Bowden.

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

Please do not drive up the school drive at all during the beginning or end of the school days. Please can parents refrain from walking on the drive, as it is dangerous, potentially life-threatening and a terrible example to children. We have a barriered pedestrian path suitable for everyone.

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 weeks notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.

We would like to encourage the children to wear trainers for PE and sport, particularly outdoors. If the children have their PE kits and trainers in school every day, then we have more flexibility with sport, especially with our mixed weather, and we can hold emergency running sessions with little notice!

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) Mon 3.30-4.15pm Y1/2
Change4life: Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm Y5/6
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Football Y4/5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Tag Rugby 12.40pm most lunch times
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Dance Festival rehearsals: Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Running: Friday lunchtimes

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End of Year Letter 2018

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians

I am writing to you to wish you all an enjoyable and peaceful holiday, and I hope all our children, staff and parents return back to school safe and refreshed!

School finishes on Friday 20th July (tomorrow) at 1.30pm.
We return on Monday 3rd September 2018. (Staff training day on Friday 31st August 2018).

We wish Year 6 all the very best for the future, as they have all worked extremely hard, and are a credit to their families. They have made a huge impact on our school, with the progress they have made and their fantastic SATs results, and their achievements in sport, drama and music.

For the past four years, we have achieved the Gold mark for PE and sport in our school, and this year it has been announced that we are one of the first schools in the country to achieve the Platinum Mark, which is an astonishing achievement by our staff and children at Sacred Heart.

Congratulations also to our Girls’ Football team, who won the first ever girls’ football league for Wyre schools- this is an incredible achievement. Congratulations also to our school Athletics Team for coming second at the District Schools Athletics tournament, to our Rounders teams for finishing second and third at the District Schools Rounders Tournament, and to our Boccia team for finishing second at the Wyre Boccia tournament. This is an excellent way to finish our sporting year.

We have seen much progress by our children this year, both in and out of the classroom. We have seen many children participate in so many activities offered by our staff, a hugely successful Lion King production, wonderful performances at the Opera House and Last Choir Standing, excellent performances at our music concerts and lots of sporting success as individuals and teams.

Thank you also to the generosity of our families, with the collections for Mission Together throughout the year, to recently raising over £1700 with our Race For Life, for Cancer Research.

Have a wonderful summer!

Yours sincerely

Mr P. Eaton

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