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. We intend to again have a happy and successful year, and continue to develop our outstanding school, and enjoy life at Sacred Heart.
06/09/17 Year 5 swimming restarts
06/09/17 Football match v Shakespeare
15/09/17 Year 6 Assembly 9.05am
21/09/17 Our Open Morning 9.15am-12pm
22/09/17 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am
28/09/17 Cardinal Allen Open Evening 6.30pm
29/09/17 Grandparentsâ€™ Day event 2pm
05/10/17 Parentsâ€™ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm
06/10/17 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
20/10/17 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
18/10/17 Tag Rugby Tournament at FRUFC
27/10/17 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
27/10/17 School finishes for half term at 3.30pm
06/11/17 School re-opens
24/11/17 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
01/12/17 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.
OPEN EVENING FOR PARENTS
We will be holding our first Parentâ€™s Evening on Thursday, 5th 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 Thursday 21st September from 9.15am to 12pm.
SCHOOL CAR PARK
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, and to protect the safety of parents and children.
We are continuing with music tuition this year, and we have tutors available for clarinet, guitar, keyboard, flute or violin. If your child is interested in starting to learn to play an instrument, please see the school office.
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.
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.
FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART SCHOOL
We have our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, 12th September, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school and fund raising events.
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.
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 cost of each session (morning or afternoon) is Â£2.75.
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.
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 9.30 a.m. if your child is absent, otherwise the absence could be deemed unauthorised.
Articles of jewellery 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.
Please can children avoid bringing rucksacks/back packs in to school as we have limited space.
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.
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
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 2018 and 2019.
We are continuing to retain our school meal price at Â£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.
TRAINERS FOR PE AND SPORT
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 3.30pm to 4pm)
Change4life: Y5/6 Fri 3.30pmâ€”4.30pm
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
Cross Country (Tue 8.20amY3-6)
Dance Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Tuesday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Girls Football: Wed lunch
Tag Rugby 12.40pm most lunch times
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
There will be other running opportunities in school time.
Also Laser/running club, handball and tri-golf to be arranged.
And rehearsals will begin soon for our next stage showâ€¦.