Welcome from the Headteacher|
On behalf of the whole school community I would like to welcome you to Our Lady and St. Gerard’s Catholic Primary School.
Our school has a dedicated and caring staff who work hard to provide exciting and challenging activities which will encourage every child to develop to their full potential. We are very much a school family who strive to ensure that our wonderful children are happy and enjoy being in school. We strongly value our links with parents, the parish and the wider community and we believe that by working in partnership we can provide an outstanding education for every child. Supported by our Parish of Our Lady and St. Gerard Majella and the Diocese of Salford, we work hard to develop our Christian ethos and values that will shape all aspects of school life.
Our Lady and St. Gerard’s is a very special place to be and we take pride in offering an excellent education in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We hope that you find our website interesting and informative but if you would like further information please to not hesitate to contact us.
Visits to the school are always welcomed.
Mrs J McNally
This year during Lent the children have chosen to support CAFOD and their appeal to 'turn little fish into big fish'. Each class has decided on their own fundraising idea - some are naming real fish, some children are baking delicious biscuits to sell and some are decorating 'funky fish'. We hope you can support the children in their fun fundraising ideas.
Thank you to all the parents who came to support the PTA Ladies Fashion Show. It was another great success and people were able to grab a few bargains too! The evening raised over £500! Thank you for your continued support in raising money to support your children's education.
PTA Ladies Fashion Show
Thank you to all who visited the annual book fair. We sold a whooping £1152.66 worth of books which means we now have £691 of vouchers to spend on books for school. Well done and a massive thank you!
Our annual Easter Bingo takes place on Monday 27th March. Doors open at 6:30pm, eyes down at 7pm. Refreshments available throughout the night and there are lots of fantastic hampers to win!
During the season of Lent children in each class will have the opportunity to bring home a holding cross. We are asking that you take time to pray together as a family during this special time.
'The family that prays together stays together'
The School council café was a big success with lots of parents, friends and parishioners stopping by for a coffee and some cake. The total raised was £70, which will go to CAFOD as part of our Lent charity work.
School Council Cafe
We are currently upgrading our library system in school and will be training staff and children how to use the online resource once it is set up. Look out for the Reading Cloud coming soon!
New Library System coming soon!
Our 'Manners Matter' week was a great success! The children spent a lot of time talking about how to use good manners and there were some excellent examples around school of well-mannered children.
Manners Matter Week
Our photo gallery has been updated with World Book Day photographs.
Lots of our after school activity clubs are starting in the next couple of weeks. Please keep checking the link to view the clubs on offer in spring. More clubs may be added and different year groups will have opportunities throughout the year.
Extra Curricular Activities
Thank you to all who contributed to our Alternative Advent Countdown. The donations were taken to Fox Street Homeless Shelter on Friday and were very much appreciated.
Alternative Advent Countdown
The new Digital Leaders for this year have already been working hard in school taking part in staff training and putting up displays. The team are: Aimee, Erin, Joseph, Josh, Liam, Mary, Niya, Kacey and Grace. You can read more from them in this week's newsletter.
If you have a child who will be three years old during 2016-2017 then they will be entitled to 15 hours of free sessions in our school nursery. Please contact the school for further information and for an admission form.