Our Lady St Gerard's RC Primary School

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9th December 16

Welcome from the Headteacher

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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

Headteacher.

 

Alternative Advent Countdown

During Advent we are asking the children to think about those less fortunate than themselves. We are asking for donations for the Fox Street Homeless Shelter. Each class will have their own Advent Sack to fill with gifts for others who are less fortunate and to make their Christmas a little brighter.

Christmas Bingo

The next PTA event is Christmas Bingo on Monday 5th December (doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7pm). On Friday 2nd December we are having a non-uniform day in exchange for Bingo hamper items. We value and appreciate your support at these events - we hope to see you there!

Reception Nativity

The Reception children will be performing their Nativity for parents on Monday 12th December and Tuesday 13th December at 9.30am. We are looking forward to seeing their fantastic efforts. If you require a ticket, please ask at the school office.

Year 1 & 2 Production - The Nativity

Year 1 & 2 children are looking forward to performing their Christmas play for parents on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December. Please see the newsletter for further details. Tickets are currently on sale.

School Council Christmas Breakfast

The School Council are having a Christmas breakfast on Tuesday 13th December from 8am. Tickets are £2.50 with a maximum of 50 places which will be sold on a first come first served basis. The reply slip is on the newsletter and should be returned to school with the money as soon as possible.

Digital Leaders

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.

Extra Curricular Activities

Lots of our after school activity clubs are starting in the next couple of weeks. Please follow the link to view the clubs on offer in autumn. More clubs may be added and different year groups will have opportunities throughout the year.

Nursery Places

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.