St Oswald’s RC Primary School

November 2015



Harvest Festival

Thank you to everyone for their kind donations for the Harvest Festival. These were greatly appreciated by the pensioners who received them.


Poppy Appeal

We have various items for sale in the school to support the Poppy appeal if you are interested in purchasing anything to support this worthy charity.


Occasional Day

A reminder that school is closed on Friday 11th December


Spooks & Sparkles Party

The ‘Spooks & Sparkles’ Halloween disco was a great success. The children and staff had a great time. Check out the photos on our website We raised an amazing £228 which will be used to subsidise future school trips. Thank you for your support.


Family Harvest

Thank you for all your donations. We raised a fantastic £153 for CAFOD and Mission Together.


Cinema Trip

The children in Reception to Year 6 will enjoy a visit to the Vue cinema in Gateshead on 10th November, where they will watch ‘Dolphin Tale 2’. Please ensure you sign and return the consent form or your child will be unable to attend.



7th December – Performance of Aladdin in school

8th December – Early Years Christmas Performance at 10am

KS1 and KS2 Christmas Performance at 2pm

9th December – KS1 and KS2 Christmas Performance at 10am

Early Years Christmas Performance at 2pm

10th December – Christmas Lunch & Christmas jumper day

10th December – Nursery Christmas Party (further information to follow)

14th December – Reception Christmas Party

15th December – Year One and Two Christmas Party

16th December – Year Three and Four Christmas Party

17th December – Year Five and Six Christmas Party

18th December – Mass in Church at 10am





The whole school will be watching a performance of Aladdin in school on Monday 7th December.


Christmas Holidays

School closes on Friday 18th December and re-opens on Monday 4th January.



The Year 6 children will be taking their SAT’s exams during week beginning 11th May 2015. Please ensure your child is not absent from school during this week.



Just to clarify, according to Gateshead Council’s legislation, we are only permitted to give children medication which has been prescribed by a doctor in relation to a current illness. It can also only be administered by school if it is to be taken 4 times per day.


Absences from School

May I remind you that if your child is going to be absent from school for any reason you must call the school office (4878641) to advise us? Please call between 8.30 and 9am.


School Uniform

School Uniform can now be ordered at any time. Order forms are available from the School Office. Please note that the correct school uniform and shoes must be worn at all times.


Please ensure that your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their name. We are unable to return items of clothing if they are not labelled correctly.



For health and safety reasons children ARE NOT PERMITTED to wear earrings or any other jewellery in school. Covering earrings with a plaster is also not permitted.


Dinner Money

The cost of a school meal is £2.00 per day, £10.00 per week. This must be paid prior to the meal being taken, preferably on a Monday morning for the week ahead. May we please remind parents that money must be sent in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and amount?


Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is available daily from 8am. The cost is £2 per day. This MUST be paid on the day or in advance.


Bikes and Scooters

As a Healthy School we like to encourage children to ride their bikes and scooters to school. I would like to remind parents that a suitable bike lock should be used to secure the bike during the day. Please also refrain from letting your child ride their bike or scooter in the school yard.

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