St Oswald’s RC Primary School
QUOTE FROM POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT, LAUDATO SI
All of us can co-operate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.
WEAR A HAT DAY
Thank you for your support for ‘Wear a hat day.’ Staff and children came into school wearing a wonderful array of hats and we have raised a brilliant £137.62 so far for this amazing charity. J
Please find below a link to a newly launched government website, Childcare Choices. It explains new ways to help parents/ carers with childcare costs. It is suitable for parents with children from babies to teenagers.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
The after school clubs are starting a new half term week beginning 1st May. If your child would like to join, please complete the request form and return it to school with payment as soon as possible.
We have noticed that a lot of the contact telephone numbers held in school are incorrect. As you will appreciate, it is very important that we have up to date telephone numbers in case we need to contact you. Please ensure if you change your numbers, let us know.
ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL
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 8.15 and 9am.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME
As you may be aware, amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 make it clear that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and that Head Teachers should determine the number of days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.
Should a leave of absence be taken without prior authorisation, Penalty Notice may be issued by the Local Authority.
Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform for school. This is black or grey skirts/trousers, red polo shirts, red cardigans/jumpers and sensible shoes. It is not acceptable for children to wear sandals with toe posts. Jewellery and earrings are not allowed for health and safety reasons.
If you wish to purchase uniform please see the office staff for an order form.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 5th April – Easter egg competition, Name the bunny and Raffle
Friday 7th April – Palm Sunday celebration 2.45
– Break up for Easter holidays
Monday 24th April – Return to school
Thursday 27th April – Year 3 and Year 4 to visit Synagogue
Friday 28th April – Year 5 and Year 6 to visit Synagogue
Monday 1st May – May bank holiday, school is closed
Tuesday 2nd May – Rehearsing for singing festival at CHCS – Year 5
Wednesday 3rd May – Singing Festival at Cardinal Hume School for Year 5
Monday 8th May – SATs week
Wednesday 10th May – Last Chatterbooks session for years 5 and 6
Thursday 11th May – Last chatterbooks session for years 3 and 4
Wednesday 17th May – Year 4 to visit Safetyworks
Monday 22nd May – Residential visit to Kingswood
Friday 26th May – Children return home from residential visit
– Great Gateshead Fun Run for Year 4
– Break up for Half Term holiday
Monday 12th June – INSET day, school is closed to pupils
Thursday 15th June – Year 6 to visit Nissan
- Puberty talk for Year 5 children
Wednesday 21st June – Cluster Sports Day at Cardinal Hume for Year 5
Thursday 22nd June – Welcome day at Cardinal Hume School for Year 6 children
Monday 26th June – 28th June – Bikeability for Year 6
Thursday 29th June – Super Splash Heroes (a pantomime by Northumbrian Water)
Monday 3rd July and Tuesday 4th July – Curriculum days at Cardinal Hume School for Year 6 children
Thursday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Mass at 10am
Friday 21st July – Break up for summer holiday