Ripon Cathedral School Update

Week ending Friday 29th June 2018

Peter Rabbit Visits Summer Fair

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Thank you to all of those wonderful parents who organised an amazing summer fair. Read the full report and see how much was raised in the Message from the Friends below...

St Peter's Visit

On Thursday we were delighted to welcome Year 5 from our partner school, St Peter's, Leeds. We have a long established partnership with St Peter's where the children get to become pen pals, complete joint projects and visit each other's schools. The children had a great time getting to know each other through netball and football competitions.
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On Tuesday we welcomed Liam Lidster from Ripon Golf Club to lead some workshops with our children. Ripon Golf Club is putting a lot of work into their junior section and are encouraging visits from children all over the city. The afternoon got into full 'swing' with some skill practice and games. The children had a great time 'playing a round' with the clubs.

New Headteacher Appointed

Today a letter has been sent home in book bags from the Chair of Governors regarding the appointment of a new headteacher. The letter reads as follows:

Dear Parents and Carers

After two days of rigorous interviews, the governors are able to tell you that we have appointed Mr Steven Holmes as our new headteacher. He has, in the past, been headteacher of a highly successful primary school but is currently a senior education adviser with North Yorkshire County Council. We are yet to establish a start date for him as he must serve notice in his current post but I will let you know as soon as this has been worked out.

We are certain that Mr Holmes will build on the excellent work Mr Dudman has done and take us forward in our education journey ensuring that the love, which surrounds our Cathedral School family, continues to flourish.

The governors have at all times throughout the appointment process been mindful of our school vision:

“Pursuing excellence surrounded by faith and love”

and are convinced Mr Holmes will lead us in this.

Best wishes

Jean Denney

Chair of Governors

Summer Exhibition

Due to the busy nature of the summer term it has not been possible to arrange for a single summer exhibition for the whole school. As a result, classes have organised their own exhibition of work on differing dates and times. The children would like to share with you the end products of their real projects.

Please see below for dates and venues:

Year One: Wednesday 18th July - 9am - Chapel

Year Two: Thursday 12th July - 10am-2pm - Ripon Market

Year Three: Thursday 12th July - 10am-2pm - Ripon Market

Year Four: Thursday 12th July - 2.15pm- Chapel

Year Five: Thursday 12th July - 2.30pm- Classroom

Year Six: Thursday 12th July - 9am- School Hall

Further details will be coming out on Monday but please put these dates in your diary.

Staffing Arrangements: September 2018

Class teacher organisation from Reception to Year Three will remain unchanged next year. Mrs McCormick will be the non-teaching deputy, and we welcome new teachers as follows:

Reception: Mrs Binks

Year One: Mrs Spencer/ Mrs Hazelwood

Year Two: Mrs Beckett

Year Three: Miss Stocks

Year Four: Mrs McIlmurray, who joins us from Flanshawe School in Wakefield

Year Five: Miss Heslop, coming from Herringthorpe Infant school in Rotherham

Year Six: Mrs Moore, who has 14 years of teaching experience in the North East and overseas.

Planning for the holidays

Thank you to everyone who has already answered our questionnaire. The form is below and will take less than five minutes to complete. We are interested in everyone's views, not just parents of children who already attend Oscar's.

Planning is already under way for the summer holidays and we have started to include some of the ideas from the survey (sorry, other suggestions may have to wait until the new school year!).


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A Massive Thank You!

We had a fabulous fair on Saturday. The weather was perfect, the performances spectacular, the bouncy castle was very popular and the bar sold out - not to mention the array of games, crafts, competition entries ... sports, models, fire pit, stalls ... the list goes on!

All this would not have been possible without the huge support from all the school community. Thank you to all the helpers who prepared stalls, set up and donated. Also thanks to all who manned a stall for the fair and stayed to help clear up.

We are amazed and delighted by the amount raised....

AND NOW FOR THE GRAND TOTAL .... (drum roll please!) .... £1,918

Bag2School: Clear out your old clothes and more. Charity bags and information were sent out earlier this week. Collection on Thursday 5th July 9am.

Disco Dancing: Our last disco of the school year will be on Friday 6th July, more details to follow.

End of Year Social: Details to be confirmed, but we'd like to invite all parents to join us for an end of year social gathering (possibly in a pub beer garden!).

Dates Summary

Thursday 5th July - Bag2School

Friday 6th July - summer disco

Dates for your diary......

Tuesday 3rd July - Music concert 6-7.30pm

Wednesday 4th July - EYFS visit to Harewood House

Wednesday 4th July - The Ripon Big Sing in the Cathedral 1.30pm

Wednesday 4th July - 6pm Year 6 Leavers' Celebration

Thursday 5th July - Y2 Welcome Worship

Thursday 5th July - Y6 to Crucial Crew

Friday 6th July - School Disco

Wednesday 11th July - Reception visit to Hackfall Woods

Thursday 12th July - Y6 Welcome Worship

Thursday 12th July - Breakfast Natters

Tuesday 17th July - School Production - 6.30pm

Wednesday 18th July - School Production -1.30pm

Wednesday 18th July - School Production - 6.30pm

Friday 20th July - school closes for summer - 2pm

Community Events

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