St Cecilia's News
St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School - December 2019
Christmas Lights Fair
We knew that it would be a learning curve however it soon became apparent that it was far too small an area for the numbers of people that came straight after school. We have yet to meet as a PTA to evaluate the fair however I must thank all those who attended for their support and patience. It was a lovely evening and we were humbled by the attendance on the night and the support we received from staff, children and parents. The fair raised just under £4800 for which many for which many thanks. It's a remarkable achievement and I know that the PTA will put the funds to good use in supporting learning activities in school.
Many thanks to all our volunteers leading up to the fair and those who were stallholders on the night.
The PTA have just donated £7000 towards computing resources in school, we are now proud owners of a new trolley with 32 Chromebooks , more news on that in the next newsletter!
Our Christmas Card
There are parties on different days:
Monday - Key Stages 1&2 Christmas parties - non uniform day.
Tuesday - Nursery parties and Wednesday Reception parties.
We have our Carol Concert at 6pm. on Tuesday evening, we hope that you can attend. We will have readings, carols along with mulled wine, mince pies and other treats for a very Christmassy event.
Theatre in School
Planning for a new school building
I hope that over the coming months the Governing Body and I can work with the Diocese, Sutton Local Authority and the DFE to develop plans for a new wing to the school to replace the original building. we will then be able to offer a greater variety of after school clubs, sports and extended performing arts along with improved resourcing and space for everyday teaching and learning.
I will keep you updated on our progress.
After school clubs
We are currently finding it difficult with space and its clear that we need more space for Irish Dancing, the music room is just too small. This club will be ending this term and we hope to welcome it back to a new hall sometime in the future, in the meantime we thank Richard and Maggie for their dedication and enthusiasm over the past few years.
Year 6 Residential Visit in 2021
Many thanks to Year 5 parents who recently answered a questionnaire and sent emails as part of our consultation. I will be visiting the centre in January and will then come back to parents with a decision on the visit.
Whilst we have considered a number of centres, Hooke Court in Dorset is our current preferred partner from 2021,
A very Happy and Holy Christmas
The staff and I wish you all a very happy and Holy Christmas and some lovely family time over the Christmas period. School closes at midday this Thursday - please note our early closure.
Many thanks for all the presents and cards that staff have received for Christmas, we are very appreciative.
School reopens on Monday 6th January, we look forward to welcoming you all back to a lovely Spring Term in 2020.