News - March Newsletter 2017

March Newsletter 2017

We are in the midst of a very busy half term, so I have produced this newsletter earlier to inform everyone of the events. We hope everyone enjoys participating the various activities, and good luck especially to those involved in shows, such as Mary Poppins, the Dance Competition and the Music Festival at the Opera House. We are also holding our annual Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 30th March at 6pm in the hall.

Mr Eaton


Congratulations to the school football A team who won their final league match against Thornton. The children won the Division, and will now play at the League Finals in May, hopefully at Highbury Stadium.

The children will compete in the Elliot Cup, and our Year 3 and 4 children will be competing in the inaugural Wyre tournament at Fuse.
There will be further tournaments and a girls’ tournament after Easter.

For the third time in five years, we became the area Swimming Champions! We are especially proud of the extraordinary effort of our talented swimmers! All of our children posted their personal bests, under the pressure and nerves of being at a major event. Congratulations to the children for their success, and to Mrs Halstead, Mrs Boulton, Mrs Heatley and Mr Cooke for their work with all of our swimmers.

Huge congratulations for becoming Swimming Champions to:
Harry Clarke, Grace Oates, Jonathan Fielding, Taylor McCarron, Emily Mitchell, Kaitlyn Rutland, Emily Hardcastle, Ellie Williams, Natalia Ellis, Lilly Hook, Reece Hughes, Tyler Heaton,
And to Kristen Beswick, Rafael Eaton, Leonie Beswick and Anirudh Vikram (who all became the Breaststroke Relay Champions).

Further congratulations to Rafael Eaton who became the individual freestyle champion, to Leonie Beswick who became the individual breaststroke champion (girls) and to Jonathan Fielding who became the individual breaststroke champion (boys).

What has impressed us the most is the determination to improve, their support of each other and sheer will to do their very best!

We hope the children continue with this athletic achievement, and good luck to Kristen and Jonathan at the forthcoming Regional Swimming Championships, and to Rafael at the British Schools’ Biathlon Championships.

28/02/17 Mary Poppins 6pm
01/03/17 Ash Wednesday Service in school
02/03/17 Mary Poppins 6pm
03/03/17 Mary Poppins 1.15pm
06/03/17 Music Festival at the Opera House 6.30pm
07/03/17 Y3/4 Sports Hall Athletics at C. Allen 2pm
09/03/17 KS2 Inclusion Festival 2pm
13/03/17 Netball League at Millfield 4pm
14/03/17 Dance Competition at Marine Hall 6pm
17/03/17 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
17/03/17 Non-uniform day (bringing in a gift)
17/03/17 Wyre Tag Rugby Tournament at Fuse
20/03/17 Netball League at Millfield 4pm
21/03/17 Cross Country tournament at Stanah Park 4pm
22/03/17 Y3/4 Football Tournament at Fuse 1pm
23/03/17 Y5 Quiz at Millfield 7pm
24/03/17 Reception Assembly 9.05am
24/03/17 Mothers’ Day event (in school day)
26/03/17 British Schools’ Biathlon Championships
27/03/17 Muslim Learner Service– assembly and workshops
27/03/17 Lancashire Hockey Finals at UCLAN 10am
27/03/17 Netball League at Millfield 4pm
30/03/17 Easter Chocolate Bingo 6pm in school
31/03/17 Finish for Easter 1.30pm
18/04/17 School re-opens Tuesday (Monday-Bank Holiday)
We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including a Hockey Tournament at UCLAN, the Swimming Gala, the cross country at Stanah, Y3/4 Athletics, several football matches, the netball league and the Wyre Tag Rugby tournament.

Thank you to all the children who auditioned for Mary Poppins, with over 100 children showing an interest in participating in our next show. Congratulations to the children shortlisted for acting parts, and there will be a role for every child in the show who auditioned.
Thank you to the children for their commitment, and to Miss Darville, Mrs Bowden, Mrs Porter, Abbie Heatley, Mrs Heatley, Mrs Urmston, Mrs Rogerson, and Mrs Porter for their hard work in preparing the children.

The performance dates (in school) are as follows:
-Tuesday 28th February 6.00pm
-Thursday 2nd March 6.00pm
-Friday 3rd March 1.30pm
Tickets have been distributed soon, and they will be free. There will be a raffle and refreshments at each performance (payable!)

If you need childcare before or after school, please see the school office, or ring Mrs Porter direct on 07538924508.

The Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs.

Thank you to the children and families who have committed to the Holy Communion programme. The children will receive excellent support from the parish, the Catechists and Father Peter as they prepare for their first Holy Communion and Reconciliation.

Congratulations to Verity Beaumont-Cooke for winning the Burnley Gymnastics Championships, her first gold medal in floor and vault elements, well done!

Articles of jewellery (including earrings) are not allowed in school, they could cause injury to the wearer or another person. Earrings have been a constant source of argument and injury in the past. The Local Authority bans them for P.E. and swimming. The Governors of this school have ruled that no jewellery, other than a wrist watch, can be worn in school. Shoes must be worn as standard uniform. Please ensure all nail varnish is removed before attending school.

Please can all property and clothing belonging to your children have their names written or sewn in.

Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, and especially dropping off at school time in the morning.

Thank you to Mrs Rae and Mrs Boulton for their hard work, with support from several staff, as she prepares the children for the Blackpool Music Festival on Monday 6th March, at Blackpool Opera House. Mrs Rae is also preparing Year 5 to take part in the inaugural Wyre Dance competition, on 14th March at the Marine Hall.

If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see me or Mrs Fairclough. If you have a sibling of a child currently at Sacred Heart, it is still worth registering with us. We also hold registers of interest for 2018 and 2019.

We have recently donated money to fund costumes and props for Mary Poppins, and contributed to paying for the Panto trip and coaches. We have the Mother’s Day event in March, and the Easter Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 30th March at 6pm in school.

If there is any child who would like to learn to play the violin, guitar, keyboard, clarinet, flute or brass, please speak to Mr Eaton or Mrs Fairclough, and we can arrange this for you.

We are continuing to retain our school meal price at £1.65 per meal, which we will continue to keep for the foreseeable future, still the lowest of all the local schools. School requires two week notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.

Thank you to all the staff who have given up their time to start clubs for the children already this term.
Dance for infants (Mrs Rae) (Tue 8am)
Mary Poppins Rehearsals (Mon 3.30-4.30pm)
Change4life: Y5/6 Fri 3.30pm-4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3/4)
Netball (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Music Festival Y3-6 Thursday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Tennis Club: Y5/6 Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm
Running club: weather dependant
Tag Rugby: KS2 most lunches
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am
Football: Y4-6 Mon 3.30-4.30pm
KS1 Multiskills Thur 3.30-4.30pm

At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable. Also, simple bobbles and clip are preferable to fashion bows, thank you.