News - December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

We are looking forward to all of the Christmas events in school and Church.  We have the music concert, infant nativities, the junior concert, the panto visit and the Christmas Fayre in the next three weeks!

We hope you enjoy all the Christmas activities.  Our children, parents and staff have worked hard to prepare for the Christmas celebrations, and we hope that you enjoy attending our performances!

Mr Eaton



05/12/18 Y3/4 Basketball competition

05/12/18 Show Racism the Red Card event Y6

07/12/18 Girls’ Football tournament 1-3.30pm

10/12/18 Care Visits– choir

10/12/18 Friends of Sacred Heart meeting 3.30pm

11/12/18 Christmas music concert 3.30pm

12/12/18 Infant Nativity in church 6pm

13/12/18 Pre-school concert—school hall

13/12/18 Infant Nativity in church 2pm

14/12/18 Non-uniform day

16/12/18 Parish Christmas Carol Concert 3pm

17/12/18 Junior Christmas Concert in Church 6pm

18/12/18 Christmas Fair in School 2.30pm

19/12/18 Panto trip!

20 /12/18 Christmas Lunch

21/12/18 Finish for Christmas 1.30pm

03/01/19 Return to school!!



Good luck to the children chosen to represent school in the Sportshall Athletics Finals in January, as we attempt to win it for the second year running!  Thank you to Mrs Rae, Mrs Birch, Mr Cooke and our high school students for helping prepare the children.


We would like to offer huge congratulations to our school football team, who became Wyre Champions for the first time ever!

This follows finishing second at last year’s Football League Tournament, with the team  winning every game as they reached the final.  The team now play in the Lancashire Finals and Champions League competitions in the new year.

Congratulations to Dominic Birch, Oliver Hargreaves, Matthew Avis, Connor Simeon, Jay Smith, Oliver Wilkinson , Kristian Cameron and Thomas Holmes.


Thank you to everyone who attended the Chocolate Bingo, we had 200 guests in the hall, and it was a  very enjoyable evening.  Thank you to the staff, parents and children who helped to organise the evening and make it run so smoothly.


Thank you to Mrs Rae and Mrs Hargreaves for all their hard work, with support from Mrs Scaife, Mrs Urmston and Mrs Brodrick, and congratulations to our dancers for their excellent performance at the Opera House.  We were very proud of your achievements at the Dance Festival, and it had a wonderful reaction from the 2000 strong audience.


All of our infants are performing in the Nativity in Church, starting at 6pm on Wednesday 12th December, with a matinee on Thursday 13th December at 2pm, and all family members are welcome to attend (no tickets needed).  There will be a raffle for a hamper at each performance.  NO PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEOS ARE ALLOWED OF THE CHILDREN.


The children have been working hard to prepare for the concert, with Year 3 performing Samba and singing, and Year 5 will be performing the ukuleles with Mr Smith.

Every child who has tuition from school will also be taking part in the performance, for their parents.  The event is not ticketed, and will take place for parents at 3.30pm on Tuesday 11th December 2017 in the school hall.   NO PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEOS ARE ALLOWED OF THE CHILDREN.


Thank you to Mr Santamera for holding girls’ football sessions, as we prepare for the Girls’ Football tournament at Poolfoot Farm on Friday 7th December.   There is an incredible amount of interest from girls in the sport, as we build on our success over the last twelve months.


Thank you to the children, parents and staff who attended the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at Thornton.  We appreciated the excellent turnout for this significant community event.


All of our juniors are performing in the Junior Christmas Concert, in Church, starting at 6pm on Monday 17th December, and all family members are welcome to attend (no tickets needed).  There will be a raffle for a hamper too!  NO PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEOS ARE ALLOWED OF THE CHILDREN.


We are holding a non-uniform day on Friday 14th December, in return for  donating chocolate (infants) or a bottle (juniors) for the privilege of wearing their own clothes, to stock our bottle and chocolate tombolas at the Christmas Fair.  Thank you in advance for the donations.

PHOTOGRAPHS: we have had a number of requests from parents asking for their children to not be photographed or put onto social media, and we have had only half of the children’s consent forms for photos and videos returned, so we can no longer allow photographs and videos to be taken during any performances, including Peter Pan, the concerts, assemblies, sports day or Nativities.


Please give money (eg for the panto) to class teachers on arrival, to save yourselves time in the office queue!  Please place money into envelopes with your child’s name on it, as the money is put straight into the school registers, which are then given to the school office.


If you need childcare before or after school, please see the school office, or ring Mrs Porter direct on 07538924508.  We have extended opening until 6pm.   The cost of the morning session is £2.75 and the after school session is £5.50.  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.


In addition to no longer being allowed to authorise holiday absences, we are now expected to see evidence of appointments, if your child requires a medical appointment during school time. Also, if your child is absent from school, please ring the school office before 9.30am, otherwise the absence could be deemed as unauthorised.


Articles of jewellery are not allowed in school, as 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.  Nail varnish is also not to be worn by children.


Please use plain hair bands and clips for children’s hair. Fashion bows or headbands are not part of our school uniform.  Please can long hair be tied back.  At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable.


Please make sure that the medicines permission form has been completed if your child needs prescribed medicine in school. If you need a form (for prescribed medicines only), please contact the school office or see Mrs. Bowden


Please do not drive up the school drive at all during the beginning or end of the school days.  Please can parents refrain from walking on the drive, as it is dangerous, potentially life-threatening and a terrible example to children.   We have a barriered pedestrian path suitable for everyone.  If you use a taxi company to collect or drop off children, taxis are also not allowed in the school car park.  We have very limited space, so we cannot have parents, grandparents or taxis on the school drive and car park.


Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park at all times. This includes when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, as we do not have the space for all cars.  This is to protect the safety of parents and children.


 Please can you ensure that you have given school any change of contact details, particularly changing mobile phone numbers. Also, the more contacts listed for a child the easier it is to get in touch regarding your child, particularly in an emergency.


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 weeks notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.


If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see me or Mrs Bird. 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 2019 and 2020.


We have our next meeting of the school year on Monday 10th December, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school and fund raising events.


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) Mon 3.30-4.15pm Y1/2

Change4life: Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm Y3/4

Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)

Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)

Modern Pentathlon Y5/6 (Mon)

Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm

Tag Rugby 12.40pm most lunch times

Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)

Music Festival rehearsals: Tue 3.30-4.30pm (after Christmas)

Running: Friday lunchtimes

Peter Pan rehearsals: Thur 3.30pm to 4.30pm