News - January Newsletter

January Newsletter

On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like wish everyone a happy new year.

Thank you to the children for the way in which they have started the new year.

The children have returned to school and re-started the New Year very well, in terms of hard work and enthusiasm for school life.

Mr Eaton

Thank you to everyone, staff, children and parents, for their hard work in organising the school fair, which was a great success, making over £1200.

We would like to express our thanks to the staff, children and parents who supported all of our Christmas performances– including the Infant Nativities, Music Concert and Junior Christmas Performance, and we appreciate the positive comments following the performances, especially as the hard work from our children and staff paid off!

Congratulations to the musicians who performed so well at the music concert, and to Year 3 for their Samba performance and Year 5 for their ukulele performance. We would also like to thank Mr Fox, Mrs Taylor, Mr Smith, Mrs Hulme, Mrs Shipway and Mrs Spence for supporting the children in school, in both the practices and lessons.

It has been a pleasure to teach Year 5 for the last year in swimming, and all the swimming teachers involved have been delighted with their progress.
Year 4 will be starting swimming on Wednesday 22nd February, and we are looking forward to giving the opportunity to the children to swim for a year.

Thank you to all the staff and parents (and friends) who helped make the Ladies’ Night such a success, We appreciate your hard work.

We were invited to a swimming match with Rossall and AKS, giving our children a fantastic opportunity to race against other schools. Six children from each of years 4, 5 and 6 were chosen, and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The children also won several races, both individual (Jonathan Fielding and Rafael Eaton), and in relays too, with strong performances from all of the children involved.
The children were a credit to the school showing great determination and technique and good sportsmanship.

10/01/17 Friends of Sacred Heart meeting 3.30pm
11/01/17 Y2/3 Football and Y3/4 hockey at Rossall 2pm
12/01/17 Friends of Sacred Heart meeting 3.30pm
17/01/17 Football league 6-a-side tournament 10-2pm
20/01/17 Year 6 Assembly 9.05am
20/01/17 Blessing of Da Vinci Building 2pm
27/01/17 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am
25/01/17 Regional athletics final at Blackpool Sports Centre 6-8.30pm
03/02/17 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
8/2/17 School Photographs from 8.30am
8/2/17 Swimming Gala at Fleetwood 3.45-5.45pm
10/02/17 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
10/2/17 Finish for half term 3.30pm
20/2/17 Return to school
24/02/17 Year 2 Assembly
27/02/17 Mary Poppins Week
06/03/17 Music Festival at the Opera House 6.30pm
17/03/17 Year 1 Assembly
24/03/17 Reception Assembly
31/03/17 Finish for Easter 1.30pm

Father Peter will be announcing the dates for the Holy Communion programme shortly. Children in Year 3 or older who have not yet taken their First Holy Communion will be welcome to take part.

Congratulations to all of the Confirmation Candidates who received Confirmation on 11th December. The children showed great commitment in attending the preparation classes, and undertook their work with maturity and reverence. Thank you especially to the Catechists who gave up their time to prepare the children.

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 the commitment, and to Miss Darville, Mrs Bowden, 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

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.

Our children in the Athletics team are now preparing for the Regional Finals, held at Blackpool Sports Centre, on Wednesday 25th January, with a place in the Lancashire Finals at stake!

We are taking part in two other events this half term, with the annual football tournament being organised by Fleetwood Town FC, and competing in February at the Schools’ Swimming Gala.

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.

At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable.

Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her 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.

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: Y1/2 Fri 3.30pm-4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
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
Multisports Club: KS2 Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm
Running club: Friday lunchtime
Tag Rugby: KS2 Thu lunch
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am

Thank you to the choir, Mrs Bowden and Mrs Johnson for arranging to visit three care homes to sing Christmas carols and entertain the residents, it was very much appreciated by the residents and staff of all the nursing homes.