News - November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Welcome back to everyone after half term, and we are back to one of the busier half terms, on the lead up to Christmas.

We have several events coming up over the next half term, including the Ladies’ Evening, the Christmas Nativity and the Carol Concert, led by our Junior children, and the Dance Festival.

Tag rugby

Congratulations to our children for their performances at the FRUFC tag rugby tournament. They finished third overall, coming so close to winning the competition, but this was our best ever result and we are very proud of their skill, speed and sportsmanship.

Grandparents day

Thank you to all the grandparents who attended the event last month, and thank you to the adults who helped with the event. A special thank you to the children who organised and ran the whole event. They showed great endeavour and initiative throughout the afternoon.

Blackpool dance festival

Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her hard work, with support from several staff, as she prepares our dancers for the Blackpool Dance Festival on 24th November, at the Opera house.

Ladies’ evening

We are hosting a Ladies’ Evening on Tuesday 17th November, at which there will be a Noosa fashion show, stalls for jewellery, candles, cakes and handbags and many other gift ideas. Clarins and Tropics will also be in attendance, and the jazz singer Simply Jack will also be entertaining.

Ladies can also treat themselves to beauty and therapy treatments at vastly reduced prices!

Tickets are available from school, at £7.50 each, and this also includes a choice of fresh poached salmon or quiches with salad, and a glass of bubbly! And free gift bag!

Remembrance Sunday parade

We will be joining other schools and community groups from Thornton for the annual parade to the war memorial, meeting at Thornton Library car park at 10.30am on Sunday 8th November.

Coming soon

03/11/15 Friends of Sacred Heart Meeting 3.30pm
03/11/15 Football here v Baines A/B
04/11/15 Indoor Athletics tournament Y5/6 at Millfield
06/11/15 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
08/11/15 Remembrance parade 10.30am from the library
10/11/15 Annual Quiz at Chaucer School 4-6pm
11/11/15 Books available for parents, from 3pm
17/11/15 Ladies’ Evening 6.30pm
20/11/15 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am
22/11/15 Parish Christmas Fayre / Mass in school 10am
24/11/15 Dance Festival, Empress Ballroom 6.30pm
01/12/15 Thornton Lights Switch on 4pm
08/12/15 Music concert in school, 3.30pm
13/12/15 Carol service in Church 5.30pm (and raffle!)
15/12/15 School Christmas Fayre 2.30pm
16/12/15 Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party 1.30pm
17/12/15 Panto trip
18/12/15 finish school at 1.30pm


Congratulations to our our football teams, for a fantastic run of results.

The children in both the A and B football teams have produced some excellent performances, showing great skill, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Sacred Heart A 3 v 0 Royles Brook A
Sacred Heart B 9 v 0 Royles Brook B
Sacred Heart A 5 v 2 Manor Beach A
Sacred Heart B 1 v 1 Manor Beach A/B
Sacred Heart A 5 v 0 Thornton A
Sacred Heart B 8 v 0 Thornton B
Sacred Heart A 1 v 1 Charles Saer A
Sacred Heart B 5 v 0 Charles Saer B

Swimming match!

We were invited to a swimming match with Rossall and St Pius, 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 (Year 6 freestyle, Year 5 freestyle and Year 5 medley).

The children were a credit to the school showing great determination and technique and good sportsmanship.

School crossing patrol

We have a vacancy for the school crossing patrol, for Heys Street.

If you are interested, please contact the schools crossing patrol manager, Ken Dickinson, on 07831 310201. 

Breakfast and after-school club

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 Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs.Please make sure you book in advance to ensure there is a place.

Opportunity to see childrens’ work

On Wednesday 11th November, the classrooms will be open for parents to see their child’s work, from 3pm to 4pm.

Northwest biathlon champion!

Congratulations to Rafael Eaton, who won the NorthWest Biathlon! Rafael came third overall in the 50m swim, but won the 800m by an astonishing 7 seconds, to win on his debut at the event! Rafael qualifies for the British Championships in Birmingham on 28th November.

Absences and appointments

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.Please contact school before 9.30am if your child is absent, otherwise the absence could be deemed unauthorised.


Articles of jewellery 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.

Lost property

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

Admissions for future years

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 2016 and 2017.

Friends of Sacred Heart

We have our next meeting of the school year on Tuesday 3rd November at 3.30pm, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school social and fundraising events.We will also be voting in the new Chair and Vice Chair of the committee.


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.

School meals

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.

School clubs

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) (Thu 3.30pm to 4pm)
Choir (Wed 3.30-4.30pm)
Change4life: Y3/4 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics & Bootcamp (Tue 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Dance Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Monday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Golf: KS2 Mon 3.30-4.30pm (5 weeks)
Netball Y5-6– Thursdays 3.30 to 4.30pm
Girls Football: Tue and Fri lunch

School car park

Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm.