News - October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter

We have had a very good start to the new school year, with our children settled into their new classes and resuming their positive work ethic across school.

We have several events to look forward to in the next few months, starting with Grandparents’ Day on Friday 2nd October, the Family Bingo Night on Thursday 22nd October, and Ladies’ Evening on Tuesday 17th November.


We have lots of sports fixtures coming up:

  • Football matches v Charles Saer
  • Football match v Shakespeare
  • Football matches v Thornton Primary
  • Rugby tournament at Fleetwood Rugby Club
  • Swimming match at Rossall, with St Pius
  • House rugby tournament
  • House football tournament
  • House handball tournament!
  • Indoor athletics at Millfield

Grandparents’ event

We are hosting a Grandparents’ Day event on Friday 2nd October for the grandparents of our school children.  Please let the office know in advance if you are attending, for catering purposes!

School Councillors 2014/15

Congratulations to the following children for being chosen to represent their class on our school council.  Thank you to the 50 children who wrote speeches and spoke to their classes as part of the process. Our school councillors are:

Taylor Linacre, Jessica Heginbotham, Rafael Eaton, Aiden Brodrick, Luibomyr Tolkach, Elliotte Wheeldon, Louie Taylor and Scarlett Tushingham.

Thank you to all the children who ran for the positions, they produced very intelligent and articulate speeches!

Open Evening for Parents

We will be holding our first parent’s evening on Thursday 8th October, when you can find out about the progress of your child with their academic work, and how to support them at home.

Coming Soon

02/10/15 Grandparents’ Day event 2pm
02/10/15 Football matches v Thornton A/B 3.30pm
04/10/15 Family Mass led by the children 10am
06/10/15 Football match v Charles Saer A 3.30pm
08/10/15 Parents’ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm
09/10/15 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
14/10/15 Rugby Tournament at FRUFC 1.30pm
15/10/15 Swimming match at Rossall 3pm
16/10/15 1 Million Pray the Rosary Day
22/10/15 Family Bingo 6pm
23/10/15 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
23/10/15 School finishes for half term at 3.30pm
02/11/15  School re-opens
03/11/15 Friends of Sacred Heart Meeting
04/11/15 Indoor Athletics tournament Y5/6 at Millfield
06/11/15 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
17/11/15 Ladies’ Evening 6.30pm
20/11/15 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am

Girls Football

Congratulations to our girls’ football team, for a fantastic performance against Shakespeare.  The girls took the lead, and the game ended as a 2-2 draw.

This achievement may not sound amazing, but this was against the school who were 2014 Lancashire champions and were runners up in 2015.  It was a performance to be proud of and stands them in good stead for the rest of the year.

Well done to: Ruby Brown, Letecia Rogerson, Yasmin Howarth, Halle Dawes, Megan Birch, Grace Oates, Phoebe Hutchinson, Jessica Heginbotham, Aimee Hopwood and Millie Rowe.

Bingo Night

We are having a Family Bingo Night on Thursday 22nd October, from 6pm.

The evening promises to be very entertaining, with lots of bingo games which all family members will able to participate in. It promises to be fun, as well as a good opportunity for our families to meet together.

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.

Cardinal Allen

Cardinal Allen are holding their Open Evening on Thursday 1st October, starting at 6.30pm.

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, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school social and fundraising events.

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.


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.


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.


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

Emergency Contacts

Please 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.

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 (Mon lunch)
Change4life: Y3/4 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics & Bootcamp (Tue 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3-6)
Blue Moose Dance Y1/2 Wed 3.30pm—4.30pm
Handball Y3-6 Wed 3.30-4.30pm
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Football Y4/5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Cross Country (Thur 8.15am Y4-6)
Cricket Y4-6 Mon 3.30 to 4.30pm
Dance Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Monday 3.30 to 4.30pm
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.