News - October Newsletter

October 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, including the Family Chocolate Bingo Night on Thursday 27th October, and Ladies’ Evening on Thursday 1st December.

We are also delighted to announce the final total for Race For Life, which is £2239 raised by our families for the charity. Thank you so much to everyone who ran or gave money.

Mr Eaton

It is an amazing achievement by our school to be given the honour of Wyre Sport School of the Year, and it recognises the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of all of our children, staff, parents and governors to sport and promoting physical activity. We will continue to give as many physical activity and sporting opportunities throughout the school year.

This is the third time in four years we have been awarded the title, and we are now representing Wyre at the Lancashire Sports Awards in November.

Congratulations to our new school councilors and House Captains who were selected by their peers following elections.
School Council:
Ellie Dixon, Chloe Beck
Angel Shearstone, Hannah Schwela
Elliotte Wheeldon, Harry Clarke
Megan Hadley, Alfie Broughton

House Captains:
Gold: Leonie Beswick, Daniel Colluney
Ruby: Harry Grant, Megan Hadley
Sapphire: Rafael Eaton, Kurtis Whipp
Emerald: Emily Hardcastle, Joshua Trusler

Good luck to our team of 12 children who are taking part in the Northwest Biathlon Championships at Leigh Sports Village. They have been working very hard to prepare for the running and swimming event. Good luck to Tyler, Daniel, Rafael, Leonie, Lilly, Emily H, Emily M, Jonathon, Reece, Natalia, Taylor and Anirudh.

05/10/16 Parents’ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm
05/10/16 Football v Baines
07/10/16 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
10/10/16 Y5 pilgrimage to Lancaster
10/10/16 Football v Shakespeare
14/10/16 Girls’ football tournament at Fuse 10-12pm
19/10/16 Tag Rugby Tournament at FRUFC
21/10/16 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
28/10/16 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
28/10/16 School finishes for half term at 3.30pm
07/11/16 School re-opens
18/11/16 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
25/11/16 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am
01/12/16 Ladies’ Evening 6.30pm
11/12/16 Confirmation mass 10am

We will be holding our first parent’s evening on Wednesday 5th October, when you can find out about the progress of your child with their academic work, and how to support them at home.

Congratulations to our children for the recent impressive performances and results:
Sacred Heart A 2 v 2 Stanah A
Sacred Heart B 2 v 1 Stanah B
Sacred Heart A 1 v 1 Larkholme A
Sacred Heart B 2 v 1 Larkholme B

Thank you to the 160 grandparents who attended our event, and thank you especially to the parents, staff and children who helped make the event run so smoothly.

We are continuing with music tuition this year, and we have tutors available for clarinet, guitar, keyboard, flute or violin. If your child is interested in starting to learn to play an instrument, please see the school office.

Children in Year 6 (and Years 7 and 8 in high school) are beginning their preparation for Confirmation (11/12/16), with weekly sessions in the Bamber Room from 6-6.45pm. The date for the Mass has now changed to Sunday 11th December, at 10am, due to a clash in the Bishop’s diary.

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 could all parents not to use the school car park when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, as we do not have the space for all cars, and to protect the safety of everyone.

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 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.

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.

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 2017 and 2018.

We are having a Family Chocolate Bingo Night on Thursday 27th October, at 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.

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) (Mon 3.30pm to 4pm)
Change4life: Y5/6 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Tue 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Football Y4/5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Cross Country (Fri 12.10pmY4-6)
Dance Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Wednesday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Girls Football: Wed lunch
Tag Rugby 12.40pm Thur lunch
Yoga YR-2 Tue lunch
Speedstacking KS2 Tue 3.30-4.30pm
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Also Laser/running to be arranged.

And rehearsals will begin soon for our next stage show….