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Headteacher's Newsletter

23 September 2022

Headteacher’s Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Bishop Mark’s Visit to St Vincent’s

We are very pleased that Bishop Mark will visit St Vincent’s on Friday 30 September. We are looking forward to giving him a school tour to tell him all about the Catholic life of our school.  Our Mini Vinnies and prayer leaders will also be helping on this day.

New Year Mass and Liturgy

It was lovely to welcome Canon Jonathan and Fr Tom to St Vincent’s for the New Year Mass and Liturgy. We prayed for world peace and for the Royal Family.

The Feast of St Vincent de Paul

We will be celebrating the Feast of St Vincent De Paul on Tuesday 27 September. We will be reminding the children about the good work of St Vincent. All of the children at St Vincent’s are Mini Vinnies. Our Mini Vinnie representative group will be planning our autumn programme of events that we can all get involved with to help those in need.

Parent Curriculum Meetings

Each year we hold year group curriculum meetings for parents. During the meeting, the class teachers will talk through the curriculum content for the year and activities the children will do. This is a good opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher and learn about how we can work together to support teaching and learning. Each year group has a meeting date and time. After each meeting, parents are very welcome to visit the classroom to see the learning environment.

On Thursday 29 September, there will be a phonics meeting for parents. This is for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 parents. We will talk through how you can support your child in their reading. Please note that the meetings are for parents only.

 Date

Year Group

Time of meeting

Location

Wednesday 28 September

Y3 Curriculum Evening

Y4 Curriculum Evening

Y5 Curriculum Evening

Y6 Curriculum Evening 

5:15- 5:45pm

5:50- 6:20pm

6:25- 6:55pm

7:00- 7:30pm

Junior hall

Thursday 29 September

Phonics Meeting Rec/Y1/Y2 parents

Reception Curriculum Evening 

Y1 Curriculum Evening

Y2 Curriculum Evening

5:15- 5:45pm

5:50- 6:20pm

6:25- 6:55pm

7.00-7:30pm

Infant hall

MacMillan Coffee Morning  

It was lovely to welcome parents and grandparents to our MacMillan Coffee morning today. Thank you for all of the cake and monetary donations to MacMillan cancer care. Your support and donations are very much appreciated.

Parent and Teacher Association

An invitation to the PTA is attached.

Open Morning

We will be holding an open morning on Wednesday 19 October for prospective parents. If you would like to come along, please contact the office admissions@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk to book your slot. Please share this information with family and friends who would like to attend our open morning.

Pastoral Support

This week we held a pastoral drop in session. These sessions are designed for parents to talk to a pastoral member of staff about any wellbeing matter. You can book sessions through school cloud for remote meetings with pastoral staff. The next school cloud pastoral drop in is on Tuesday 11 October from 2pm to 3pm with Mrs Gee.

Please visit https://stvincentscatholicprimary.schoolcloud.co.uk to book your appointments. Login with the following information:

  • Parent’s Name
  • Parent’s Email
  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s DOB

Alternatively, parents can speak with Mrs Gee via telephone or face-to-face meetings. Mrs Gee is available to talk to parents between 8:30 and 9am or via an appointment during the school day. Please know that we are here to help.

Trafford Sunrise offer supportive workshops where parents can gather in a safe space to talk about experiences and offer help and advice. The sessions are run by the Just Psychology service who can provide additional help on mental and emotional wellbeing. Please see the sessions attached.

St Vincent’s School Book

The History of St Vincent’s book written by Chris King is still available to buy on ParentPay at a price of £7.99.

Once again, I would like to thank Mr King for all of his work in gathering all of the information and for producing this book.

Dates List

The key dates have been set for the academic year. On the list, you will see the date, event and location. We have many exciting activities taking place so please read through the list to learn more about them.  http://www.stvincents.trafford.sch.uk/page/key-school-events-and-dates/13549

Attendance

Please note we do not authorise holidays in term time.

Each week we report attendance.

Attendance Percentages

Highest infant class attendance

Reception Miss Hollins 99.33%

Highest junior class attendance

Y4 Miss Jamieson 99.67%

Overall school attendance

96.65%

We offer an open door to parents. If you have any questions about school life, please liaise with your class teacher.  Mrs Farrell (infant department deputy head), Mrs Sutton (junior department deputy head), and I are also available to work in partnership with you.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Harrop

Headteacher

 

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
Altrincham,
Cheshire,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040

admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

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