Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 12th January 2018

The work on the redevelopment of the field is nearly complete. The tarmac was laid very quickly on Monday morning which meant that the rubber surface could be put down early on Tuesday. The carpet fitters are putting the finishing touches to what will become the new pitch ready for the sand and shredded rubber to be poured early next week. The final handover meeting between the school and the contractors takes place next week ready for the children to use the new facility from January 22nd! It has been a very positive experience for the school and we are all very pleased with the way the project has turned out. We are looking forward to playing home football matches in the near future and for the children and community to enjoy the new facility.

We have received the final arrangements for the funeral of Fr Tom Hewitt MSC from the parish office. Please see below for further details. Please remember to send your child to school in a warm coat which is clearly labelled during the cold winter months. The boys football team played against Bowmansgreen on Wednesday and were unfortunately beaten 4 – 0. Keep working hard boys results will come your way with hard work and determination.



The Words of the week are – NEW START  – How have you started the new year? Where have you allowed God to help you be a new person?



Funeral Arrangements Fr Tom Hewitt MSC – Arrangements for the funeral of our beloved Fr. Tom are as follows:
Tuesday, 23rd January at 7pm; the coffin will be received into church for Mass.
Wednesday, 24th January at 10am; Requiem Mass will be held, followed by burial at Hatfield Road Cemetery. Parishioners are welcome to attend all or any part of the ceremonies.Light refreshments will be available after services on 23rd and 24th.

There will be family flowers and one wreath from the Parish only. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Hospice of St Francis in memory of Fr. Tom. (Website address:www.stfrancis.org.uk, Tel.no.: 01442 869550), Donation envelopes will be available in Church soon.

Book of Condolence
For anyone who would like to record a brief message of sympathy at the passing of Fr Tom,
a book of condolence will be placed near the side altar in Church. The book will be given
to Fr Tom’s family after his funeral.

Parking Arrangements
Parking at church will be reserved for family and visiting priests on both 23rd and 24th January. Parking will be available in Loreto College on the evening of the 23rd but not on the 24th. Parishioners are requested to walk to church or use public transport where possible, or use public car parks.




Care Plans   Please can you remember to send in any outstanding care plans to the school office. If you child has a medical condition and takes medication for it on a regular basis this important document must be completed as soon as possible. 




Attendance – Congratulations to Class 2 who had the best attendance this week with 99.7%

2nd Place – Class 5 – 97.3%

3rd Place – Class 6 – 96%



Future Dates –  Wednesday 17th January – Year 5 Mass for parents and children 2pm / Girls’ Football v Bowmansgreen

Thursday 17th January – Boys’ Football v Cunningham Hill

Tuesday 23rd January – Receiving of the body of Fr Tom Hewitt MSC to Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Church

Wednesday 24th January – Funeral Mass of Fr Tom Hewitt MSC – 10am  – Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Church



House Points – Congratulations to the children from MARK who were this week’s winners with 670 points

2nd Place – John 624 points

3rd Place – Matthew 570 points

4th Place – Luke 538 points



The Big Question – “Can one person change the world?”




 The Weekend Tune – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZqCgH9BfqE



Lead Us Also

Dear God,

As you led the wise men,

may you also lead us –

to the court of heaven,

to the prince of peace,

to the king of love.