Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 17th November 2017

The delivery of 300 tonnes of stone this week meant the preparation for the laying of the pitch is well underway. In just under a month’s time the new MUGA pitch will be ready for the children to use. Everyone has been a little mesmerised by the work and we look forward to the pitch coming to life over the next few weeks. The PTA hold the first disco of the year and we look forward to welcoming the children. Please remember that children should not bring coats to the disco. Rehearsals for this year’s Christmas performance begin next week and classes are already learning carols for the event. Please keep abreast of forthcoming events, we have a very busy few weeks ahead. This year’s theme for anti bullying week as “all different, all equal”. The children spent time in classes learning about the impact and effect bullying can have on a person. Please see the website for further information about this very important aspect of life at school.


The word of the week is : PRAYER – A life of prayer brings great riches but how persistent are you in your prayer life, even when you are tired?



Poppy Appeal – I received the message below from the local area Community Fundraiser-

Dear Mr Soyka,
I’m writing to thank the staff and children of Ss Alban and Stephen Junior School for their incredible support of the Poppy Appeal this year.
The school raised a total of £277.21.

The money will go straight to our beneficiaries who include old and young veterans, their families and bereaved families. It can go towards mobility aids for the injured, or holidays for bereaved families, and it makes a real difference.

Thank you for your kind support!

Kate McKay

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s appeal; your donations have been gratefully received and helped the children to have a deeper understanding of this important annual appeal.




Dance Conference – Please see below for further details regarding this exciting opportunity.



Free School Meals – Are you eligible for Free School, please follow the link to see if you are entitled.




The Big Question –  “If both hands fall off a clock is it still a clock?”



The Weekend Tune – https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=green+fields+of+france+you+tube



Future Dates – Friday 17th November – School Disco 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Monday 27th November – PTA Meeting @ the Junior School 7.00pm

Thursday 30th November – Advent assembly – 9.30pm

Sunday 10th December – Joint Schools Advent Mass – 9:30am

Wednesday 13th December – Christmas Dinner for Children

Thursday 14th December – Christmas Production 7.00pm



The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.