29.11.22 

Dear Parents and Carers,  

 

As we head into December, we have several events which you need to remember. Please can I urge you to use the school website to access these events  Calendar – Saint Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy (stpetersprimary.org) in order that neither you or your child miss out. 

I know that Miss Roper is sharing details of the Nativity arrangements at St Peter’s Church in Hinckley on Dojo, please check your Dojo messages. Dojo is the platform which we use most frequently to communicate with parents. It is possible to have it set up to alert you when a new message has been delivered into Dojo, just like text messages. 

I’m gutted to have to tell you that Mrs Carter will be leaving St Peter’s at Christmas. Mrs Carter has been at the school for over 18 years and has taught all your children as they joined EYFS. She is a fabulous teacher and an incredible manager. Our loss is our phonics scheme, Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc’s, gain as she is going to work for the company at a consultant. I am very pleased that she has been successful in securing such a lovely job. I know you will join me in wishing her every success and happiness in her new role.  

Unfortunately, after Christmas the cost of toast will go up by 25p each week, from £1 to £1.25 for the week. This is simply to cover the increase costs of the bread and spread. Also the wrap around care, Breakfast club and After school Club will also increase by 50p each session. I haven’t put the price up for our wrap around care for almost ten years and it still offers incredibly reasonable rates of £4.50 for Breakfast Club and £7.50 for After School Club. Breakfast club opens at 7.45am and After school club closes at 5.15pm. If parents wish to book these facilities please use the booking system on Parent Pay. 

I know it’s very early to be sharing this information with you, but next academic year (Sept 2023) all the children will finish school at 3.15pm. This is because the government have set us new guidelines on the length of the school day. Currently, our little ones in EYFS, year 1 & 2 do not meet the government criteria.  If any parents would like to discuss this with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  

I’m sure I will see many of you at the events coming up. We break up on Friday 16th December, which will be a toy day. This is when children may bring ONE toy to school. We recommend that you do not send your child in with anything expensive and we will not be held responsible for any breakages or losses. A less precious toy is recommended. It is also the day which we walk to St Simon and St Jude’s Church for our Advent service. If parents can join us and wait until the children are registered, then help with walking the classes to the church and back to school it would be most appreciated. Please let your child’s class teacher know if you can help. 

The children return to school on Wednesday 4th January 2023. 

Thank you for your continued and ongoing support. 

Kind regards 

Helen White 

05.09.22

Dear Parents,

Welcome back, the children already seem settled and working well within their new routines, and with their new teachers.

Thank you for being so patient with us while we have not had a school office manager. We now have Miss Roper helping in the office until I have recruited someone to replace Mrs Mitchell. Miss Roper has managed, to update Parent Pay. Some of you will have had requests for outstanding payments (most of which is for wrap around care) when you used the breakfast club or the afterschool club while Mrs Mitchell was away. If you have any queries regarding additional payments, which you did not anticipate, please telephone the office.

I will let parents know when the office vacancy is advertised, I know there are several parents who have expressed an interest in this post.

This year we are arranging to take the whole school to see ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the Curve Theatre in Leicester.  This is not an educational visit so parents can opt out if they do not want to pay for their child to go to this event. Children who opt out, must come to school on that day. Please telephone the office if this is the case by Friday this week at the very latest, so that we can book the right number of tickets. I hope that all the children can attend. The price is £20 per child, which includes the ticket and the coach. I believe that this is a very competitive price and also a wonderful experience for the children.

The children will be leaving after lunch on Tuesday the 13th December for this outing and will return at approximately 6pm in the evening. Any child who receives Pupil premium funding will have a reduced amount for this trip and this will show on your Parent Pay account.

Please can I remind parents, as I know you will soon start to purchase coats etc as the weather gets colder. That children must be in plain navy or black coats for school. And that girls can only wear boots under their school trousers. These are the two main winter uniform issues that I have to address each year and they both involve a larger cost to parents, if they get this wrong. We will return to winter uniform after the October break.

As usual I am available on the playground most mornings if you need to speak to me or ask me anything.

Kind regards

Helen White

(Headteacher)

01.07.22

Dear Parents,

We have had a very successful morning interviewing and recruiting for the next academic year. I have been able to finalise the arrangements for where teachers will be for the next academic year. I am very pleased to inform parents of the following arrangements

EYFS- Mrs Carter – Monday and Tuesday & Mrs Morton – Wednesday-Friday

Y1 – Mr Wright

Y2 – Monday –Wednesday Mrs Woolman, Thursday & Friday –Mrs Pagliari

Y3 – Monday –Wednesday Mrs Moore, Thursday & Friday –Mrs Charity

Y4 – Mrs Fincham

Y5 – Mrs Johnson (Mrs Johnson is new to St Peter’s, she will be ably supported by Mrs Collins who will teach in yr 5 on a Tuesday)

Y6- Miss Pritchett

I have yet to finalise where all the Learning Support Staff will be working. I am currently working on this timetable.

Kind regards

Helen White

End of term Arrangements 2022

Sponsored Walk for Ukraine

12/05/2022

‘Kings and Queens day’

On Friday 27th May we will marking the Queen’s Jubilee with a ‘Kings and Queens day’. The children are asked to donate £1 to the PTFA in order to dress up royally – should be a fun day!

Fathers’ day ‘Secret room’

The Mothers’ day version of this has proved to be really popular in the past so our PTFA have decided to run a Father’s day version. If your child wishes to take part, please send £2.50 via ParentPay by Friday 10th June. The PTFA will then purchase a selection of gifts for your child to choose from. They will be asked to choose their gift and wrap it on Tuesday 14th June.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Jan Coghlan

04/05/22

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please be aware that our school office manager, Mrs. Mitchell, is not in school at the moment. We are doing our best to cover her duties and channels of communication with parents should not be affected. We may however need your patience where ParentPay is concerned – we are currently enlisting expert help with this as it is a complex piece of software. Payments will be processed as usual but please bear with us if there are slight delays.

Please remember our achievement assembly on Friday at 9 a.m.! Send awards in with your children between now and 9 a.m. on Friday and they will place them in class boxes ready for the assembly. Emails and photos also welcome but they must be sent to jcoghlan@stpetersprimary.org by close of school on Thursday so that I can insert them into the presentation. All welcome as usual!

Kind regards,

Mrs. Jan Coghlan

11.03.22

Dear Parents and Carers,

From Monday, the whole school will stop and pray together for the people of Ukraine at 3pm.

We know that prayer can cause overwhelming change and that faith can move mountains. I invite you all to join us in this prayer of peace. The playground gate will open a few minutes before 3pm so that parents can come onto the playground and join us in prayer. You are welcome to stand in silence or read this prayer which we will be saying in the classrooms.

Loving God,

We pray for the people of Ukraine,

especially for the children

We ask that You stay close to all those suffering and afraid.

Protect them Lord.

We pray for those who have lost family

And friends in the fighting.

Comfort them Lord.

We pray for world leaders,

for compassion, strength and wisdom.

Guide their choices Lord.

We ask for Your help for all to walk in Your ways

so that peace and justice come the people of Ukraine

and for all the world.

Give us peace Lord

St Francis, patron saint of Peace…….Pray for us

St Jude, patron saint of Hope…………Pray for us

St Faustina, Patron saint of Mercy……Pray for us

We ask Mary, our holy mother,

who holds a special place in her heart for the people of Ukraine

To plead for us to God in heaven

And we say together

Hail Mary……..

Sacred Heart of Jesus…………………We trust in You

Amen

We will continue to pray together until the war ends.

Mrs White

The Trust are now signed up to Dell Advantage Student, which allows staff and students to get exclusive discounts of up to 20%.

Below is a small summary of how the programme works for students.

STUDENTS: Dell Advantage Student for Schools & Colleges (DAS) works like this:

  1. DAS is a free programme that offers genuine savings to your students – up to 20% off.
  2. They will follow the link below and enter their unique passcode to receive all voucher codes via an email
  3. The voucher code is then entered at the point of purchase and the student/parent/guardian will be able to choose the option of monthly payments, through PayPal. They will automatically get one year’s free warranty
  4. The student/parent/guardian will own the product that they buy, so the school does not have any ties

Next Steps:

  1. The passcode for all students at schools is: 9VYBAY
  2. The link