Friday 17th March 2023
Dear Parents and Carers
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit (Happy St Patrick’s Day)
This has been a very busy week for sport in the school with two Quick Sticks Hockey Festivals and a football match.
Year 4 and Year 6 were involved in the hockey festivals the children all enjoyed taking part although the children did find having to wear gum shields difficult to get used to. Well done to our hockey players for giving their best in a sport which is relatively new to us at St Simon’s.
A team of girls from Years 4 and 6 played football against St Teresa’s Primary School on Thursday and I am very pleased to inform you that we won 4-1. The girls enjoyed the game although found the small pitch at St Teresa’s very difficult to play on. Well done girls.
Today our Year 6 football team were due to play against Beaver Green Primary School unfortunately this has had to be postponed due to weather conditions. We hope to be able to rearrange the game for next week.
Lenten Fund Raising
This week the children were asked to “dress in something red” for Save the Children. Many thanks to all who participated in this event however I must complain to our school council as how can they expect an Irish man to wear anything but green on St Patrick’s Day!
Next week for our Fund-Raising Year 6 will be holding an activity afternoon where they will plan a number of fun activities for the other children to take part in for a small donation. This is usually great fun as our Year 6 are very imaginative in designing the activities.
Easter Egg Raffle tickets are now on sale however we could still do with more donations of eggs or our raffle will be a very short one this year.
Many thanks for the great generosity shown by all our school family especially with the cost of living at the moment.
Children singing at 10:00a.m Mass on Sunday 19th March
The children are invited to support the singing at 10:00a.m Mass this Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day. The children’s singing really enhances the celebration of Mass and we would like as many children as possible to sing at Mass on this very special occasion.
Year 4 Passion Reflection
Year 4 will be celebrating our Passion Reflection on Thursday 30th March at 2:30 p.m. This is a very moving liturgy when the children remind us of the Passion of Jesus and the great sacrifice that was made for each and everyone of us. As with all our liturgy parents and carers are welcome to join us.
This is still an issue around the school with a minority of parents behaving inconsiderately towards other parents and our neighbours. Please can everyone remember to treat others with respect.
The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer, due to thermal expansion meaning the iron heats up, the particles gain kinetic energy and take up more space.
Peter McCabe Headteacher