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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Friday 3 November 2023

Dear Parents and Carers


“Being humble helps us share the problems of others. When we live humbly, God takes our small efforts and creates great things.” Pope Francis

Welcome Back

Welcome to the beginning Term 2 which with the storm this week has meant that this term has got off to a lively start!

This week the children attended Mass for the feast of All Saints and this was the first occasion that Year R joined us for the celebration. All the children were extremely well behaved and the singing was fantastic.

On Sunday 19th November the Parish will be saying goodbye to Fr Hans as he leaves the parish to take up a new post. The children are invited to come along and support the Parish with their singing at 10:00 a.m. Mass to give Fr Hans a really good send off and to say thank you for all that he has done for the children. It would be good to see as many children as possible at the Mass.


Good Bye Mrs Selling

Today at assembly we said goodbye to Mrs Selling one of our longer serving members of staff. Mrs Selling has been working at the school since 2002 and we are all very thankful for everything that she has done for all the children and their families. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Mrs Selling the very best of luck for her new role working in Ashford Library. Good Luck Mrs Selling and very best!

Parent Evenings

On Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th November we are holding our first parent evenings. Appointments are available from 3:30 until 6:00 p.m. If you haven’t already made an appointment, please contact the school office to make one.

Online Safety Newsletter

Our latest online safety newsletter can be found here on our website:


Reminder Flu Vaccination

“REMINDER: The Kent and Medway School Aged Immunisation Service is coming to school soon to carry out Flu Immunisation Programme for pupils in Years R to 6 –  don’t forget to consent or decline before the cut-off date via their website Scroll down and click on the blue button labelled “Immunisations” to fill in the form.

You can also phone the team 0300 123 5205, text 07401320923 or use their web chat if you have any questions about your child’s immunisations.”


School Football Team

Our school football team have been in action on Friday 20th October we played against Rolvenden Primary School and unfortunately we lost 5-3 and today the team played against John Wesley and we won 4-2. Well done team and well done Mrs Hunt and Mr Macdonald.


Christmas at St Simon’s

I have already watched the first television advertisements for Christmas so though it best to give parents a few important dates of Christmas events.

School Christmas Fair                     Friday 8th December

Carol Concert                                    Tuesday 12th December at 6:00p.m in Church TBC

Nativity 1 EYFS and KS1                 Wednesday 13th December at 9:30a.m

Nativity 2 EYFS and KS1                 Thursday 14th December at 2:00p.m

School Christmas Dinner              Wednesday 13th December

End of Term Mass                            Friday 15th December 9:30a.m

Christmas Party Time                     Friday 15th December


The dates above may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances but we will make every effort to keep to the published dates.


With best wishes



Peter McCabe

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St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.