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Weekly News 16 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

“The summertime offers many people an occasion for rest. It’s also a favourable time to take care of our relationships.” Pope Francis

 

It was good to welcome so many parents to our Scheduled “Book Looks”. The children take great encouragement from being able to share their work with you. Hopefully next academic year we will be able to invite you inside the building so you can appreciate the wonderful work the pupils display on the walls around the school as the work in their books is only a fraction of what they have produced.

From Monday all legal restrictions due to COVID are being lifted. On Monday the children will be given an information sheet which outlines our plan for the beginning of the new academic year. This plan is subject to change as further guidance may be provided by the Government and by Local Health Protection Teams.

 

A copy of our: information sheet, COVID Risk Assessment and COVID Outbreak Management Plan Can be found on this page of our website:

www.st-simon.kent.sch.uk/planning-for-reopening-the-school-september-2021/

 

Kent Reconnect- Opportunities for fun activities for young people during the summer

 

There are a number of fun activities being run during the summer break to help young people recover and reconnect from the effects of the COVID pandemic.

There are subsidised activities at leisure centres and free transport for children in Year 6 to Year 13. For more details on the Kent Reconnect please click on this link: www.kent.gov.uk/reconnect. I have posted a parent leaflet on: www.st-simon.kent.sch.uk/useful-information/

 

End of Term Masses

On Monday Years R to 5 will be joining Fr Piotr and St Teresa’s School at 10:45a.m for a virtual end of term Mass.

 

On Tuesday 20 July Fr Hans will be celebrating Mass for our Year 6 children at 10:00a.m in St Simon’s Church unfortunately even though legal restrictions have been lifted we are still not allowed to invite parents to the service.

 

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

On Wednesday 21st July at 2:30p.m we are holding our Leavers assembly for Year 6. This assembly will be held outside so please make sure you are dressed for the weather conditions. If we have torrential rain we will proceed with the assembly indoors but unfortunately parents will not be able to attend and we will film and post the event on the school website.

 

Let us all hope and pray for good weather.

 

Transition Booklets

Your child will have received a transition booklet to complete which will be shared with their new class teacher when they return to school in September

 

Reminders

  • School closes for the summer on Wednesday 21 July and reopens for all year groups (except our new Year R) on Thursday 2 September
  • School uniform orders must be placed by 1 August 2021 at www.brigade.uk.com for a guaranteed delivery for September
  • All debts for school meals must be cleared by the end of term

 

Congratulations Rudi Year 2

Rudi in Year 2 is the winner in the Key Stage 1 category in our multi-academy trusts writing competition. Well done to Rudi this is an amazing achievement.

Best wishes

 

Peter McCabe

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