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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."

Weekly News 17th November 2023

Dear Parents and Carers


“Life is a talent entrusted to us so that we can transform it and increase it, making it a gift to others.” Pope St John Paul II


BBC Children in Need

The children had some great fun today as they were allowed to wear non-uniform or come into school wearing something spotty. The children all had the opportunity to try and complete the 1000 “Bearpee Challenge” in their classes. This meant that to complete this the children had to complete at least 33 “Bearpees”. This was all good fun while raising money for this very worthwhile charity.


Non-Uniform Day Monday 20th November

On Monday we are holding another non-uniform day in return for stationery sets (colouring pencils, felt tip pens, colouring books etc.) which will make up presents for Father Christmas at our Christmas Fair on 8th December.


Non-Uniform Day Friday 24th November

On Friday of next week, we are having another non-uniform day when children can wear their own clothes in return for an item of colour for our “Colour Raffle”. If your child is in St Matthew’s team they could bring in something red e.g. tins of Coke, if your child is in St Mark’s something yellow e.g. a 6 pack of Quavers, St Luke’s something green e.g. salt and vinegar crisps and St John’s something blue e.g. Bounty Bars (Ahhh! Maybe not we are a nut free school!) I hope you all get the idea.


Christmas Fair

We need the help of volunteers both on the day of the fair and leading up to this. Please contact the school office or a member of staff if you feel you can help.



On Monday Lee Paris from CAFOD will be visiting the school to speak to the children about the work that CAFOD do around the world to help people who are in need. Lee will also complete workshops with our Year 5 and 6 classes.


Advance Notice

The school nursing team are returning to school on Wednesday 6th December as part of the National Child Measurement Programme and will be measuring our Year R and Year 6 children.

If your child didn’t receive a flu vaccination this week this can still be arranged by contacting to book an appointment.


Football Match

Today the school football team played a match against St Teresa’s. This was a very competitive match and both teams played with great sportsmanship. The final score was 8-4 to St Teresa’s well done to both teams.


Waterproofs and Wellies

As the weather is getting much wetter we encourage all children to wear waterproofs so that we can still allow them to get out and play when it is wet. If they have waterproofs and they are playing on the field waterproofs are easy to keep cleaner. If children wish to go on the field they will also need to wear wellies. If anyone has wellies that are no longer needed/don’t fit your child if you would like to donate these to the school this would be greatly appreciated.


Goodbye Fr Hans

On Sunday 19th November at 10:00a.m Mass we say Farewell to Fr Hans as he takes up a new position. We wish him the very best of luck and we will remember him in our prayers. The children have the opportunity to say goodbye by joining the parish at Mass on Sunday and add to the celebration with their singing.


With best wishes


Peter McCabe

Our Mission and Values

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Trust Information

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.