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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 1st March 2024

Dear Parents and Carers


Merciful God, work through us so that we can no longer ignore the problems facing our world and the most vulnerable. Comfort us when we face our own times of trouble and lead us to new life with you. Amen.


Stations of the Cross

As part of our journey through Lent this week Years 3 and 4 participated in Stations of the Cross. Next Wednesday the 6th March at 10:45a.m Years 5 and 6 will visit the Church to complete “The Stations” parents and carers are very welcome to join the children.


Lenten Fund-Raising Sponsored Walk in Aid of CAFOD

Today the children took part in their sponsored walk in aid of CAFOD. The children had a lot of fun despite the fact we had to move the walk indoors due to the soggy conditions outside. The children managed to do a number of circuits around the inside corridors and due to being inside not having as much space meant that they actually had to walk and not run or jog!


If parents and carers could send in their sponsored money as soon as possible so that Mrs Cooper can do her counting and bank the funds. Many thanks to all for helping us with our fundraising.


Congratulations to everyone for their generosity last week we raised £266.49 for the WWF.


Next week the children will be participating in a “Scavenger Hunt” more details to follow early next week.


Reports and Parent Evenings

Today you should receive your child/children’s latest report. The report is just a snapshot of how your child is getting on at school. We have two parent evenings arranged to discuss the reports on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th March. Appointments will be available from 3:30p.m to 6:00p.m parents are able to sign up for an appointment on Weds, Thurs and Friday next week in the school hall at drop off or pickup.


Mobile Library

On Monday 4th March the Mobile Library will visit the school and Years 1 and 3 will be able to visit this and join the library and choose a book.


World Book Day

This year World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March. The children are asked to create a character for a story and write the “blurb” or information for this character. This information will be written onto a lanyard. All materials and further details will be provided early next week.


KCSP Trust Annual Online Science Day

On Friday 8th March children in the school will participating in our school trusts Online Science Day. The children will be joining schools across our trust in different investigations. Key stage 2 will be investigating “Biscuit Dunking” while EYFS and Key Stage 1 will be investigating how to stop chopped apples from going brown after they have been chopped. Should all prove to be exciting stuff. Fortunately, no “worm charming” like last year!


Latest Online Safety Newsletter

Our latest online safety newsletter is available to view or download form our website here:


Football Match

On Tuesday 5th March our school football team will be playing against Rolvenden Primary School. The children will be transported by minibus from St Simon’s at 2:45p.m and should return to school no later than 5:30p.m. depending on traffic. I am sure that our team will do their very best.


Year R Screening

On Wednesday 6th March the school nursing team are visiting Year R to complete hearing and vision screening.



I have received complaints from our neighbours about parents parking over their drives meaning that they can’t access or exit their property. We also had another near miss when one of our pupils was nearly reversed into by a parent of this school so can every one please take care when parking.


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.