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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 28th April 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

“One lost sheep among a thousand breaks the shepherd’s heart; one lost soul among a thousand breaks God’s heart.” Matshona Dhliwayo



Last Saturday our school football team took part in the Ashford District Small Schools Football Tournament and I am very pleased to inform you that we won the competition. The children were excellent ambassadors for the school showing great sportsmanship and upholding all of our school values. Congratulations children and Mr Hunt for coaching the team.

Unfortunately, this week’s planned “B” Team match against Ashford Oaks has been postponed we hope to replay this game in the near future. I can only apologise to the children for the disappointment this has caused.


EYFS and Key stage 1 Trip to Folkestone

This week the children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 enjoyed a day out by the sea in Folkestone. The children all had a great day out and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There were a few sleeping on the way back on the coach but the children were so well behaved and considerate that they didn’t wake any of the teachers up!


Next Week

Monday is the 1st of May which is a bank holiday so the children have an extra day off school. On Friday 5th May we are celebrating the Coronation of King Charles with a “Street Party” in the afternoon.

The children are asked to come to school dressed in red, white or blue and bring in their own plate of party food. We will supply the drinks and the party games.

We hope that the weather will be good enough to hold our “Street Party” on the school field.



Once again many have witnessed the inconsiderate parking on Noakes Meadow. This week there was a lot of raised voices blaring of car horns etc. It got so bad that some of our parents had to act as parking attendants? Can everyone please stop and think about our behaviour and the example that we are setting to the children when dropping off children.


Many thanks to our volunteer parking attendants your help was very much appreciated but let us all hope that your services won’t be needed in future!


Crowning of Mary

On Wednesday 10th of May at 2:30p.m Year R will be leading the school in our Crowning of Mary Liturgy when we celebrate Mary the Mother of Jesus. Everyone is invited to join us for the celebration.


Online Safety Newsletter

Our latest online safety newsletter has been published on our News and Events page of our website. May I encourage all parents to read this.


This Week’s Fascinating Fact

The month of May actually has two birth flowers – the Lily-of-the-Valley and the Hawthorn. The Hawthorn flower is a symbol of hope, while the Lily-of-the-Valley represents the return of happiness and sweetness.


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.