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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 Friday 10 March

Dear Parents and Carers

“We pray that the Church may always be a true family that brings God’s love to everyone.”  Pope Francis

This week it was good to see so many parents and carers attending parents evening to discuss how their children are progressing with their learning. It is vitally important to speak to your child’s teacher as it sends a clear message to your child about how you value what your child is doing in school.

If you haven’t managed to see your child’s teacher this week you can still arrange an appointment through the school office.


Dress as Someone Famous who has made a difference

Well done to all the children who took part in our dress as someone famous who has made a difference. This was good fun for the children at the same time very educational as the children researched the information about who they dressed up as.


Sponsored Walk

This was a huge success last week. We would like to be able to give parents and carers a total of money raised at each event so if we could return the sponsored money as soon as possible this would be appreciated. A great big thank you and congratulations to all for the fundraising so far during Lent.


Dress in Red

Next Friday 17th March the children are asked to dress in something red to raise money for “Save the Children” although I feel that as it is St Patrick’s Day the children should be dressing in something green for the Irish!!!


Easter Egg Raffle

Donations of Easter Eggs for our Easter egg raffle are coming in very slowly. We could do with a lot more donations as we will be putting tickets on sale very soon.


Sporting Events

Well done to the children in Year 2 who represented the school in the multi-skills festival this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed competing and were excellent ambassadors for the school.


Next week we have children in Years 4 and 6 representing the school in Quick Sticks Hockey on Tuesday 14th March at the Ashford School.


We have two football matches next week one away game on Thursday 16th March where we have a team of girls playing against St Teresa’s and on Friday the 17th March we have another game at home against Beaver Green Primary School.


It is great that our sporting calendar is beginning to get busy as it feels like a long time since we have competed in any competitions. Let’s hope and pray that the weather improves.


KCSP Science Day

Today the children took part in an annual Science Day organised by our trust The Kent Catholic Schools Partnership. The children were able to join together with other schools across the trust to take part in different science investigations and then share their results at the end of the day.


This was a very successful event although slightly hampered by the weather meaning that some of the planned activities such as “Worm Charming” had to be called off or restricted due to the condition of the school field after all that rain.


Amazing Fact


This week’s amazing fact:

“Elephant poo can be made into paper and the dung of one elephant can make around 115 sheets of A 4 paper!” Hanoc Year 5


If you have any amazing facts, you would like to submit please hand them into me by Thursday each week and one will be published each week.


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.