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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 16th December 2022

Dear Parents and Carers


"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most." Pope Francis


St Simon’s Carol Service

On Thursday the children in Key Stage 2 led our Christmas Carol Service in St Simon’s Church. This was a very festive occasion the children sang beautifully and filled all who attended with a little festive cheer.

Congratulations to all the children and to Mrs Withey-Harrison our music teacher for this very special occasion.


Christmas Fayre

Many thanks to all who supported our Christmas Fayre last week. This event was a great success even though it did get extremely cold. I am very pleased to announce that we raised over £1400 which is fantastic. The money raised will allow us to carry out work such as the mural that was recently painted at the front of the school. Well done one and all for such a great fund raising effort.


Farewell Mrs Chapman

Today at our end of term Mass we said goodbye to Mrs Chapman our Early Years Leader as she leaves us to take up another position in a new school. We will all miss Mrs Chapman and I would like to thank her for all the work she has done for the school and the children. I am sure that you will join me in wishing Mrs Chapman the very best of luck.

Mrs Chapman will be handing the class over to Mrs Macdonald and Mrs Ling until February then Mrs Morrison returns to the school and she and Mrs Macdonald will then share the class.


Congratulations to Year 6

Well done Year 6 they won our “Reading for Pleasure Challenge” designing a book jacket for “The Beaver That Built Christmas”. Year 6 will be able to choose a book to purchase for their class library.


Electronic Registration

From the beginning of next term, we are introducing an electronic registration system which means the children will have to be in school on time- there will be no allowances for lateness.

The register will open at 8:40a.m and close at 8:55a.m. anyone registered after this time will be given an unauthorised absence unless there is a very specific reason e.g. severe weather.


Letter from our Chair of Governors

The children received a letter from our Chair of Governors Mrs Marcia Stevens. The letter is posted on our Latest News Tab on our website.


Kent Catholic Schools Partnership

Our Trusts Latest Newsletter can be found here:


School Reopens

School reopens for all pupils on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Finally, many thanks for the kind thoughts, Christmas cards and presents they are very much appreciated.


On behalf of all at the school I would like to wish you all a very happy, holy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous new year.


Best wishes


Peter McCabe

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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.