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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 20 January

Dear Parents and Carers

 

“The family is a community of love where each of us learns to relate to others and to the world around us.” Pope Francis

 

Singing in at Sunday Mass 15th January

Congratulations to all the children that supported the singing at Mass last Sunday. Their beautiful singing was very much appreciated by the Parish. The children’s singing helps to make the celebration of Mass that little bit more special. Well done children.

 

Cold Weather

We have been experiencing very cold weather over the last few days and while we haven’t experienced any real significant disruption to school by snow can I draw parent’s attention to our “Severe Snow/Ice” page on our website which outlines what we will do if we have any extended periods of bad weather. https://www.st-simon.kent.sch.uk/severe-snowice-plan/

As with any period of disruption we will only close the school if we have no alternative or if the conditions make getting to school too dangerous for the children and the staff.

 

Lost Property

We have in school quite a large amount of lost property that we will put out for parents to reclaim when weather conditions allow for this.

We always do our very best to return items which are lost to their rightful owners however many items in our “Lost Property” aren’t named so this makes it very hard for us to return these.

Please can all parents this weekend make sure that all uniform items are clearly named so that if they are lost we can return them.

 

Parking

This is becoming an issue around the school again with complaints from neighbours about parents parking or turning in their drives. It has been reported to me that some parents are parking cars leaving the engines running and their cars unattended. This is not only dangerous but also illegal under Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This is also very bad for the environment and quality of air outside the school!

I have once again contacted Kent Police and have been assured that they will be visiting the area soon and will take any necessary action that may be required!

 

Additional Bank Holiday Monday 8th May 2023

Monday the 8th of May is now an additional Bank Holiday to allow everyone to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles. School is closed for all pupils on this day.

 

This Week’s Amazing Fact

 

“Ketchup used to be used as a medicine.” Hanoc Year 5

 

Best wishes

 

Peter McCabe

Our Mission and Values

"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."

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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.

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