Weekly News Friday 22 September
Dear Parents and Carers
“May we learn to be generous in giving; to love without limits.” Pope Francis
School Values Week
This week the children have been exploring our school values as part of our School Values Week. They have been producing some lovely work that is now on display in the school hall more importantly though they have been learning about how following these values we can make our school a better place. Well done children.
Year 6 attending KCSP Beginning of Term Mass
Next week is going to be another busy week Year 6 will be attending our Trust’s beginning of term Mass at Aylesford Priory on Wednesday 27th September. This should be a lovely day out for the children as they will join in the celebration of Mass which will be followed by a picnic in the priory grounds.
Bikeability Training for Year 1
On Friday 29th September Year 1 will have the opportunity to take part in “Bikeability Training” which is part of our strategy for improving healthier lifestyles. The training is funded by using some of our Sports Funding Grant. Our ultimate aim is to train all children in the school to cycle safely and to learn how to ride a two wheeled bicycle.
Year 1 children will need to be suitably dressed for the weather so all will need to have a coat in case of rain.
St Simon's School Job Centre
The children have appointed Kacper in Year 6 as their new Chief Executive Officer and he introduced his administrative team to the rest of the school at assembly. They will appoint jobs to the most suitable candidates who have applied next week. Children need to submit their application forms by Monday 25th September.
Swimming for Year 6
Swimming lessons will be beginning again starting with Year 6 on Wednesday 4th October. Due to the pool closure for refurbishment and the Pandemic we are concentrating on upper Key Stage 2 classes learning to swim as a priority before offering lessons to the younger year groups.
We are a nut free school
May I remind all parents and carers that due to some of our pupils and staff having severe nut allergies we do not allow any nut-based products in school. Please can parents and carers bear this in mind when preparing snacks or packed lunches for the children.
With best wishes