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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 8 March 2024

Dear Parents and Carers


God wants us to live like Jesus, to be ‘self-giving’, which is the opposite of being ‘selfish’. To be ‘self-giving’ is to be aware of others’ needs or interests, and to put their needs before our own. Let’s bring peace and joy into our community by sharing God’s love, through our self-giving. Wednesday Word Week beginning 4th  March 2024


Lenten Fundraising


Sponsored Walk- Well done to all the children taking part in this event for CAFOD. We haven’t got a final total as yet as the money is still coming in but we have raised £822 to date. When we have received all the funds we will keep you fully informed in how much we have raised.


Scavenger Hunt- This week our School Council arranged a “Scavenger Hunt” to raise funds for “Place2Be” a children’s mental health charity. Well done to our school council for planning and delivering this event for the school. This event raised £310. The winners of the hunt were Laurie, Lena and Filip.


Well done to everyone for all we have raised so far for our charities.


Dress in the Colours of the Rainbow- Next week on Friday 15th March children are challenged to dress in the colours of the rainbow in aid of donations to Pilgrims Hospices.


Year 6 Activity Afternoon- On Friday 22nd March our Year 6 children will plan an “activity afternoon” for the rest of the school to participate in. This is always a favourite with all the children as our Year 6 always plan a wide variety of activities for the children to take part in e.g. penalty shoot-out, nail bar, decorating biscuits etc. Funds raised during this event will go to “War Child”.


Easter Egg “Raffle”- This year we are hoping to do our annual Easter Egg raffle again. We are looking for donations of Easter Eggs to go in our raffle. Last year we had enough eggs donated so that every child was able to go home with at least one egg. Raffle tickets will be on sale the week beginning 18th March.


Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel

The school has entered the Sustrans “Big Walk and Wheel” which takes place 11th March until the 22nd of March. During these two weeks children are encouraged to either walk, scoot or ride their bike to school.

We will then record the number of journeys that are completed onto “The Big Walk and Wheel” website.


We as a school could win prizes for our efforts- more importantly it encourages healthier lifestyles and is better for the environment as it will reduce traffic on the roads.


If you live too far away from the school to walk, scoot or cycle why not park in the church carpark and we can still include your journey in the programme.


Football Match

On Tuesday 5th March our football team played against Rolvenden Primary School unfortunately we lost 2-1. Congratulations to both teams as they played in some horrendous pitch conditions due to the recent wet weather. Thank you to Mr Hunt and Mr Macdonald for supporting the team.



On Tuesday 12th March we have two teams a team from Year 4 and a team from Year 6 playing in a hockey festival at Ashford School. I am sure that both teams will give their very best.


World Book day

Well done to all for taking part in our World Book Day activities the children have excelled themselves in creating their characters for their Lanyards. The winning characters were produced by the following pupils: Filip, Kai, Emily, Orokeka, Ilya, Logan and Amelia. We will now take their designs and reproduce these so that they can decorate our library.


Parent Evenings

On Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th from 3:30p.m until 6:00p.m we are holding our parent evenings. If you haven’t already made an appointment please contact the school office.


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.