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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 9th February

Dear Parents and Carers

“Lent is a favourable season for deepening our spiritual life through fasting, prayer and charitable giving.” Pope Francis

Lent

Wednesday 14th February is Ash Wednesday the beginning of the season of Lent. It’s a time to make a change for the better by turning away from things which are wrong for ourselves or others. A short video summarising the season of Lent can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1mjuy1NA0

 

The times for Ash Wednesday at St Simon’s Church are:

6.10pm - Rosary

6.30pm- Stations of the Cross

7.00pm- Solemn Mass and Imposition of Ashes

 

Lenten Liturgy

On Thursday 22nd February at 2:30p.m. children from our Liturgy Group will be leading the whole school in our Lenten Liturgy. This is part of the prayer life of the school and parents are invited to attend.

 

Lenten Fundraising

Lent is also a time when the children raise funds for charities chosen by our school council. This lent we are holding the following activities to raise funds on the following dates:

 

Friday 23 February          Crazy Hair Day on the Theme of God’s Wonderful                                              world in aid of WWF   

Friday 1st March                Sponsored Walk for CAFOD

Friday 8th March               Scavenger Hunt Place2BE

Friday 15th March             Dress in the colours of the rainbow for Pilgrims                                                 Hospice

Friday 22nd March            Year 6 Activity Afternoon for CAFOD

Thursday 28th March       Easter Egg Raffle for CAFOD

 

Music Week

This week we have been celebrating our musical talents with our music week. Children who have been learning musical instruments shared their talents with everyone throughout the week. We also had an amazing performance from “The Haze” a rock group made up of students from Homewood School.

 

Music Week came to a grand finale today when all classes performed together in a great celebration of our musical talents. Many thanks to all who were able to join us in our school hall. A great big thank you must go to Mrs Withey-Harrison and our other music teachers on organising and preparing the children for the events all week.

 

Parking

Please can all parents show consideration for the safety of others when parking cars. I have been informed that a nasty accident was narrowly avoided when one of our parents nearly knocked over a child from one of our neighbouring schools. So, can everyone PLEASE TAKE MORE CARE!

 

Next Week is the Half Term Holiday

Just a quick reminder next week is half term holiday and the children are due back in school on Tuesday 20th February as the Monday is a staff training day.

 

With 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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