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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 Saturday 29th June


Dear Parents and Carers

“Faith and love are everything, and nothing is more precious than these.” St Ignatius of Antioch


This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of two great saints who have helped to share faith throughout the world, St Peter and St Paul. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Peter professes his faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus then gives Peter the important task of leading the Church – a duty which is now undertaken by Pope Francis.


Sports Day, Family Picnic and Summer Fair

Many thanks to all who supported the children at Sports day, Family Picnic and Summer Fair yesterday. This turned out to be a great day for all. Everyone enjoyed the day and it was good to see everyone getting together as a whole school family.


It was good to welcome Ashford’s Lady Mayoress Lyn Suddards and Councillor Kate Leavey who joined us for Sports Day and opened the event for us.


I must say thankyou to all who helped support the children on the day- those who helped organise the Sports Day and those who helped for the Summer Fair both on the day of the fair and leading up to the event. We couldn’t have done this without the help.


Year 4 Ukulele Concert

On Monday 1 July at 9:30a.m. Year 4 and Mr P.C’s instrumentalists will be presenting what they have been learning this academic year in a short concert. Parents and carers are most welcome to join us.



On Tuesday 2 July the children in KS2 who are Catholic will have the opportunity to take part in the sacrament of reconciliation and our non- catholic children will have the opportunity for pastoral support with Fr Jose.


Year 4 Create Day

On Tuesday 2nd July Year 4 will be taking part in an online project with the Royal Opera House. I am sure that the children will learn a lot from this experience.


Lock Down Drill

The children will be participating in a Lock Down Drill on Wednesday 3rd July. We often practice this drill in case we need to lock down the school for any reason e.g. an intruder, a dangerous dog on the playground or a chemical spill or fire on any of the industrial estates etc.


We always forewarn you as parents and carers so that you can help prepare the children and so that you don’t worry if the children come home after the drill and say that the school was locked down today.


At some point in the next academic year we may well have to practice a full evacuation of the school so that we can check that our planned evacuation procedures actually work should we have to do this for real.


Year 6 School Journey to PGL Marchants Hill

Next Friday 5th July Year 6 will be leaving for their weekend residential trip to PGL Marchants Hill. The children will leave on Friday morning and will return on Monday afternoon. I am sure that the children will all have a great time. Can all pray for good weather for us, and Miss Wood, Mrs Shouhbridge and I will be praying that Year 6 let us get some sleep!


Arrangements for Picking up Children afterschool

Can all parents ensure that if they are making alternative arrangements of someone else picking up their children after school that the school is fully informed of who will be doing the pick-up. This is needed so that we can make sure that the children are kept safe.


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.