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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 Thursday 4th July 2024


Dear Parents and Carers

“God’s will is that we grow in our capacity to welcome one another.” Pope Francis


The end of the academic year is nearly upon us. We only have two weeks left after this week. Let us all hope that the weather picks up and we can all enjoy a little sunshine.


We were very fortunate with the weather for our Sports Day,  Family Picnic and our Summer Fair. Many thanks once again for all who turned up and supported the children for these events. I am very pleased to inform you that we have raised £1673 which is a terrific amount of money in such a short time. Well done everyone for such a huge effort.



Many thanks to Fr Joe who stepped in for Fr Jose this week in offering the sacrament of reconciliation and pastoral support to the children in Key Stage 2 who wished to take up this opportunity.


Rapid Fire Cricket at Victoria Road Primary

Well done to our team of Year 2 children who took part in a Rapid-fire Cricket match at Victoria Road. The children enjoyed themselves and displayed great skills and a healthy competitive spirit. Well done children. Thank you to Mr Hunt, Miss Griffin for accompanying the team and to Victoria Road for hosting the event.


Create Day with The Royal Opera House

Our Year 4 children took part in an online create day with the Royal Opera House. This was an amazing event for the children as they looked at the rights of the child, the plight of refugees and hope for a greater future for all. This was explored through the media of music, dance and drama.

I was very privileged to watch the end result live. If you wish to check out what Year 4 were doing look at the link on the Year 4 class page.


Teddy Bears Picnic

On Wednesday 10th July from 1:30-2:15p.m our new reception class and their parents are invited to join our existing reception children and their parents for a teddy bears picnic in the school grounds. Let us hope for good weather otherwise we will have to have an indoor picnic!


Transition Mornings

Our Year 6 children have been attending transition days at their new secondary schools this week. On Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th we will be holding transition mornings when the children in the rest of the school will move up classes and visit their new teachers for next academic year. This is an excellent opportunity for the teachers and pupils to get to know each other before the next academic year.


Staff Changes

We will be saying farewell to Miss Wood in Year 6 who will be moving onto a new school in London we will also say farewell to Ms West who will be moving onto a full-time position in another of our trust’s schools.


I am sure you will join me in saying thank you to both teachers for all that they have done for the children in St Simon’s. We wish them both the very best of luck in their new schools.


Miss Wood in Year 6 will be replaced by Miss Freeman in September.


Mrs Warren has agreed to increase her teaching days from 3 to 4 days in Year 5 and the 5th day will be covered by myself in September. This is a temporary measure until we can find a replacement for Ms West.


Mrs Morrison will leave us to go on maternity leave early in September so Mrs Ling will cover her absence in Year 1.


Class Teachers for September

Year R                   Miss Cole

Year 1                    Mrs Ling and Mrs Macdonald

Year 2                    Mrs Hyczko

Year 3                    Ms Adam

Year 4                    Mrs Ebenebe

Year 5                    Mrs Warren and Mr McCabe

Year 6                    Miss Freeman


End of Year Reports

On Friday 12th July you will receive your child’s end of year report. There is the opportunity to view your child’s work on Wednesday 17th July from 3:30p.m until 4:30p.m. when we will hold an Open Evening. There will be no formal timed appointments but this is an excellent opportunity to say hello to your child’s new class teacher as well as look at the work the children have been doing across the school.


Year 6 End of Year Performance

On Monday 15th July at 6:00p.m. Year 6 will be performing their end of Year Play “The Wrong Way Round” to their parents. I am sure this will be a very entertaining evening if the rehearsals I have seen are anything to go by!


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.