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Dear Parents & Carers,

This term has been a particularly busy one and, of course, the children are now extremely excited about Christmas. Inside the newsletter  (term 2 19.12.14) you will find news of some of the many events and activities that have taken place and I would like to say some words of thanks to one or two people in particular.

I would like to thank Mrs Davies, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Gill, Mrs Cummings and their teams for the wonderful Nativity that so many of us have enjoyed this week. The children were wonderfully confident and conducted themselves beautifully on and off the stage. The costumes were amongst the best I have ever seen in a school nativity and thanks go to you as parents as well for supporting us in this shared experience of the Christmas story.

I would also like to thank Mrs Hardie and the Catechists – Fran Jenkins and David Burke – in St Joseph’s Parish for preparing our First Holy Communion candidates for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children received the Sacrament for the first time on Thursday, 11th December and they did so in a most prayerful and reverent manner.

On behalf of the children and staff of the school, I would like to thank Fran Jenkins,   Marie Rayner and the other members of the PTA who organised and ran the Christmas Fayre for us at the beginning of the month. Together you have raised in the region of £800, all of which can be put back into the school in equipment and resources for your children. Please do speak with Fran or Marie in the New Year and join the increasing numbers of parents getting involved in raising funds for our terrific school.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy and holy Christmas and a peaceful New Year,

Clare Smith


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