The Federation of All Saints and St. Margaret's Catholic Voluntary Academy

The Federation of All Saints and
St Margaret’s Catholic Primary Schools

News

Our latest school news

17th July, 2019

As the term draws to a close we would like to wish our Year 6 pupils all the best as they leave us to go on the next part of their educational journey.  We wish them well for the future and hope they achieve everything that they want to , keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff, parents and governors for their support over the past year, as always the support has been tremendous and enables us to achieve so much.  We look forward to seeing all our new children in September and their parents.  We hope that you all have a fabulous summer and we will see you on the 3rd September for the start of another exciting academic year.

14th June, 2019

Lots of events happening this term which are shown on the calendar. St. Margaret’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary at the end of the month, we are having Mass with Bishop Patrick on the 24th and on the 28th a celebration garden party for all, including any past pupils, looking forward to seeing you there.

11th April, 2019

The end of our Lent term is nearly here, tomorrow the children will be taking part in various Easter themed activities during the day. We hope that you all have a lovely Easter break.

 

As mentioned in a recent newsletter Head Lice is still an issue in school. We asked that you check your child’s hair after school on the 12th April and if you find anything it can be treated and checked that they have gone before returning to school.  Your child should come home with a leaflet on Friday but below are some useful links for you –

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

https://www.verywellhealth.com/top-myths-about-head-lice-620505

https://headlicecenter.com/head-lice-facts/

2nd April, 2019

There was an article on the BBC news this morning regarding air pollution outside schools, where cars are left with the engine running.  We have received complaints that this is happening outside All Saints.  As you are aware we have asked frequently for vehicles not to park outside school, however if you do need to park outside please could you ensure that you switch your engine off.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cv1v5kzkdp2t/air-pollution

29th March, 2019

Great news following our recent Diocesan Canonical Inspection on the 5th March, we have now received the full report and our pleased to report that we have been graded GOOD. A copy of the full report can be found on the website.  Thank you to the whole school community for all the work you did..

All classes have spent a day at Whitehall this week, and what good weather they have had.  Lots of photos on the class blogs.

14th March, 2019

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Parents Evenings this week.

If you would like your child to join the French Club which is held at All Saints site on Wednesdays between 3.30 – 4.30 pm,  click on the link below –

https://www.kidslingo.co.uk/…/french-classes-high-peak-tam…/

The ‘Friends of All Saints and St. Margaret’s’ have sent out information regarding an app that parents can use and it raises funds for the school – see below –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26th February, 2019

Welcome back we hope you all had a good break, it was nice to see the children back in school this morning.

A newsletter has gone out today, but in addition we thought the below might be useful to you as we are aware there has become concern over a site called ‘the momo challenge’  the below link will give you a 3 minute briefing on it.

https://t.co/35fXEc23nF?amp=1

Please be aware of the following –

YouTube requires account holders to be 18, but a 13-year-old can sign up with a parent’s permission. 

 

As of May 2018, WhatsApp’s minimum age of use is 16 years old if you live in the European Union, or a country that has adopted the GDPR, as the UK has. It was previously 13. 

Keep a look out on here for updates.

5th February, 2019

Today is safer Internet day. We are aware that a lot of children use various sites so we thought we would put some information on to assist you. Please be aware of the various age limits for these sites. Also there is some great advice for parents and various age groups on the UK safety Internet organisation website. Stay safe.

TikTok-parent-factsheet-February-2019

SID2019 Quiz

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Key dates for your diary:

 

Mass times

Saturday 5.00pm– St. Margaret’s

Saturday 6.00pm– All Saints

Sunday 9.30am– St Mary’s

Sunday 11.00am– All Saints

 

 

It’s judging time.

The year 6 children put the finishing touches to the garden last week before it was judged by members of the rotary club.

The children have done a fantastic job and we get the results later this week.  We also have a resident frog now who loves the garden!!

50th Celebrations

To end the celebration of 50 years of St. Margaret’s, the ‘Friends Association’ arranged a garden party on Friday afternoon for pupils past and present.  The event was brilliant, as well as the current pupils we saw a number of older pupils return to the school to help celebrate.  We would like to especially thank Andrew Cartwright, Bernie Bowler and Claire Tabb for all their hard work in preparing for the event, as usual the result was spectacular.  Thank you also to one of our Governors Anthony McKeown for providing the below photographs of the event.

https://www.gallery.anthonymckeown.photography/St-Margarets-50th/n-r8jM7V

Start of St. Margaret’s 50th celebration

A fantastic Mass this morning with Bishop Patrick. The children behaved exceptionally. The children were excited and honoured that Bishop Patrick came to visit them. They had a party this afternoon and the ‘Friends Association’ organised for an ice cream van to come. It was all very exciting and a wonderful start to our celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of St. Margaret’s Catholic school.

CMAT pupil day

Year 5 represented the Federation at the first CMAT pupil day. Pupils from all the schools in the CMAT went to Pride Park in Derby where they took part in a Q+A with Bishop Patrick, had an input from our charity Bluebell Wood and took part in some workshops. The day ended with a celebration Mass. Our children did us proud.

Celebration in Manor Park

Class 2 had a trip to Manor Park to celebrate the end of Keystage 1 SAT’S and as a reward for working so hard. The weather was lovely and they had a great time.

Holy Communion

Six of our Year 3 children had their first Holy Communion today at All Saints Church. The school community was involved with Mrs King one of our Chaplaincy leads doing the readings, Mrs Deering and Mrs Beaumont did the Bidding prayers and some of the school choir attended with Mr Steane, thank you all so much. Special thanks to Mrs Beaumont for preparing the children and Father Martin. It was a day we hope the children will remember.

Visit to St. Mary’s at Marple Bridge

We took the St. Ralph Sherwin wheel to St. Mary’s at Marple Bridge this afternoon to continue it’s journey around the CMAT. We received a very warm welcome from the children who had prepared a lovely liturgy. Our pupils spoke well and did us proud.

Cheerfest 2019

Some of our children went to the New Mill art theatre today to take part in Cheerfest 2019. We had two teams and they were both fantastic and did the Federation proud.

Four of the children won VIP tickets to watch the show from the Royal Box and eat lots of goodies.

Thanks to Mrs Deering and Mrs Parker for preparing the routine and taking the children.

 

St. Ralph Sherwin Wheel

Today Mrs Quirke and 2 pupils from St. Charles brought the St. Ralph Sherwin Wheel to All Saints for the next part of its journey. We had a lovely assembly and it was great to take part with another school in our CMAT.