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

3rd December, 2019

Thank you to all the parents who completed our Parent Questionnaire at the last Parent evening.  We have now got the results for you below.

Parent questionnaire October 2019

Open Days

Please find details of this year’s open days. We look forward to welcoming you to our schools.

25th September 2019

Our safeguarding Governor recently spoke to a group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6, about their safety at school.  Attached is a copy of the interview results that have been sent to the CMAT as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure our pupils safety.

St RS Governor Safeguarding interviews – 9th Sept 2019

13 September 2019

If any parents are free on Saturday 21.09.19 to help us tidy our outside and garden areas at St Margaret’s we would appreciate your help.  Please speak to Mrs Sammarco in the office.

 

Glossop Jog - if anyone is interested contact All Saints School for a sponsor form.

11th September, 2019

Welcome back to school, all the children have settled well.

The schools are taking part in the Aldi challenge this year, so if you can collect the stickers and pass them to the school office at each site we would be very grateful.

 

The CMAT CEO and Chair are completing a charity skydive in aid of the two charities the CMAT are supporting. Please click on the below link for more information-

https://www.srscmat.co.uk/news/detail/trust-ceo-and-chair-to-take-on-10000ft-skydive-to-/

 

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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YouTube_safety_factsheet

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Around the World in 80 Days!!

After our busy morning it was time for our great adventure.  We were going around the World in 80 days (Courtesy of Chatsworth House Christmas Decorations). We entered the building and began our journey.

We were able to visit lots of different countries including, Venice China, India, Spain, The Netherlands, Japan, Nordic Countries, Canada and many more.

On our journey we met Phileas Fogg and Marco Polo. We also saw the Northern Lights.

The decorations were beautiful, and at the end of our journey we had to sit down and rest!!

Morning at Chatsworth.

Yesterday Class 2 went to Chatsworth House for the day. When we arrived we were greeted by some deer.

In the morning we started off at the Farm, where we saw some horses, pigs and donkeys. Some of us had a go on a tractor as well!!

We had lunch in one of the barns and some furry friends came to eat with us.

After lunch we went up the secret tunnel to the playground where we had time on the play equipment before going to the main house.

Then it was time for our big adventure………………………………………..

Letters to Santa

Class 2 have written letters to Santa and today some of them posted them. Hope they get a reply!!!

Pinocchio

What a fantastic treat we had today.  All the children went to St. Margaret’s and enjoyed a pantomime from M and M Theatrical Productions.  They watched (and took part in) Pinocchio.  What a performance it was brilliant, thank you M and M!!

CMAT Feast Day

School was closed today so that all our staff and a Governor could attend the St. Ralph Sherwin Feast day with our colleagues from the other 23 schools in the CMAT. Our CEO gave an input, followed by Jacqueline Rodden who is a member of the Trust Board.

We then had a fantastic input from the main guest speaker David Wells which was funny, thought provoking and inspirational.

This afternoon we had an uplifting Mass.

What a great day and many thanks to those that did a tremendous job organising the event.

Old Glossop Victorian Christmas Fayre

Our choir were busy again on Sunday singing at the Old Glossop Victorian Christmas Fayre. Again staff ran a stall which was very successful. Once again many thanks to those who gave their Sunday  afternoon up.

Bags for Bluebell Wood

Pupils decorated bags for Bluebell Wood so that sweets could go in them and be given to the children at the hospice. The bags were Blessed at the CMAT Feast day today.

Gamesley Christmas Fair

Our choir attended Gamesley Christmas Fair last week and some of our staff ran a stall at the event. Thank you to all involved.

Our new entrance

Following on from the new gates and entrance, our new entrance door is now complete.  It looks fantastic and is keeping our children safe.  The area will soon be painted and we also have a new signing in system. We are really pleased with the work that has been done.

Uniform to Zambia

You may remember we recently sent old school uniforms you had donated to a school in Zambia. The school we gave the uniforms to is called Hope in Christ, its in the New Ngombe compound in Lusaka the capitol city of Zambia.

 

One of our parents friends run a small charity but they self-fund a trip to Zambia once a year; to take supplies and keep an eye on the two schools and one clinic they support. They also fund and install boreholes (this year they built another 11).

It’s called Oasis Relief Zambia, charity no. 1181996, and is on facebook if you want to see more posts/photos.

We think the children look fantastic in the uniforms and thank you for your donation. We hope to send more over when we can.