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

Monday 6th January 2020

All Saints Flyer & Booking Form 2020 after school club starts Monday 13th January – Monday 30th March 2020 3:30pm – 4:30pm.  There are 32 places available so please get your forms back to the office as soon as possible.

 

St. Margaret’s Flyer & Booking Form 2020 after school club starts Tuesday 14th January – Tuesday 31st March 2020 3:30pm – 4:30pm.  There are 16 places available so please get your forms back to the office as soon as possible.

 

16th December, 2019

This is a very busy week in school with our Nativity plays, Christmas parties, choir singing and Disco’s.  Below is a list of events going on in school this week as a reminder.

important dates for last week at school

Also a reminder that the schools will break up for the holidays at 1.15pm on Friday.

May I take this time to thank the staff for everything they do in school (and out) to support our children and give them a good start in their educational life, the children for all their hard work, parents and governors for their continued support and our wider community for being involved with us. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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

Cyber-flashing-parent-factsheet-February-2019

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

 

 

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.

Remembrance Sunday

Some of our pupils attended the Parade today for Remembrance Sunday. They walked with the children of St. Mary’s before laying our wreath.

Well being

The well being of our children is paramount, we have created a board in the corridor where we can place information and the children can see where to go or who to talk to.

From staff room to ELSA room

A couple of times a week our school staff room at All Saints is transferred into our ELSA (Emotional, Literacy Support Assistant) room.  Mrs Parker has done a wonderful job in making the room feel welcoming.

Glossop Jog

Thank you to all our children, parents and staff who turned out for the jog this morning, we hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Macmillan coffee and cake

A big thank you to Bernie Bowler for organising a Coffee and Cake stall in aid of Macmillan cancer support. Thank you to the parents who baked and supported the event. We raised over £100.

More from our boys football

More action shots from yesterday’s football tournament.

Cake sale

The Federation PTA are holding a cake sale on Friday 27th September, in aid of Macmillan’s. See poster below for full details and come along and support us.