Welcome to St Mary’s!

203552_sSt Mary’s is a voluntary aided Roman Catholic Primary School, which provides a Christian education in the Catholic tradition. As a school we aim to provide a happy, secure and essentially Catholic environment for children, where they can participate readily in the process of learning and encounter as broad a curriculum as possible. Each child will be helped to realise his/her maximum potential as we place great emphasis on the whole development of each individual child. We want them all to begin to use their own initiative so that they learn to work by themselves. We will at the same time give them opportunities to develop the skills they need to communicate with others and understand more of the world in which they live.

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Newsletter 1 – 08.09.17

Welcome back, please find attached today’s newsletter.

Newsletter 1 – 08.09.17

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER (WINTER)

BOYS
White shirt
School tie
Grey trousers
School shoes (black – not trainers)
Bottle green long sleeved v-neck sweatshirt with crest

GIRLS
Bottle green pinafore/skirt or grey trousers
White shirt
School tie
White/bottle green socks/tights
School shoes (black – not trainers)
Bottle green cardigan with crest or bottle green long sleeved v-neck sweatshirt with crest

Physical Education and Games kit: Bottle green shorts or skirt, gold polo shirt, training shoes or plimsolls

KS2 – school tracksuit is also required

PTA NEWS

Welcome back to everyone, we hope you had a great summer. We would especially like to welcome the new reception class children and parents.

Infant playground
We are delighted to announce that due to the successful fundraising last year the infant yard will be fitted with new equipment next Thursday and Friday. Sovereign playgrounds will fit 4 wooden play cabins, a large chalk board and other items to the yard. Also purchased were a number of play items for the infants during break times that have been selected by the foundation phase staff. These include various balls, balance discs, tiger feet and ribbon wands.

Sports equipment
The PTA purchased a number of footballs for the juniors to use during lunch break as well as 16 netballs and 2 pumps for the netball club.

PTA Meeting
There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday 12th September at 7pm at the Severn Bridge social club. Please come along and help us decide our fundraising events for the rest of the year.
We are now hoping for another successful fundraising year in order to provide the juniors with new equipment on their yard as well as supporting the school and clubs as much as possible. This can only be done with the continuing support of everyone involved with the school. While we have always had lots of volunteers on the day of events we really do need the support with the organizing of them too. Any help big or small is appreciated. Please join our mailing list if you would like to keep up with the news or offer any help:
stmarysptachepstow@gmail.com

Meet the teacher night

September 6th 2017
To all parents/guardians,
We welcome you to ‘MEET THE TEACHER’ on Wednesday 13th September.
Teachers have prepared a short presentation about what to expect in the coming academic year for your child as well as a brief discussion around the curriculum being studied. There will be an opportunity to ask general questions and check on any practicalities to do with school life after the presentation.
Times are as follows:
Rec, Year One and Two: ​​5pm
Year Three and Four: ​​​5.30pm
Year Five and Six:​​​6pm

If you are able to attend you will find each teacher in their classroom at the time listed.
If you are unable to attend please be assured a letter covering the points discussed will be sent home for you instead.
We look forward to seeing you.

Helping Parents Into Work

Dear Parents, here are some details of the PaCE Project, currently running within our community. 

Hi my name is Christine Postle and I’m a PaCE Parent Employment Advisor.

The PaCE project is a joint initiative with DWP and the Welsh Government aimed at helping unemployed parents into work by covering the cost of registered childcare whilst they access training or voluntary work experience.  Within my role in the project, I can meet parents out in their local area to discuss their job goals and how the project can help them move towards that goal. Attached is a leaflet detailing the support available.

helping-parents-into-work

 Please find more information on the Family Information Service website and the Monmouthshire County Council website.