Yr 8 Subject Parents Evening 13/12/18 Don’t forget to book on your ePraise app!
5 Dec 2018
Class Catering Christmas Lunch 20/12/18 A reminder that orders for the Class Catering Christmas Lunch (20/12/18) closed on Friday 30th November 2018. Orders were welcomed on our ParentPay system for 4 weeks prior to the closing date. If you haven’t pre-ordered food please ensure you send your child(ren) in with a packed lunch on 20/12/18 as there will not be any food to purchase during lunch time on this date. Any queries on Christmas lunches please contact 01527 527576
Exciting news!! St Bede’s has been awarded the prestigious National Centre of Excellence Award from GL Assessment. You will notice this logo which will now be featured on our website. This demonstrates how St Bede’s are driving assessment forward within school and across the country. GL Assessment is a nationally recognised company whose assessments are widely used across the UK, and their assessments give us an accurate picture of how our pupils are comparing to national standards. This also further backs up our impressive SATs data where we performed above National standards for the first time last year. St Bede’s were selected for this case study due to the way in which we manage the systems, use the data to get the best out of pupils and our outstanding exit data by year 8 pupils. Last year, year 8 pupils’ exited with 89% of pupils at National Standard in English, when they arrived in year 5 this figure was only 30%. In maths there was a similar success story with 32% entering St Bede’s at National expectation and 85% leaving at National Expectation.
30 Nov 2018
**Photo consents** Its great to see so many parents using the SIMS App – Interim reports will be released before we break up for Christmas and will only be accessed by parent/carer on this app. Please ensure you have e-mailed email@example.com if you are having any issues registering, IT are working on solutions. We are excited to share photos of events and achievements at St Bede’s. Your child’s face will be blurred out if consent to share photos is not given via the app.
21 Nov 2018
Severe Weather/School Closure In the event of severe weather or other event which will require the school to close parents will be informed through the following channels: The school website: st-bedes.worcs.sch.uk Our Twitter & Facebook Pages/Account Text to your child’s registered contact Worcestershire County Council website: worcestershire.gov.uk For our text system to be of use to you please ensure you have updated the school with any phone number changes – this can be done via your SIMs Parent App. NB: Do not take note of a text message from your child, or a third party – the information on the school website WILL be accurate.
Year 7 CONFIRMATION 2018/2019 Parents Information Evening 11 December 2018 : 6pm-7pm – Parents and Pupils to attend Parish Commitment Masses 19 January 2019 – 5pm OLMC 20 January 2019 – 11.30am OLMC 20 January 2019 – 10.30am StP Confirmation Retreat @ Harvington Hall 20 or 22 May 2019 Confirmation Sessions (5.30pm-6.30pm) Session 1 – 4 February 2019 Session 2 – 25 February 2019 Session 3 – 11 March 2019 Session 4 – 25 March 2019 Session 5 – 8 April 2019 Session 6 – 13 May 2019 Enrolment Forms to be submitted by 11 January 2019
Lourdes MAC Parents Support Group 12/11/18 @ St Augustine’s 7pm A reminder of the session going ahead tonight at St Augustine’s. All information for future sessions can always be found in our weekly newsletter. Focus: Understanding the development of the teenage brain and helping your child regulate their emotions. All welcome to attended. 7pm start at St Augustine’s.
Applications for High School (present Yr 8 pupils) Complete application, on-line, by 31 October 2018. On Line Application Form Any issues please call School Admissions 01905 763 763
Remembrance Day (non-uniform with a splash of red 09/11/18) To commemorate Remembrance Day, pupils should wear non-uniform with a splash of red or, if they belong to a uniformed group e.g. Scouts, Brownies etc., they may wear their uniform. £1 donation for the Royal British Legion *Sportswear is not appropriate for this occasion*
We will be serving PRE-ORDERED FOOD ONLY on this day – if your child has not ordered a lunch, please send them in with sandwiches. Free school meal children are to ordered their lunch via school reception. Christams Lunch – Pre ordered food only 20 12 18
Reminder: The NSPCC’s ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ programme The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. Programme
11 Oct 2018
PGL – Passport advice FRENCH TRIP 2019 Please see below details from PGL advising parents about passports when travelling to France in 2019. Ensure you check your child’s passport in plenty of time to avoid any issues. The link doesn’t work where it states ‘here’ please follow this link: GOVERNMENT ADVISE FOR TRAVELLING
28 Sep 2018
Year 5 Nasal Flu Vaccine Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for year 5 pupils will take place on 08/10/18. Please ensure you have researched this prior to signing consent – letter have been sent home pupil post. This vaccine is not compulsory. More info: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/
21 Sep 2018
Pastoral Parents’ Evening 08/10/18 (4-6:30pm) Appointments are now available to book via ePraise with your child’s form tutor. Simply downloaded the app and book! Your e-mail/username is the e-mail we have registered for you on the SIMs App
18 Sep 2018
SCHOOL PHOTOS Photo proof slips have been sent home with pupils – if you haven’t received this please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org To order your photos please follow this link: Kittle Orders and follow the instructions onscreen – using your username/password on proof slip. There is a three week window, from yesterday, to order your photos to be delivered to school (NB for parent collection). Alternatively you can pay for P&P to have them delivered to your home address.
18 Sep 2018
Reminder: as advertised in last weeks newsletter Lourdesmac Parent Support Group This year, the Multi-Academy has launched a Parent Support Group which will be led by parents for parents. The group is for any parent/carer/relative that feel they would like to meet with other parents to share support or even just attend the workshops that they feel would benefit them in supporting their child. If you would like to find out more about the Parent Support Group, please visit the website below: www.psglourdesmac.co.uk Alternatively, come along to the first meeting which will be held on Tuesday 18th September, 7pm at St Augustine’s Catholic High School – Supporting Children Suffering with Anxiety
2018 Pantomime – Yr 6
4 Sep 2018
**Parent SIMS App** Please ensure you have logged in and completed all relevant consent for your child – rota your device to landscape to view these in full. If you haven’t received your invite please email: email@example.com SIMS Parent App Poster Parent App Letter to Parents 2018-2019
3 Sep 2018
UPDATE – New School Year 05/09/18 PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO AN IT ISSUE WE ARE UNABLE TO RELEASE THESE EMAILS AT PRESENT – APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. NEW STARTERS ONLY You will receive details, via e-mail tomorrow, about our SIMS Parent App. If you do not receive this information by 1pm please contact us.
2 Sep 2018
New School Year 05/09/18 A few notes about the first week: School photos will take place on 05/09/18 – individual photos only for whole school. NEW STARTERS ONLY Cash only for lunch/break for the first week – this enables us to register thumb scans and post out ParentPay Info. NEW STARTERS ONLY You will receive details, via e-mail tomorrow, about our SIMS Parent App. If you do not receive this information by 1pm please contact us. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries. NB A text message has been sent to the primary carer of all our year 5’s – if you haven’t revived a text please contact the school.
11 Jul 2018
End of Year Reports You will be texted next week when these reports are available to view via your Insight Account – if you have forgotten your username & password please e-mail: email@example.com We have a lot of pupil success to share with parents along with photos – we are limited at present due to lack of consents. Please ensure you have logged in to the new SIMS APP and completed all relevant consents for your child – rotate your device to landscape to view these in full. NB: the APP is only working on devices NOT desktop – so we have enabled you to update consents via Insight for the remainder of the term. Insight will be phased out over the next few months and replaced by the SIMS APP.
Copy of transition letter for our year 4’s visiting on 11/07 & 12/07 Transition Days July 2018
28 Jun 2018
**Parent SIMS App** We have a lot of pupil success to share with parents along with photos – we are limited at present due to lack of consents. Please ensure you have logged in and completed all relevant consent for your child – rotate your device to landscape to view these in full. If you haven’t received your invite please email: firstname.lastname@example.org NEW Parent App Poster May 2018 NEW Parent App Initial Letter to Parents – 18 05 2018
Class Catering – Lunch Monies Please check your child’s account to ensure that there is no money owed. You can view this information via parentpay or your child can check their balance on the cashloader machine. Please email email@example.com if you require your initial set up letter resending out to you. If you have forgotten your password, please note that there is a ‘forgotten your password?’ option on the log in page.
25 Jun 2018
PE Kit can be worn week beginning 2 July 2018 With the temperature continuing to rise it has been decided that pupils are permitted to wear PE kit next week. A reminder that a water bottle is a must. Feel free to send your child in with a hat and sun cream (this will need to be administered by themselves).
22 Jun 2018
Temperature rising With the temperature set to rise next week please ensure that your child has a refillable water bottle in school. School blazers can be left at home and a reminder that tailored grey/black shorts are permitted during the summer term for boys. Feel free to send your child in with a hat and sun cream (this will need to be administered by themselves).
18 Jun 2018
**Parent SIMS App** Please ensure you have logged in and completed all relevant consent for your child – rota your device to landscape to view these in full. If you haven’t received your invite please email: firstname.lastname@example.org NEW Parent App Initial Letter to Parents – 18 05 2018
4 Jun 2018
*ParentPay Lunch Account Arrears* Could you please check and update ParentPay lunch/snack accounts ASAP as there are numerous accounts in arrears to Class Catering. Please ensure that you check your child’s account weekly to avoid them going into arrears. A reminder that Free School Meal pupils are only entitled to one lunch and must have money on their accounts for break time snacks. NB: Class Catering have the right to refuse to give food to pupils who’s lunch accounts are not kept up to date.