11 Feb 2019
Lenten Charities – 15/02/19 Friday, 15 February, will be our annual Lenten Charity fundraising day in school. This year pupils will be working within their houses to raise money for different charities, including St Vincent de Paul and Father Hudson’s. Over the next week, pupils will be planning their charity stalls and then will run them throughout the day on Friday. This is a successful day where we manage to raise between £1500-£2000 each year. Your son/daughter may come home with requests to take prizes, cakes, games etc. into school please contact their form tutor if you need to clarify anything. Pupils can bring in some change to spend on the stalls during the day.
7 Feb 2019
The final payment for the Skern Lodge trip was due on Monday 4 February, could parents please ensure all payments are completed as final arrangements are now being made. Please see below if you wish to buy your child a Hoodie: Skern Lodge Hoodie Letter 2019
Term Dates 2019/2020 – revised AUTHORISED St Bede’s Catholic Middle School Term Dates 2019 – 2020 (2)
31 Jan 2019
Some children wish to bring anti-antiperspirant/deodorant to school to use after PE which we would like to encourage. Can we please request that they only bring roll-on deodorants and not aerosols to school? Please also remind them that these are for their personal use and are not to be shared with others for hygiene reasons. Thank you for your support.
31 Jan 2019
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2019 To all parents of Year 7 & 8 Confirmandi: Sacramental Preparation Sessions begin this coming Monday 4th February 2019 for ALL Confirmandi who attend OLMC and STP Parishes. Redditch pupils: OLMC PARISH These Sessions will be held in St Bede’s School from 5.30-6.30pm. Bromsgrove pupils: STP PARISH These Sessions will be held in St Peter’s Parish Centre from 6.15-7.10pm. These Sessions are for PUPILS ONLY. Parents are not required to attend. The course book will be available on the evening as will the Sponsor Card which needs to be completed and handed in before the Easter holiday break and the deadline for this will be Friday, 29th March 2019 as this has to be received in School. A suggested donation of £5-00 for the course book would be most welcome.
29 Jan 2019
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 primary 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.
**CANCELLED** Yr 8 Boys Rugby & Yr 7 Boys Football after school this week – this is due to staff training.
25 Jan 2019
For the attention of all parents and Confirmandi in Year 7 and 8. Confirmation Masses this year will be on the following dates: Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Redditch – Monday, 3rd June 2019 at 7pm Parish of St Peter, Bromsgrove – Tuesday, 4th June 2019 at 7pm. Bishop Robert Byrne CO will be the Principal Celebrant and will be conferring the Sacrament at both of these Masses. The Sacramental Programme Sessions will begin for both Parishes on Monday 4th February 2019.
25 Jan 2019
World Book Day is taking place on Thursday 7th March, where the children will be taking part in various book-based, creative activities. We would like to encourage all children (and staff!) to dress up as their favourite book character on this day (there will be a prize for the best dressed in each class!) and bring in their favourite book, which will be needed for some of their activities. We are asking for a minimum donation of £1.00 per children, payable on ParentPay – this is to help cover the costs of the day and to help to buy new books for our school library. Miss Mogg
23 Jan 2019
Police presence – 23/01/19 This morning we had an unauthorised person on site. Our practices and policies have worked and the pupils and staff are safe. Staff were out on duty and supervising the pupils in the sports hall. A man was challenged walking across our school field. He then exited the site over the fence into Alders close. The police have just informed me that he has yet to be apprehended but is not a threat to our site and is not a threat as an individual. Be reassured that all pupils and staff are safe and school routine will continue as normal. Mr Lloyd Roberts – Principal
Severe delays of 17 minutes on Bromsgrove Highway Eastbound between A38 and A448 Bromsgrove Highway. Average speed five mph.
Lourdes MAC Parents Support Group 21/01/19 @ St Augustine’s 7pm A reminder of the session going ahead tonight at St Augustine’s. All information for sessions can always be found in our weekly newsletter. Focus: Online Safety. All welcome to attended. 7pm start at St Augustine’s Catholic High School
17 Jan 2019
Year 6 SATs Information Thank you to all those parents/carers that attended the Information Evening last night. Please see attached the information that was shared – individual reports will be posted home for those that were unable to attend. SATS 2019 Presentation Calculation Leaflet for parent Top Tips for Helping with Spelling Top Tips for Reading at Home with your child Top Tips for Writing at Home with your child
Year 6 Subject Parents’ Evening 13/02/19 All other subjects are now available to book. English and Maths appointments are still available for those parents who have not yet booked. Yr 6 Subject Parents’ Evening 13 02 19
Instructions for Enrolment Certificate completion
10 Jan 2019
To all parents of Year 7 & 8 Confirmandi Confirmation Enrolment Masses are taking place on Saturday 19th January and Sunday 20th January 2019. The Certificate of Commitment when fully completed is to be presented to the Priest celebrating these Masses – Redditch pupils: Confirmandi can attend either: OLMC Parish Saturday 19th January at 5pm Mass or OLMC Parish Sunday 20th January at 11.15am Mass Or Mass at St Peter’s Bromsgrove. Bromsgrove pupils: St Peter’s Parish Bromsgrove Sunday 20th January at 10.30am Mass or either of the Masses at OLMC Parish Redditch Certificates will be available on Monday 14th January. Please collect in school from Miss Downes.
SATS Information Evening – PARENT ONLY EVENT – 16/01/2019 This is a parent only event held in our school hall. Start time will be 6pm and the meeting is expected to last approx. 1 hour. A text message has been sent to all year 6 parents, that we have registered mobile number for. We urge all parents to attend the evening.
8 Jan 2019
On Friday 11th January, we will be having a voluntary non-uniform day for a Polish Charity, The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Pupils will be asked to bring in a VOLUNTARY £1 donation – or pay on ParentPay The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is the Polish version of Children in Need. You may not be aware but as a school, we are unable to support some aspects of Children in Need due to the fact that they support some organisations that are not fitting with a Catholic Ethos. Attached is a leaflet and PowerPoint about the Polish Charity. Striking up the bands as WOSP returns to Redditch better than ever CHARITY LEAFLET
7 Jan 2019
We look forward to welcoming all pupils back tomorrow – 08/02/2019. See attached holiday dates for the remainder of this academic year and next academic year. St Bede’s Catholic Middle School Term Dates 2018-2019 (approved) AUTHORISED St Bede’s Catholic Middle School Term Dates 2019 – 2020 (1)
19 Dec 2018
Festive Wear 20/12/18 Pupils can come into school in festive wear tomorrow. Reminder about appropriate dress: no high heels, no crop tops, no makeup. Please ensure if your child is wearing a t-shirt or jumper that the image on the front is acceptable – no guns/weapons. Thank you for your support.
18 Dec 2018
A reminder that the times of the pre-paid disco on Thursday 20 December are: Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) 5:30pm – 7:00pm and Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) 7:30pm – 9:00pm The disco will take place in the School Hall and we ask that all pupils are signed in by the main reception and collected promptly from inside the Hall *** We cannot allow children to leave the premises unless accompanied by an adult. *** The school playground will be available for parking There will also be refreshments for sale during the evening, pupils should need no more than £3 to spend.
A reminder that pupils who have not paid for and pre-ordered a Christmas lunch, must bring a packed lunch and drink with them on Thursday 20 December 2018 *** No other hot food, drinks or sandwiches will be available to buy in school at lunch on this day ***