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
As it is Christmas dress/ jumper day on Thursday 20th December, we will be raising money for a cause that is close to our hearts here at St Bede’s – ex-pupil Jordan Adams. Please read his biography below to explain why we are raising money for this charity. ‘My name is Jordan Adams, I’m a 23-year-old man who was born in Redditch. I grew up living with my two loving parents Glenn & Geraldine, my older sister Kennedy who is now 25 and younger brother Cian who is 18. I attended Mount Carmel First School, St. Bede’s Middle before finally finishing my lower school education at St. Augustine’s High School. I then moved onto college where I picked up an NVQ in Carpentry & Joinery at Redditch NEW College. After trying several different jobs, I eventually got the opportunity to run a family friends international ‘e-commerce’ business and I have now been doing so for the past 3 and a half years. Growing up and progressing through the Catholic school system in Redditch was very enjoyable and I particularly excelled in my time at St. Bede’s both academically and through the masses of opportunity at the school in sport and extra-curricular activities. I eventually went on to win the much-acclaimed St. Bede’s Upper School award and the prestigious sports award in year 7 which were very proud moments for me. Taking the step to high school is never an easy one and my journey was made particularly difficult when my mother Geraldine was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia (FTD/Picks Disease) midway through 2010. Sadly, my mother’s condition deteriorated over a six-year period before eventually passing away at the tender age of 52 in March 2016. This was coincided with the diagnosis of my Auntie with the same Dementia. She also…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
29 Nov 2018
Dear Parents/Carers As the dark nights draw in, it is important to reinforce the need for safety when walking to and from school. We have reminded all pupils today of the need to: Use designated crossings and pedestrian bridges, where necessary Ensure that they are not wearing earphones whilst crossing roads so they can identify traffic Ensure that they do not walk home alone in the dark and do not talk to any strangers that may approach them – if any pupil is approached by a stranger, they must let someone know We take the safety of all of our pupils very seriously and want to ensure that everyone remains safe during the winter months.
Lost Property at St Bede’s Sadly a large amount of lost property has accumulated in school since the beginning of September. This includes uniform, coats, lunch boxes, drinks bottles, electronic devices, pairs of glasses, house keys and jewellery. All named lost property is returned to children when it is found. Please ask your children to visit the lost property area in the main school hall and also the sports hall disabled toilet if they are missing any items. Smaller items such as glasses, keys and jewellery are kept safely in a box in reception. Pupils can also visit reception outside of lesson times if they are unsure where to go and Mrs Simmons will help. If you would like to come in and look for lost property with your child, please visit reception between 8:15 and 8:30 in the morning or between 3:40 and 4:00 in the afternoon *** All unnamed and unclaimed lost property will be disposed of at the end of 14/12/18 ***
28 Nov 2018
Sacramental Programme 2018-2019 A special Confirmation Preparation Mass has been planned for all pupils who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in June 2019. This will be held on Friday 11 January 2019 at 2.15pm in St Bede’s Hall. All pupils who have chosen to be enrolled in this year’s Sacramental Programme are welcome to attend, along with their parents/guardians/carers and their Sponsor. This Mass this will also be the final deadline for all Enrolment Forms to be handed in for this year’s programme, beginning in February 2019. These Forms are welcome to be handed in to school if they haven’t already been handed in to the Presbytery at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and St Peter’s Bromsgrove on this date. OLMC Enrolment Form 2018-2019 STP Enrolment Form 2018-2019
28 Nov 2018
Please click on the link to view a sample letter for Confirmandi 2018. These preparation enrolment letters need to be handed in, with the Enrolment Forms, to the Presbytery in the Parish they belong to, before the deadline of 11 January 2019. They can be handed in at the special Mass on 11 January 2019 but no later. Sample Letter for Confirmands 2018
Due to the poor weather and light tonight, year 6 hockey and KS2/3 netball will unfortunately be cancelled. There will be no year 6 hockey until further notice due to the poor light after 4:00pm. We will start this sometime in the New Year. Text messages have been sent to all registered primary contacts
23 Nov 2018
Well done to all who have attending running club for the Autumn term on Tuesday evenings. As cross country competitions are now under way, running club has now ended. Congratulations for all your efforts and we look forward to seeing your training displayed in future running events.
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.
20 Nov 2018
Please ensure that your child wears a coat and suitable outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Morning and lunchtime breaks, plus PE lessons and after school clubs will still be held outside during the colder months. Hoodies are not acceptable wear but navy school jumpers or cardigans can be worn under blazers. Boots are also not acceptable to be worn as school uniform. If your child would like to wear boots to travel to school in, please ensure that they have school shoes to change into upon arrival.
20 Nov 2018
We would like to remind you that we no longer accept cash or cheque payments in school. All payments to school must be made online. Please email us at email@example.com if you need a reminder of your ParentPay login details. As well as being able to pay for lunches on ParentPay, the following items are also, currently, available to be paid for online. Some of these have an imminent closing date, if you would like your child to be included. WHOLE SCHOOL Christmas Disco Scroogical Performance YEAR 5 Cadbury World trip YEAR 6 Black Country Museum trip Liddington trip Year 7 France trip (2 places available) YEAR 8 Christmas Cake Ingredients Think Tank Workshop Skern Lodge (6 places available)
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
Christmas Carols with St Bede’s TODAY from 3.30pm – 5.00pm. Christmas Carols St Bede’s 04 12 18 (1)
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.
8 Nov 2018
ParentPay Please ensure you log into your child’s ParentPay account to pay for any trip/visit etc. Electronic letters go out to those that have subscribed to our news/newsletter for all trip/visits Contact the school if you need a copy of your ParentPay details firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Nov 2018
Everyone likes to receive thanks and praise for the hard work they do. If you would like to thank a particular member of staff at St Bede’s, please visit the following link and fill in the short form : Thank a Staff Member All thanks will be greatly received and will be shared with the members of staff involved.
5 Nov 2018
Parents SIMs App Please ensure that you have signed into the parent app and updated consents along with checking yours and your child’s personal details. We would appreciate that ALL parents go onto the app to update accordingly. School often sends text messages out to parents and these will not reach you if we have the incorrect information stored. We have photos from residential trips that we are wanting to post but we are unable at present as we don’t have consents to publish your child’s photos. Any issues you have with the app please fell free to contact school email@example.com or come into the school reception. NB if you are not using desktop – rotate your device to see the consents in full