Weekly Newsletter

Spring Term                       Newsletter No.1                                   Friday 11th January 2019

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year from all the staff at HFS!

Welcome back! I hope your family had a lovely Christmas and found time to relax together. I also hope you found time to read the super autumn term magazine and that it gave you an insight into our school day. Thank you to all our talented Year 6 children who created it.

We are delighted to be working with your beautiful children again and have enjoyed a very calm first week back. Next week, we will commence library visits, after school activities and mark the start of the New Year by celebrating mass in school.

Thank you for the kindness and appreciation you showed to our hardworking staff at the end of term. Your generosity is not necessary or expected, however, your uplifting words are a great joy to staff at the end of a busy term and have a long lasting impact. Thank you.

We look forward to your continued support this term. Please ensure children have full PE kits, that they learn spellings and times tables weekly and read daily. Working together, we can achieve great things and help our children to reach their potential.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

God bless,

Mrs Benn



Monday 14th January                    Week 2 of Menu

                                                            Nursery Stay and Play 11-11.30am and 2.30-3pm

Miss Brophy’s Class Library visit 1.30-3.30

                                                            After School Club Activities commence

Y1 – 2 Gymlets 12.20pm

Y1 – 6 Tennis 3.20pm – 4.30pm

Y3 – 4 Footie Bugs 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday 15th January                   Y4 – 6Badminton 8.00am – 8.40am

Rec – Y6 Burnham Gymnastics 12.20pm

Y5 – 6 Athletics 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Y3 – 6 Get Active Basketball 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Y3 -6 Faith Formation 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 16th January           SEN Bouncing Club 8.00am – 8.40am

Tyburn Convent visit – Faith Formation Group

Y3 – 4 Gymlets 12.30pm

                                                            Rec – Y2 Pro Formance Football 3.20pm – 4.30pm

Y4 – 6 Street Dance 3.30pm –5pm

Thursday 17th January                 Y5 -6 Gymlets 12.30pm

                                                            Y5 – 6 Netball 12.30pm

Mrs Fox’s Class Library visit 1.30-3.30

Reception Stay and Play 2.30-3pm

Y1 – 6 Get Active Multi Sports 3.20 – 4.30pm

                                                            Y5 -6 Football 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 18th January                       Mass for the start of term (school hall)

Y1 -6 Dance Club 7.50am – 8.30am

                                                            Y1 – 6 Irish Dancing 12.50pm

Y5 Swimming 1.30 – 3.30pm

Monday 21st January                     Miss Caswell and Mrs Doyle’s Class Library visit 1.30-3.30

Thursday 24th January              Miss Delaloye’s Class Library visit 1.30-3.30

Y5 visits to Daughters of St Paul

Friday 25th January                  Y2 Mrs Powell’s Class Assembly

Y5 Swimming 1.30 – 3.30pm

Sunday 27th January                 Athletics Competition12-4.30

Monday 28th January                    Mrs Ragg’s Class Library visit 1.30-3.30

Thursday 31st January              Miss Maine’s Class Library visit 1.30-3.30

Friday 1st January                     Y5 Swimming 1.30 – 3.30pm


Amazing Achievements

This week we were delighted to hear the achievements of one child:

Sofie represented England and competed in the Carlton Youth International Badminton Tournament in the Netherlands over the holiday period. It was her very first international and she played against players from Germany, France, Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Thailand and Russia. I’m very pleased to announce that she won Gold in the Team Event and managed quarter final places in her individual events, losing to the eventual winners in all disciplines.

Wow! For Sofie to be representing England at the age of ten is an amazing achievement and we wish her continued success as our most elite and high achieving sports person. Well done Sofie.

Celebrate success!

To link in with our Vision statement, ‘To value, inspire and challenge all’, we invite parents/carers to notify us of special achievements (outside of school e.g. music, sports, positive contribution) your child has achieved so they can be recorded on their school record and shared with children and staff.

Please email Janice.Broderick@holyfamilycatholicschool.org.uk for notification.  Your child will receive recognition for their achievement from their class teacher, who will award them a marble for the class jar, and Mrs Benn, who will issue a ‘Head teacher’s Award’ certificate. If you send a photo of your child’s achievement it will be posted on Mrs Broderick’s ‘Wall of Fame.’

Christmas Eve Children’s Mass

The children who represented Holy Family School by singing in the choir or taking part in the liturgy on Christmas Eve were fantastic. They were a credit to parents and school. Mr Allen (music teacher) and our choir led the singing beautifully. Thank you to all the parents and staff who supported this celebration. I would especially like to thank Mrs Bowler and Mr Allen (neither of whom belong to our parish or live close to school) for taking time on Christmas Eve to support the children and parish of Holy Family.

After School Activities

All after school activities start during the week commencing Monday 14th January.  Today, you should find letters in the children’s bags confirming which clubs children have been allocated and where they can be collected at the end of clubs. Children must take all their belongings to their club and will not be allowed back into school after the clubs.

Word of the Week

In our bid to broaden our children’s vocabulary, this week’s Words of the Week are as follows:

KS1: upset(To be unhappy or disappointed because something unpleasant has happened to you.)

KS2: animated (Someone who is animated or who is having an animated conversation is lively and is showing their feelings.)

We would be grateful if you could discuss these words with your children and encourage them to use them.

Year 3 First Holy Communion

Simply Perfect will be visiting St Joseph’s Hall, Holy Family church on Saturday 26th January from 10am – 1pm with their full collection of First Holy Communion dresses & accessories including veils, shoes, bags, gloves, cards, gifts and commemorative Communion ties for boys. Please visit the website www.firstcommunionwear.com

Nursery Parents – Last call for Admissions to Holy Family School September 2019

The closing date for applying for a Reception c lass place for this September is Tuesday 15th January.


  1. Online Common Application Form to your Local Authority
  2. Supplementary Forms A and B returned to school.


Mrs Helen Mynett, Admissions Officer

PTA News

Happy New year to everyone and hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.

Our next social event is booked which is a disco and more details will follow but please put dates in your diary for Friday 8th February 2019 from 6.30pm at St Anne’s Hall at Holy Family Catholic Church.
If you can help in anyway on this evening please message me asap as your help will be greatly needed.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend
God bless

Sharon Chatyoka PTA Chair Email shazbignold@aol.comTelephone/text 07852 268552



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