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St Marie's Super Sixties!

Today all our 60 pointer plus children from last half term received their rewards and had refreshments with Mr Fernandes. Over 70 children enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate drink and biscuit with Mr F. Check out the gallery photos below. Well done everybody; let's try and get even more 60+ this half term.

St Marie's Premier Stars Footballers

Congratulations to our U9s football team!
Last Wednesday, at Mylnhurst School, they played 6 games in total and took part in a penalty shoot-out competition. They put together some very exciting moves and produced some fantastic football to come 2nd in the tournament.
This week they travelled to the Sheffield United Academy to play in a Premier Stars festival of football. They were one of 17 teams, lost only once and managed to beat the same team in the final on penalties after a very exciting game which ended1-1. The penalty practises the week before turned out to be very valuable. Well done! We are very proud of all our players Sam, Kavan, Cian, George, Dylan and Foley.

New Play Equipment in KS1

Our HSA were thrilled to be able to provide £7000 funding for the school to purchase the new play equipment in the KS1 playground.

Thank you to everyone who helped in one way or another at our fundraising events. This year we have asked our HSA to raise funds to provide new ICT equipment for our suite for pupils to enhance their learning. This means purchasing 18 desktop PCs and associated equipment.  All our fundraising efforts for the rest of the academic year at least will be focused on achieving this.

Please support all our events in any way that you can, and in particular, our upcoming Winter Fair.

Your continued support is vital – thank you.

Online Safety

Most children these days have regular access to the internet via PCs, games consoles and mobile technologies.  Whilst this instant communication offers fantastic opportunities for learning, it is our responsibility as adults to ensure we keep our children safe from any dangers or images that could upset them.

A copy of ‘Digital Parenting’ Magazine will be going home with children either today or early next week. A digital copy can be downloaded here. It is packed with very useful information on how to keep children safe online. As always, they have an updated guide to setting parental controls on apps and devices. It also includes information on digital resilience and film classification to protect children on their mobiles and tablets. Please take time to read the publication.

Remembrance In November

Everyone has loved ones – family members and friends - who have died. November is the month when Catholics show love for their loved ones by praying for their eternal rest. Why do we do this? Because God has revealed that our prayers help those who have died.

We show love for deceased loved ones by praying for their eternal rest. We show Christian love too, by praying for others we have known, and for those with no one else to pray for them.

At St Marie’s, we are remembering in a variety of special ways. You will have seen the beautiful displays of poppies in Our Lady’s and Prayer gardens. These poppies were created by our children in the past and were based on the display at the Tower of London in 2014. In this way we are honouring and remembering those who have died in wars, and we have held a two-minute silence in remembrance.

During November children will be able to fill in a Remembrance Card with the names of loved ones who have died. They may wish to decorate this card as an act of special love. We will then display these cards on our special remembrance wall in school, so that all will be remembered. We will keep all our loved ones in our prayers in school throughout November.

Let us renew our love this November for those who have died.


Each day, let us pray:

Eternal rest grant to them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amazing Athletes!

Last night Miss Healy and Miss Hawley took the Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics team to compete in our cluster event. Everyone competed in a range of track and field events. There was some amazing agility, brilliant balance and careful coordination shown in all of the events. Most of all though all of the children were superb ambassadors for St Marie's showing their sportsmanship to other schools and cheering each other on. The children tried their very best throughout and we came 2nd. (We were only 6 points from 1st place). This means we have qualified for the City Finals later in the term. Many thanks to all the parents for your support and cheering the children on! What a fab team we all are!

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