St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Primary School.
The Year 3 spelling test has changed day. It has moved from a Friday to a Thursday, starting Thursday 23rd November. Thank you.
Reminder tomorrow Friday 17th November is a non uniform day for Children In Need. Please can you send in your donation for this wonderful cause.
Year 6 are running the Jarbola stall at the Christmas fair on Friday 24th November. We need your help to provide clean glass jars (or alternatively plastic cups) filled with wrapped sweets and covered with a Christmassy lid made out of Christmas wrapping paper. If this is not possible, we would be very grateful for any clean glass jars and donations of wrapped sweets so that we can make them up at school. Thank you for your support!
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Year 3 Advent Service has been moved to Wednesday 13th December at 6.30 p.m. Thank you.
Reception Children - Please can you send a photograph of your child's baptism by Friday 17th November. You can either email in to the school office, or bring a photograph in for us to copy. Thank you.
Thank you for your support at the Book Fair during the recent parent interviews. The school has raised £390.00 worth of commission, which will be spent replenishing the Library. Thank you again.
We have had a number of complaints from local residents of parents parking inconsiderately and blocking driveways when dropping off and picking up from school. Please park responsibly so people can access their driveways. Thank you
The School Council will be hosting a Children In Need Bingo this Thursday 16th November, it is £1.00 per player. Thank you.
It has been brought to my attention that there are an
increasing number of children arriving late for school which is causing an unwarranted
amount of disruption to the school office and teaching staff. I would like to remind parents that it is your
responsibility to ensure your child is on time for school which starts at 8.35
am. Lessons start immediately after
registration and children arriving late often miss important introductions to
lessons being taught that day. School
attendance is being monitored closely by the Education Welfare Officer and this
includes children who are persistently late.
As winter approaches your journey to school may take longer, please take
account of this in ensuring your child is on time for school.
It has been brought to my attention that there are an increasing number of children arriving late for school which is causing an unwarranted amount of disruption to the school office and teaching staff. I would like to remind parents that it is your responsibility to ensure your child is on time for school which starts at 8.35 am. Lessons start immediately after registration and children arriving late often miss important introductions to lessons being taught that day. School attendance is being monitored closely by the Education Welfare Officer and this includes children who are persistently late. As winter approaches your journey to school may take longer, please take account of this in ensuring your child is on time for school.
You can pay into the Aftercare Account 24995044 - Sort 05-07-22. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07860 005191 for balance enquiries or to inform of a payment. Late payment will result in a charge. Please note service can be withdrawn if no payment received.
Please can you supply school with an email address in order for the bill to be emailed to you.
We are serving a special menu on Friday 17th November for Children In Need. Y3-Y6 - Cost is £2.20, this must be paid in advance in order to access the service. For children whose parents/guardians pay school dinners in advance they will automatically receive this meal. Rec-Y2 - You are entitled to UIFSM, however if your child normally has a packed lunch but wishes to have a school meal this day, can you let the office know. Thank you. Click here to view menu. (6.11.17)
Parent Governor - We have 1 vacancy for parent governor that needs to be filled for January 2018. Being a parent Governor is an important and responsible role. There are three meetings of all Governors each year as well as a number of committee meetings with specific delegation and terms of reference.
The job of the Governors is to make decisions about how the school is run. Governors are strategic leaders of the school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Your focus will be to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff and overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent.
As a Governor you will be asked to sign up to a code of conduct, to work in accordance with the Governance Handbook and Competency Framework (where appropriate) and be willing to undertake Diocesan and LA training.
If you become a Governor, you’d be expected to serve for four years.
To put yourself forward as a Governor please fill in the form that your child will bring home tonight (this form maybe posted to separated parents) including a biography (pen portrait) outlining your skills and how these would contribute to effective governance and return it to the Head Teacher no later than noon on the 17th November. You may wish to nominate another parent. Please ensure that you have their consent to put their name forward before doing so. If we have more people come forward then we have vacancies, we will hold an election.
Please contact the head teacher to find out more about what being a parent Governor involves.
Click here to view Eligibility for the Governing Body.
September 2018 Applications - For information go to from the home page of school website — General Information -> Policies -> Admissions. Closing date for applications is Monday 15th January 2018.
Parents - Please share this message with your child/ren
Ofsted is inspecting your school and, would like to hear your views. You can do this by completing an online pupil questionnaire at the following link: ofsted.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Pupil/10032264. Your views are really important to us and, will help inspectors understand your experience of school. The questionnaire will close at 11am on 02 November 2017, to give the inspector time to look at the results. The questionnaires work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 11, and on mobiles and tablets when you copy and paste the link into the browser. We do not ask for your name, so you will not be identified from the responses you make.
Mrs. Levy's Parents' Evening has been rearranged for Tuesday, 7th November - appointments are from 3.40 to 7.00 pm. Online bookings will be available to book from 12.00 p.m. today, the 31st October. Please use the SCOPay system to make your appointment. Thank you.
We have Children In Need wristbands in school from the school office for £1.00. Thank you.
We have poppies on sale in school.
Please can you pay in advance for dinners. Dinners are £2.20 each day. You can pay weekly, monthly or termly. This term is 38 days. Monday 30th October to Wednesday 20th December 2017. Cost termly is £83.60. You must send dinner money payment on the Monday of each week in order for your child to receive this service, if we receive no payment the service will be suspended. Internet payments - Yorkshire Bank - Account 24989920 - Sort 05-07-22. All dinners must be paid for either in advance or on the day.
If you have not already done so can parents please register on SCOPay, this will allow you to view your 'live' aftercare balance and you will need this system to book all future parents interviews. Please email school asking for a link code to do this - email@example.com. You will receive an email back with a link code to enable you to access to our
new online parents booking system. Please follow the instructions
contained in this email. This new online system will also
allow you to see your current after/before care balance.
If you have not already done so can parents please register on SCOPay, this will allow you to view your 'live' aftercare balance and you will need this system to book all future parents interviews. Please email school asking for a link code to do this - firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an email back with a link code to enable you to access to our new online parents booking system. Please follow the instructions contained in this email. This new online system will also allow you to see your current after/before care balance.
Please remember Our Facebook page is not replacing the phone or chats with your child’s teacher. We can’t accept direct messages if children are off sick or late and won’t be able to talk about individual children’s situations for privacy reasons. Please help us by not naming your children on the page for the same reasons. If you have any questions for school please email email@example.com. Thank you.
Our Mini Vinnies have organised a food bank collection on Wednesday 27th Sept. Please can all food bank donations be sent in the morning with the children as the collection is in the morning from Rochdale Food Bank. Thank you.
KS2 Autumn Music Bills have been issued 21.9.17. They are due Friday 29th September. Transfer to Acc 24989920 - Sort 05-07-22. If you haven't received a bill please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If payment not received by Friday 29th September the lessons will be suspended.
Book Bags are now back in Stock from the School Office. They are £5.00 each.
On Wednesday June 28th 2017, school took part in "Celebrating Differences Day". All of the children came in non-uniform and gave a donation to the National Autistic Society. This year the children thought about all the ways that made them unique and their best achievement of the year. We are pleased to announce that we raised a total of £301.32. Thank you everyone!
Thank you everyone for your support with the Mini Vinnies book sale on the 20th June. We raised a fantastic £47.50. Thank you and happy reading!
If any parent has received a SEND questionnaire we would be grateful if you could complete it and return to school asap. Thank you.
Due to the added disruption currently being experienced at the before and end of the school day, I would ask you to take extra care on the church car park. Please consider whether you need to drive onto the car park, could you walk to school or park at the roadside? The children's safety and that of pedestrians is our main priority. Please do not park or drive on the pedestrian walk way and adhere to the car park markings. Thank you. Mr. S. Callaghan.
Rec/Y1 - Please can you ensure you write your child's name on their coats. As the weather is improving the children go outside to play with their coats on, and as they start to get warm, take off their coats and when they come to put their coats on, if they have no name on them they are unsure which coat belongs to which child. Thank you for your cooperation.
We have some Mini Vinnie Pencils for sale from the school office for £1.00 each. The Mini Vinnie Group are concerned that all children in poor countries receive a good education. All proceeds from the pencil sale will go to this worthy cause. Thank you for your support.
There are a number of children in school who have severe nut allergies. Please can we ask that you do not send your child into school with nuts of any kind. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
You may be entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). You can check by completing a form from our website, click link below for relative page. Please return this to the school office email@example.com who can forward this onto the relevant department to ask them to check for you or you can send direct to: - Data Team, Rochdale Borough Council, Floor 2, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale. OL16 1XU. Please return this by Monday 16th January. http://st-vincents.rochdale.sch.uk/meals-and-menus.html
Please remember to put your child's name on all their uniform. Recently we have found some uniform that have no names on and therefore we are unable to return them to their owners. We appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you.
It has been brought to our attention that Ziggy's has been selling our school uniform without our permission and with the incorrect logo. We would advise parents to return any items purchased and request a refund. School stocks book bags (£5.00), pe bags (£5.00), water bottles (£2.00) and ties (£3.50). Thank you.
Please can we remind parents/carers that you need to sign your child out of any afterschool activities. We appreciate your patience in this matter. Thank you.
We have a "search" button on our website. Located top right next to the "Facebook" logo. Hopefully this functionality will allow you to find information easily. Thank you.
Click here to find our school official face book page.
Important - Please check the calendar on the front page of the website for any cancellation of events or change of times.
As you may have noticed we have 2 disabled parking bays marked out on the church car park. Unless you are a disabled badge holder please do not park in these bays. Thank you.
We would remind parents to only enter school at the Reception Entrance, please do not access school at any other entrance. Thank you.
Are you entitled to free school meals. Could you please re apply direct to them by clicking on the link below :-
Please note we only have one size of book bag on sale now, the larger ones with the strap are too big for the cloakrooms and are being phased out. Book bags are £5.00 each.
RMBC Account 24989920, Sort 05-07-22
(Dinner Money, Music Fees, All Trip Payments including Robinwood, Milk Payments).
School Fund Account 24996404, Sort 05-07-22
(Sponsored Activities, Uniform, RAFC Football Coaching)
Aftercare Account 24995044, Sort 05-07-22