St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Primary School.
Due to health and safety reasons and the general congestion in the cloakroom areas. I would ask you not to send your child into school in September with large sports bags/ruck sacks for their kits or reading books. Reading bags and PE bags are available from school. Many thanks for your support with this.
As this year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic support you give to St. Vincent’s. I wish you and your families a happy and safe summer holiday.
Please note that School will close at 2.00 pm on Friday 20th July for the Summer Holidays - All children must be collected at this time, there will not be any After Care provision.
Thank you for your support this term which has enabled us to raise over £3,440 for the Saint Joseph Penny Appeal and £1,188 for CAFOD. You have been extremely generous once again this year; fundraising continues to be a real ‘strength’ at St. Vincent’s.
We say good bye to Mrs. Carnighan and Mrs. Copple who are leaving school to take on new challenges and thank them for all their hard work during their time at St. Vincent’s. We wish them both good luck for the future.
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 Please note service can be withdrawn if no payment received.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.
I am pleased to welcome Mrs. Golding back following her maternity leave. Mrs. Golding will be taking over as 2V Class teacher from Mrs. Hilton whose contract finished last Friday. Mrs. Golding will teach 2V until the end of this academic year. I would like to thank Mrs. Hilton for her time at St. Vincent's and wish her well for the future.
Please remember to send your child into school with a sun hat, water bottle and with sun lotion applied in this hot weather. Thank you.
We have raised a wonderful £1,188.00 to be able to buy some world gifts for CAFOD. We have purchased 6 winter survival kits, 7 special gift greetings cards and 1 medical outreach team.
We are delighted to inform you that we have raised a wonderful £3,441.46 for St. Joseph's Penny/CARITAS. Thank you for your generosity and support.
We are delighted to inform you that the recent Mini Vinnies Book Sale raised a wonderful £100. We have managed to purchase 10 teach someone to read packs. Thank you very much for your support and generosity.
Click here for forms and more information.
The Mini Vinnies will be holding a used book sale on Thursday, 14th June. All money raised will go to CAFOD to buy Teach a Child to Read packs, so there's just time to have a tidy out of book shelves over the half term and bring in any books you would like to pass on at the beginning of the new half term. Thank you for your support.
Dinners this coming term is £66.00 this is from Monday 11th June until Friday 20th July, which is 30 days. Please can we remind you that all dinners must be paid in advance. It is very costly for school to send out reminders and chase parents for payment, especially as school budgets continue to be reduced. Thank you for your understanding and support.Please transfer to Account 24989920 - Sort 05-07-22.
From 11th June, the school entrance doors for the children will be open from 8.30am. Teaching assistants will greet the children who will then be able to enter their classrooms and prepare for the start of the day. Teachers will be in their classrooms from 8.30am to supervise the children. This change will mean that the children will no longer need to ‘line up’ in the playground in the mornings. The teaching assistants will relay any important information you wish the teachers to know. School will still start at the usual time of 8.35am. It is hoped that this change will ensure a smooth start to the day, alleviate congestion on the playground, the cloakrooms and possibly on the church car park.
If you are or know a parent who may have a child or young person with additional needs and/or disabilities - please take a couple of minutes to fill out the short questionnaire click on link here to view.
Currently only one third of children and young people with a diagnosis of additional needs and/or disabilities attend a self-referral Short Break opportunity available within the Rochdale Borough.
If you have a concern about the schools data protection practice, you can contact our Data Protection Officer on DPOSchools@Rochdale.Gov.UK. Thank you.
We are delighted to inform you that the children either ran, jogged or walked 659.1 miles yesterday for "Share The Journey for CAFOD". We have completed 7th of the world total. Once we know what we have raised we will let you know. Remember to send in your sponsor money and any SJP Boxes. Thank you.
Work on the construction of a 'MUGA' pitch on the School Playing Field will commence on Monday 30th April and is expected to last 5 weeks. Contractors will require access between St. Vincent's and Caldershaw School. Can I remind parents not to park in the staff car park or in front of the school main gates.
Summer Music Bills sent home today (24th April) - they are due 3rd May 2018 - Bank Transfer preferred - to Account 24989920 - Sort 05-07-22. Balance enquiries please email email@example.com.
The Scarlett Ball - Saturday 16th June
Venue in the The Great Hall - Rochdale Town Hall from 18.30 till late. Drinks reception, Four course meal and Entertainment is a Disco. Tickets will be available from the school office if you are interested in attending.
Tickets £50 each - tables up to 10 people.
Black tie and ball gowns with red (scarlet) accessories.
Contact - Tel 07714 639754
Facebook search - The Scarlett Ball
All net profits raised go directly to - When you wish upon a star & The Royal Manchester Children's hospital.
We have recently had a number of children diagnosed with Scarlet Fever.
Please click on link here to view symptoms if your child is ill.
The school Governors have approved a decision to trial the extension of the opening times for both the Before and Aftercare clubs. This has now started. The before care club will be available from 7.30am Monday – Friday and the aftercare club will be available up until 5.45pm Monday to Friday.
The trial period is from Monday 9th April and last for the whole of the Summer term.
We have a prize from the Fairtrade event still to be collected from the school office. It is an orange raffle ticket - 118. Thank you.
As a school we have completed our first week of our reading challenge. We have joined many schools up and down the country in the ‘100 million minutes reading challenge’. In our first week as a school we have managed to read 57,824 minutes. This is fantastic! After the first day, St Vincent’s were ranked 500 out of 526 schools. After our first week, we have managed to move up to position 230 out of 526 schools!!! Remember to record the number of minutes you have read each night in your reading record. The more you read the better chance we have of winning the competition……£5000 to spend on books for our school. Well done boys and girls, keep going!
Following our recent Ofsted inspection, that took place on Thursday 2nd November. I am pleased to inform you that we have retained our status as a "good" school. I would like to thank all the parents and children who took the time to complete the Ofsted questionnaires. I have attached a copy of the final report for your information.Click here to view
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
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
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.
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.