Autumn Term 2016Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.
Welcome back to our new academic year 2016/2017.
Our doors opened to the children on Monday 5 September and it was great to see all our children returning to school after the holiday in their full school uniforms ready to start in their new classrooms with their new teachers. They have all made a very impressive start to the new year.
Our new reception children have joined the school part-time and will be joining us full-time from Monday 19 September. They are settling in extremely well to their new school and are quickly learning all their new routines. They have been enjoying time in their classroom and the wonderful weather this week has enabled them to have some lovely learning opportunities outside in the Reception woodland area and in our school garden.
Father Dave opened our school year with a Mass on Tuesday morning and talked to the children about making new starts, looking out for each other and spreading kindness. Father will be visiting all classes in the school in the next few weeks and is looking forward to working with the children throughout the year.
As always this academic year we will be continuing to promote and maintain the highest standards in all school areas and we ask all within our school community to join us in this aim. Please help us to achieve and maintain the highest standards at our school by:
Supporting your child’s learning through working with staff; attending parents’ evenings and meetings and supporting your child with their class work and homework so they succeed and achieve their best.
Ensuring your child proudly wears the correct uniform in school which includes; no jewellery (except plain stud ear-rings), smart hair styles – no extreme cuts, excessive hair gel or hair decorations, no make up or nail varnish, and appropriate school shoes.
Promoting excellent timekeeping and attendance, keeping term time absence for sickness only to an absolute minimum and not taking holidays during term time.
Insisting your child displays excellent behaviour, manners, conduct and shows respect and kindness towards others at all times.
Encouraging your child to take personal responsibility for their work, learning and actions.
It is our mission at St Oswald’s to promote excellence in education so that children will develop a love of learning, a thirst for knowledge, an understanding and appreciation of their faith, religion and the world they live in and have happy times with us. Together I believe we can achieve our mission.
I very much looking forward to working in partnership with you throughout this academic year and please remember as always if you have any problems or concerns regarding your child, their education or school policies, please contact us. We are always ready to listen and will always do the best we can to help.
Thanking you in advance for your support.
Miss H T Lennon