18th October 2019

Notes for your diary

Inset day for staff Monday 28th October
Children return to school Tuesday 29th OctoberParent/Carer and Teacher meetings:
Tuesday 5th November from 4.30 – 7pm
Thursday 7th November from 3.30 – 6pm
(appointment sheets available after Half Term – see date below)

Dear Parents and Carers,

Half term is here already!

It has been a really busy hard term and the children have been working incredibly hard so they are all ready for a rest before we start preparing for Christmas!

On Thursday, Year 2 visited St Paul’s Cathedral to consolidate their learning about the Great fire of London.  They also had a short tour of the cathedral and took part in an interactive workshop. They got a bit wet but had a wonderful day.

Feast of All Saints

On Friday 1st November, we will take all classes from Yr 1 – 6 to church to join the parish for 9.30 mass. Parents and carers are invited to join us for this service. If you would like to take your child from Nursery, Reception or Year 1, you are welcome to come along, stay with them and then take them back to school after the service.

Open Evenings

Tuesday 5th November – 4.30 – 7 pm
Thursday 7th November – 3.30 – 6 pm

Signing in sheets will be available from Friday 1st November.

You can sign up for your preferred time on the forms in the reception area at the back of the office inside the double doors.  If you cannot pop in to sign up, then call the school office after 9.30am and before 2.45pm and we will do our best to accommodate you.
You can make an appointment for a 10 minute discussion with your child’s teacher. You will also be able to spend time looking at your child’s work before your appointment if you arrive a bit earlier.
In order to ensure you don’t have to wait, teachers will use timers. It is really important that appointments do not overrun but if you need more time then you are welcome to arrange a follow up meeting.
There will be crèche facilities during these meetings.

Dinner money next half term Nursery and Year 3 – 6

Next half term dinner money will be £87.40 or £11.50 per week/£2.30 per day. Tuesday 29th Oct – Thursday 19th Dec.
Please ensure that you are up to date with this half terms payments.

Autumn/Winter Menu

Please follow this link for the new menu starting on 29th October: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/parents/dinner-time/school-dinners/

Applying to start primary school 2019-20

Applications for Reception Class places for September 2020 can now be made on line. Please follow this link: https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission/applying-to-start-primary-school

Applying for secondary schools for September 2020 – year 6 only

Please follow this link: https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/schools/school-admission/applying-to-start-secondary-school

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st October 2019 but it is recommended that you should submit your application online by Friday 19th October 2019.
If you need any help or access to a computer, please contact the school office.

Attendance for this week

Class Attendance Class Attendance
Reception A 94% Year 3F 96%
Reception CO 95% Year 4F 95%
Year 1LO 95% Year 4C 95%
Year 1UB 96% Year 5K 93%
Year 2A 94% Year 5G 99%
Year 2M 98% Year 6F 94%
Year 3T 97% Year 6M 96%


Our Lady of Lourdes parish

Coffee morning after Sunday 9:00am Mass

Whether you attend the 9:00am Mass or turn up early for the 11:00am Mass on Sundays,  please do come and in and join us in the church hall after the 9:00am Mass for tea, coffee, biscuits, squash and a chat. This week it is being run by one of the uniformed groups.

Chorus news:

There will be no rehearsal on Monday 28th October due to the holidays but we will rehearsals will continue on Monday 4th November at 8pm in the church for our Christmas Concert which will be on Sunday 15th December at 4pm, also in the church.  It was great to see several new faces this term – but there is always room for a few more enthusiastic members.   There will be time to talk a little about the chorus, its aims to reach a broad range of musical abilities and how we learn, practise and perform. 

Please remember that we are not “the church choir” but see ourselves more as a community choir and so one of our key aims is to build up the relationship between us as we learn together to improve our singing and musical skills.

Message from the Friends

Thank you to all of you who attended the AGM on Tuesday evening.

We were so pleased to announce that together with all our supportive parents we have raised an amazing £11,021,67 last year!
This money will go towards bettering the education for all our children.
We said a fond farewell to Co-Chairs Jo and Amii and to Treasurer Marta – a huge thank you for all their hard work and dedication to the PTA. We also welcomed some new committee members, who will be announced very soon.
We are looking forward to putting this years events together and sharing them with you all. We always welcome new ideas so please share with us if you have any!
If you would like to be part of the PTA committee or a flexible friend please email and let us know.
We are planning something exciting for Christmas this year! More details to follow so watch this space.
To join your child’s class WhatsApp group for parents please email us with your name, class and phone number.
You can also follow us on Facebook 
Thank you
The PTA – Friends of St Winifred’s

Have a really lovely half term.

Margaret Hanrahan