10th September, 2018

Notes for your diary

18th Sept – meet the teacher 6.30 pm year 1,2,3 & 4T – Main site
18th Sept – meet the teacher 7.15 pm years 4 CW, 5 & 6 Main site

18th Sept 7.45pm The Friends of St Winifred’s Annual General Meeting

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Tuesday six of our year 5 and 6 pupils went to St Georges Cathedral to represent our school at a very special mass for the new school year. They were great ambassadors for our school and they told me that they loved the service.

Last weekend, Ayden in Year 6 went to Dublin for the European karate championships and won second place in both of his competitions. This is an amazing achievement and we are all extremely proud of him. He is already the under 12 champion in Britain.

Meet your child’s teacher

On Tuesday 18th September, at 6.30pm, we will be holding a meeting for parents and carers of Year 1, 2, 3 and 4T pupils.
Meetings for parents and carers of 4CW, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils will be held on the same evening at 7.15pm.
Meetings will be held in classrooms and will be an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher in a group meeting with other parents and carers to find out about how the class will be organised etc. These meetings will last about half an hour and crèches will be provided in our new hall near the school office. There will be opportunities for individual meetings after half term.
From 7.15pm there will be refreshments in the main hall and a chance to catch up with other parents and carers. Then at 7.45pm the Friends of St Winifred’s will be holding their Annual General Meeting in the same hall. All parents and carers are invited. It would also be great to see our new parents and carers at this meeting.
The Friends have done an amazing job in bringing our school community together for many wonderful events during the past year. They have also raised a huge amount of money to support our children. Please come along and support their incredible efforts to enrich the experiences provided in our schools for your child.  

Applying to start primary school 2018-19

Applications for Reception Class places for September 2019 can now be made on line. Link to our web site:  http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/admissions/

If you live in the borough of Lewisham:

If you live in the borough of Greenwich: https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200286/apply_for_a_school_place/458/apply_for_a_primary_school_place

If you live in the borough of Bromley: https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/13/primary_school_admissions/72/making_an_application_for_primary_school

Contact information Years  1 – 6

It is essential that we have up to date contact information for every child.
Over the next few weeks each child will receive a printed ‘check form’ to take home. Please sign and return these forms amending any information that is incorrect. Thank you.

Open Days for Secondary Schools

Please follow this link for the Lewisham School open sessions:


International Academy of Greenwich Link: http://www.iaog.org.uk/open-days/

Our Lady of Lourdes parish

Chorus of Our Lady of Lourdes Lee

A reminder that this term’s rehearsals have restarted again on Monday evenings in the church at 8pm in preparation for our Christmas concert.  It doesn’t matter if you were not able to make last week’s initial  session as there is plenty of time to catch up. It seems wrong to talk of Christmas so early – but we need the next few months to rehearse some old and new music.  If you have never sung with a choir before then this is a great term to come along for a couple of taster sessions as much of the music will be familiar to you and EVERYONE loves singing Christmas carols and songs.  The welcome is of course open to all our current and past members and please do ask friends and family to join.  We especially would welcome younger people and more MEN!!

Message from the Friends – THANK YOU 

Friends AGM – Tuesday 18th September 2018 – after meet the Teacher in the Main Hall.

Come and join us for our AGM and refreshments after meet the teacher on 18th September. At the AGM, we will present a cheque to Miss Hanrahan for the funds, that with your help we raised over the last school year.  We will also present a brief Chair and Treasurer report detailing events we have held and what the money raised is spent on and how it has benefited your children.

We would love to have some new members to keep up the good work and many hands make light work.   Can you spare some time to meet to plan events?  Could you sit on the occasional sub-group to help organise a specific event?   Our ‘Flexible Friends’, parents and carers who we can call upon to help run the event on the day are also there to share the workload and offer support.   

 We’d love to have you on board!  If you would like to join the Committee please email stwinifredsfriendsse12@gmail.com

Other ways to help raise money:

The wonder that is the internet allows us to raise money without organising events, and there are several ways you can help with this:

  • Easy Fundraising – www.easyfundraising.org.uk allows you to raise money for the school whilst shopping online – you simply log onto your EasyFundraising account, and head to the online shop you want using the link on the website. Every time you make a purchase, a percentage is donated by EasyFundraising to our School.
  • Stamptastic – Clothes will undoubtedly get lost at school. Many jumpers and cardigans go missing, and bizarrely, trousers and shirts often disappear too.  St Winifred’s recommends labeling all of your child’s items of clothing, and the Friends have teamed up with Stamptastic to make this easier for our parents. Use this link to buy your stamps and the school earns 20% for every stamp sold!  https://stamptastic.co.uk/pages/school-welcome#a_aid=5b3d18f2391bb


Please support your child by ensuring they are in school before the bell is rung each morning. Lots of our pupils are arriving late every day and missing the beginning of their learning.  All classes including  Nursery and Reception, are expected to start their school day at 8.45.


Class Attendance Late Class Attendance Late
Reception C 100% 1 Year 3F 96% 1
Reception BC 95% 1 Year 4T 98% 4
Year 1A 95% 8 Year 4CW 98% 1
Year 1LC 97% 9 Year 5K 98% 3
Year 2A 95% 2 Year 5F 97% 5
Year 2M 97% 1 Year 6F 92% 2
Year 3W 94% 1 Year 6M 98% 1

Have a lovely weekend.

Margaret Hanrahan