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13th July, 2018


Notes for your diary

Saturday 14th July- Family Fun Day

Year 6 Events
17th July – Leavers’ Disco 7.30 until 9pm
19th July – Leavers’ Mass 7pm in main school hall

20th July – Own clothes day – School breaks up for summer holiday 3pm


Dear Parents and Carers,

Events this week

On Tuesday, all of our year 4 pupils had a wonderful visit to the Thames Flood Barrier to support their river study topic. They had a great trip on the cable cars and did lots of very healthy walking.

Also on Tuesday, our year 3 pupils went to Trinity Secondary school to take part in ‘SongFest’ with other local schools. Their singing was amazing and they were wonderful ambassadors for our school. On Tuesday afternoon, lots of our year 5 pupils went to Bonus Pastor to learn about the Windrush Generation. This was a great experience for all involved.

On Wednesday we all had a really fun day, celebrating the diversity of our school community. We had a really great barbecue lunch and afterwards the children really enjoyed all of the delicious fruit which you provided. Then we had a lovely parade in the playground and it was wonderful that so many of you were able to join us. Thank you for sending the children to school looking so amazing in their clothing from so many different countries. We took lots of photos which we are going to display in school.

Also on Wednesday, a group of our year 5 pupils went to Lewisham Hospital to present lots of baby hats which they had knitted . They were really welcomed and were congratulated on their great achievements.

On Thursday, the NSPCC came back to our school to thank the children for the huge effort they put into raising money to support the charity. Thank you so much for raising an amazing £1,613.42! This will pay for a counsellor to be trained and they will support up to 200 children each year. This is a wonderful achievement which will make a huge difference to so many children.

Also on Thursday, our Year 6 pupils performed their Leavers’ Production for their families. The children were absolutely brilliant and we were all enormously proud of them. All our other pupils loved watching the dress rehearsals.

Today, year 5/6F went on a very special visit to the Maritime Museum. This is part of an international project which enables our pupils to work with a group of pupils from China.
Also today years 4 and 5 pupils took part in superb Barbershop Quartet workshops. This was a really wonderful experience which the children loved.
I received a lovely email from a member of the public which I wanted to share with you .It is great to know that our pupils are so well behaved in public:

A few weeks ago I got on the train from New Eltham to Charing Cross which was delayed and a huge group of school children got on from St Winifred’s primary school who were on their way to the zoo.I just wanted to send a little note to say how impressed I was with their behaviour on the train, their respect for their teacher and how good their teacher was at managing them.
Please pass on my comments – I know teachers do not receive enough praise so I thought I would share.’

Food Bank

As we look forward to a lovely long summer holiday many of our families are really worried about how they will manage without free school lunches for six weeks. I would like to ask you to donate an item of food to help one of our families to provide for their children in really difficult times. I want to put some food packs together to help our families a little. We need items with a good sell by date and good nutritional value.



Our Lady of Lourdes parish

 The OLOL Chorus Summer Concert will be on Sunday 15th July at 2:30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 45b Burnt Ash Hill, SE12 0AE and will be raising funds for Water Aid.  This charity has the aim of ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to clean water, decent toilets and understands good hygiene. 

All the pieces being performed have a connection with the theme of Water and Drink and trace very varied musical styles from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II and so includes something for all tastes.  The concert will itself be an “Oasis” of calm from the wall to wall sport this weekend. There is no admission charge but a collection will be taken for our chosen charity. 

The performance will last about an hour and will be followed by afternoon tea style refreshments in the parish hall for which a donation would be welcome. 

This term we have been joined in the Chorus by a number of new members who are parents of children in St Winifred’s and so please come and support them in their debut performance

Flyer link: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Water-Aid-concert-poster-v1-A4-2.pdf

To find out more about Water Aid visit their website at – www.wateraid.org/uk/ 

Please do note the slightly earlier start time than previously advertised of 2:30pm



Message from The Friends

TOMORROW IS THE DAY: Family Fun Day – Saturday 14th July 12-3pm

St Winifred’s Family Fun Day opens its doors tomorrow to welcome you to a great day including delicious BBQ and buffet food, sweet treats, refreshments, a Football extravaganza in the MUGA, entertainment for the kids and adults – bouncy castle, badge making, face painting, human fruit machine and more.  England v Belgium in the World Cup will be shown on the big screen in the Hall.

We look forwards to seeing you there!

 Feeling lucky?? The Raffle is full of wonderful prizes including: £100 at the Lord Northbrook, Dinner for two at Caspian; dinner for two at Damascus Pop Up restaurant; bouncy castle hire; family tickets to On Blackheath worth £250!   gambados play passes; £50 Boden voucher, London Zoo tickets, Pottery on the Parade voucher; Seven Wonders of the Weald and more. Tickets just 50p.

 Thank you so much to all who have donated their time to volunteer tomorrow, to bring or make cakes or buffet food; donated bottles, hosted Peter James Boards etc. Without this we could not make the day happen to bring our community together raising money for our school.  Please bring all donations to the school on Saturday ideally by 12.

 We’d further like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Peter James Estate Agents for generously sponsoring the event; to Warburtons for donating hot dog rolls, and burger buns, to Jerry’s and the Summerfield for donating Pimms; Epic Inflatables for providing the bouncy castle at cost prices; local businesses who have donated the raffle prizes.

 Finally, we will be setting up from 3pm this evening if anyone has an hour or so to lend an extra hand we would be extremely grateful.

What’s on Guide Link: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Whats-On-Guide.pdf

My Fantasy House – VOTING CLOSES TODAY

Don’t forget to like your favourite Fantasy House pictures on the Peter James Facebook page – voting closes today and the winners will be announced at tomorrow’s fun day.



Free Lewisham Swimming

Please see the following link: http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/lewisham-free-swimming.pdf

Beckenham Place Park Summer Activities

Please see these links : http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BPP-events.pdf

and http://www.swcps.lewisham.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/18-August-guided-Bike-rides-BPP-2.pdf

Lewisham Music

Here is the link for the July Newsletter for Lewisham Music: https://mailchi.mp/37430df30945/lewisham-music-newsletter-july18?e=cd1b53fba5

Attendance & Punctuality for this week

 Total: 56 children who arrived late for their learning this week.

Class Attendance Lates Class Attendance Lates Class  Attendance Lates
Reception C 86% 2 Year 2CL 91% 5 Year 4T 94% 4
Reception B 88% 9 Year 2FM 97% 4 Year 4L 98% 2
Year 1 A 96% 7 Year 3U 97% 2 Year 5K 97% 4
Year 1 D 93% 5 Year 3A 96% 6 Year 5/6F 95% 4
  Year 6M 98% 2

Have a really lovely weekend

Margaret Hanrahan