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Newsletter | 6th Dec 2019

School News | Friday 6th December 2019 Advent message from Fr David   ‘Advent is a time of spiritual preparation: when society is telling us to get busy, the Church tells us instead to slow down. It’s also a time to think and reflect upon the enormity of what we are celebrating at the Feast of… Read more »

Newsletter | 29th Nov 2019

School News | Friday 29th November 2019 Advent at St John’s This year we are aiming in school to make Advent much more of a season in its own right, rather than simply a countdown to Christmas.  For the first time, we will have Advent Reconciliation for juniors led by Fr David.   In the Entrance Hall, as… Read more »

Newsletter | 22nd Nov 2019

School News | Friday 22nd November 2019 Diary Dates Christmas Fayre: Tues 10th Dec 3-4pm, school hall        Junior Concert: Wed 18th Dec 9.15am, 10.30am Infant Nativity: Tues 17th Dec 10am, 2pm Advent Service: Thurs 19th Dec 9.45am (church) Reading at Home  This week we are sending home a booklet with information about supporting your reading at home.  This is something many of… Read more »

Newsletter | 15th Nov 2019

School News | Friday 15th November 2019 Diary Dates Please be reminded of the following dates for your diary: Pantomime: Tues 10th Dec 10am, Blackburn Junior Concert: Wed 18th Dec 9.15am, 10.30am Christmas Fayre: Tues 10th Dec 3-4pm, school hall Parishioners’ Tea Party: Wed 18th Dec 1.30pm Violin & Guitar Concert: Mon 16th 9.30am Advent Service: Thurs 19th Dec 9.45am (church) Infant Nativity: Tues 17th Dec 10am, 2pm Class… Read more »

Newsletter | 8th Nov 2019

School News | Friday 8th November 2019 Listening to your child read at home Please support your child’s progress in reading by listening to them read regulary at home.  Please also make sure that you complete their Reading Record and return to school each week.   Goodbye Father Lawrence We say goodbye today to Father Lawrence as… Read more »

Newsletter | 1st Nov 2019

School News | Friday 1st November 2019 Poppy Appeal Poppies will be available in school from Monday in exchange for a silver coin.  This year the Poppy Appeal is aiming to raise over £50 million to help support serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces community and their families.   Progress in Writing Well done to… Read more »

Newsletter | 18th Oct 2019

School News | Friday 18th October 2019 Diocese of Salford Building Fund Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Building Fund so far.  To date, we have collected £785.00  We are still accepting contributions if you haven’t done so already. Thank you very much. Progress in Writing This term we are introducing a new award. Each… Read more »

Newsletter | 11th Oct 2019

School News | Friday 11th October 2019 CAFOD – Brighten Up On Friday we launched our collection for CAFOD’s 2019 Harvest Appeal.  Their ‘Brighten Up’ campaign encourages us to help build a brighter world for poor communities around the world.   We are raising money to help install solar pumps in countries like Uganda so that people… Read more »

Newsletter | 4th Oct 2019

School News | Friday 4th October 2019 Thank you to everyone who attended Mass at St Mary’s on Saturday to mark the formal coming together of our churches.  It was a lovely event and very well attended.   All children are currently taking part in a competition to design an image to be used on the reverse… Read more »

Newsletter | 27th Sept 2019

School News | Friday 27th September 2019 It was wonderful to have Bishop John in our parish at the weekend.  He asked to be invited to school so we hope to see him again soon.   Please be reminded of our Mass to mark the formal coming together of our churches – Saturday 28th September, 12noon at St… Read more »