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School News | Friday 24th January 2020

Mrs Price update

Mrs Price is currently absent from school and is home after undergoing tests in hospital. We are confident she will be back to school as soon as she is fully recovered. Mrs Price is in daily contact with school and we are keeping her up to date on school life.

May we all say a little prayer for a speedy recovery. In the meantime Mrs Bibby will be Acting Headteacher while Class 8 will be taught by both Mrs Stannard and Mrs Sonntag, Class 7 will still be taught by Miss Whittle and school will run as normal.

Year of the Word

This week in school we have launched ‘Year of the Word’. During the year, we will be listening, reading and responding to the Bible. More details to follow.

Diary Dates:

  • Class 9 Assembly   Fri 31st Jan – all welcome
  • Class 8 Assembly   Fri 7th Feb – all welcome
  • Valentines Lunch   Thurs 13th Feb
  • PTFA Disco              Thurs 13th Feb 
  • Class 6 Assembly    Fri 14th Feb – all welcome

Girls Hartley Cup 

On Wed 29th Jan, St John’s Girls Football Team will compete in the Hartley Cup against other Lancashire School teams. We wish them all the very best and we are confident they will do us proud.


School has received a number of complaints regarding parking on Brent Street. Resident’s drives have been blocked by parents when dropping off and collecting their children from St John’s and Casterton. We ask that parents be considerate when parking.

PTFA Disco

Our PTFA Disco is on Thur 13th Feb, 5-6.30pm. Due to capacity restrictions we are only able to issue 100 tickets and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets go on sale next Fri 31st January and are £1.50.

Sacramental Programme Individual Meetings

Parents of children in Year 3 who are taking part in the Sacramental Programme have their individual meetings on Sun 26th or Mon 27th Jan. If your child is taking part in the Sacramental Programme and you do not have a meeting arranged, please contact Father David at St Mary’s Presbytery, 01282 422007.

Drop In and EYFS Learning Journeys

On Mon 27th there will be a Drop-In session 3-4pm for parents to call into school to speak to their child’s class teacher, no appointment needed.

Also on Mon 27th Reception Class have their EYFS Learning Journey Drop-In session 2.30 -3.15pm. Also no appointment needed.

Weekly Winners:

Class Winners:

C1 – Lily Field
C2 – Arek Skraba
C3 – Jessica Hawke
C4 – Jake Cook
C5 – Charlie Durkin
C6 – Leland Pounder
C7 – Ryan Whittle
C8 – Kodie Hewitt
C9 – Junior Mclean

Writers of the Week:

C1 – Lyla Kelbie
C2 – Riley O’Keef
C3 – Maia Lacy
C4 – Vivienne McCarthy
C5 – Hannah Smith
C6 – Declan Andrews
C7 – Maizey Flanagan
C8 – Jack Clarke
C9 – Alisha Rooney

Best Attendance – C6

House of the Week – St David

Golden Boot – CL 1 & 4

Headteachers Card – Dion Lopez