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School News | Friday 7th February 2020

The Parish of the Good Samaritan Prayer

Father David has been in school this week working with various classes and has asked us as a school to put emphasis on the Parish Prayer:

“Heavenly Father, as your son became Good Samaritan to help us through our fallen times, we pray that with your help and guidance our parish family will grow and flourish. Help us to see the world through your eyes, and to stay on the right path to help those who are in need. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen”.

St Augustines and All Saints

On Saturday 1st February St Augustine’s of Canturbury RC Primary School, Burnley and All Saints Catholic High School, Rawtenstall joined us in the Romero Catholic Academy Trust.

The other schools within the Romero CAT are St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Todmorden and St Mary’s RC Primary School, Bacup.

Diary Dates:

  • Class 8 Assembly | Fri 7th Feb – all welcome
  • Valentine’s Lunch | Thurs 13th Feb
  • PTFA Disco | Thurs 13th Feb 
  • Class 6 Assembly | Fri 14th Feb – all welcome
  • Half-Term Closure | Mon 17th Feb – Fri 21st Feb
  • Ashes Service in School | Wed 26th Feb

Valentine’s Lunch

Valentine’s Lunch is on Thurs 13th February this year. We have a delicious menu on offer for the special day.

Infant meals are free due to the Universal Free School Meal Scheme.

Junior meals are £2.20 unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals.

Online Safety Day

Online Safety Day is on the 11th February this year. Online Safety Day will be celebrated globally with the theme: ‘Together for a better internet!’

There will be various activities taking place in school around making the internet a safer place. Please ask your child about what they have learned and how we can improve safer browsing.

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 are on sale for £1.50.

Sacramental Programme at St John’s

A celebration Mass themed ‘The Presentation’ will be at the Vigil Mass at 6pm on Saturday 8th February at Church for the children taking part in the Sacramental Programme.

EYFS Drop-In 

On Monday 10th February Reception Class have an EYFS Drop-In session – this is to showcase the work completed by Reception Class children and to give parents the chance to see the progress their children are making.

Weekly Winners

Class Winners:

C1 – Loula Jenneys
C2 – Adam Khalique
C3 – Sophie Phillips
C4 – Esteban Guardado Fernandez
C5 – Jennifer Dodds
C6 – Maisie Helps
C7 – Macey Wylie
C8 – Amelia Broderick
C9 – Charlie Foxcroft

Writers of the Week:

C1 – Daniel Wainscott
C2 – Isabella Allen
C3 – Zahra Gul
C4 – Ethan Howorth
C5 – William Franklin
C6 – Jacob Kurcaba
C7 – Kimberly Yanos
C8 – Niall Boys
C9 – Alisha Rooney

Best Attendance – C4

House of the Week – St Patrick

Golden Boot – CL 1 & 9

Headteachers Card – Noel Holmes

Information on Wuhan Coronavirus

Information about the virus 

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. 

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. 

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China. 

UK Situation 

The first cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, with two members of the same family infected. 

If you have recently travelled to a high-risk area – or if you’ve been in contact with somebody who has – and you develop symptoms, you should contact NHS 111 for advice. 

You should not go to the doctor or to hospital, as if you have the virus, you may risk spreading it to others. 

Advice for travellers from Wuhan 

If anyone in the UK has returned from travel to Wuhan in the last 14 days they should 

· Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses 

· Call NHS 111 to inform them of their recent travel to the city 

Even if they do not have symptoms of the virus they should still follow the above advice. 

People are being asked to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.