St Philip's Catholic Primary School

St Philip's Catholic Primary School
High Street, New Town
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 5DJ

Tel: 01825 762032  /  Fax: 01825 748706
Email: office@stphilips.e-sussex.sch.uk

Newsletter December 2014

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Dear St. Philip’s Families

This week St Philip’s welcomed Father Stephen into school to help us celebrate the beginning of Advent. Our Year 6 students have taken part in the Big Sing and won first place in Indoor Athletics, and we look forward to our Parish Christmas Fair tomorrow. We have been blessed with new additions to our playground, courtesy of Alex Foot, Jo Craft, Andy McGibbon and Barrie Woollard.

Thank you for all your continuing support for our school.

With very best wishes

Jacqueline Zadeh,  Interim Headteacher

The Big Sing

Year 6 made us all very proud of them - with their stupendous singing - and their exemplary behaviour, at The Big Sing, held at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday. A huge round of applause to all those from Year 6 who participated, and to their teachers and supporters too. Well done St Philip’s - again!

St Philip’s Parish / School Christmas Fair

We very much hope you will join us for our Christmas Fair tomorrow. Rumours abound that not only are there a wonderful range of seasonal stalls, but also a very special visitor might be dropping in too and that’s not just Father Stephen!

Uniform and Coats

Please help us to ensure that your child is wearing the correct attire for school. Lots of children are still coming to school without coats, even though they are on our very cold and windy playground for a significant part of the day. As regards to uniform, whilst we appreciate that school shoes may take a week or so to replace, items like the appropriate jumper and school tie are readily available from our school uniform shop. Can we please make sure, too, that children have footwear that is appropriate for the school stairs and playground; ‘designer’ items don’t usually have that in their specification.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Perfect Playground

A thousand thanks from all of us at St Philip’s to Jo Craft and Alex Foot – our talented artists - who have done the most amazing job of our school space. Jo and Alex have given up their holidays and Saturdays to make our playground a real play space for all our children – and on behalf of all of them thank you so much they love it! And another round of applause for Mr McGibbon and Mr Woollard, who, after their first fabulous creation of our St Philip’s stage, have now moved on to create the most magnificent pergola and beginnings of our Peace Garden. It has been wonderful to see how the children have so enjoyed this new play space. St Philip’s is just so lucky to have such tremendously willing and talented people ready and to give their time up for all of our children.

School Meals and Parent Pay

Please can we remind you to check your account weekly and tick your child’s name for the day that they wish to have a meal? Please also keep your account in credit. This will save the kitchen and office staff time.

Congratulations to......

Esme Year 6 who passed her Performing Arts & Musical Theatre award with a distinction.

Are you looking for a part-time job? Casual MDSA Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a Casual Midday Supervisor. Working hours, when required are 11.45am - 1.15pm; the pay for each session is £9.83. We need a couple of people who would be prepared to be a Midday Supervisor on an ad hoc basis; in the future there may be an opportunity to work regularly. If you are interested in the above please speak to Mrs Carless or Mrs Nolan in the School Office. This could lead to further hours and other opportunities in the school.

A reminder – parentinfo@stphilips.e-sussex.sch.uk does not have an inbox – please use the office email address to contact us 

INSET – School Closed -  January 5th 2015.

Last Modified: Tuesday 23 June 2015 11:05
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