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

Newsletter 13th February 2015


Dear St Philip’s Families,


Growth Mindset

This week we have focused on the learning quality of ‘creativity’. The children enjoyed an excellent assembly with Mrs Fyall exploring the advantages of being creative in their learning. After half term we will be focusing on ‘making connections.’ We are also trying to encourage children to be independent learners. It has been great to visit classes over the last two weeks and to see children using ‘The Five B’s’ – ‘brain, book, board, buddy, boss’ – if they get stuck in their learning.

Enterprise Day

Enterprise Day last week was a great success. The children worked hard on their products and really enjoyed selling them. Thank you to those of you who came along to support the sale at the end of the day. The children managed to raise a grand total of £424.76 for their nominated charities. Well done to everyone!

Governors’ Day

Last week we welcomed our Governors into school for the day. They got to spend time in classes and to meet with subject leaders. I know the Governors particularly enjoyed spending time with the children in class and at lunch time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank to Governors for all the hard work they put into their role.

Parents’ Evenings

It was great to meet so many of you at parents’ evening this week. The Governors and I appreciated the opportunity to talk to you and I am pleased that so many parents were able to attend. If you were unable to attend, your child’s teacher will phone you to discuss their progress.

Friends of St Philip’s

Please look out for details of the St Philip’s Bake Off, to take place during the week commencing the 2nd March.

Helping Others

Congratulations to Ella Burchett who raised £26 selling badges for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Induction Mass

Please note the change of date – this will now take place during the 9.30 Mass on Sunday 1st March


Mr Bond is leaving us today and I would like to thank him for the work he has done at St Philip’s since September. Mr McCurdy met the children yesterday and we are very much looking forward to working with him after half term.

Car Park

Please think about the safety of the children and be considerate when driving through and parking in the church car park.


The Bridge Cottage Art Mural Project is well underway and the board is taking shape, thanks to the hard work of the children and Mrs McNally. Along with other schools from Uckfield we have designed and painted a mural to represent the school and to link in with the Charleston Festival. The board will be displayed outside Bridge Cottage until the refurbishment is finished. Thank you to Mrs McNally for taking the opportunity to involve St Philip’s in this very exciting project.


Thank you for supporting our school uniform policy. We would like to remind you that long hair needs to be tied up as we don’t want any accidents in practical lessons. We have ordered a new PE fleece that can be worn for outdoor PE. If you would like to order one, please visit the Uniform Shop at the School Office on either Monday & Tuesday mornings between 8.45 – 9.15am.

Liturgy for Our Lady of Lourdes

Year 5 led us in a Liturgy for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on Wednesday. It was lovely to be joined by some parents to reflect on the story of Bernadette and Our Lady. Please check the newsletter for future Liturgies which will be led by the children and to which parents are very welcome to attend.

With very best wishes for a lovely half term.

Joanna Sanchez



Last Modified: Tuesday 23 June 2015 11:04
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