This Week's Newsletter|
The Federation Newsletter (and previous editions) can be accessed using the link below.
An Inspector calls (in this case two)|
Mr John Thorpe and Mrs Pam Mackro visited St Hubert's School on Wednesday 19th October to conduct a Section 48 RE Inspection. They wish to thank the children, staff, governors and parents for making them so welcome. The draft report will be sent into school next week with the final version published shortly afterwards. At the moment we are not able to give details of the Inspection findings except to say that we feel comfortable with the initial feedback. All families will receive a copy of the final report when it is published. It will also be placed on the website.
High School Transfer - DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!|
The closing date for High School Admission Applications is Monday 31st October 2016. Our records show that one or two families have yet to complete the application process. Remember, the closing date falls during the half term holiday so please complete it today!
If you require any further information or help accessing thisform, please contact the school.
Half Term Holiday|
The Schools close for the half term holiday on Tuesday 25th October at 3.30pm and will re-open to the children on Monday 7th November.
This particular half term holiday sees the celebrations for Halloween and for Bonfire Night. Increasingly, the Americal tradition of 'Trick or Treat' has taken hold in Britain and many children call on friends and neighbours to mark the occasion. If your child does take part in 'Trick or Treat', please make sure they are under adult supervision as they go from door to door. This is for their own safety. Some people, particularly the elderly or those living alone, can be quite intimidated by a succession of ghouls and witches knocking at their door. Please give some consideration to limiting the visits to friends of the family rather than total strangers. Bonfire night can also be fraught with danger and children need to be aware that fireworks are for adults only. I have no wish to be a killjoy or spoilsport but we do need to keep our children safe as well as having due consideration for our neighbours.
Whatever you are doing during the holiday, enjoy yourselves and have a good rest so that you are ready to come back to school on Monday 7th November to face the term ahead. And finally, remember the clocks go back one hour this weekend on Sunday 30th October at 2am. A whole extra hour in bed!!
Happy 97th Birthday Miss Jessie Hall MBE.|
Those that know Jessie Hall will understand that she is an icon of Great Harwood and our Catholic Community. She was a pupil at St Wulstan’s school in the early 1920s
Jessie was on the board of governors at the newly opened St Hubert’s School in 1967, having previously served as a governor at the old school.
“HALLFIELD ROAD” leading to the school was actually named after Jessie. She retired from the Governing Body in 2003 after serving for 40 years.
Jessie has held some prestigious offices during her lifetime including Mayor of Hyndburn, Deputy Head of Mount Carmel and President of the local Girl Guides and Brownies.
She was a fund-raiser extraordinaire, raising thousands of pounds for the scanner appeal and the hospice.
Jessie added status to community and gave children a wonderful example of how to help others less fortunate.
The Governors and the children recognised Jessie’s birthday this week when two Year 6 pupils presented her with the pupils’ handmade crafted cards and a hamper from the Governors.
St Wulstan's PTFA present
Fashion show from La Boutique and many stalls.
To be held in St Wulstan’s school hall
Friday 11th November
Doors open 7pm fashion show at 8:30pm
Tickets £5pp inc nibbles
(Bring your own tipple)
Tickets available from school office or a member of the PTFA
STAY SAFE ON-LINE!|
Thank you for looking at our website which we hope will prove helpful to you. Whenever you are on-line there is the potential for unwanted or unsuitable material to appear. In order to stay safe when using the web, please take some time to look at our LINKS page where you will find further links to sites which provide good advice for all web and internet users. There is addtional information given below which may be of use.
Top Tips for Staying Safe Online|
It is important to ensure that your child is kept safe when using the internet. It is a great idea to add 'restrictions' in order to limit content. This can be very easily done. Some internet service providers provide this as part of their package. An alternative is to set them up yourself. Below you will find sets of instructions to explain how to do this on both Microsoft and Apple products.
Another way in which you can protect your child from the content they are viewing is by encouraging them to use child friendly search engines. Please find a list of ones that we advise to use below. By using these sites, the search engines filter results to child friendly websites. Not only limiting pictures and content but ranking results which use child friendly language. These will be great for when they are completing any research tasks!
Our Stars this week are.........|
Half Term, Gold Awards, Lunchtime VIP and Writing awards.|
Each half term, children are rewarded for consistently following our Golden Rules. Recognition is also made for those children who have made great strides with their writing. Finally, those children who help to make Lunchtime a more pleasurable experience are rewarded with a seat at the VIP table. Details of the recipients of these accolades are given on the home page of each school. Follow the link for St Hubert's or St Wulstan's.