St CHAD'S SCHOOL

St Chad's Roman Catholic Primary School
Balmfield Street
Manchester 
M8 0SP

Tel: 0161 205 6965
Fax: 0161 205 6529
email: admin@st-chads.manchester.sch.uk

Link to the School Website: St Chad's School

Headmistress: Mrs Margaret Foster
Associate Headmaster: Mr Dominic James


School Governors:

Dr Paul Leigh-Baker (Chairman)
Alison Bartholomew (Vice Chairman)
Fr Ray Matus
Tolani Omolawon
Eric Cittanova
Damian Collins
Mark Ratchford
Kevin White
Margaret Foster (Headmistress)
Dominic James (Associate Headmaster)


Parents wishing to enrol children at any time of the year should contact Mr James at the school. 
He will be very happy to help you with this, and make you welcome in our wonderful parish school community.



Governors’ Newsletter 

for Parish and School

 

9thApril – 20thJuly 2018


THE SUMMER TERM ALREADY!

 

It is hard to believe that we are about to begin the Summer term – so on behalf of the Governors can I wish you all the blessings of Easter. This newsletter, as always, looks at what has happened in the Easter Term and  looks forward to the Summer Term. Please remember pupils and staff in Year 2 and Year 6 who take their SATs next month.

 


 

WHAT OUR PARENTS THINK ABOUT ST. CHAD’S ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

At the Key Stage 1 and 2 Parent’s  Evening, 93 parents out of the 203 who attended completed a questionnaire about the school. 

The complete results will be on the school website, but here is a summary. 

 

99% felt the teaching was good

98% said their children enjoyed school and felt safe

97% felt the school informed them of their child’s progress and met their child’s needs

96% felt the school dealt effectively with behaviour

100% were happy with their children’s experience at school

 

THANK YOU TO THE HEADTEACHER AND ALL THE STAFF FOR THEIR TREMENDOUS WORK. 

WELL DONE!

 

 


OFSTED

 

It is almost three years since our last OFSTED inspection, so we can anticipate a new inspection anytime from July 1stonwards. 

Please keep the school community in your prayers as they prepare for this challenging event.

 


SUMMER TERM DATES

 

School opens on April 9th2018. School closes for Whit half-term on May 25th  and re-opens on June 11th. 

School closes for Summer on July 20th.

 


ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNOR


This term we will be electing a new Parent Governor to join our Governing Body. 

Please encourage parents to stand for election.

 


SPORT


Sport flourishes at St. Chad’s thanks to the hard work of June Kelly and  all the staff. In the Easter Term St. Chads have continued to go from strength to strength.The year 4 tennis teamwon the North Manchester competition and are competing in the Manchester finals in April. The football teamwon the North Manchester schools league and also got to the  finals of the Manchester City FC premier league tournament.Our Basketball teamwon the North Manchester basketball competition without losing a single match,  and came 5th  for the whole of Manchester in the city wide competition. Our Hockey Teamwon the North Manchester Hockey competition also without losing a single match.  They then came 3rd in the whole of Manchester in the city wide finals.

 


SAINTS CLUB

 

In the Easter term the Saints Club did lots of exciting things for example they spent time learning about the life and work of St. Chad, and since he was a Bishop and wore a mitre, they designed Mitres. 

 


A BRIEF LOOK AT WHAT THE CLASSES DID IN THE EASTER TERM

 

Mark Ratchford writes that in Year 3we are continuing our work with Brother Gerard, in preparation for First Holy Communion on the 23rd June. This term the children have completed the sacrament of reconciliation, making their first confessions. We even experienced the baptism of one of our boys, which was a lovely celebration. Attendance at the 8.am Mass on the middle Sunday of the month is well attended by Year 3. It is lovely to see so many members of the parish community who alongside the children, their families and teaching staff attend, may they continue to keep our Holy Communion children in their thoughts and prayers throughout the year.


Rebecca Smee writes that Year 6have been busy reading a novel called “Wonder” which is about a little boy who has Treacher Collins syndrome, the novel raises the issue of how to treat others which has tied in nicely with our work during Lent and the expectations on us of how to behave, we have been discussing what more we can do to help others.  Next week the children will also be writing a diary entry, putting themselves in Our Lady's shoes when Jesus was condemned to death. Rachel Shenton writes that in the Nursery and Receptionthe children had great fun when the Police and Fire officers visited as part of the People who help us topic. Both the Nursery and Reception children have been busy preparing their Palm Sunday assembly ready for Monday.


Cath Jones writes that in preparation for Easter, Year 2 have been learning about how Lent is a good time for Christians to do good and we are beginning to understand God's huge sacrifice of his only Son! 




 PROGRAMME OF SCHOOL MASSES: April - July 


First Friday Mass

4th May 1.45pm   The Feast of the English Martyrs

 

Whole School Mass 10.00 am

Thursday 10th May.  The Ascension of the Lord (Holyday of Obligation)

Friday 29th June.  Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (Holyday of Obligation)

 

Please see the Parish bulletin for details of the Mass of the Crowning of Our Lady and the May Devotions

 



SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME


Breakfast meeting after the following Sunday Masses at 8.00 am

15th April.  Third Sunday of Easter

13th May.  Seventh Sunday of Easter


 


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS

 

Saturday 23rdJune 2.00 pm

A votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament 

 

Sunday 8th July 11.30 am

Mass of Honour followed by the Madonna del Rosario Procession

 

Every year members of Our Parish, with people from many other parishes, walk in the Madonna del Rosario Procession through the centre of Manchester. This year we invite all of the families of children at school to join us, in particular those children who have made their first Holy Communion. 

The Sacramental Programme is run by Brother Gerard and the teacher for Year 3 is Mr. Mark Ratchford, to whom we owe our prayers and thanks.


 

 

THANK YOU

 

Thank you to all the parishioners who help at our Parish School – hearing children read, walking with the children to Mass and so on – 

you are hugely valued – thank you.

 

 

The next Newsletter will be in September.







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