The School

Some Bits and Pieces from the Governors' Newsletter
(The full Newsletter is available at the back of church)

Congratulations to the Key Stage One children and staff - St Chad's was ranked 1st in the whole of Manchester for reading. We are very proud of you all!

Working with Alison Bartholomew, the Vice Chair of Governors, the Chaplaincy team have created a prayer book, with prayers selected by the children.

Children from Years 3, 4 and 5 have attended First Friday Mass at church month by month. The whole school attended Sung Masses on the Solemnities of All Saints and the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. The singing was excellent, and one parishioner told us, "It is wonderful to see all the children in church!"

Mr Travis says, "We took a group of Year 5 and Year 6 Carol singers to perform to the elderly residents at Holt House, and to interview them about Christmas Past for BBC Newsround. The children sang beautifully and were a credit to the school."

The Manchester Radio Station, Key 103, sent a Christmas present for each child in the school as part of their Mission Christmas. A big thank you to Mrs Kinsey who organised this lovely surprise, and to Key 103 for your kindness.

On behalf of the pupils, staff and Governors we wish the Community and parishioners of St Chad's peaceful and happy New Year - a truly blessed 2017.

Paul Leigh-Baker (Chair)
Alison Bartholomew (Vice Chair)
Fr Ray Matus
Tolani Omolawon
Eric Cittanova
Damian Collins
Mark Ratchford
Kevin White
Margaret Foster
John Travis
Dominic James