Welcome to the Website of St.Mary's RC Primary School
Welcome to St. Mary’s school website. We hope you enjoy your visit and learn more about life at St Mary's.
We are very concerned to encourage responsible use of the internet. To this end, I would direct you to the following links, Kidsmart and Think You Know, which both promote positive and safe internet usage. Have fun! Mrs C. Bland- Headteacher
Have Your Say! (New poll added - 00/00/0000)
Breaking News (06 items - Updated 07/09/2014)
Another New School Year Begins
A great big “WELCOME BACK” to all of our children and staff as they return from the long summer break. We hope everyone feels rested and renewed and ready for some great learning ahead.
A special welcome to all of those who join us for the very first time; to our newest pupils in Nursery; those children in Reception class who are starting full days in school for the first time and to those children further up the school who are coming to St Mary’s from other schools. We are happy to meet you all and hope you come to love St Mary’s and enjoy your time with us.
To our pupils who are heading to pastures new in their continued journey through to High School we say “Good Luck” in all subjects and we look forward to hearing about your many achievements from your new teachers.
Congratulations to all past pupils on their achievements in the recent A Level and GCSE results. It is fantastic to see so many of you doing well and building on all of your achievements at St Mary’s. We are very proud of you all.
Happy Birthday to Us!
This year sees our 50th Birthday celebrations and we plan to celebrate and share the history of our school and the changes made over time with you all.
If you have anything you would like to share; old photos, memories, books, etc we would love to hear from you. We hope to gather bits of evidence (however small) to help us to build a picture of how St Mary’s has changed over its 50 years of existence. How we share these with the children and the wider community will depend upon what we get, so please do not be shy in coming forward with your memories, do please contact school if you can help in any way.
We will post news items regarding our celebrations here on the school website and diary, so keep popping back to check for updates.
The end of Summer Term 2014 brought some highly successful fund-raising efforts from our Year 3 and Year 5 classes. All of the cakes were very yummy indeed and both classes did exceptionally well in organising, advertising, baking produce, selling, tidying and counting profits in an effort to support their chosen charities. Congratulations to you all and thank-you for showing that you care.
Golden Book Nominations 2014
Have you started the year impressing your teacher? Are you determined to be a good role model to everyone at St Mary’s? Does your work and behaviour stand out above your fellow classmates?
Our “Golden Book” assemblies recognise pupils who do that little bit extra; pupils who shine out for their efforts with their work; pupils whose manners and behaviour are a glowing example to others; pupils who help to make St Mary’s a safe, happy and successful school.
Watch this space for the first Golden Book nominations for this year.
Calling all Creative Minds
We are looking to add a new poll to our website. Can you come up with a good theme for our next poll? What do you think we should be seeking your opinion about? What would you like to see a vote for?
Bring your ideas to school and give them to Mrs Hollings or send them to school via the school email address on the contacts page.
Technologies today are developing so quickly and our children are open to new and exciting ways of communicating from a very early age. Sadly, with these new developments, comes greater vulnerability unless we ensure that we are fully aware of the measures we can take to keep our youngsters safe.
Every child in St Mary’s is taught discrete E Safety sessions as part of their ICT curriculum. These sessions are revisited and reinforced throughout the year to help them to realise the importance of the correct use of the internet and to introduce relevant developments. At school we work hard to ensure that all of our technology is filtered and protected from unwanted risks. We cannot guarantee that this is 100% fool proof but we can ensure that any breeches of security will be dealt with in the appropriate manner and that our children know how to behave in such a scenario.
Many of the additional technologies our children come in contact with are those they only use outside school (mobile phones, games consoles, tablets etc) and therefore, to help parents to feel better equipped to support their children and to help to keep them safe at home and elsewhere, we have provided the following hyperlink to the Northern Grid for Learning’s E Safety portal.
Please feel free to contact Mrs Hollings at school if you have any further E Safety requirements.