The children in school had a non uniform day to raise money for children with cancer. A big thank you to everyone who donated £1, all of which totalled £270. The school cheque was presented by our Head Boy and Head Girl to Keiran Henderson, a past pupil, who was raising funds on behalf of ‘Children with Cancer’ charity.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 5th February, will be Safer Internet Day and the children in school will be learning how to keep themselves safe when using the internet or when online. During the afternoon, parents are warmly invited to attend a short presentation on internet safety delivered by one of Durham County Council’s e-safety consultants. All information regarding the parent presentations can be found in the attached letter below.
Thank you to all parents who turned up for the safer internet talk delivered by Durham County Council. Our children did some fabulous work around keeping safe whilst on the internet or online. Throughout the day we had our school nurse team delivering whole school assemblies. Internet safety workshops for our key stage 1 children were carried out by Big Foot Limited. Our key stage 2 children did a fabulous job, presenting an assembly, showcasing the fabulous work they had done throughout the day.
Thank you to everyone who joined us this year at our Christmas fayre. There was a fabulous turn out and once again it was a lovely festive occasion which enabled our school community to come together. It was lovely to catch up with so many parents and thank you for the many lovely kind comments made to me personally about our school.
A big thank you also goes out to our ‘Friends of the School’ volunteers for their continued dedication and hard work in making our Christmas fayre possible.
Winning raffle ticket numbers will be posted at the school office for those who have not collected their prizes – Good Luck!
I hope to see you all once again, in the coming weeks, as our school prepares itself for the run up to Christmas.
On the centenary of WW1, everyone from St Mary Magdalen’s remembers the many who have died during conflict and war. ‘Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.’
Thank you to all who joined Vane Tempest class for their morning class liturgy. It was a lovely occasion reflecting on the importance of friendship, helping others and building bridges.
The children who are returning from London have been delayed. The expected time for arrival at school is now 11pm. I will contact parents when the coach is approximately 40mins away from school so that you can arrange pick up.
Regards, Mr L Duncan
Thank you to all parents/grandparents who joined the Year 6 children for their morning liturgy today. It was a lovely prayerful occasion and an opportunity for all to take time to listen and reflect on the Gospel message – ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’
A warm welcome back to school to all of our children. I hope the summer break has been refreshing and lots of fun! Welcome to our new starters in Reception and to those children, across school, who are joining us for the very first time. Please take a moment this week to pray for our previous Year 6 children who left us in the summer term. We wish them well in their new comprehensive schools and hope they have all settled well into Year7. As we move forward into a new academic year I am confident that, working together, we will have another very successful and productive school year. Best wishes to all.
Mr L J Duncan
Unfortunately, rain is forecast for our whole school beach day tomorrow. I’m sure you would agree with me that to cancel the visit, due to rain, would be very disappointing for our children. I have therefore rescheduled our whole school beach day and it will now take place on Wednesday 18th July. The arrangements for the day will remain the same as outlined in the information letter sent out to parents last week. I do hope you will be able to join us for a fun day in the sunshine – don’t forget your spade and bucket!
Mr L J Duncan
On Saturday 23rd June we held our summer fayre for the whole school community. What a fabulous day it was! The sun was shining, the children were having fun and lots of money was raised for the school. Thank you to everyone who helped in organising the event and to everyone who attended. It was great to catch up with so many parents and local residents and to be able to share in the many fun stalls and rides on the day. The school raised a fantastic total of £2600 which will be used to enrich the children’s learning in school.
Raffle Ticket Winners
1st – Drinks hamper (Orange 747); 2nd – £100 Golf voucher (Orange 713); 3rd – Wine/Choc/Bag (Yellow 476); 4th – £50 Golf voucher (Yellow 588); 5th – Indian hamper (Yellow 492);
6th – Chocolate hamper (Yellow 417); 7th – Bath time hamper (Orange 327); 8th – Mens gift set (Orange 343); 9th – Hair products (Orange 501); 10th – Fruit hamper (Orange 549);
11th – Black Truffle voucher (Orange 247); 12th – Ashoka voucher (Yellow 184); 13th – Signed SAFC shirt (Yellow 624); 14th – Baylis and Harding gift set (Orange 572);
15th – Lickety Split voucher (Orange 185); 16th – Lickety Split voucher (Yellow 918)