• St. Cuthbert's School

March 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

A huge thank you from our school’s council for respecting our wishes and not parking outside the school gates on Beechfield Drive. It has become much safer and parking there has reduced considerably. Long may it continue for the safety of all.

Lenten liturgies

Please join us to reflect on the journey through Lent to Easter and how we can grow closer to God.

Reception, Nursery, Y1, Y2 – Wednesday 13th March 9.15 in school hall.

Y3/2 and Y3/4 Y4, Y5 – Wednesday 3rd April at 9.15am in school hall – all welcome

Fundraisers for CAFOD

During Lent we will be supporting CAFOD (Christian aid for overseas development).There are a number of fundraising events chosen by our Schools Council. Donations can be very small and are optional, as little or much as you can afford. Next Friday is wear red day (red nose optional)

100 club

January – School, February- Mr Duffy won £50, well done. Numbers are still available from the office.

Lollipop person

The council has a number of vacant sites around Hartlepool that require school crossing patrol officers. They are looking at recruiting casual staff to build up a pool of people if you know anyone who may be interested and who may want some part time work, please can you direct them to the northeast jobs website or visit the site by clicking this link https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/School_Crossing_Patrol_Warden/184642


A reminder about the class assemblies to which you are very welcome. They are in the school hall at 9.15am.

12th March Mrs Colley Class (next week)

2nd April Mrs Bray class

Science week – please come and join us!

Next week (11th March) is Science week in school. You are invited to join us in class for exciting scientific experiments linked to our class scientists.

Please join us if you can:

Reception- Thursday 14th 9 – 11am

Y1 Mrs Flounders- Wednesday 13th 1.15 – 3pm

Mrs Bray/Mrs Colley/Mrs Craig- Thursday 1.15-3pm

Mr Tennant –Thursday 14th – 10.30am-12 noon

Miss Wilde- Tuesday 12th 10.30am – 12 noon

Mr MacDermid/Mrs Maw – Tuesday 12th March 1.15- 3pm

World book day

Thank you for your great efforts in dressing the children so well for our wonderful celebrations of books. It was great fun. We do understand that ‘bought’ costumes are very expensive and would encourage parents to make costumes or bring in props. We have lots of ideas and some spare costumes in school, so if you are stuck please let us know. We do not want the expense to spoil the fun.

Parents Evening

1st April and 2nd April for years 1 to 6. Letters have gone out please contact the office or see your teacher for an appointment. Reception parents evening is on Mon 25th March and Tuesday 26th March to 5.30pm

Y5 Residential meeting

A meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm for all children attending the Y5 residential. It is important that all parents attend for permission slips and arrangements etc. Thank you

Holidays and attendance

Holidays have risen recently and school attendance is being affected considerably. Our target is 96% the national average. Please try to take holidays in the 13 weeks of school holidays which occur each year. Many thanks. Attendance to date is below, classes should be at 95.5% or above:



Mrs Gilbraith


Mrs Mudd


Mrs Flounders


Mrs Bray


Mrs Colley


Mrs Craig


Mr Tennant


Miss Wilde


Mrs Maw


Mr MacDermid


Whole school


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