Welcome to the new St. Mary's RC Primary School website. In response to a number of issues with our old website - which we were unable to rectify ourselves - we have now created our own website, which we will have full control over editing, updating and re-formatting. We hope you enjoy the new layout and would ask that if you have any suggestions whatsoever with regards to how we can improve the website, please just let us know (electronic form to be found on the Parents' page) and we will endeavour to make the website as useful as possible for you, our school community.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Mrs M. T. McMillan
Stars of the Week
Friday 17th May
Friday 10 May 2013
Stars of the Week;
3 May 2013 Stars of the week Good Manners -well done to all!
26 April 2013
Stars of the Week -Kind Hands
The Pre-School are delighted with their new larger building and have decided to change their working arrangements, in order to help fulfil the desire of the majority of parents for 5 morning sessions. At present, they operate 16 morning places and some afternoon sessions. From September 2013, they will be offering 24 all morning places for their children (no afternoon sessions). An additional benefit for parents is that the Pre-school will again be able to offer lunch club extension to the morning session.
In response to a parental query about the Sacrament of Confirmation; in our Deanery, Confirmations will no longer take place for children of primary age. However, pupils will have the opportunity to be confirmed at secondary school.
There are currently classes for pupils who are in Years 9 and above. If you require any further details please contact Fr. Jeff.
Find more news at our news blog...
School will break up for May Half term on Friday 24th May.
We will return to school on Monday 3rd June and we will break up for the Summer Holiday on Friday 19th July.
Please note that we will not be in school on Monday 6th May as it is a Bank Holiday.
Dates for the Calender
Keep checking the Newsletter for changes to Term dates.
- 1st May: Y3/4 Striking and Fielding.
- 13th - 16th May: KS2 SATs.
- 18th May: May Fayre at Chase Park.
- 22nd May: Y5/6 Mini Soccer.
- 5th June: First Holy Communion, Parents' information session.
- 10th - 14th June: Y6 Residential to Blaithwaite House.
- 18th June: Y6 Transition Day at Gibside.
- 19th June: Y5/6 Mixed 7-a-side at St. Thomas More.
- 26th - 28th June: Y5 Residential at Gibside.
- 27th June - Y3 Retreat to Holy Island with Father Jeff and Catechists.
- 27th June: Swimming Gala.
- 28th June: Gateshead Athletics Festival.
- 18th July: Y6 Leavers' Mass.
(Please note: all sporting fixtures will be confirmed nearer the date with a letter from school).