St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester

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Welcome back to a new term at St Paul’s! 

We hope you all had a restful summer break and that you and your children are feeling refreshed ready for the year ahead. It was lovely to see so many happy faces at the gate on Tuesday morning, and to       welcome our new Phase 1 children on Wednesday.

Please join us in welcoming our new members of staff this term: Mrs McClung who joins us as a Teaching Partner in Phase 1; Mrs Baller, our new Teaching Partner in Year 5; Miss Morrison, our new Year 2 teacher and Phase 2 leader, and Mr Flower who joins us as Year 6 teacher and Phase 3 lead.

We hope they will enjoy their time with us as St Paul’s!

 

A message from the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors...

You may have noticed that our yellow parking zig-zags have been repainted over the summer holiday. This is in response to a request put forward to the local authority by Councillor Sajid Patel to improve and maintain the safety of your children near the school entrance.

Please DO NOT park or stop on these zigzags at any time. It is dangerous for our children and other             pedestrians, it causes inconvenience to local residents and restricts access for emergency vehicles.

Parking offences will be recorded and reported to the authorities if appropriate.

 

School Uniform

Please can we remind parents our school uniform is a navy blue jumper or school sweatshirt, a white or blue shirt or polo shirt, black or grey trousers (or skirt or pinafore dress for girls ) and sensible black school shoes. Children in Phase 1 should wear jogging bottoms. No jeans or trainers ay any time please. All uniform should be named.

 

Following the huge success of parental involvement with last terms Year 6 Leavers’ Party, we would love to re-establish out PTA (Parent Teacher Association). The PTA help raise funds for the school by organising events such as movie nights, school discos and the summer fayre.

 

A meeting has been arranged for Friday 21st September at 2.15pm at school for anyone who is interested. Please come and join us, meet some other parents and get fully involved in our school community. Everyone is welcome!!

 

“It’s behind you…!”

We are very pleased to confirm that we will all be visiting the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham in January to see their festive pantomime (“...oh, yes we are!”). We are still finalising all the details so please watch this space for more information.

 

Diary Update: Please note their was an error on the tri-fold calendar sent out this week. Our Harvest Festival Service will be held on Thursday 11th October at 2.00pm and not Friday 12th October.

 

We are always keen to improve the provision at school for our children. Your views are very important to us and so we will be distributing questionnaires to parents next week. Please could you take some time to fill out the form to tell us (in confidence) how you feel about St Paul’s – and let us know how you think we can improve. Please return any completed     questionnaires by Friday 5th October. Thank you.

 

House Point Winners

The winners of the House Point Shield for the last two weeks are:  

Phase 1 - Air                                Year 2 - Fire                    Year 3 - Earth

Year 4 - Air                                   Year 5 - Fire

Our Golden Ticket winners for last week are:

Xander, Tcheleo, Ammaarah, Amina, Liam and Monika.

 

Celebrating Achievement

Our star writers for last week were:  Year 6: Mariam, Year 5: Jordaine, Year 4: Maisie, Year 3: Millie, Year 2: Brayden, Year 1: Oliver, Reception: Amelia

Well Done everyone - keep up the good work!

 

Dates for your Diary

September

Mon 17th                Clubs start

Wed 26th                SEND Parent’s Coffee Morning - 9.00am to 10.00am

October

Wed 3rd                 Year 5 Trip to Leicester Space Centre

Fri 5th                      Year 4 Trip to Cheltenham Literacy Festival

Wed 10th               Year 6 Trip to Gloucester Library

                                GSP Anniversary Concert

Thurs 11th               Harvest Festival at the Church of St Paul and St Stephen - 2.00pm

Thurs 18th               Phase 1 Celebration Assembly - 2.45pm

Fri 19th                    Break up for Half Term - 3.20pm

 

Attendance this week

Attendance this week is 98.4%

This is a fantastic start. Please keep it up!!