W/C 17th December 2018                                                        Issue 11   

Please remember the Carols around the Christmas Tree on Friday. The families of children from FS2 up to and including Year 2 are invited to join us at 9am and to stay afterwards for coffee and mince pies. The families of children in year 3 to year 6 are invited at 2pm for the Carols and coffee and mince pies afterwards. This is a lovely way to end this school term and to get us all in the Christmas spirit. If you have not already done so please complete and return the slip from last week’s newsletter or just send a note to say how many adults will be attending.


Last Tuesday a group of Mini Vinnies from years 4 and 5 visited Aberford Care Nursing Home and sang a selection of Carols and Christmas songs. The residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiastic singing and smiling faces of the children. It really was a wonderful occasion. We have been invited back to sing again in the future.


School closes on Fri 21st Dec and re-opens on Mon 7th Jan. There will be no after school activities in the first week back except Homework, Library and Cookery clubs which will be taking place as normal. Your child will be told when the other clubs restart.

Please remember the true meaning of Christmas and visit Church during this very special season when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is sometimes too easy to let ourselves get carried away with all the festivities, the food, drink, presents, games etc. to actually take time out and think about what Christmas is really about.

The times of the Masses at St. Augustine’s Church are:
Christmas Eve    6.30pm,    Vigil Mass      10.30pm,     Christmas Day    10.30am.

It would be lovely to see as many of our families there as possible to celebrate this very special time


The staff would like to wish you all a very happy and Holy Christmas. We ask you to remember those who are not as fortunate as we are and if you know anyone who is alone at this time, why not try to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and spend it with them. 5 minutes will mean the world to someone who has nobody to share Christmas with. Time costs nothing but can mean so much and make such a difference.


S. O'Brien