Welcome to St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
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CONSULTATION PAPER ON A PROPOSAL TO
FEDERATE ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY CATHOLIC
PRIMARY SCHOOL AND ST PATRICK'S
CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
All the staff and children gathered today for our special Remembrance Service. The service began by Year 6 children reminding us:
- Why were we all there?
- Why do we have poppies? and
- Why do we have services at this particular day and time?
We then had two minute silence. As the silence ended, Mrs Ware played the violin while a representative from the ‘Faith Council’ (one per class) laid their beautifully made poppies and poppy wreaths on the prayer table.
The service ended with prayers read by the children and the whole school sang The National Anthem.
The children behaved beautifully throughout the service and were very respectful of why we were there.
The Key Stage 2 Golden Stamp Prize Winners Trip
The children had a great time at Air Space. They were a credit to the school. There are too many photos to show here however, a few are provided. Well done to everyone!
Year 6 Children at Whitemoor Lakes Residential 5th-7th July 2017
Leadership and Management - Outstanding
"The Senior Leadership Team and all staff, has created an ambitious culture with high aspirations of staff and pupils."
Personal Development, behaviour and welfare - Outstanding
"The children are considerate, kind and polite and behave extremely well both inside and outside of the classroom."
"Pupils are proud of their school and take responsibilities they are given seriously. They are well prepared for secondary and life in modern Britain."
"There is a great deal of high-quality teaching in the school and this has led to outstanding outcomes for a number of pupils."
Inspection - Section 48
We are an Outstanding Catholic Primary School in Section 48 RE Inspection December 2016.
"The dignity of each child is the priority of the school; as a result the school provides excellent opportunities to learn, develop, grow and achieve."
LOCAL MP VISITS
On Friday 31st March 2017 the children and staff at St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School were honoured to welcome Mr David Winnick, the Labour MP who currently represents the Walsall North constituency of their school.
During his visit, Mr Winnick MP went into every class in the school. He was keen to spend time speaking to the children about his role as an MP for their local constituency, the issue of democracy and aspects of democratic life.
The children were all very interested to learn about his role and the influence which parliamentary decisions can have upon the local community. This visit enabled them to become more aware of the links which exist between their own community and the Parliament of Westminster in London.
Reading for pleasure continues to be something which we regard with extreme importance for all of our children as it is such an invaluable life skill.
On Thursday 23rd March 2017, we were very lucky to welcome the children’s author Eamonn Reilly to our school.
Mr Reilly led an enjoyable assembly for all of our children which we hope will give them increased inspiration to develop their own reading and writing skills.
St Thomas of Canterbury assigned the new Year 6 Leadership roles and we have a message from the 2014/15 Head Boy and Head Girl who came in to visit and wanted to pass a message on to their successors:
"Being Head Boy and Head Girl has influenced our lives forever. The privileges that have come with these roles have made us realise that we only have to be ourselves to succeed.
The glistening of the badges we wear help us to understand what we represent in our Catholic community, they fill our hearts with a sense of never-ending pride that we reflect on each day of our lives.
In order to achieve such great roles in Saint Thomas of Canterbury, high expectations are required such as: a sense of responsibility, an academic brain but most of all – pride."
With love, Head Girl and Head Boy 2015 – Aleksandra and Jesse.
Notices & Reminders
STARS OF THE WEEK
Week Ending 17.11.17 - Certificates to be presented on 20.11.17. Parents welcome.
- Reception - Leon S
- Year 1X - Dotty-May D
- Year 1Z - Olivia C
- Year 2X - Alfie B
- Year 2Z - Connor H
- Year 3X - Lily D
- Year 3Z - Frankie L
- Year 4X - Joshua S
- Year 4Z - Jakub N
- Year 5 - Sophie M
- Year 6X - Nyla M
- Year 6Z - Aleksandra O