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April 1st 2020 (Emergency temporary closure)

School will close today for the foreseeable future, unless we are required to open for key workers. The school phone system will not be managed and there will be no option to leave a message. If you need to contact us in an emergency, please send a text to 07954 156593 or an email to ourladyadmin@olsa.org.uk and we will try to respond within 24 hours. STAY SAFE.

March 13th 2020

We are doing everything in our power to combat Coronavirus. This week, we stepped up our hygiene by ensuring all children wash their hands thoroughly at least 5 times a day in school. Please support us by ensuring hands are cleaned before setting off for school in the morning and by providing a named water bottle for your child. We receive advice daily from national government and we will let you know immediately if we need to close or to alter our normal arrangements.

Please keep Ms Donnelly in your prayers as she recovers from her recent operation.

Our work resumed in the normal, hectic way after the Inspection last week. On Monday, Juicy Club took place after school.

On Tuesday some of the Eagles Basketball players led a session in our hall with Year 5. Year 3 visited Sacred Heart Primary School to work with an author. The governors met in the evening to discuss a number of issues, including the Inspection.

On Wednesday, some of our children from Year 2 and Year 3 visited Kelvin Grove School in Gateshead, with Miss Justice, for a Science event. Bethel, Carly, Rayan and Harley took part in a Maths Competition at St. Cuthbert’s High. Year 3 visited the Great North Museum and I took some children from Year 4 to take part in the U9 Football Competition for Newcastle Catholic Schools at Soccer dome.

On Thursday, Year 3 visited the Hatton Gallery for a Sketchbook Workshop. Year 4 took part in a beautiful Stations of the Cross at the Cathedral with Year 4 classes from other Catholic schools in Newcastle. After school, Mr Scurr and I took the girls’ football team to play their final league game of the season at Walbottle. Well done, girls, on a great season!

Today, Year 6 and their buddies in Reception Class went to Waterstones. Years 5 and 6 presented an E-Safety assembly to their parents this afternoon.

Whole school attendance dipped a little last week. Whole school attendance was only 94.50%. Three classes were below the magical 95%. Since the start of term, whole school attendance has dipped to 95.75%. Thank you. We still need your support in getting your children to attend as often as possible. The best attenders last week were Year 5, with 98.28%. Year 5 and stars of the week from Years 3, 4 and 6 will be on top yard on the first Monday back, weather permitting.

Please click on the link on my main page to see this week’s assembly.