Snippets of News: Summer Term 2010

Whole School Photograph

Our 100-year whole school photograph.

July 2010

The whole school gathered together to pose for a photograph in July 2010.

It took a lot of organisation to get over 400 children and adults looking the same way at the same time. Everybody was very well behaved and we are incredibly pleased with the end result.

To commemorate the school photo being taken during our 100th year, the photographer arranged some children to stand without their school jumpers to make the number 100-can you see it? The photograph is currently being displayed in the school entrance hall, come in and have a look .

Abbey Parish Fête

Manning the tombola stall at the fete.

17 July 2010

School worked closely with the Parish to support the Abbey Parish Fête. Father Gabby allows all funds raised on the school tombola stand to go directly to school. School is very grateful to Father Gabby for this support.

Members of the PTA (parents, staff and friends of school) gave up their time to set up, serve and pack away the tombola stall.

Thanks go to all families who donated bottles for the stall in exchange for non-uniform days.

Modelling Clay Leaves

Modelling clay leaves.

July 2010

Year 5 are busy modelling clay leaves which will be part of a large piece of artwork made by all children in school.

A professional artist will be visiting school over the next few months to help the children create a 'Tree of Life' collage, the artwork is just part of the 100 year celebrations taking place in school.

Miss Hanrahan is working hard co-ordinating the project.

Reception Visit the Pet Shop

June 2010

Both Reception classes enjoyed a visit to our local Pet Shop in Erdington High Street.

The children really enjoyed interviewing the shop keeper and hearing about how a pet shop is run.

The reception staff really enjoyed the visit too and there may be a new arrival in Reception next September. Watch this space...

Skip To Be Fit

It's not as easy as it looks!

June 2010

All children in school (and some teachers too) took part in the Skip to be Fit Challenge. Everyone took part in the Virtual Competition between all schools in the Kingsbury Schools Sports Partnership. Results from all schools are being collated to see who won.

As well as keeping fit, we raised money for the British Heart Foundation by asking family members to sponsor us per skip.

Al Fresco Dining

Reception eat al fresco!

June 2010

Our dedicated Team of dinner supervisors constantly strive to make dinner times as enjoyable as possible.

With this in mind, for the next few weeks we are trialling al fresco dining. Each day, weather permitting, one class will have the option to eat their lunch outside.

Reception were the first to give it a try - they loved it!

Dog Safety and Awareness Presentation

Demonstrating dog safety and awareness.

21 June 2010

On Monday 21st June all children attended a presentation reminding them how to act responsibly around dogs.

We were reminded not to approach an unknown dog without asking the owner first. Children who have dogs as pets were reminded about the importance of exercising them regularly, responsibly collecting and disposing dog waste and the constant availability of fresh drinking water.

Catholic Schools Sports Association Competition

Our sporting competitors.

14 June 2010

On Monday 14th June, athletes from Key Stage 2 represented the school in the Catholic Schools Sports Association annual competition.

All competitors tried their hardest and represented the school well. We are really proud of everyone who took part. We are really proud of Mrs Kennedy who co-ordinated the whole event.

Bags2School Collection

Look how much we've collected!

March 2010

Our PTA arranged for the 'Bags2School' company to collect bags of our unwanted clothes and shoes. We had so many bags that we raised nearly £300 for school.

This event was so successful that the PTA are going to arrange a collection every term. Remember to keep your unwanted items safely tucked away ready for the blue bag to be sent home with a newsletter.

Supporting the Fireside Centre in Digbeth

Presenting the cheque for the Fireside Centre.

1 March 2010

As a Catholic School we pride ourselves on sharing the Gospel message and helping those not as fortunate as ourselves.

We have a long history of supporting the Fireside Centre in Digbeth and this year were delighted to present them with a cheque for £215.35, as well as groceries to be used in the centre.