Newsletter 9th May 2023

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 Headteacher: Mr. J. Molyneux

Monday 9th May 2023

Spiritual Reflection – Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life

The Gospel Reading – A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 14: 1-12)

On the night before he died, Jesus spoke to his friends, the disciples.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” he said. “Trust in God and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house, and I am going now to prepare a place for you. I will come again and take you with me so that where I am, you may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Then Thomas, a disciple, said, “Lord, we do not know where you are going: how can we know the way?”

Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you know me, you know my Father too. You must believe in me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. I tell you most solemnly, whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself; they will perform even greater works, because I am going to the Father.”

The Reflection

Today’s Gospel takes us back in time to an event in Jesus’ life before his Passion. Jesus tells his disciples that he is going to prepare a place for them in his Father’s house. He promises that where he is going, his disciples will be able to follow. Thomas contradicts Jesus by saying that the disciples don’t know where Jesus is going or how to get there. Jesus explains that he himself is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In knowing and loving Jesus, the disciples now love God the Father.

Spiritual Action

The words ‘do not let your hearts be troubled’ can reassure us at times when we are feeling confused or anxious. Think about those around you who you trust, and quietly consider how they help you when you are feeling troubled, and how much better it feels to share a problem.  If we trust that Jesus and the Father are one, this can help us to remain in union with them and do great things, just as Jesus described. What do you think the disciples thought when Jesus told them they could perform ‘even greater works’ if they believed?

 

Year 5 – Hepworth Gallery Trip

On Wednesday 10th May our Year 5 pupils will be travelling by coach to the Hepworth Gallery to take part in a Schools Prints Project that our school has been selected to participate in.

All Year 5 children will be attending and will need to arrive in full smart uniform and bring a packed lunch and water bottle.

Year 6 SAT’s

Our Year 6 children have SAT’s each day this week. All Year 6 children are invited to come into school at 8.30am to enjoy a breakfast in school each day this week.

 

 

Summer Fair Friday 16th June 3.15pm – 5.15pm

Last week a parent survey for the Summer Fair was sent via Class Dojo. Please use the link to complete the form if you can help or donate to the Fair. Your support is greatly appreciated, thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Virtues Award

The following children have demonstrated in school that they are living by this virtue and have been recognised by their class teacher. Remember, parents of children who win the Virtue award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 12th May at 2.50pm.

RG: Imaan
RS: Tessa
1K: Anabella
1/2T: Amelia
2B: Michal
3CD: Evaniya
3/4 TA: Antoni
4C:  Brianna
5W: Joshua A
5/6 B: Wanessa
6B: Lucy

 

Headteacher Recognition Award

The following children have been chosen by their teacher to receive a personalised letter from our Headteacher, Mr Molyneux .

 Parents of children who win the Headteacher award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 12th May at 2.50pm.

RG: Amelia Go
RS: Harry
1K: Nathan DT
1/2 T: Chloe
2B: Lavanya
3CD:  Sebastian
3/ 4TA: Lilly
4C: Kacper
5S: Niamh P
5/6B: Nabiha
6B: Zahra

 

Handwriting Award   

Our star handwriters for the last week were:

RG: Aiza
RS: Miloslaw
1K: Matida
1/2 T: Josmin
2B: Nikodem
3CD: Sebastian
3/4 TA: Fabian
4C: Jakub W
5W: Emily
5/6B: Haleema
6B: Elizabeth

Class Attendance Award

 

Class 5S were the last weeks attendance winners  with 98.92%.

RG: 90.48%
RS: 96.83%
1K: 95.59%
1/2T: 95.24%
2B: 96.11%
3CD: 95.57%
3/4AT:95.09%
4C: 98.39%
5S: 98.92%
5/6B: 98.39%
6B:96.77%

Attendance and Punctuality

Please use the link to access our school’s Attendance Policy:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KHH-OeVIXleRA0o6MHVfnD_EzFAa3iLU/view
With regards to lateness and punctuality, the policy states the following:
If a child arrives late, they should make their way to main reception with their parent/carer where staff will ask and record the reason for the late arrival. Late arrivals are monitored very closely and where there is continued lateness, the academy will invite parents/carers in to discuss the problem. It is essential that children arriving late/leaving early are signed in or out from the office. The signing in/out register is used in the case of an emergency or fire drill. If a pupil is late but the register is still open, they are marked as late. If the register has already closed when a pupil arrives late and without satisfactory explanation, it may be classed as an unauthorised absence. This may lead to legal action for not ensuring regular and punctual attendance.
Pupils who arrive late are missing an important part of the school day. Parents/carers are encouraged to help their child get off to the best start by helping them to be punctual and ready to begin the school day in a calm and happy frame of mind. Punctuality is important because if, for example, a child arrives 15 minutes late each day, they lose
almost 2 weeks of education a year. ‘
In line with this policy, office staff will follow this procedure when a child is arriving late. If you are aware you will be late to school and this is an exceptional circumstance, please do call the office ahead of your arrival to notify staff and provide the reason for absence.
Email us your child’s out of school achievements so we can celebrate their success on our newsletter. Email us on admin@sa.bkcat.co.uk

Diary Dates

Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th May – SATS week Year 6
Wednesday 10th May – Year 5 Hepworth Trip
Monday 15th – Friday 19th May – Children’s Mental Health Week
Monday 15th May – BKCAT Book Awards – 10 Year 5 children attending
Friday 26th May – School closes at 3.15pm for half term
Monday 5th June – School reopens after half term
Monday 5th – Friday 9th June – World Faith Week
Thursday 8th June – Reception trip to Cannon Hall farm
Friday 9th June – Non Uniform day – bring a filled jar for the Jar Bar Prize stall for the Summer fair
Friday 16th June – Summer Fair 3.15 – 5.15pm

 

 

Wakefield Families Together

Raising a family can have its difficulties and challenges, but just know that when you need support, there are people and places on hand who can talk to you to find the help you need.

Family Hubs provide a venue and a linked network of local community venues, specialist services and partner organisation so that to you can access early help, meet other local families, take part in activities, and join helpful groups.

Find your local Family Hub below to access support and find out what’s on offer through our What’s On Guides. You can also visit Community > Wakefield to discover more activities and groups available across the district.

 

WF-I can is an online support for children and young people.  This website offers valuable advice aimed at under 13 year olds. Children can access guidance and support on relationships, looking after yourself, healthy eating and someone to talk to. Why not explore this website with your child at home

Home (under 13s)

St Austin’s Safeguarding Team

A reminder of who is a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in our school. If you are concerned about a child you should discuss this with a member of the Safeguarding team.

Mr Molyneux -DSL Lead                        Mr Senior Deputy DSL                 Miss Workman Deputy DSL                                                                           Mrs Scott Deputy DSL               Mr Laurie – Deputy DSL

 

 

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