Thank you for all your support for our children and staff this year! Our community of learners, believers and friends has really flourished with the range of opportunities open to us once again! Our children in both key stages have represented the school in music and in sports against other schools and we have enjoyed a wealth of performances in school, from the tear-jerking YR Welcome Assembly to the wonderful Y6 Leavers' Production of Treasure Island. Our children have been able to travel again, to Dorset, to High Ashurst and indeed to France and some of our younger children have had the opportunity to travel by train, to visit farms, fire stations and wildlife centres... We are thrilled to be able to give them these opportunities together once again.
As usual, our school has achieved excellent academic results across the board from Reception to Year 6 this summer and we are justifiably proud of our children's progress. However, we are most proud of our children's spiritual and emotional development and they reflected in collective worship this morning on their own service to our school community this academic year. Each one has contributed to the rich rainbow of gifts and talents which makes up our school community and we treasure each and every contribution. Well done to all our wonderful children!
We have also celebrated the contribution of our staff team this morning and I know that parents have been very generous in their thanks and support for staff working with your children this academic year. Please allow me to pass on their thanks and appreciation for your generosity and kind words.
As this academic year draws to a close, we wish our leavers - staff and pupils - all the very best as they journey on to pastures new and we look forward to seeing all our returning families on Wednesday 7th September.
We wish all of you a wonderful summer and safe (and disruption-free!) travels.
Planet Soccer Summer Multisport Camps
Please see clickable flyer here for more information.
Fulham Football Summer Camps
Please see clickable flyer here for more information
Theatre4kids Summer Workshop
Please click here to see a flyer for the Theatre4Kids Summer Workshop at Cardinal Newman. Please be aware the early booking discount is available until Friday 8th July.
Autumn Term 2022 Clubs
Some clubs are now available to book for September 2022
Over the summer holidays, Surrey Cricket Foundation are hosting a Communities Day at The Kia Oval. This is taking place on 19th August and is centred around a One Day cricket game between Surrey Men and Gloucestershire.
We have got around 2000 free tickets to give away to children from Surrey schools.
This is a really great way for the children to enjoy a day out at the cricket over their summer holidays and as well as getting involved in the plenty of activities that will be going on at the Oval throughout the day.
If you are planning for your child to have their ears pierced over the summer holidays, please make it as early in the holiday as possible. Children are not able to do PE in school if they cannot remove their earrings. If worn for school, earrings should only be small studs, one in each ear. Thank you for your support with this.
In September, Summer uniform may be worn during the summer term and in the first autumn half term. Smart black school shoes should be worn and hair accessories should be in school colours (Navy, red or white). Our children always look very smart in their uniform – thank you for helping them to maintain this.
First Holy Communion:
Congratulations to all the children who recently received their First Holy Communion. Please send a photo to the school office so we can add it to our display.
NAS Surrey Branch | NAS Clubs and Support for Children & Young People
Please see information here for some of the Autumn Term classes. More information will be added as we have it. Teacher-led clubs will be announced in September and can be booked then.
Library Reading Summer Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries, encourages children aged from 4 to 11 to continue reading throughout the summer holidays. The aim of the Challenge is to read up to six books, collecting special stickers and rewards along the way. Children will need to be a member of the library to sign up for the challenge but joining the library does not take long and is free. All reading counts including audiobooks, eBooks and eComics! More information can be found on the library website.
Surrey Arts Holiday Activities
Surrey Arts have planned a number of exciting musical holiday activities for this summer! Click here for more information.
Teach Southeast Teacher Training
For information on Teach South East, please click here and here
If possible, please write pick-up notes in your child's reading book or give them a note to pass onto the teacher.
If you do need to let the office know about a last minute pick-up change, please do so before 2 pm if possible. If you do email the office about a pick-up, you will not receive an acknowledgement reply but we will of course pass the message on. This is due to the large volume of emails we receive in relation to this daily. Thank you for understanding.
Report your child's absence
Please notify the school office every day your child is absent from school before 9 am so we can adjust dinner figures and complete the registers. Please either ring the school office and leave a voicemail or email email@example.com. If you do email the office about an absence, you will not receive an acknowledgement reply but we will of course pass the message on. This is due to the large volume of emails we receive in relation to this daily. Thank you for understanding.
If you require a school absence, please email the school office with the details.
Great fun was had during our Year 2 cycling and scooting afternoon! The children enjoyed following trails set up on the playground and field, showing great skills and control of their vehicles! For more photos click here.
It would be great to know who the new rep teams for next year are going to be so that this year's reps can hand over the ropes and ensure that September gets off to a smooth start.
If there are at least 2 reps from each class, the burden is minimal. It is not just a role for SAHM/Ds. If you haven't yet taken your turn, and want to know a little bit more (in terms of hours per month, jobs, etc) please do DM your current reps and we would be help.
The PA bank account has been put to good use paying for seating & new books which is great however, the only way we can continue supplementing great projects like these is with the events which the PA run with the help of the Reps.
Thank you to those who have already come forward, and thanks in advance to those who are keen to find out more and volunteer.
Support groups and workshops for parents and carers
A virtual support group for parents and carers facilitated by the Hope Service and currently offered via Microsoft Teams. A safe space to share experiences, encourage and support each other. Help for the Helper and Care for the Carer. Click here for more information.
Parent Wellbeing Service
For more information on the Parent Wellbeing Service, please click here.
Parent Wellbeing Service, Barnardo's Referral Form
This form here is to be used by anyone referring a parent/carer to the Barnardo’s Parent Wellbeing Service outside of the CAMHS SPA referral pathway.
Healthy weight for children
Do you need help to achieve a healthy weight for your child? Please click here for more information.
Invite to ASD parent support group 2022
Support group for parents whose child is awaiting ASD assessment or just had a diagnosis. For more information and future dates please click the flyer here.
Sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety
Parents may find this useful. It has a very comprehensive range of information including sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety. Please click here
Wellbeing resources recommended by Dr Alison D'Amario, Educational Psychologist for the Xavier trust can be found here
'Supporting your Child's Wellbeing' Workshop - Please find presentation here from the workshop.
eSafety and Safeguarding
Reminder: Keeping children safe online and in the real world
At Cardinal Newman School we are always reminding the children how they can keep themselves safe whether in the real world or in the virtual world. Class teachers regularly use the Zones of Regulation to assess how the children in their classes are feeling. Children are encouraged to share their worries using the ‘What I want my teacher to know boxes’ which are in each Key Stage 2 classrooms and the Worry Monsters which can be found in the Keys Stage 1 Classrooms.
Information to support parents can be found on the school website here.
Please continue to report any safeguarding concerns to Mr Flower (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Burnham (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).