Please be considerate when parking on the roads near school. We had a report from a resident of their car being hit by a parent this week. Thank you for your co-operation.
Top of the Form
On Monday the Year 6 Top of the Form played a semi-final match against St. Andrews Primary. Despite a hard battle they unfortunately lost but throughout the competition were fabulous ambassadors for our school. Well done to Harry E, Maxwell, Henry S and George!
Whizz Kids earlier opening hours
We will be trialling an earlier session in the Breakfast Club for the next half-term starting on Tuesday 7th June to accommodate all the current children attending the Club. The Club will open at the new time of 7.30 am at a cost of £7.50 per session (instead of £5.50). Please contact Whizz Kids if you wish to book the earlier sessions.
Jubilee Celebrations Friday 27th May
Thank you for making the Jubilee Celebrations such a success!
Teach Southeast Teacher Training
For information on Teach South East, please click here and here
Blue class were expert bug collectors on Thursday, managing to find stag beetles, millipedes, earwigs, and woodlice! They also created delicious mud pies, minibeast artwork and mini bug hotels. Well done Blue Class! For more photos click here.
Pupils from Year 4 were joined by children from Ashley School and St Charles Borromeo for a workshop on Evolution. Natural Historian, Andrew Smith, brought in a variety of creatures from around the world, including snakes, african snails and tarantulas! For more photos click here...
Year 4 had a very special visit from Dr Diane Davies, an archaeologist specialising in the Maya, a culture from Central America. Dr Davies is the only Maya expert in the UK and shared her experiences with the children. They had the opportunity to ask questions about the fascinating...
It was wonderful to see so many at Quiz Night last week, thank you for your support and congratulations to the winning team. A huge thank you to Kirsty Finding and Louise O’Dwyer who voluntarily stepped forward to organise this event. We are also extremely grateful to Conor Moloney and Sam Ahern who compered the evening for us and kept everyone amused. All in all excellent teamwork which has raised over £1000 for the school and opportunities for our children.
Hopefully this has given us all an appetite for events that draw the school community together. Looking ahead, we will need some new volunteers to step forward both as Class Reps and members of the committee. Please take a moment to think how you might be able to help. The event schedule for the next academic year has been planned and there are written, step by step instructions for Class Reps how to run each of the events. After three years in post the current Chair and Secretary will be stepping down in July. These positions, (which can be shared) offer an excellent opportunity to support the school community, support your own development whether working or on a career break, to make many new friendships and to give something back. We all have a responsibility to consider how our children have benefited from the generosity of previous families, and what we in turn will be passing on to the next generation of Cardinal Newman pupils.
There is one last hurrah with some family fun planned for July, details will follow in due course. After that we look forward to handing on the baton. Please email PA@cardinalnewmanschool.co.uk for further information or a friendly chat. We know we can count on you.
Sian and Lydia
We are working with the ‘Effingham Learning Partnership’ to host an event on the 28th March. The event is free to attend and we have 300 tickets total.
The event is entitled ‘Wellbeing Forum for Parents’ with a focus on ‘Managing Children’s anxiety & promoting online safety’. We have two amazing speakers for the evening and will start with refreshments at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We have 180 tickets still available. You can book here. If we get a lot of interest then we will run the event a second time.
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).