Headteacher's Newsletter

12 January 2018

Headteacher’s Newsletter


Dear Parents,   

New Year Masses

  • Infants: Wednesday 17 January 9:00am.

Year 3 Parent Sacramental Meeting

Thursday 18 January 7:00pm in the junior hall. This meeting is for all year 3 parents. Important information will be shared about the sacrament of reconciliation.

Growth Mindset

We have started this term by revisiting growth mindset with the children. The children enjoyed an assembly all about their brain. They went on to learn about how they can experience further success by self-belief and challenging themselves to be the best they can be. The children have certainly made a great start to the year.

You may have seen our hall displays; they are all about the importance of having a growth mindset. For further information about growth mindset please visit this link on our website. http://www.stvincents.trafford.sch.uk/page/growth-mindset-learning-approach/40235

St Vincent’s Band

Thank you to all those who responded to join the St Vincent’s band. Mrs Mackenzie and Mr Bryan will be in touch with you soon.


The ever popular Infant Disco and Junior Film Nights will be held on Friday 26 January and Friday 2 February. Each event takes place at the same time on both nights in the infant and junior hall respectively.

Tickets will be available to purchase via ParentPay from Monday. The events are extremely popular so this year we have decided the Infant Disco will be for year 1 and 2 only and a separate event will be planned for our young reception children.

As always these events can only be held with the help of volunteers so if anyone can help on either date in either the infant or junior hall please contact the PTA on stvincents@gmail.com.

Parking on Orchard Road and Osborne Road

There is very limited parking on Orchard and Osborne Road; we encourage a healthy start and end to the day by walking. Please park considerately and note that no-one should be parking across or obstructing residents’ driveways.

Match Funding

Match funding is a scheme run by a number of large organisations whereby if an employee helps a charity fundraiser, the company will match the funds raised by the employee (or to a certain percentage). This would be a great way for the PTA to increase the money we raise. Could everyone check if their employer offers this scheme, the easiest way would be a quick email to your HR department. Please let us know if your employer offers this scheme and we can help claim the match funds which will ultimately benefit all our children.

Attendance Figures For Previous Week 

Attendance Percentages

Highest infant class attendance

Miss Coffey’s class 99.45%

Highest junior class attendance

Mrs Sheldon’s class 98.9%

Overall school attendance


*Please note that disability related absence are not taken into account when calculating best attendance


We aim to be a listening school and offer an open door to parents. Mr Blain (deputy headteacher based in the junior department), Mrs Tiernan (deputy headteacher based in the infant department), and I are very happy to answer any questions you may have.


Yours sincerely,

A Harrop (Mrs)



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs A Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
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The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
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