Headteacher's Newsletter

11 January 2019

Headteacher’s Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed spending time with your family and friends over the Christmas break.

Before Christmas we held a collection at the Advent Service and the Mini Vinnies held a Cake Sale. We are delighted to share that we raised £1256.77. This will go to Caritas to help fund pre-paid heating cards for those in need. Thank you once again for your wonderful generosity.

New Year Mass

It was lovely to welcome Fr Humphrey to school to celebrate our New Year Mass. Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came along to join us. The infant New Year Mass will take place on Wednesday 16 January at 9:05am in the infant hall.

Year 3 Sacramental Parent Meeting

There will be a Year 3 sacramental parent meeting on Thursday 17 January at 6:30pm in the junior hall. This is an important meeting for year 3 parents where information about the Reconciliation Service will be given and all year 3 parents are asked to attend.

Parent Reflection

Thank you to all of the parents who came along to the parent reflection today. It was lovely see parents and to welcome Mrs Redhead back for it too. The date of the next parent reflection is Friday 15 February 2019. Please come along as you will be made to feel most welcome.

Reception Place Applications - September 2019

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 15 January 2019. Please complete your application on line via Trafford and download, complete and return to school the supplementary form from our website. Please phone the school office if you have any questions about admissions and we will be happy to help.

Sunshine Club Newsletter

The Sunshine Club is going from strength to strength. The children have been participating in lots of fun activities and we’d like to share that with you. Please see their newsletter attached.

Christmas DVDs

The Reception and year 4 Nativity DVDs were given out to the families who ordered them this week. We hope you enjoy watching them. We still have a few copies of each available to buy for £6 each. If you would like to purchase a copy please come to either the infant or junior office, cash or cheques will be accepted.

PTA News

The PTA will be holding the annual Junior Film Nights and Year1/2 Discos on Friday 25 January and Friday 1 February 2019.

  • Junior Film Night

This year’s film is Paddington 2. Price per ticket is £5 and includes a snack and drink. Please drop off at the junior hall from 6:15pm and collect at 8:15pm. If you are able to help on the night please email the PTA at stvincentsPTA@gmail.com

Tickets may now be purchased on ParentPay for either Friday 25 January or Friday 1 February. Please enter your emergency contact details, medical details if applicable and advise of any food allergies in the notes section. When purchasing a ticket you will be asked to consent to your child watching the film. 

  • Year 1 and 2 Infant Disco

The year 1 and 2 disco starts at 6:30pm and ends at 8pm in the infant hall. Each child must have a responsible adult present and both children and adults need tickets.  Tickets are £3.50 each and a tuck shop selling drinks and snacks will be available during the discoIn order to run the disco successfully we need some parent volunteers, if you are able to help on either night, please email StvincentsPTA@gmail.com.

Tickets may now be purchased on ParentPay for either Friday 25 January or Friday 1 February and there are no limits on the number of tickets you can buy.

Extra-curricular Activities After School

All the extra-curricular activities recommenced this week. Please can you ensure that your child is collected promptly at 4:30pm when the clubs finish (or 4:25pm for choir).

School Meals

Please be aware that school meals must be paid in advance, before your child takes them. This is only applicable to KS2 children (junior dept). Please check your ParentPay account to ensure you are up to date with payments.

Attendance Figures for the Previous Week

Attendance Percentages

Highest infant class attendance

 Y2 Mrs Luckham 96.7%

Highest junior class attendance

 Y5 Miss Hobday 99%

Overall school attendance



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


Yours sincerely,


Mrs A Harrop 











Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs 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
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