Headteacher's Newsletter

24 May 2019

Dear Parents,

Headteacher’s Newsletter

Year 3 Holy Communion Masses

The Holy Communion Mass for Mrs Stanswood and Mr Blain’s class went very well on Saturday. Miss Jamieson’s class will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 15 June. The children are well prepared and are looking forward to this day. Please can you have the children in your prayers.

International Mass

Our international mass and liturgy were a true celebration of the diversity in our community. We heard an impressive number of children read prayers in other languages and there were prayers for world peace.

Mary Our Mother

Thank you for supporting our prayers for Mary our Mother. The flowers the reception children brought in for Mary looked beautiful.

Music Concert

The music concert went really well this week. Thank you to all of our choristers and musicians who performed. Many thanks go to Mrs Mackenzie for organising this wonderful event.

History Day

We enjoyed a fantastic history day this week. The children studied various periods of history and completed exciting activities. This activity is a wonderful example of our broad and balanced curriculum.

Sports Day

The children had a wonderful time at their sports days. It was so great to see the children cheer each other on and the glorious weather made for two perfect days.


We enjoyed a Thoughtful Thursday lunchtime session this week by offering mindful colouring, relaxation techniques and Smiling App programmes to the children. The children are getting better at listening to their breathing and being mindful of the moment they are in.

Trafford Sunrise will be holding a series of mental health workshops for parents that you are welcome to attend. One of the sessions will take place here in the infant hall. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.

*Please note that on the attachment Trafford Sunrise have provided, the addresses for Lime Tree Primary Academy and St Vincent’s have been switched but the location, date and times are correct.

PTA News

We have some exciting fundraising news to share. Please read about the Super Smarties Challenge and the Year 4 Suite Fundraising in the attachments.

Attendance figures for previous week

Attendance Percentages

Highest infant class attendance

 Reception Miss Sheppard 99.63%

Highest junior class attendance

 Y3 Mr McCann 99.28%

Overall school attendance


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

We break for the whit holiday today and the children return on Monday 10 June. I hope you have a lovely holiday and enjoy spending time with your family. 

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
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
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
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey