Headteacher's Newsletter

Headteacher’s Newsletter

Maintenance Morning

Thank you so much to all of the parents who came along to our maintenance morning last Saturday. We achieved so much in one morning! We took a shed down, painted our sheds, benches, allotment fence, play house and amphitheatre. We also tidied up the allotment ready for planting. We also re felted two of our sheds and painted some cabin doors! We couldn’t have done any of this without you so thank you for coming along to help. Thanks also to our wonderful PTA who came along to help serve drinks to keep us all cool in the heat. This is a wonderful example of our team spirit.

New Reception Children Starting In September 2017

It was wonderful to meet our new reception parents this week. We are really looking forward to welcoming the children to our school on their settling in session on Friday 14 July. I also want to thank our PTA and our Walking Bus team for presenting information to our new parents and for all of the wonderful work they do in supporting our school.

Music Concert

This week we held our annual music concert. It was lovely to see the children perform in front of an audience. We enjoyed listening to the children play a wide range of musical instruments and our two choirs also sang beautifully. Thanks to Mrs Mackenzie, Mr Bryan and Miss Hobday for organising this wonderful evening. Please visit this link to see a selection of photographs: http://www.stvincents.trafford.sch.uk/news/summer-music-concert/26451

St Vincent’s Out Of School Club

Thank you to all of the children who entered the competition to name our new out of school club. The winning entry was submitted by Sophie Tomczyk in Year 2 and so……our new club is called ‘The Sunshine Club’ linking in with our school mission statement of ‘Let your light shine’. Sophie’s logo can be seen below.



We have decided to give a runner up prize to Noinin McNamara whose entry also impressed us. We will be awarding the prizes at our Good News assembly on 7 July. We have been busy planning for the launch of ‘The Sunshine Club’ and look forward to sharing more details with you soon. Watch this space!

St Vincent’s Art Gallery – 29 and 30 June

You will have received an email earlier this week confirming details for the St Vincent’s Art Gallery, which will be on display next Thursday 29 June between 3:30pm – 6pm, and Friday 30 June between 8:00am – 9:30am.

During the last half term, each child produced a self-portrait and these have now been professionally mounted, framed and safety glazed. They will be available for you to view in the junior hall.

If you wish to, you may purchase your child’s work at a cost of £8. Additional copies may be made for you at a cost of £9 but these must be ordered either in advance or on the day of the exhibition.

You can either order your child’s artwork by logging on to ParentPay or you may pay in cash direct to the exhibitors at the gallery. Please do not send any money into school.

Links with Secondary Schools

We have enjoyed making more links with our secondary schools. Year 5 have enjoyed trips to the Chapel at Loreto, a boys cross curricular day at St Ambrose and Year 5 also watched a spectacular performance at Blessed Thomas Holford.

Sports Week – 26 - 30 June

You will have received a letter earlier this week about Sports Week starting on Monday. Sports day times for next week are on our website too so please do double check to see the start times.

Class Photographs

Next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the children will be having their class photographs. The proofs from the whole school photograph taken earlier this year will also be sent out next week.

Family Fun Day – Saturday 8 July

Preparations are well under way and we’re looking forward to seeing you all at the annual Family Fun Day on Saturday 8 July! As usual, there will be games, food, drinks and lots of fun for all.

To make the day a success we are asking for donations as follows:-

  • Next Friday (30 June) it will be “Own clothes day” for school children in return for a donation of £1.
  • W/c Monday 3 July (any day) please could all Nursery and Infant children bring sweets for the sweet tombola.
  • On Friday 7 July please could all Juniors bring a bottle for the bottle tombola (Pimms especially welcome).

We would also welcome any items for our Homemade Stall. Last year we had a great selection of crafts, cakes, jams, chutneys and allotment produce. If you can supply any of the above, please let us know.

We’re also still looking for a number of volunteers so if you can spare any time on the day then please email us on stvincentspta@gmail.com.

Uniform Deliveries

The last uniform delivery of the term will be on Wednesday 12 July and the first of the new academic year will be on Wednesday 6 September. If you need to order school uniform more urgently, our uniform provider will post items to your home address for a P&P fee. Please note that infants are required to have a school book bag and juniors are required to have a school rucksack. Both can be purchased through our supplier. Please follow this link and note that the password in Orchard5 http://stvincents.uniform4you.co.uk/.

Twitter @StVincentsPr

We now have 132 followers! This week we have introduced photographs so please do join to see what we have been getting up to in school…

Attendance Figures

Attendance Percentages

Best infant class attendance

Y1 Miss Butler 99%

Best junior class attendance

Y3 Mrs Luckam 100%

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 head teacher is based in the junior department and Mrs Tiernan, deputy head teacher is based in the infant department and both will be very happy to answer any initial questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

A. Harrop (Mrs)


Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY
Headteacher: Mrs A Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


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