Dear Parents/ Carers
Welcome back to our final half-term of the academic year 2018/19. We have another full half-term of events planned.
School Bus Service S18
We received final notice at the start of the week informing us that the school bus service S18 is to be withdrawn from September 2019. We have made many presentations over the past few months to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to present the schools case for the bus service remaining. However, WYCA have made the decision that the bus is not value for money.
The bus has served the school community for about 12 years and was originally put in place to reduce the number of cars on the road. Sadly, this service has come to an end. We send our thanks to Aky, our wonderful bus driver, who has always gone above and beyond for the children in his care.
An email was sent out to all parents before the half-term break, informing them that the SRE programme is to be taught across school (R-Y6) this half-term. Parents do have the legal right to withdraw their child from SRE if they wish, except for the parts that form the science curriculum.
Run to the World Cup – sponsored event
We have been asked as part of the BKCAT to take part in a fundraising event to support the building of a 3G- pitch at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, next week. Our children will benefit at a number of the sporting events that take place at St. Wilfrid’s over the school year.
Each school is being asked to run the distance from their school to Le Havre, France where the Women’s Football World Cup is being held. That is 337 miles for our school total, equating to about 2 miles per child in school!
This can be run over the course of the week and hopefully some of the fitter members of staff will run with their children, helping the school total.
I will arrange for a covering letter and sponsor form to be given to each child and ask that you ask family and friends to sponsor this event. Many thanks in anticipation.
The Rotary Club
The Rotary Club kindly donated towards the costs for setting up the gardening club earlier this year. As a thank you for their generosity, we agreed to bring to your attention the Horbury Show which takes place on Sunday 30th June 2019 in Carr Lodge Park from 11am – 4pm.
Eden’s Forest outdoor Learning Day
The children will need to come in their outdoor PE kits and be prepared for whatever the weather decides to throw at us! Sun hats, sun cream and water bottles or jogging bottoms and water bottles. The children will need to wear sensible outdoor shoes/ trainers – suitable for outdoor activity.
This event has been sponsored by the Friends and we offer them our great thanks. It promises to be a really fun learning day for all.
St Ignatius Day
Our celebration Mass for St Ignatius will take place on Wednesday 19th June at 9:15am. All parents/ carers welcome to attend.
The following day will see the in-school celebrations. Families are being invited to a picnic lunch. Class 1 and 2 children will have their free school lunch which will be a hot buffet.
We have already sent a link for KS2 parents to pre-order their child’s Hot Buffet Lunch. Parents will need to bring their own lunches and soft drinks (No glass). Families will be able to eat their lunches together. We do hope that the weather is kind to us and that you are able to join us. It was a wonderful day last year. Weather dependent the Friends plan to set up games and activities on the field. When families leave the children must be signed out by their own class teacher.
BKCAT Singing Festival
10-12 Y3 children have been invited to take part in this year’s BKCAT Singing Festival which takes place at the church of Ss Peter and Paul’s. There is a concert in the evening, starting at 6pm to which everyone is welcome to attend. The theme of the evening is ‘Jonah-Man Jazz’ and there is to be a local band invited to play.
Please see the list of dates below.
Wednesday 5th June – French Day. Children asked to wear red, white and blue.
W/C 10th June – Run the World Cup (Sponsored Event)
Tuesday 11th June – Headship Interview day
Tuesday 18th June – Eden’s Forest – Outdoor Learning Day Whole School event
Tuesday 18th June – Y5/6 Mixed Rounders @ St Wilfrid’s 4-5:30pm
Wednesday 19th June – 9:15am St Ignatius Celebration Mass (TBC)
Thursday 20th June – St Ignatius Day Celebrations (Picnic lunch and games)
Friday 21st June – St Wilfrid’s BKCAT swimming Gala
Monday 24th June – Sports Day Nursery and KS1 9:30- 10:30am
– Sports Day KS2 10:45 – 11:15am (Timings are approximate)
Tuesday 25th June – New Reception Starters Parents’ Evening 5:30 pm
Wednesday 26th June – Invited group of Mini Vinnie’s meet and chat with Parishioners and other MVs at St John the Baptist church, Normanton
Monday 1st July – West Yorkshire Netball tournament
Tuesday 2nd July – Horbury Academy Transition Day (Y6)
Tuesday 2nd July – BKCAT Singing Festival Concert at Ss. Peter and Paul’s in Sandal (Opposite Asda) 6-7pm
Wednesday 3rd July – Y4 Mini Vinnies to help out at Parish SVP lunch (TBC)
Wednesday 3rd/ Thursday 4th July – Ossett Academy Transition (Y6)
Thursday 4th/ Friday 5th July – Becket’s Transition (Y6)
Saturday 6th July – St Ignatius Parish Garden Party
Monday 8th July – Reports go out to parents (Nursery – Y5)
Tuesday 9th/ Wednesday 10th – Y6 Reports go out to parents
Wednesday 10th July – In-school Transition morning. New Reception children also invited to attend
Wednesday 10th July – Y2 parents invited for a free lunch to promote school dinners
Thursday 11th July – Beauty and the Beast – Y6 performance supported by the school choir. There will be 2 performances. 2pm and 5:30pm both taking place in the Parish Centre.
Friday 12th July – Y6 Team Building event at St. Wilfrid’s (Group of pupils)
Wednesday 17th July – Leavers’ Mass in church @ 9:30am. Everyone welcome.
Thursday 18th July – Leavers’ Assembly @ 9:15am
Friday 19th July – School closes for the summer break