St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

To protect with love, all of God’s gifts

Act in Support of Catholic Education

Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admission cap which prevents new Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. The Prime Minister has acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and had promised previously to abandon it. Now the Government may decide to keep this discriminatory policy in place instead of removing it. We need you to tell the Government not to discriminate against Catholics and to remove the admissions cap on new faith-based schools. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap

or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop this policy.

 

Pantomime

The children from Reception through to Year 6 are invited on our yearly trip to the pantomime to see Cinderella at the Bradford Alhambra on Thursday 25th January 2018. The cost of the trip will be £7.50 per child; this has been subsidised by school. All money needs to be paid in an envelope with your child’s name, class and panto clearly written on the front by Friday 8th December 2017.

School will close on Tuesday 19th December at 3pm and re-open on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 8.55am.

Our Year 6 were thrilled to take part in CPR training with West Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  Here are a few pictures of the event.

Our Year 6 children have returned from a wonderful week away with friends at Buckden, challenging themselves and learning how to support one another to reach their goals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who gave up their own family time to give the children such a wonderful experience which I know will stay with them for many years! THANK YOU.

Activities at the centre are designed to support curriculum work in Literacy, Geography and P.E. involving adventurous activities such as caving, orienteering archery and climbing.  Any additional aims are to develop personal self–confidence, independence and co-operative team skills.

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Government launches new schemes to help with childcare costs

Dear parent,

Are you looking for support with childcare costs?

Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.

Use the Childcare Calculator at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to see what offers are available to support you and your family.

As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours – two new offers that are coming in 2017.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk