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Message from the Head of Learning


This week


What a wonderful start to the term! We were delighted to see so many children taking part in our ‘Cakes with Cotter’ event on Monday.



Congratulations go to: -


Mason and Sonny (JD – FS);

Darcey and Lily-Rose (SJ – Y1); Isabelle, Ashleigh and Joseph (EC – Y1/2); Alexandra, Esme, Julian, Tiago and Tillie (H – Y2); Jesse and Daria (DKS – Y3); Gerran and Jaydon (RD – Y3); Amelia and Elias (MM – Y4); Nonny, Isaac and Caleb (JKR – Y5); Heba and Sonia (RMK – Y6).


Well done to each and every one of them for achieving this accolade.




A very warm welcome to our new children and families. Our school is a happy place to be and we are delighted to welcome you into our Holy Cross family.


We have welcomed several students from Plymouth University and Plymouth Marjon University recently. We are proud of the strong relationship we have with the universities and are proud of the good reputation our school has. Visitors always remark how warm and welcoming our school is and how beautifully behaved our children are. We are very proud of them.


Year 6 parents will be aware that Miss McCalley has put together a wonderful programme of booster sessions for this term. We are pleased that so many of you have already shown interest in these. We are very grateful to Miss McCalley and her team for giving up their time to run this additional provision.


Thank you for sending the children back to school looking smart and ready for learning. We ask that hair accessories are blue or black hair bands, bobbles and clips; no big bows please. Sensible black shoes are part of our uniform policy - no trainers. We also ask that extreme hairstyles are avoided.


Next week


Good luck to our children taking part in the netball tournament next week. We hope you enjoy the experience. We know that you will represent our school well.


Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Potterton



Liturgy in School



Parents and Parishioners are invited to join us for liturgy, 9am, Monday mornings


The theme for our prayer and worship next week is:





Jesus, if I follow you, my life will be complete. Help me to live like you did.


HCPT Group 45 Smartie Tube Appeal


Please will anyone who had Smartie Tubes to fill with 20p pieces for Group 45, return them to school next week – 15th January.  HCPT Group 45 would like to thank you for supporting this charity.


 For a full list of clubs available, including details of how to pay for any of them, please either contact the School Office for more information or see the Notice Board in the playground.


There are still spaces available for Tag Rugby (years 1 – 6), Football (all ages), Gymnastics (KS2) and Fitness (all ages)




Wonders of the Week


JD (F) – Conor and Mahi

SJ(Y1) –  Ruben

EC (Y1/2) - Laura

H (Y2) - Marian

 RD (Y3) - Ava

DKS (3) – Adam S

MM (Y4) - Elliot

JKR (Y5) - Michal

RMK (Y6) – Oliver




On Time Heroes

Being on time for school is crucial for learning.

 Our ‘On Time Heroes’

this week are: -


Simon James (Y1)


J K Rowling (Y5)



Top Table Award


JD (F) – Hashviithaa

SJ(Y1) –  Olivia

EC (Y1/2) - Tristan

H (Y2) - Tilly

 RD (Y3) - Ahrianne

DKS (3) - Daragh

MM (Y4) - Vincent

JKR (Y5) - Santina

RMK (Y6) – Samuel


1st St Teresa

2nd St Judes

3rd St Julie

4th St Andrew




Congratulations to everyone who won a prize in the Christmas Raffle.  We still have one unclaimed prize with lucky ticket number: -




If you hold the winning ticket, call in to the School Office to collect your prize.


The PTFA our looking for a

volunteer to become the secretary for the PTFA.  The role will consist of taking minutes at meetings and help

produce general letters. If you think this may be something you are interested in please contact Justine:


Helpers are needed for the forthcoming school discos.  Please let us know if you are able to help by e-mailing


Last but not least, the PTFA AGM will take place in February.  More details will follow shortly.


Important Information


ADMISSIONS 2018-2019


The closing date for new admissions to Holy Cross Primary School for next year’s Foundation Stage intake is 15th January 2018.  If you have not yet made your application for a new entrant, or indeed if you know of someone who has still to apply, please get in touch with the Local


Authority either by calling them on 01752 307166  or through their website




We are continually having to chase for outstanding debts relating to School Dinners, Breakfast Club and After School Club.  Your ParentPay account MUST remain in credit at all times.  School Dinners cost £2.10 per day.  If you pay for school dinners and know that your child is having a school dinner each day, please ensure enough money is placed on your ParentPay account to cover the meals.


Please also ensure that if your child is taking part in an event, or going on a trip, that requires payment, that payment is made in good time BEFORE the event takes place.


If you are having trouble

Making payment, please contact the School Office.


Your co-operation would be very much appreciated.


Childcare Vouchers


We accept the following Childcare Vouchers:

Edenred ref - P21102440

Fideliti ref - HOL357C


salary plus ref – 872743

Computershare ref – 0024415526


We also accept payment under the new Government Tax-Free Childcare Scheme. For more information go to

If you have any questions regarding childcare vouchers please contact the school office.



Dates for your Diary

Here is a list of some important dates confirmed for this year. All information is available on our website calendar.


8th February

School Disco

4:30pm – 5:30pm – FS and KS1

5:45pm – 7.00pm – KS2


9th February

Non-pupil day



12th – 16th February

Half Term


20th and 21st March

Parent Evenings


28th March

Tempest Photography – Class photos


13th July

Summer Fair


19th July

School Talent Show


20th July

Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly





Thank you all for your support as always.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Mrs Potterton and Mr Cotter