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 Message from the Headteacher
Dear Parents, Another busy final week of the term has passed – I think we are all ready for a two week break! Last week four teams from Key Stage 2 represented Holy Cross at the inaugural Catenians Plymouth Catholic Primary Schools Easter Presentation Competition at Notre Dame. They had to speak for up to five minutes on ‘Sharing the Easter Message.’ I am delighted to inform you that our two Year 3/4 teams gained first and second and we also won the Year 5/6 category. All the children received certificates and the winners and runners up were also given book tokens. The school will be presented with the winning trophies at a later date. Congratulations to all the children – we were very proud of them! Our Lenten reflection proved a real success as it was so good to see the children walking around with their parents/grandparents thinking about the activities and how they relate to specific gospel values. Thank you to all those who organised it. ‘Cakes with Cotter’ today recognised those pupils who have done very well over the term. They also received a badge for their jumper. Congratulations to: Julia Donaldson – Carter, Joy, Jedidiah Simon James – Yousif, Harish, Eddie Eric Carle – Emilia, Nefeli, Sam Roger Hargreaves – Esme, Mason Roald Dahl – Annie B, Tiago Dick King-Smith – Julian, Faustas Michael Morpurgo – Daria, Adrian Antony Horowitz – Jada, Adam Ross McKenzie – Caleb, Sophie I, Martyna Please give some consideration as to whether you would like to be a school Governor. We would like to hold elections for a Parent Governor early next term. This is an important role and there is no stipulation on having to be a Catholic, unlike any Foundation Governor appointment. Please feel free to email me, if you are interested. We are looking to appoint at least four Governors as soon as possible. On our first day back, Tuesday 23rd April, we will celebrate Easter with a whole school Mass. You are all very welcome to join us from 9.00 – 10.00am. Our Year 5/6 entries at the Catenians Project will lead the homily of the Mass. I also wanted parents to be able to have the opportunity to see some of the other Catenian Project performances and am proposing from 2.00pm on Wednesday 24th April in the school hall. You will be notified of confirmation as to who will be showing their presentation the day before. Have a lovely Easter break with your child and, when it comes, Happy Easter! School starts again on Tuesday 23rd April.
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: “Forgive Each Other” Dear Jesus, please help me to be kind and loving when I feel like blaming other people for the things they have done wrong. Amen.
Here is a list of some important dates confirmed for this year. All information is available on our website calendar. Monday 08/04/19 to Friday 19/04/19 Easter Holiday Friday 19/04/19 Good Friday Monday 22/04/19 Easter Monday Tuesday 23/04/19 Summer Term starts & Whole School Mass @ 9am Friday 03/05/19 Year 6 Residential Meeting Monday 06/05/19 Bank Holiday Monday— School Closed Monday 27/05/19 to Friday 31/05/19 Half Term Monday 03/06/19 to Friday 07/06/19 Year 6 Residential Friday 28/06/19 Summer Fair Friday 12th July End of Year Discos Wednesday 17/07/19 & Thursday 18/07/19 Year 6 Leavers’ Production Friday 19/07/19 Last day of term
Please remember your PTFA if you are having a Spring Clean over the Easter break. If you have any good quality unwanted clothes, toys, books or games, the PTFA would love to have them for onward sale at the Summer Fair. Thank you!
We would like to thank the Holy Cross PTFA for helping make this project possible by paying half towards the cost of the Elmer.
Building on our past work with Co-op Funeralcare in Exeter Street, every pupil at Holy Cross made a daffodil for a competition for Mother’s Day. The daffodils are being used to brighten up the windows of the funeralcare building, a place that can seem such a dark space for people to visit. The three winners Jakub, Nell and Elmira were awarded flowers for them to take home to their mums. Well done everyone on such beautiful creations.
1ST— St Andrew 2ND— St Judes 3RD— St Teresa 4TH— St Julie
SCHOOL GOVERNORS WANTED! As a result of the federation with Cathedral School ending, Holy Cross needs more Governors! We are looking for people with a variety of different skills, you do not need primary education experience. We need both a Parent Governor (who does not have to be Catholic) and Foundation Governors (who do have to be Catholic). The commitment is six meetings a year, one in each half term, plus an occasional visit to the school arranged at a time to suit you. If you are interested, or would like more information please speak to Mr Cotter, or email Please help us to shape the future of our school, and make a valuable contribution to our children’s education and opportunities.
We would love for you to join us for our Easter Mass on Tuesday 23rd April at 9am. 
Easter Egg Hunt 6th-22nd April 2019 Time: 10am to 4pm Address: Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1UH Venue: Saltram Venture along the Easter trail and enjoy a chocolate treat at the end. Easter Panto — Plymouth Pavilions Monday 6th May Fancy getting outdoors this holiday? Why not visit the South Devon AONB website which lists lots of wonderful things to do to help you get back to nature. Just go to events for lots of fun things to do. 
Argyle Easter Road shows Follow the link to book Football Activities throughout the Easter holidays: https:// easter-roadshows/ Plymouth Parent Carer Voice events 29th April- Developing your Behaviour Tool Box 8th May- Parent Carer SEND conference 4th June – Sleep with Cerebra- for Primary age children For attendance to any of these events follow the link below and book yourself a place! public-services-withcerebra- tickets-56410915567