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Message from the Head of Learning

 Welcome back after what we hope has been a lovely Easter break. Thank you for sending the children back to school smartly dressed and ready to learn. The teaching teams have been busy planning a wealth of learning experiences - the children have plenty to look forward to. Please look out for the summer term curriculum newsletters for more information.

Unfortunately, we received some very sad news over the holiday. Brian Coyte, Mrs Coyte’s husband, has passed away following an illness. Please keep Mrs Coyte and her family and friends in your prayers at this difficult time.

Key Stage 1 classes enjoyed a fantastic day at Newquay Zoo earlier this week. What a wonderful start to their 'Sensational Safari' topic. The children looked for animals from the continent of Africa to help them with research for the fact files that they are producing back in class.

Congratulations to Ursule who is a runner up in Radio Plymouth’s ‘Design a scarecrow’ competition. She has won £50 in gift vouchers so we can ‘get growing this summer’ at Otter Garden Centre in Brixton. Her name was called out on Radio Plymouth this week. Well done, Ursule!

The next parent forum meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 2nd May at 8.00am. All members of the parent/carer community are invited, and people are encouraged to put forward items for the agenda prior to the meeting. Children whose parents attend will qualify for a free breakfast at our breakfast club - your child will be well looked after whilst you have the opportunity to tell us your views and offer your suggestions. Please book in the school office.

Please keep in your prayers the children who are preparing to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. Please join the children and their families for First Holy Communion Mass at the Cathedral at 10am on Sunday 6th May.

Finally, this is one of the busiest terms of the year. Please refer to the diary dates to ensure you are fully informed about the events leading up to the end of the year. We have several Masses arranged which we hope you will be able to join us for.

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:


Dear Jesus, I know you are always on the look out for me. Thank you for looking after me. Help me to trust in you always.



 500 Words

An extra special mention goes to Benjamin in Hergé class this week. Benjamin has got through to the next round of the Radio 2 500 Words Competition. Congratulations Benjamin!



Thank you to everyone who helped raise £118.62 for CAFOD on Fasting Day


HCPT Group 45

Group 45 would like to thank the children who went on a pilgrimage to Lourdes over the Easter break, and also to thank all of their wonderful supporters.

The children had an uplifting and spiritual experience, involving themselves in all aspects of the trip including visiting the grotto where Mary appeared to Bernadette.


Children's University Passport awards

Congratulations to all of those pupils who graduated with the Children’s University this week: -

Martin (Y4)

Charlie (Y2)

Alexander MK (Y2)

Eugene (Y1)

Julian (Y2)

Ashley (Y2)

Tilly (Y2)

Eitan (Y2)

Nell (Y4)

Niamh (Y5)


Wonders of the Week

JD (F) – Stephen & Wiktor

SJ (Y1) – Anne

EC (Y1/2) - Gabriel

H (Y2) - Benjamin

RD (Y3) - Dylan

DKS (3) – Ali

MM (Y4) - Fintan

JKR (Y5) - Ursule

RMK (Y6) – Harvey


Top Table Award

JD (FS) – Ella-Louise

SJ (Y1) – Olivia

EC (Y1/2) - Isabelle

H (Y2) – Holly

RD (Y3) - Ava

DKS (3) - Daragh

MM (Y4) – Amelia

JKR (Y5) – Ariana

RMK (Y6) – Zachary


On Time Heroes

Eric Carle




House Point Winning Team

St Theresa


Quiz Night

The P.T.F.A. are excited to announce a return of the ‘Quiz Night’ on Friday 18th May at 7pm. Get your thinking caps on and scrub up on your general knowledge. All proceeds raised will go towards the Holy Cross P.T.F.A. to help fund projects around the school. More information on the Quiz Night will be shared shortly.


Help Needed

The P.T.F.A. are always looking for helpers at the school discos, the next one for which is on Friday 29th June. If you are interested in helping out, and require DBS clearance, please contact the School Office. Please note that it can take up to three weeks to obtain DBS clearance so if you are interested we ask that you contact the office as soon as possible.


Water bottles

Help us to encourage your child to remain hydrated throughout the school day by remembering to send your child in with their water bottle each morning. If you need to purchase a new water bottle you can buy one from the School Office for £2.50.


Childcare Vouchers

Edenred ref - P21102440

Fideliti ref - HOL357C


salary plus ref – 872743

Computershare ref – 0024415526

New provider – Care4 – ref 21767538 - New provider

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


For your calendar

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

2nd May @ 8am

Parent Forum

2nd May @ 11am

Class Mass (Years 2 & 3)

6th May

First Holy Communion

10th May @ 2.15pm

Whole School Mass

w/c 21st May

Walk to School Week

4th – 8th June

Year 6 Residential

w/c 11th June

Healthy Eating Week

23rd May @ 11am

Class Mass (Years 4 & 5)

29th June @ 2.15pm

Whole School Mass

11th July

Reports out & confirmation of new class

12th July

Meet the Teacher

12th July @ 2.15pm

Whole School Mass

13th July

Summer Fair

16th July @ 1.30pm

Year 6 Leavers Production Dress Rehearsal

17th July @ 7pm

Year 6 Leavers Production

18th July @ 7pm

Leavers Production

16th & 17th July

Transition mornings

19th July @ 2pm

School Talent Show

20th July @ 2pm

Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly



For information on any of the clubs running this term, please see the School Notice Board in the top playground or collect an information sheet from reception.


Thank you all for your support as always. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Potterton and Mr Cotter