St Bartholomews

Week beginning 2nd March

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The photographs above illustrate wonderful success for two of our fabulous pupils in both dancing and netball respectively. Well done from all of your friends at St Bartholomew’s!

Last week included a Parent Council meeting where various topics were discussed and we can look forward to our dedicated Parent Council organising a spring disco. We will keep you up to date. Elaine Johnstone, our Continuous Improvement Officer,  visited us on Monday and was happy with our rate of progress. As a school community, we all celebrated mass and received our ashes for Ash Wednesday, thank you Fr O’Kane for such a warm welcome. St Bartholomew’s also hosted a STEM development opportunity for cluster staff and we all had great fun making various objects.

The week ahead looks like this;

On Monday, accelerated reading assessments will start for the week ahead. This is a wonderful programme that encourages reading for enjoyment and has made such a difference to our pupils’ progress.

On Tuesday, I will attend an Early Years meeting at Coatbridge Community Centre and will share any updates on the many changes within our early years setting.

On Wednesday, Mrs Dunn will attend a course at the Computer Centre in Calderdale in order to keep abreast of latest innovations.

On Thursday, it’s World Book Day and children have the option of dressing up for this event. They may choose to dress as their favourite character from a book or a stimulus from a project/ class topic. We look forward to seeing some wonderful creations! Please remember that home made costumes are always best and that there is no need to buy commercially produced outfits etc. Our new Incredible Years programme continues today and follows on from day one, which took place last week. We have already received positive feedback from parents and staff. Long may it continue.

On Friday, I will be attending a preparatory day to a leadership course, Columba 1400. I look forward to working with colleagues from other authorities in order to improve and work collaboratively in respect of leadership skills. Our Education Psychologist will meet with a number of our parents from both the school and nursery in order to review progress. As always, we look forward to welcoming Mrs Kinniburgh to St Bart’s. Today is an important day for Primary 1/2 as  they are presenting their class assembly for parents and carers. I am looking forward to introducing this wonderful experience to our visitors.

Mrs Bolland

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