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Y8 Pilgrimage to Liverpool 2019

Please follow the link for information to the Y8 Pilgrimage to Liverpool 2019.

Y8 Pilgrimage to Liverpool 2019

Anthony Cave (School Lay Chaplain)

Y8 Football. Monday 15th October.

The Year 8 football game at home has been called off tonight.

11x/Sc1 after school Science

After school science class is cancelled on Monday 15th October.

Pupils have been given work to complete which will need to be handed in on the 29th October.

Thank you.

Helen Goldsmith 

October 500 Club Winners

Congratulations to our October 500 Club winners

1st prize No 77 £30 to Miss Ingham parent of Emma 7S

2nd prize No 80 £10 to Mrs Sands parent of Lewis 11I

3rd prize No 14 £5 Mrs Thompson parent of Jessica 9I

Winning can be collection from the school office.

It's not too late to join if you haven't already.  Please complete the attached on-line form, or contact Mrs Cookson in the school office.

Post 16 options lunch time drop in sessions

Dear Parents / Carers, 

Just a reminder that the post 16 options lunch time drop in sessions will begin on Friday 12th October. The schedule is as follows: 

Myerscough         12/10 & 30/11

Runshaw              15/10 & 26/11

Newman               16/10 & 27/11

Preston                 17/10 & 28/11

*Training 2000     18/10 & 29/11 

*Training 2000 have replaced North Lancs. Training Group. 

Each session is between 1.20pm – 2pm in the careers area of the LRC. These sessions are excellent opportunities for pupils to obtain information about all their different choices and the related application process. Please encourage your son / daughter to attend. 

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs L Pilling

Assistant Head Teacher

World Restart a Heart Day

On Tuesday 16th October the entire school community will be taking part in ‘Restart a Heart’ Day. This is a designated yearly day of action with the aim to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. This day brings people across the country together with the Resuscitation Council, the British Heart Foundation, the British Red Cross, St John Ambulance and all of the UK ambulance services to train a minimum of an incredible 195,000 young people in life saving CPR. St Mary’s event will be delivered by Leyland Fire and Rescue Service.

This year, Restart a Heart is also going global! For the first time, it will be called World Restart a Heart Day – with support from resuscitation councils covering America (North, Central and South), Canada, South Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, as well as Europe.

The following year groups will spend the following lesson in the Drama Theatre receiving this vital live-saving training:

Lesson 1 – Year 10

Lesson 2 – Year 9

Lesson 3 – Year 7

Lesson 4 – Year 8

Lesson 5 – Year 11

We’re all set for a fantastic and very worthwhile event!

Mrs L Pilling

Assistant Head Teacher

Y7 Welcome Mass

Dear Parent / Carer,

After a busy and exciting first couple of weeks here at St Mary’s, I hope that your son / daughter has settled in well and is forming strong and lasting friendships with other students. To celebrate the beginning of your son / daughter’s journey in our school, we will be holding a Year 7 Welcome Mass here at school in the drama theatre on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 at 2.00 p.m.  

This Mass seeks to recognise and celebrate all who are involved in the lives of our new year 7 pupils: parents, grandparents, family, parish, friends, primary school, and of course our school staff and governors. We therefore invite them all to join us. 

I hope that you will be able to attend this celebration for what will be an enjoyable afternoon. 

Please can I ask that you complete this form to confirm the number of people from your family who will be attending to celebrate Mass.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Please respond no later than Friday, 5th October 2018. 

I look forward to welcoming you to our Mass. 

Yours sincerely, 

Anthony Cave

School Lay Chaplain.

Y11 Newman College Taster Day

The re arranged date for the Cardinal Newman College Taster Day is Friday 5th October. Pupils will depart school at 9:30am and return in time for the school busses at 3pm. If you foresee any problems with your child attending this visit, please let Mrs Pilling know at your earliest convenience. The visit is free, lunch is provided and pupils must wear their school uniform. The usual makeup / fake tan / jewellery / mobile phone rules apply. 

Many thanks, 

Mrs L Pilling

Assistant Head Teacher

St Mary’s Catholic High School

Early Closure Wednesday 26th September

Dear Parent / Carer, 

A reminder that Wednesday 26th September is our Open Evening and school will close in the afternoon at 12:30 pm.  The buses will be at school for this time. 

Many of our pupils will be helping out during the evening and it is essential that they come in full school uniform.  When they have finished helping they need either to go straight home or stay in the area where they have been helping until they are picked up.  The Open Evening is between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. 

Thank you for your support in this matter.                                      

Mr P Thompson


St Mary’s Catholic High School

Parents' Information Evening

Tuesday 18th September:

Year 8 & 9 (Joint) - 6:00 pm

Year 10/11 (Joint) – 7.00 pm

We would be delighted if you were able to join us to meet our new Headteacher.

Mr Thompson - Headteacher, and staff of St Mary’s warmly invite parents / carers to visit the school for our Parents Information Evening. At St Mary’s, we believe that young people flourish when school and home work together in partnership. There will be a welcome and presentations in the Drama Theatre covering many aspects of school life including our ethos, the curriculum and the way it is assessed, our approach to teaching and learning, to student support and the range of extra-curricular activities available.

If you have not already done so please confirm attendance here.