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Y11 College Application Deadline

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Reminder that the deadline for post 16 applications was today! Mrs Pilling will be accessing the list of applicants from all our partner colleges and training providers on Monday to achieve a list of who has and has not submitted an application. Any pupils who have not, should do so over the weekend. Any problems at all, please contact Mrs Pilling as soon as possible. If you child has applied to an instituation or training provider out of the immediate area, please also let Mrs pilling know. 

Thank you.

Carol Singing at TESCO

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Please be advised that the Carol Singing that was planned to take place in Tesco Leyland tonight, has been cancelled.   

Carol singing WILL take place next Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 3:30pm at Tesco Leyland. 

Thank you for your continued help and support.

God bless, 

Anthony Cave

School Lay Chaplain

Christmas Jumper Day 2018

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Dear Parent / Carer, 

Christmas Jumper Day – 14 December 2018 

As we journey through Advent, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our school nominated charities and raise a bit more money for them; but have fun at the same time! 

To spread the ‘Joy and Peace of Christmas’, I would like to invite your son / daughter to wear a festive Christmas jumper on Friday, 14th December 2018.  This would replace the school jumper for that day only.  Should your son / daughter wish to participate, they are encouraged to bring £1 in on that day and to give the money to their form tutor.  All money raised will be divided equally between the charities CAFOD and Nugent. 

If your son / daughter does not wish to participate in this event, they can come to school in their usual School uniform and they will not be charged £1. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and your son / daughter for the donations that you have made throughout the year to support our charity events. 

May I be the first of many to wish you, your family and friends a very peaceful Christmas.  May this Christmas season fill your home with joy, your hearts with love and your life with laughter. 

May the Lord Our God bless you all. 

Yours sincerely,  

Anthony Cave

School Lay Chaplain.

Nugent Care Food Trolley

The Chaplaincy team are looking for help to fill the Tesco Trolley for Nugent Care. Please, if you can send in donations of food with your child. #nugentcare #makechristmashappen2018

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Y11 College Application Support

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Please click here for details on the college application support sessions being offered to Year 11 students.

Careers Fair Parental Feedback

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Please complete this evaluation in order that we can review the Careers Fair and moniter whether you have received adequate information and advice in relation to option choices and careers guidance.

Many thanks, 

Mrs L Pilling

Assistant Headteacher

Careers Fair

Reminder that St Mary's annual Careers Fair takes place today from 4:00 till 6:30 pm in the Drama Theatre.

The Feast of Christ the King - revised time

Apologies, the Mass start time is 10:00 a.m. 

Dear Parent / Carer,

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING – Sunday, 25th November 2018 

We are inviting all pupils to join the parish of Leyland St Mary’s and to represent our school by attending the Mass to celebrate the feast of Christ the King at St Mary’s Catholic Church Leyland at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, 25th November 2018. On this feast we celebrate Christ as both Servant and King. Sunday, 25th November 2018 is also Youth Sunday, therefore various youth groups and junior schools of the parish will be joining in this celebration. 

As is tradition, there is an expectation that all pupils who have accepted a position of responsibility in school (prefects, chaplaincy team members, school council, house captains, form reps etc.) will do their best to attend this service to represent our school, and so uphold this position. I would, however, like to reiterate that all pupils and families are very welcome to join us for this celebration at our parish church. 

This is an important celebration in the life of the parish and school and so we request that your son / daughter wears full school uniform and his or her school leadership badges. We very much look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Thompson, Headteacher and Anthony Cave, School Chaplain.

The Feast of Christ the King

Dear Parent / Carer,

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING – Sunday, 25th November 2018

We are inviting all pupils to join the parish of Leyland St Mary’s and to represent our school by attending the Mass to celebrate the feast of Christ the King at St Mary’s Catholic Church Leyland at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, 25th November 2018. On this feast we celebrate Christ as both Servant and King. Sunday, 25th November 2018 is also Youth Sunday, therefore various youth groups and junior schools of the parish will be joining in this celebration. 

As is tradition, there is an expectation that all pupils who have accepted a position of responsibility in school (prefects, chaplaincy team members, school council, house captains, form reps etc.) will do their best to attend this service to represent our school, and so uphold this position. I would, however, like to reiterate that all pupils and families are very welcome to join us for this celebration at our parish church. 

This is an important celebration in the life of the parish and school and so we request that your son / daughter wears full school uniform and his or her school leadership badges. We very much look forward to welcoming you on the day. 

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Thompson, Headteacher and Anthony Cave, School Chaplain

Duke of Edinburgh Launch Night

Dear Parent / Carers,

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Launch Night

From January 2019 we will again be running the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (Bronze Level), for a limited number of pupils in Year 9 who are willing to commit him / herself to the award. The award will run from January but it will be up to the pupil how quickly they complete the award. Past awards have been very popular, with the majority of Year 9 wishing to participate.

There are four elements to the award – volunteering, skill, physical and expedition. The expedition element of the course will be organised by the school and will consist of a two-day practice expedition and a two-day qualifying expedition in the Ribble Valley. It will be up to the pupils themselves to initiate and organise the other three elements. They will need to attend regular meetings in order that progress with the volunteering, skill and physical parts of the award can be monitored. These meetings will be arranged mostly on Saturdays as well as during the school day, however, the majority of the award will be done by them in their own free time during evenings, weekends and in the school holidays.

The cost of the award will be between £100-150 (subject to small additional costs for hiring expedition equipment from school and hiring in additional assessors depending on the group size) which will be payable before your child embarks on the expedition in the Spring 2019 term. This includes an electronic registering and monitoring ‘eDofE’ entry pack at £25 and the cost of practice and qualifying expeditions.

If you would like to find out more information about how we run the scheme at St Mary’s High School, there will be a meeting at the school for parents and their children on Monday, 19th November at 5:30pm. Enrolment and parental Consent forms will be available on that evening.

Yours faithfully 

C Loftus

Assistant Headteacher and Duke of Edinburgh Manager