We have received the news that Holy Cross has achieved the silver School Games Mark. This is a government led award which was launched in 2012. Last Year we achieved bronze and thanks to the commitment of staff in encouraging and providing opportunities for children to compete in a wide range of sports we have managed to achieve silver. One of the major things that we are proud of is that to achieve silver 35% of Key Stage 2 children need to be active in sports activities outside of the curriculum and we currently have 75%! Our Year 6 sports ambassadors have a huge part to play in this, under the guidance of Mr Morley. Thank you to our ever busy Year 6 for giving up their lunch times to provide activities for the rest of the school.
A great day of sporting competition. As usual, our children were fantastic ambassadors for our school. Dylan (Year 6) achieved bronze in long jump; Myles (Year 5) achieved Bronze 75m sprint; Adam (Year 6) achieved Silver 75m sprint and Savana(Year 5 ) Gold in 600m. Well done to all of our children who gave everything to race they were competing in.
This was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children. Thank you to everyone who helped organise this event and a big thank you to all those who donated food and drink.
Please return sponsor money ASAP. We now have enough money to purchase one AED. If you have money still to collect, please continue to do so. Your children have worked really hard at completing their marathon laps so it would be great to collect all money promised in recognition of their efforts. This would mean that we would be able to get a second that we hope will be positioned at Castle Rock.
Our school council have been busy raising money for their development of a Buddy Area. They have so far raised approximately £58 and means they can buy the sign for their area. FOHC have met with the school council after receiving a letter from them asking for their support. Great news was given to them as FOHC have secured one of the two benches from a local business. Great team work from both the School Council and FOHC. Thank you.
This was a lovely celebration on Sunday. Thank you to the Catechists from within the parish who have given of their time to prepare our children. It really was a lovely mass. Parents of communion children, please look out for memory books made for your children by Mrs Reid and Mrs Ward. They will be a lovely keepsake where you can add to them with your own photographs of the day.
On Sunday 25th June, our Year 6 children had their Leavers' Party at the Bulls Head Pub in Ratby. It was a great afternoon of skittles and good food. Thank you to FOHC for organising.
Hooray! Our prayers were answered and we managed to enjoy both Key Stage 1 and 2 sports days. The whole day was perfect. Thank you to Mr Morley for organising and working with staff to ensure the day went smoothly and our children were prepared for their events. Thank you also to FOHC who had a great team at both morning and afternoon sessions providing refreshments.