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Revised Admissions Policy for September 2019

Revised Admissions Policy for September 2019

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle are currently reviewing the admissions policy for all Roman Catholic primary schools for admission into Reception class for September 2019. Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult before these are determined and published.

You can request a copy of the policy for consultation for 2019-20 from the school office, along with a consultation response form.

The consultation will run from Monday 4th December 2017 – Monday 22nd January 2018. We would ask that all consultation forms are returned to school no later than Monday 22nd January 2018.

The Governing Body will consider all comments received before they determine the final arrangements for 2019-20. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Jordan.

Proposed Admissions Policy for 2019 – 2020

Youth Friday – Y3’s Liturgy

Youth Friday – Y3’s Liturgy

Year 3 led us all in a beautiful Liturgy on Friday 24th November to celebrate ‘Youth Friday’. The theme was based on the message of Pope Francis for 2017 – ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’, say Yes! On Youth Friday we celebrate the gift of young people in our schools, parishes,…Read More

He’s Behind You!

He’s Behind You!

On Friday 8th December, Reception to Y6 will be visiting Whitley Bay Playhouse to watch their annual Christmas pantomime. This year the panto is Cinderella! On Friday 17th November we had an afternoon of fun and laughter as members of the theatre group came into school to deliver a workshop in preparation for our visit.…Read More

Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

This year, for the very first time at St. Columba’s, as part of their Sacramental Preparation Journey in Faith, Year 4 decided to support ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – the Shoe Box Appeal. A shoe box is Christmas wrapped, filled with toiletries, toys and school items before being sent to a child in natural disaster zones…Read More

Our Fabulous Mini Police!

Our Fabulous Mini Police!

On Friday 6th October, our Mini Police representatives attended a very important event at the Metro Centre. We were invited to support the annual cybercrime prevention awareness stalls organised by Northumbria Police – #CyberSquad. The event helps to raise awareness to shoppers about the very important issues of online and cyber safety. The Digital Policing Team…Read More

Erasmus visit to Italy

This week Mr Keilty, Miss Metcalfe, Miss Monteith, Miss OConnor and Mrs Iliadou visited some of our partner schools in Tarquinia, Italy. Whilst visiting the schools, we observed lessons, met the children and teachers and watched some amazing performances!   Our visit was part of our Erasmus project ‘There’s No Planet B: Stop Climate Change’.…Read More

Erasmus Visit to Italy

Erasmus Visit to Italy

Next week, Mr Keilty, Miss Metcalfe, Miss Monteith, Miss O’Connor and Mrs Iliadou will visit Rome to plan and prepare the next part of our Erasmus project – There’s No Planet B; Stop Climate Change. The will spend time in our Italian Partner school, observing teaching, working with children, sharing our work and discussing the…Read More

Mini Police Online Safety Assembly

Mini Police Online Safety Assembly

Our Year 5 Mini Police representatives led us in a fantastic KS2 assembly. They shared all the knowledge that they had learned from the police cadets regarding how to stay safe online, keeping private information private and being responsible technology users. Well done Mini Police!Read More

Mini Police

Mini Police

Our Mini Police representatives have been working hard! Recently, they volunteered at the Gregg’s Cancer Run: giving out medals, cheering on runners and even meeting a Stormtrooper! The children we praised for their excellent attitude and we are incredibly proud of them. In school, they took part in an internet safety lesson from Police Cadets…Read More

Playground Pledge (Recycling)

ECO Club work tirelessly to promote ‘recycling’ both at home and at school. On Wednesday evening Miss O’Connor organised a ‘Playground Pledge’ event. Parents and carers were invited to pledge that they recycle at home. The incentive for the pledge is that you are then entered into a draw to win £100 of shopping vouchers.…Read More