Author Archives: Mrs C. Garbutt

Daily Prayers at Home

Daily Prayers at Home

Prayer is central to our life at school. The children say prayers in their class every morning and afternoon, take part in weekly class liturgies and daily assemblies.

During the Church season of Lent and Easter, the children would normally be attending Mass and Stations of the Cross at school. We would always celebrate the Passion together.

Whilst they are at home, your child may still wish to say their daily prayers. There is so much to pray for in our world at the minute and so many people who need our prayers. It is one of the best ways to support those we can not be with at this time.

Below are some resources which families may find useful in order to pray together.

Daily Prayers for Home

Prayers During School Closure

We ask you to keep all in our school and parish community in your prayers. You are in ours.

Sunday Liturgy for Families

Sunday Liturgy for Families

Many families will be used to attending Mass at Church over the weekend. Live Masses are being streamed daily for families to watch and participate in. A list of the Parishes streaming Mass and the available times can be found on the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Home Page: http://www.rcdhn.org.uk/index.php St. Columba’s RC Church also…Read More

Recycle with Michael

Recycle with Michael

During the month of September, we ran a campaign on behalf of the Salvation Army called ‘Recycle with Michael’. We were asked to donate unwanted clothing and shoes to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves. At St. Columba’s we collected 115 bags! The Salvation Army were thrilled with our donations and wanted to…Read More

Y1 Phonics Screening Check 2019

Y1 Phonics Screening Check 2019

You may be aware that during the week commencing 10th June 2019, all Year 1 children will sit a phonics screening test. This is a statutory assessment, which means children in Year 1 all over the country will be sitting the same screening check. After the check, the results are submitted to the Local Education Authority.…Read More

Revised Admissions Policy for September 2020

Consultation on Admission Arrangements for St. Columba’s RC Primary School 2020 – 2021 Our Governing Body, in conjunction with 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 2020. Where changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are…Read More

Ofsted Inspection of St. Columba’s 04.12.18

Ofsted Inspection of St. Columba’s 04.12.18

Inspection of St Columba’s Roman Catholic Primary School Aided by Ofsted A message from Ofsted: We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 4th December 2018. The lead inspector will be Andrew Cummings. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school.…Read More

A Musical Visitor!

A Musical Visitor!

On Monday, we welcomed a special visitor to our whole school assembly. Adam is from a company called Front Row Music and he teaches children how to play the ukulele and guitar. Adam showed us a ukulele, classical guitar and electric guitar. He talked about how the instruments make their sound and the special names…Read More