Author Archives: Mrs C. Garbutt

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

Breakfast Club Assistant Vacancy

Breakfast Club Assistant Vacancy After many years of hard work and dedication, Mrs Craggs has decided to retire from Breakfast Club. She will still be working in our office every day though, so parents and children will see her smiling face every morning! We would like to thank Mrs Craggs for taking our Breakfast Club…Read More

School Closed – Friday 2nd March

School Closed – Friday 2nd March

St Columba’s School will be closed today – Friday 2nd March. This decision has been made by the Governors following concerns around the continued amber weather warning and health and safety for all. We definitely plan to open as normal on Monday morning – 5th March and will text all parents on Sunday evening to…Read More

School Closed – Thursday 1st March

School Closed – Thursday 1st March

Please be aware that school will be CLOSED today due to the continued adverse weather conditions and amber weather warning that is still in force. Mass in school will therefore be cancelled. We will inform all parents via text message, our school Facebook page and our school Twitter feed regarding a decision about Friday 2nd…Read More

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…Read More

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