If each family could donate £10 per month to the Fund, we would be able to complete the development of the school playgrounds (Early Years and KS1) within 12 months and reach the cost of a new astroturf sports facility for Key Stage 2 within five years.
It's really easy to make a donation to the Governor's Fund. If you would like to donate online, please click here . Any contributions gratefully received. Thank you for your support.
Part-time Office Administrator
We currently have a part-time office Administrator vacancy. For more information click here. The job description can be found here.
To apply for this job, please either complete and submit the online form on eTeach here or complete the Support Staff application form below.
A resident has complained about the parking situation getting worse over the last few weeks on Arch Road with cars parked in front of their driveway. Please show consideration for our neighbours. Thank you
A note from St Erconwalds:
As the cold is coming, we are starting to bring out thick coats, gloves and scarves, maybe even turning the heating on! Now, imagine children not having any of these items and no electricity or heating and in temperatures even lower than the ones we have in the UK….. Hard to think, isn’t it? Well, we can do something about it! Here at St Erconwald’s we would like to encourage you and your child to donate children’s new gloves, scarves, hats and warm socks to go to Ukraine this winter or to sponsor these items by making a donation (cash or bank transfer). We are sponsoring a lorry to go to Ukraine as soon as possible and sending these items would be really helpful. Just paying for the lorry to go to Ukraine costs us £2500 so any help towards this as well would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to contribute, please bring any items to the Parish Office (only new items please) or if you would like to be a sponsor please add as ref “Ukraine gift”. The deadline is 12th of December. We are really grateful for your generosity and help in this matter. Thank you (St Erconwalds Parish Office).
Nativity and carol concerts
The dates for the nativity and carol concert are as follows:
RECEPTION Nativity - 2pm Friday 9th December
YELLOW, VIOLET, TOPAZ - 2pm Tuesday 13th December
GREEN, BLUE, RUBY - 2pm Wednesday 14th December
Year 4 - 6 Carol Concert - 7pm Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December
Cardinal Newman staff are running the Weybridge 10k!
We have a team of staff who are preparing to take part in the Weybridge 10K running event on Sunday 4th December. We are raising money for the Arundel and Brighton Diocese pilgrimage fund which supports those who wish to be part of the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. It is our intention that members of our Cardinal Newman community will join the pilgrimage next summer, this will be open to families in our school. Further details will follow soon but please visit the website to discover more:
Therefore, we would like to invite you to make a donation to the fund via Scopay and support our team of staff who will running 10km in December. Thank you.
Wrap up London Coats Collection
Thank you so much for all the coats you kindly donated, even more than last year! St Erconwald’s are also collecting warm coats for Ukraine so we have divided the coats up between the two causes. Two bags of coats have been delivered to Surbiton Fire Station to be collected by the Wrap up London Team and one bag will be going to Fr Ruslan’s contacts in Ukraine.
Open Mornings for 2023 Reception in take
Wednesday 7th December 9 am – 10 am
Please email the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a place giving your name and phone number.
Please remember to book school dinners on Scopay at least 1 week in advance or ring the school office before 9am if you have left it too late to book online for that day.
If your child has an allergy please make sure the school office is informed.
Christmas lunch will be on Thursday 15th December. On this week the normal meal that would have been on the Thursday will on the Wednesday instead of the roast.
Amethyst class enjoyed their Forest School session. They learnt about different methods of seed dispersal, went hunting for seeds and finally built trading posts, created mud pies and even used the outside microscopes to inspect seeds and leaves in finer detail. Well done, Amethyst! For more p...
Members of the Year 5 and 6 choir enjoyed an incredible day in London, performing at the Music For Youth Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall. They performed beautifully, experienced a range of amazing music and were a credit to Cardinal Newman School! For more photos please click here.
On Wednesday 16th November Mrs Williams took a team to Staines Hockey Club to participate in a hockey tournament. All children thoroughly enjoyed the experience despite having not played hockey before.
Year 4 have been investigating how to improve the stability of bridges using trusses. They designed and made some prototypes with airstraws and tested the stability using weights. For more photos click here.
The heavy rain held off just long enough for Violet class to go to Forest School, and they loved every minute of it. Making Christmas pudding in the mud kitchen, making homes for worms and minibeasts and even constructing a café. Well done Violet Class. For more photos click here.
On Thursday, our Year 6 boys' football team competed in a football tournament at Royal Holloway. We were astounded by their efforts on the pitch to work together as a team to find the back of the net. Their resilience and perseverance paid off with a strong performance in the group stage, leavin...
From Monday 21st November we will be collecting donations for the annual Secret Present Room. Please donate an item from the list below (value of £5.00 max). We would also be extremely grateful for donations of Christmas wrapping paper and sellotape. Below are the donations we need support on:
Red, Yellow, Coral, Garnet - MUMS
Orange, Green, Opal, Amethyst - DADS
Blue, Topaz, Emerald - BOYS
Violet, Ruby, Sapphire - GIRLS
There will be a table in the school office where you can leave your gifts from Monday 21st to Friday 25th November ONLY! Thank you for your support.
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Autumn term 2022 Clubs
All External Clubs Autumn Term 2022
Please find the list of external clubs for Autumn Term here.
Homework club is from 3.15 pm - 4.15 pm Monday - Friday, cost is £5 (free if your child attend's Whizz Kids after-school club). Please book and pay for it via Scopay.
Communicating with your child's teacher
Messages for teachers can be put in your child's reading/homework diary/bookbag, eg. pick up arrangements, homework issues, lost property, requesting a meeting with the teacher or anything else you would like the teacher to know.
For KS2 children, please remind your child to tell the teacher that the message is in there.
Absences should still be communicated via the office. (see below)
Please put pick-up notes in your child's reading/ homework diary or bookbag.
If you do need to let the office know about a last minute pick-up change, please do so before 2 pm if possible.
Y6 Independent Walkers
If your child is in Y6 and you would like to let us know they will be walking home from school, please just email the office.
How to report your child being absent or sick
Please notify the school office every day your child is absent from school before 9 am so we can adjust dinner figures and complete the registers. Please either ring the school office on 01932 222536 and leave a voicemail or email email@example.com. If you email us about an absence, you will not receive an acknowledgement reply due to the large volume of emails we receive in relation to this daily.
If your child has a stomach bug, they should not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode of illness.
If you require a school absence for your child for some reason, please email the school office with the details.
Support for Parents & Carers of children with ASD and ADD/ADHD
Stepping Up For Autism Course Information 2022 click here.
Support groups and workshops for parents and carers
A virtual support group for parents and carers facilitated by the Hope Service and currently offered via Microsoft Teams. A safe space to share experiences, encourage and support each other. Help for the Helper and Care for the Carer. Click here for more information.
Parent Wellbeing Service
For more information on the Parent Wellbeing Service, please click here.
Parent Wellbeing Service, Barnardo's Referral Form
This form here is to be used by anyone referring a parent/carer to the Barnardo’s Parent Wellbeing Service outside of the CAMHS SPA referral pathway.
Healthy weight for children
Do you need help to achieve a healthy weight for your child? Please click here for more information.
Invite to ASD parent support group 2022
Support group for parents whose child is awaiting ASD assessment or just had a diagnosis. For more information and future dates please click the flyer here.
Sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety
Parents may find this useful. It has a very comprehensive range of information including sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety. Please click here
Wellbeing resources recommended by Dr Alison D'Amario, Educational Psychologist for the Xavier trust can be found here
'Supporting your Child's Wellbeing' Workshop - Please find presentation here from the workshop.
eSafety and Safeguarding
Reminder: Keeping children safe online and in the real world
At Cardinal Newman School we are always reminding the children how they can keep themselves safe whether in the real world or in the virtual world. Class teachers regularly use the Zones of Regulation to assess how the children in their classes are feeling. Children are encouraged to share their worries using the ‘What I want my teacher to know boxes’ which are in each Key Stage 2 classrooms and the Worry Monsters which can be found in the Keys Stage 1 Classrooms.
Information to support parents can be found on the school website here.
Please continue to report any safeguarding concerns to Mr Flower (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Burnham (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).