You will be aware that the threat of Covid-19 remains very prevalent in our lives as we move closer to Christmas. Some parents have indicated to me that they are considering keeping their children off school to ring-fence their family bubble at Christmas. I fully understand the need for children to be with their grandparents during this important time. If you wish to keep your children off school for this purpose I wish to assure you that your child’s absence will not be recorded as a normal absence.
I am delighted to inform you that £288 has been collected for St. Vincent de Paul. This is testimony to how charitable you have been to this worthy cause. The school will continue to collect money for SVDP up to Friday 18th December.
I wish also to acknowledge the enormous contribution FOSPA continues to make to St. Patrick’s Primary School during these difficult and challenging times. As well as fund raising for important school resources they continue to support us in providing happy memories for the pupils at school. The virtual switching on of the Christmas tree lights on 6th December was very successful. I am reliably informed that there have been over 3,000 hits. The Christmas decorations at the school gates welcomes the children to this holy Season. I could see how excited the children were when seeing the decorations last Friday. The Board of Governors and staff appreciate everything FOSPA contributes to the life of St. Patrick’s. Their numbers are growing and new members are always welcomed.
I am optimistic that once the vaccine spreads though the community we will be looking at a different landscape regarding the threat of Covid but I do think this will take up to end of this academic year.
On behalf of the Board of Governors and staff at St. Patrick’s Primary School I wish you all a Holy and blessed Christmas.