Good Shepherd Catholic Primary, Coventry
Coventry Catholic schools recently took part in a writing competition for year 1 and 2 pupils. Eleven schools took part and six finalists were chosen from Saint Osburgs, Saint Augustines and Good Shepherd. Popular children's author Cathy Cassidy chose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for both year 1 and year 2 from the finalists.
On Friday 16th May the finalist entries were invited to a fantastic assembly at Our Lady of the Assumption school. Cathy Cassidy spoke in the assembly about her passion for writing and announced the winners.
We are delighted to announce that our Good Shepherd children were the winners! We came first in both the year 1 and year 2 categories! Well done Enya and Charlie! You have made Good Shepherd School so proud.
There are still a few places left for our Mad Science After School Club starting on Monday 8th June for 6 weeks. The cost is £45 so come along to the office and book your child in, before the club is full!
Our Marie Curie Day last Friday was a colourful day! We raised £384.13 - thank you very much for your support of this excellent cause.
We also have a final total for our Lenten Fundraising. With our non-uniform days, competitions and money boxes, a magnificent £1336.34 was raised, which is split between Father Hudsons Good Shepherd Appeal and Myton Hospice. Well done to all who contributed to this excellent total.
Please join us for our showcase assembly on Friday 1st May at 9:05am. This week we will be joined by Mad Science as a showcase of the great activities they have on offer at their after school club, which we hope to set up in June.
After assembly all parents are welcome to join us for a coffee and cake morning to raise money for Marie Curie. We would be very grateful for your support of such a worthwhile charity.
We look forward to seeing all the children in non uniform on Friday and wearing yellow if possible. Remember non uniform donations are £1 per child or £1.50 per family.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on Friday.
On Wednesday Year 5 celebrated the work of Andy Warhol as part of their North America topic. As a class we found out about his life and in particular learning about the famous Pop art movement. We then used photographs of ourselves to create our own piece of Pop art and decided on the best colours to use to reflect the different moods shown in our photographs.
The children really enjoyed the day and we look forward to displaying our great paintings around the school.
The Romero Catholic Academy Update.
In summer of 2014 our Governing Body agreed to explore becoming part of a Multi Academy Company under the Academies Act 2010. The schools that are proposed to join us in the Multi Academy Company are:-
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary
St John Fisher Catholic Primary
St Gregory’s Catholic Primary
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary
SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Secondary
The Multi Academy Company will be called The Romero Catholic Academy.
We have now received our official Academy Order from the Department for Education and are now formally starting the conversion process. We aim to convert to an academy on the 1st July 2015.
The next step in the process is to undertake a formal consultation process with parents, carers, the parish, local community and other key stakeholders.
The first point to be considered ought to be “should our school become an academy?”
The second point to be considered is, as part of the conversion process the land will be leased to the school by Coventry City Council for 125 years.
We wish to consult our parents, carers, the parish, local community and other key stakeholders over the use of the school land. They wish to identify any access or rights of way claims that members of the public know to exist over the current sites.
It must be made very clear that schools will continue to utilise the land as it always has done i.e. for the provision of education to all young people who live in the areas served by the schools.
If you have any comments or questions, or wish to register knowledge of any public access or right of way across the schools land please refer to the Romero Catholic Academy website
www.romeromac.com or contact Corinne Nemeth – The Romero Project Co-ordinator