12th January 2024 - Newsletter


January 2024

12th January 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,


This Week in School

It has been a relatively quiet week at St George’s, as far as school weeks go! Although the weather has been noticeably colder this week, it has thankfully also been drier and brighter! Staff and pupils alike have appreciated this, as it means we have avoided the less favoured ‘wet playtime’ which means instead of being stuck inside on a rainy day, the children have been able to get out into the fresh air and have a much-needed run around. Looking ahead at the weather forecast, temperatures are set to drop even further next week. As always, we appreciate your support in ensuring the children come to school ready for the cold weather and wrapped up warmly.

Thank you to Mr Hughes and his Year 6 pupils for leading a wonderful Mass for the school and Parish on Wednesday morning. The children were confident in their reading and represented the school to a very high standard. Well done to all involved in making the Mass a success.


PSG Christmas Charity Collection

As reported before Christmas, our very special friend - Santa Clause himself - was in Taunton town in all weathers collecting for the school on behalf of the PSG. I can confirm that an impressive £250 was raised for our school. On behalf of the entire school community, I would like to thank Santa and his helpers for donating their time to support us.


Upcoming Parent’s Evenings

Please can we remind you that we will hold our parent’s evening appointments on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February. In the coming weeks, you will receive an email from the school office ahead of the appointments going live on the booking system, so please look out for this. As always, if you have any issues related to the booking of an appointment please get in touch with the school Office, who will be happy to help.


School Lunch Boxes

We would like to provide parents with some information on providing healthy and balanced lunchboxes for their children. According to nutritionists, children who eat a healthy, balanced lunch in school are better able to concentrate and learn. Good food habits are set early in childhood and can last a lifetime. As lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, ensuring they are healthy and balanced is a big step in ensuring your child eats well and is ready to learn at school. More information and healthy lunch ideas are provided in the links below:

We hope you will find this information useful.


https://www.safefood.net/education/healthy-lunchboxes (Poster included in English and Polish.)


https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/ (Recipes included!)


Updated Contact Details

Occasionally, the school office needs to get in touch with parents about their child. It is important that we have up to date contact information for all families so that we can inform you of any incidents or emergencies. Please can you contact the school office as soon as possible if you have had a change of phone number, email or home address and we will update your child’s records immediately.


Amenities/Swimming Contributions

Please can I remind all parents and carers that each year, we ask for a voluntary contribution of

£10 per term per child for swimming, and £10 per term for each family for School Amenities.

The school has always traditionally asked parents and carers for an amenity contribution. The Amenities Fund allows the school to give children extra opportunities and experiences such as visiting artists, performers, and sport companies. We feel it is crucial that the children continue to have these WOW moments and with the rising costs of funding school everts and maintaining and running the swimming pool, we would really appreciate your contribution to allow this to continue.


Payments for Swimming and Amenities can be paid online, details are as follows:


Bank Account Number: 02887152 Sort-Code: 30-98-45

Please quote reference S for Swimming and A for Amenities


Best wishes,

Edwina McDonnell



Upcoming Dates:  

Tuesday, 23rd January – Chaplaincy Commissioning Service held at St George’s Church – 2pm. Parents of Chaplains are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 24th January – Year 2 attending Parish Mass – 9.30am at Church – Parents welcome.

Wednesday 31st January - Year 4 attending Parish Mass – 9.30am at Church – Parents welcome

Monday 5th February – Parent’s Evening – 5pm – 7.30pm

Tuesday 6th February – Parent’s Evening – 3pm – 5.30 pm

Saturday 10th February – SCHOOL CLOSED FOR HALF-TERM

Monday 19th February – SCHOOL OPEN