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Weekly Update 7th July 2023

Read our newsletter to find out what has been happening in school this week and upcoming events ...

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week we celebrated St Elizabeth’s Feast Day. We are proud to have such a wonderful role model as our school patron saint; St Elizabeth was a courageous peacemaker and she risked her life to feed the hungry. We would like to thank Fr Stephen from St Elizabeth of Portugal Church for saying Mass for us and to Y4 for preparing the readings and prayers. It was particularly special to see the children who have made their First Holy Communion this year join us in their First Holy Communion outfits on this day.

The children in all classes also thoroughly enjoyed performing their class songs in our St Elizabeth’s Feast Day concert. We hope to make this an annual event from now on.

Schola Concert at St Winefride’s Kew

On Monday evening our Schola choir performed at Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride’s Church in Kew in front of an audience of parents and parishioners. Their singing sounded amazing in the acoustics of the church and this event raised £500 towards our new Food Technology Room which is planned for installation over the summer holiday.

Y4 Battle of the Books

Well done to the Y4 Battle of the Books team who competed in the competition on Wednesday. They showed an impressive knowledge of the books in the quiz, art and drama work.

Sports News!

On Wednesday, a group of children from Y5 represented St Elizabeth's at a cricket festival hosted by Harrodian School. The team played against other local primary schools and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. They batted, bowled and fielded well and showed excellent team spirit throughout the day. We are very grateful to the parents who helped transport the children to this event.

Next week ...

Y6 Production ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

The Y6 production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ JR will be taking place on Wednesday 12th July and Thursday 13th July and it promises to be a fantastic show. Parents of children in Y5 and Y6 have been sent a form to request tickets for the performances. These ticket requests must be returned to school by 9am on Monday morning and tickets will be sent home in the children’s reading packets.


There will be a coffee morning for parents of children with SEND on Wednesday 12th July at 9am. All parents are invited to attend to meet with Mrs Compton, our SENCo, network with other parents and learn about our SEND provision.

APDR meeting for parents of children with SEND in Reception to Y5 are being held on Thursday 13th July and Friday 14th July. Details of your appointment have been sent by Mrs Compton.

PTA BBQ and Silent Auction

We look forward to seeing you at the PTA BBQ on Friday 14th July from 6pm to 8pm. This is our last PTA event of the academic year and is another opportunity to raise funds for our Food Technology Room. Please see the Parentmails sent by the PTA for more details. Donations of food for the event are very much needed and appreciated so thank you very much in advance for these. Please also note that all children, including older siblings, must be accompanied by a responsible adult to enter the BBQ.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 12th July at 9am – SEND Coffee Morning

Wednesday 12th July at 7pm – Y6 Production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Thursday 13th July at 7pm – Y6 Production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Friday 14th July at 6pm to 8pm – PTA Summer BBQ

Tuesday 18th July – 9:45am KS2 Sports Day. More information will follow. Parents/carers welcome to attend.

Wednesday 19th July at 6pm - Governors’ Awards Ceremony for Y6 leavers

Thursday 20th July at 9:30am – Leavers’ Mass. All welcome.

Friday 21st July at 2pm – End of Term. Children collected at 2pm.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Jane Hines

Local Community News

We would like to share the following information from Kew Gardens which may be an opportunity for our families.

A new low-cost entry is being introduced for a visit to Kew Gardens for people in receipt of Universal Credit.

The offer is part of a suite of new pricing aimed to make both gardens more accessible to people of all ages and all incomes to enjoy a great day out in nature. The new ticket will allow anyone who is in receipt of Universal credit to pre book online at or to walk up and pay their £1 on the gate.