School Lunch menu Term 3 2018-2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see the link below for the  lunch menu which will be in effect after the Easter holidays.

Summer 19 3 Week Lunch Menu – 26 March 2019

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Online safety advice for parents

Dear Parents& Carers,


Next week, (11th-15th February 2019), the teachers will be talking to the children (in an age appropriate way) about staying safe on-line. I have attached a list of resources which you may find helpful. see the document link below… 

On-line safety advice for parents

Some of these resources are more suitable for Key Stage 2 children but they also include links to activities for younger pupils. Please check the resources carefully before you share them with your child. They have not been ‘vetted’ by us. You know your child best and are in the best position to judge what will work for them.

Kind Regards

Tom Walker


St. Aloysius’ Catholic Primary School


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School Closure plans – updated 2019

Information about emergency and planned school closures is published on the County Council website This is the main source of up to date countywide information about school closures.

Information will also be published on the this website and announced on BBC Oxford, Heart (Thames Valley) and Jack FM radio.

Parents will also be notified by email by 7.30am. If you have not had a message by then, please assume the school is open. Please do not telephone the school office

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Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancy

We still have a vacancy for a lunchtime supervisor here at school. We
would like someone five days a week but are willing to be flexible. The
hours would be 1.25 per day, starting at 12.00pm.

If you would like to receive any further information or an application form, please speak to the business manager in person , by phone 01865311056  or by email to the School Office



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Vacancy – Full Time Permanent Teaching Assistant

Required from January 2019

Full Time Teaching Assistant, Permanent staff – Term Time Only

Please see the documents below for details

Teaching Assistant Advert for January 2019

TA Person Specification – November 2018

TA Job Description – November 2018

Application forms may be downloaded from the Oxfordshire County Council jobs website or requested from the school. Completed application forms should be emailed or posted to the School Business Manager via email to  

to arrive no later than 12.00 noon on Monday 3rd December.

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AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ONLINE BOOKING available from 24th October 2018


We are moving to an online booking system for After School Club.  The new system, which will be available to parents via the Schoolgateway app, will go live on 24th October 2018.

Both the manual booking system we currently use and the online system will run alongside each other for a period of transition.  From January 2019 the online booking system will be the only way parents can book After School Club.

Charges will remain the same and parents will be expected to pay when they make a booking.

There will be a limited number of spaces available every day (Monday 30 places, Tuesday 30 places, Wednesday 40 places, Thursday 30 places and Friday 30 places).  Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Online bookings will close at 1.00pm – this will allow for any necessary adjustments in staffing, etc.

If you need to book a place after 1.00pm on the same day of booking, you will need to telephone the school office.  We will always do our utmost to accommodate all children needing a place in After School Club.

If you have any questions, please email or

This news item is also available below and in the newsletter archive.

After School Club Online Booking Information – October 2018

The Forms for booking the After School Club for the 2nd half of Autumn term 2018-2019 are here …

Booking Form Second Half AutumnTerm – October November December 2018 MS WORD

Booking Form Second Half AutumnTerm – October November December 2018 PDF

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School Building Fund – please consider making a regular donation.

Dear Parents and carers.

St Aloysius Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary aided school. This means that the school has to provide 10% of any funding provided by the Government for capital projects (e.g. building work)

I am therefore writing to ask you to consider making a regular donation to the school. This will allow us to build a savings fund to call on immediately, whenever we need to undertake a building project in school, rather than having to rely on further fundraising. It will allow us to plan ahead for refurbishment and improvement on a sound financial footing

Please read the Building fund letter  via the link below.  A standard order and Gift Aid form is also provided below.

Building Fund Letter – Updated September 2018

Building Fund Standing Order Gift Aid Form – October 2018

Thank you

Catherine Rolfe

Chair of Governors.

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Message from Miss Duncan our new Deputy Head

A message from our New Deputy Headteacher Miss Duncan

Thank you to those who have already made me feel so welcome at St Aloysius’. I am excited to be the new Deputy Head here. I have moved here from St Mary’s in Bicester where I was a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Prior to that I worked in an International School in Houston, Texas and I have also taught in a primary school in Buckinghamshire.

I will be teaching in Year 4 this year but I am looking forward to leading assemblies and working with children and parents from across the whole school.

When I am not at school, I play netball and enjoy reading and swimming. I also like to travel and visit new places.

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Message from Mr Walker about KS1 teaching

Mrs Kempton

I am writing to inform you that Mrs Kempton will be leaving St Aloysius’ at the end of the Autumn Term to take up a position at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Headington.

Mrs Kempton has a very long association with St Aloysius’, having had children at the school herself and then working here for many years, first as a Teaching Assistant then, for the last eight years as a Teacher across the primary age range. She has been the lead for English at the school for the last four years and has co-ordinated PE as well as Outdoor Learning. She also sits on the Governing Body as Staff Governor. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sophie for all her hard work and wish her all the very best in her new position ‘up the road’. We will shortly be advertising for a teacher for Fir Class to start in January 2019.

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Forthcoming events

You will find details of forthcoming events below…

MARCH 2019
Monday 18th Year 4 & 5 – Metro Bank Session 3 @ school
Creation Theatre – Willow Class
Parent Consultations – Acorn/Tigger/Fir/Willow and Bay Classes
Tuesday 19th 2.00pm – Willow Class Mass, The Oratory
Parent Consultations – Acorn/Oak/Tigger/Fir and Ash Classes
Wednesday 20th Parent Consultations – Acorn/Willow/Ash/Fig and Oak Classes
Thursday 21st Parent Consultations – Fig and Bay Classes
Monday 25th Year 4 – Metro Bank Session 4 @ Metro Bank
Creation Theatre – Willow Class
Thursday 28th 3.10pm – Year 4 Woodlands Residential Meeting
Saturday 30th 9.00am – Year 1 – First Confessions, The Oratory
APRIL 2019
Monday 1st Year 5 – Metro Bank Session 4 @ Metro Bank
Last Capoeira Lesson (for this term)
May 2019
Thursday 2nd Science Day
w/beginning 13th KS2 SATs Week
20th – 24th Exchange Visit to Cagliari
June 2019
Friday 7th PTA Summer Party (venue tbc)
Friday 14th Father’s Day Breakfast
w/beginning 24th Chatterbox Exchange Visit in Oxford
Thursday 27th International Day
July 2019
Saturday 13th Summer Fair
Monday 15th Sports Day (Tuesday 16th – Reserve Sports Day)

Details of school events are also  in  the current newsletter.

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