Head's welcome


Welcome to St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy.

 St John Fisher is a school for children between the ages of 4 -11 yrs. We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to flourish and develop to their full potential. Here they can acquire skills to become confident and articulate, well equipped to meet the challenges of a fast changing world.

We are committed to the development of the individual enabling every pupil to fulfill their potential, not only in their academic studies but also in sports, drama, music or wherever their talents may lie.

We believe that it takes a whole community to educate a child, so we aim to work in partnership with parents. We are very proud of our St John Fisher Parent Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA), which organises many social and fundraising events. As a Catholic school we have strong links with the parishes of St Mary's, South Wigston and Immaculate Conception, Oadby.

We strive to offer a high quality education across the full curriculum, including many extra-curricular activities.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors and look forward to meeting you.

God bless,

Mr. A. Gallagher

Headteacher   

 

Welcome to our school

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Admissions

Children are admitted to the school in the September of the year in which they have their fifth birthday. If there is anyone who wishes to apply for a place for September 2018 (Date of birth: 1st September 2013 – 31st August 2014) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by January 2018; you can apply on-line at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.

Also please check our admissions page.

Supporting your child at home

Please have a look at our curriculum section of the website and in particular the subject areas for advice and guidance on how best to support your child at home.

Here you will find more details about the new curriculum and how it is implemented. You will also be able to find out about how we teach the core subjects at St John Fisher.

As well as that, there are also lists of useful websites and apps you can access at home to support your child's learning.

Our Latest News

Summer Fair is on

Saturday 23rd June.

11.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

World Cup day

We are holding a World Cup Day on June 28th. Children can come in non-school uniform such as England jerseys, international football jerseys or dressed in ‘red and white’. England play Belgium on the same day. Children will be learning about a country participating at the World Cup throughout the day.

PTFA

The Summer Fair is on Saturday 23rd June.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations for the fair. Bottles, jars, raffle prizes and groceries can still be sent into school. Remember your child gets 10 house points for every item brought in. During the day, there will be ‘Guess the name of the teddy’ and ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competitions – 20p a ticket.

A big thank you to the hard working PTFA for organising this event and earning much needed funds for school projects such as trips & tours, pantomime days and air conditioners! Please show your support for this event.

Sports Days

All children can wear house colours.

St Matthew – Blue                        St Luke – Yellow

St Mark – Red                              St John – Green

The KS1 and KS2 sports days will take place on the afternoons of the 5th and 6th July respectively.

Both events start at 1.30 p.m. Parents/carers and family can attend.

Summer Play

Appropriately enough, in the year of the World Cup, Year 5 and 6 are busy rehearsing their play ‘Go for Goal’ for the performances on 27th June at 1.30pm and 6pm. Please park in the school playground for the evening performance.

Classes for 2018/19

Mr Andrew Smith and Mrs Helen Hunt have been appointed as class teachers from August 2017.

Classes for next year are -

Reception     Miss Hanson                     

Year 1           Mr Smith (Mon-Wed) /Mrs Foster (Thurs, Fri) *

Year 2           Miss Savignano                 
Year 3           Mrs Moloney
Year 4           Mrs Hunt                         
Year 5           Miss Baraclough
Year 6           Miss Murphy

 *Till Easter 2019. After Easter, Mrs Chevin/Mrs Jones

 

Fr. Stephan

Fr Stephan has been receiving hospital care recently and has accepted advice of his consultant to resign from his ministry. The diocesan care team and his family are now working together to find the residential care he needs. In the meantime, Fr Michael will be the parish priest. We pray for Fr Stephan, a great friend of St John Fisher, in his recovery and care, and for Fr Michael in his new role.

Mr and Mrs Jones

I am delighted to tell you that Mr and Mrs Jones have had a baby girl, Effie Aida. She was born on Thursday 31st May, weighing 8lbs 4oz. Congratulations to all the family!

Inter House Sports and Sports Days

Inter House Sports takes place on the 15th June.

Tag Rugby - St Luke

Football - St. Luke

Netball - St. Mark

Rounders - St. Luke

The KS1 and KS2 sports days will take place on the afternoons of the 5th and 6th July respectively.

PTFA

The Summer Fair is on Saturday 23rd June.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations for the fair. Bottles, jars, raffle prizes and groceries can still be sent into school. Remember your child gets 5 house points for every item brought in. During the next week there will be ‘Guess the name of the teddy’ and ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competitions – 20p a ticket. Raffle tickets have been sent home this week – 5 house points for each book sold.

St.Mary’s children’s choir

St Mary’s parish would like to put together a children’s choir to represent them at the South Wigston Churches Together summer service. This will be on Sunday 1st July, at 6pm in the South Wigston Congregational church. The choir will sing one hymn and present a reading. Parents and older siblings are encouraged to join in.

If interested, please see Johanna McNicholl after the 9:30am Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s or at the school gate.

Year 5 and 6 Summer Play

Year 5 and 6 are busy rehearsing their play ‘Go for Goal’ for the performances on 27th June at 1.30pm and 6pm.

Term dates

2018 - 2019

First Aid wristbands

As a new safety precaution for all of our children we have introduced a neon observation wristband. This is for the children who have acquired a minor injury which needed first aid treatment however they are well enough to remain in school. The purpose of wearing a neon band is for all adults to recognise that the child needs monitoring and will need to wear the wristband for 48 hours.

Fruit Break

During Fruit Break children may have any fruit, chopped vegetables, 2 digestive biscuits or 2 rich tea biscuits. 4+, Years 1 and 2 are given a piece of fruit every day. Please remember that we are a ‘nut free’ school.

School Games Gold Award

We have been awarded Gold for School Sports for the PE we teach at school and all the different team sports we take part in at St John Fisher. Well done to all our children and staff! 

 

Latest Newsletters

Events Calendar

Latest School calendar Events

Year 5/6 Summer Play27Jun2018

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Year 5/6 Summer Play27Jun2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Corpus Christi Swimming Gala29Jun2018

End of Term13Jul2018

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>

PTFA

 

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