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E-safety Week 10-14 Feb 2014
Ash Wednesday – 05.03.14
A message from Fr Simon - Ash Wednesday begins the Holy Season of Lent. Our ashes remind us of being sorry for the things we've done wrong. As we spend the next six weeks preparing for Easter we make an extra effort. We pray more - spending time with God. We fast - giving things up and asking sacrifices. We give alms - being charitable helps us realise our blessings as we help those with less than us.
This lent we're supporting the Mary's meals backpack project- please visit their website Mary's Meals
A Message from Mr Logue
I hope that you had a restful break and I wish you and your family a successful 2014. As usual, this is an important year for St Damian’s and I am pleased to report that the November exam results we received in January are a great indication of our ambitions for this year group. My number one priority is to ensure that we maximise the achievement of ALL pupils. The governors and my staff are absolutely committed to ensure that we achieve our vision of becoming an ‘outstanding catholic’ school.
Can I also take this opportunity to thank parents for their ongoing support! Our pupils are proud to belong to St Damian’s and this is most notably reflected in their outstanding attendance, high punctuality to school and their smart appearance with regards to uniform. Can I please remind parents that pupils should be completing work at home to consolidate their learning: this is for all years. Parents of pupils in Year 11 should ensure at least 2 hours of revision per evening and also support the school in ensuring they attend the comprehensive revision schedule at school.
Finally, if you would like to speak to me please do not hesitate to contact my PA at school, Mrs J Biggs.
Feedback from our Year 8 Parents Evening 30.01.14
Thank you for the massive and genuine show of support for St Damian’s and your appreciation of all the hard work that teachers undertake for your children. 77 questionnaires were ‘returned’ and 77 would recommend the school to another parent. This is an overwhelming 100% show of confidence!
Thank you for the many positive comments that I will pass onto my staff, 2 of my favourites being “my daughter is thriving at your school. You do a fantastic job” and “I have 2 happy children coming to St Damian’s. I could not ask for anything more”. My staff and I are resolute in our determination to ensure your child achieves [and exceeds] their potential in a safe and caring environment. Mr Logue