Great Crosby Catholic Primary School

Great Crosby Catholic Primary School

"...that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10

Welcome

Welcome to Great Crosby Catholic Primary School website. We are a large Catholic primary school serving the parishes of Ss. Peter and Paul and St. Helen’s. Our Catholic mission underpins all we do.


Our school family works hard to provide a place were the Gospel values are lived out each and every day. We strive to create a community based on love, respect and forgiveness; a place where each individual can learn and grow in love of God and of each other.


At Great Crosby we strive to create a place of academic excellence whilst ensuring the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is given an equally high priority. We want everyone in our school family to simply be the best they can be. We work hard together to ensure that our pupils really do ‘have life and have it to the full.’


Our termly curriculum brochures keep you informed of the themes being studied and ways in which you can support your child at home. Our weekly edition of the Wednesday Word also allows you to support your child and the family in your faith journey.


Great Crosby also has Teaching School designation and works closely in partnership with other schools in Sefton and Liverpool to share good practice and ensure that we stay at the forefront of educational development. 


We are also a member of the Archdiocese of Liverpool Primary School Improvement Trust. 


P A Speed

Headteacher

Latest News

Fri 9th Nov - WWI Armistice Centenary

Remembrance Service

We welcomed back former pupils from Sacred Heart, who took part in remembrance commemorations when they were in Y6 in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, to join with our current pupils to tell the story of the years of WWI. 

Thu 1st Nov - All Saints' Day

All Saint's |Day

Fr John led our All Saints' Day Mass and celebrations. Today we think of our own patron saints - Ss Peter and Paul and St Helen. He told us about recent saints - St John Paul II, St Teresa of Kolkata and St Oscar Romero. In telling us about saints incuding St Rita, St Domenico Savio, St John Bosco and St Anthony,  Fr John inspired us all to be saints in our community. 

October 2018

Mary's Meals Backpack Project

Backpack Project

This year we are again supporting Mary's Meals Backpack Project, which sends schoolbags, polo shirts, skirts, shorts and stationery to Malawi to help children with their education.  We would like you to fill a bag with: notepads, pencils, pens,

crayons, eraser, sharpener, ruler, pencil case, towel, shorts or skirt, t-shirt or dress, flip-flops or sandals, small ball (e.g. tennis ball), soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, spoon.

Handy hints: 

  • Don’t buy new, recycle where you can!
  • Clothing for children between four and 12 years is suitable. 
  • Please label filled bags for boy/girl and age e.g. girl, 8. 
  • Don’t be tempted to put in toys or sweets. This can cause problems during delivery. 

Please send the backpack in during w/c 12th November.  Thank you.

Mary's meals

Bullybusters

Year 5 and Year 6  had workshops this week by Bully Busters. During the workshop online games were discussed with the children. Please check and ensure your child is only playing age appropriate games. Check the PEGI ratings.  There is more information on our Parents > Online Safety page.

Bully Busters will return again for other year groups in the Spring Term.

Fantasy Premier League

Fantasy Football League

Our 2018-19 league starts on Saturday 20th October.  Sign up or login to set up your team.  Join our league. Details are in the letter emailed out on Friday 12th October. Click on the image to check your team. 

Great Crosby League Details

Mon 15th Oct - Book of Remembrance

Remembrance book

We have a Book of Remembrance which records the names of family members who have passed away. We will be including everyone named in the book in our prayers during November. If you have anyone who you would like to be added, please send their names into school.

Fri 12th Oct - Harvest Festival

Harvest

Our GoGivers led our Harvest Festival today with readings, songs, their own poems and a dance. We have had an additional collection for the South Sefton Foodbank too.

Tues 9th Oct - Y6 and Y4 Visits to Church

Y6 and Y4 Ss Peter and Paul visit

Today our Y6 and Y4 classes visited Ss Peter and Paul Church, as part of the Year of the Eucharist, for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, some quiet reflection and a short talk by Fr John about how the church supports people in need and how we can meet Christ in our everyday lives.

Parents and Teachers Evening

Parents' Evening

 Our Parents and Teachers Evenings this term are Wednesday 17th October from 3.30pm to 7.30pm and Thursday 18th October from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Click on the button to book your appointments.  You will be asked to register first. 

Appointments

Fri 5th Oct - Month of the Rosary

Rosary

On Friday lunchtimes during October, Years 4, 5 and 6 are meeting to pray the Rosary.

Crosby and Waterloo in Bloom

Crosby and Waterloo in Bloom

Congratulations to Mrs DeMott and the Gardening Club who have transformed the memorial garden outside the Y6 classooms.  They have also won prizes in the Crosby and Waterloo Gardening Competition 2018 - 2nd prize in the Schools Eco Award and 3rd prize in the School Garden Award.  Special thanks to Mr Monaghan for all his help.

South Sefton Foodbank

Foodbank

We are a collection point for South Sefton Foodbank. On Friday 12th October the children will be celebrating Harvest Festival with a harvest liturgy led by our GoGivers group.  As part of this celebration we ask that the children bring an item for the Foodbank. They are always in need of tinned and dried foods; longlife milk and juice; and treat foods such as biscuits, chocolate and jam. They also need toiletries; kitchen and bathroom cleaning products; nappies and formula milk for babies of all ages are also much appreciated.


Please send items in to school. They are currently short of tinned vegetables, noodles and coffee. Find out more at https://southsefton.foodbank.org.uk Many thanks for your continued support.

Fri 5th - Sun 7th Oct - The French Giants

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During French classes this week, the children have been learning about the French Giants, how to greet them and wave farewell to them in French.


Please try to visit the French Giants while they are here to mark 10 years since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture hence why it is called Liverpool’s Dream.


Check out the 'What's On - Routes' section at www.giantspectacular.com for more information and to follow the journey of The French Giants whilst they are here in Liverpool for their third and final visit!


The photo above is from the Liverpool Echo, showing one of our former pupils  looking at the Little Boy Giant asleep in a hammock in St George's Hall (Image: Andrew Teebay) 

Adoremus Brochure

Adoremus Brochure

  

The Christian Education Department invited the schools in the Archdiocese to design a poster for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress Adoremus with the theme "Jesus, The Bread of Life". Over 500 entries from 36 schools were entered and one of ours was highly commended and appeared in the Adoremus brochure.

September 2018

Fri 28th Sept - Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who sent cakes in today for our Macmillan Coffee Morning, everyone who came to support it and to our PTA and staff who worked hard serving and clearing up.  A fantastic £1183.27 was raised. 

Year 5 Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trip

Ironbridge

Tuesday -  5CH are at Jackfield Tile Museum having lunch. They will be designing and decorating tiles with Craven Dunnill Tile Education Workshops this afternoon. 5J are Blists Hill, playing Victorian games after lunch. 


Monday - 5CH are the first class to visit the Ironbridge Gorge Museums this year. First they visited the Blists Hill Victorian Town , then the Enginuity Science Museum.  After dinner they have been candle dipping. Take a look at what they have seen. 

Mon 17th Sept - Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

Years 3 to 6 were entertained this morning by M and M Theatrical and their fabulous performance of Alice In Wonderland.

Mon 10th Sept - Fr John

Fr John

Having enjoyed a busy weekend at the National Pilgimage and Congress in Liverpool, Fr John led our assembly to share Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, to explain how the consecrated host is held in the monstrance and to tell us about the special vestments he wears. Click on the photo for more.

Fri 7th Sept - Adoremus

Today, Miss Bradley is representing our school at  the Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress.  We look forward to hearing all about it. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of all the faithful – clergy, religious and laity – which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908. The Congress in Liverpool is the first National Congress ever to be held in England and Wales. On Saturday there is the National Youth Congress at The Echo Arena and Sunday is Pilgrimage Day at the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Response from Peter Dowd MP

We have received a reply to the letters sent to our MP, Peter Dowd, regarding school funding. Click on the button to visit the newsletter page where you can download it.

Response from Peter Dowd MP

Summer 2018

Tues 17th July - Stars of the Term

Congratulations  to all the children who received Star of the Term awards for their progress and behaviour. Enjoy your trips to the Plaza cinema.

Very well done all the children who received certificates for 100% attendance this term and this year.

Fri 13th July - Summer holidays ideas

50 things to do book

Are you starting to plan the summer holidays with your children?  This free e-book has some brilliantly creative ideas. Most of them are free or use things you probably already have eg a camera. Click on the button to download a PDF version. Click on the picture for a link to the Apple iBook version.

Download as a PDF

Fri 13th July - Year 6 Away Day

Y6 Away Day

Year 6 had an Away Day of reflection and positivity at Waterside Lodge, Southport. Click on the photo to see the stotry of the day. s know.

Fri 29th June - Believe Community Award

Spiderman Award Winner

We're ever so proud of Ben, the winner of the Ykids Charity Believe Awards Spiderman Award for his outstanding community work by fundraising for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. His prize was presented at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool by Claire Simmo and The Mersey Girls.

Fri 29th June - Ss Peter and Paul's Day

Ss Peter and Paul's Day

Thank you to Fr Simon for leading our Patronal Feast Day Mass for Ss Peter & Paul.  We enjoyed his homily about his shopping trip to find the best thing that God ever made.  It wasn't a blue or red football shirt!  He found it in our hall & used the inside of his box to show - Us 

Parental Consent Form

Parental Consent Form

Please could you ensure that the form is completed and returned to school ASAP if you have not already done so. The new legislation stipulates that consent requires a positive opt-in, and

cannot be by default. Click on the button to download the form or ask for one from the school office. Thank you

to the parents who have already done so.

Parental Consent Form

Sun 17th June - National U10 Table Tennis Champion

National U10 Table Tennis Champion

Congratulations to our very own National U10 Boys Table Tennis Champion, Louis. He produced a fantastic performance to win the tournament without losing a game in any of his group or knockout matches. More details on our Sport page. NB We have parental permission to name him.  

Sport

Reception Wellies

Reception Wellies Planters

Thank you for the old wellies that have been brought in so far.  They are being recycled to put plants in for Reception's outdoor area. If you have some wellies that have been outgrown, please bring them in. Any size will do. Thank you. 

Fri 8th June - World Cup Draw

World Cup Draw

In assembly today, our World Cup draw took place. Each class was assigned a competing country to support and research.  In addition, each year group was given one of the 'strong' countries to cheer on.  Look in the Children v Year group pages to see who your class is researching and supporting.  What information can you bring in to school?  There are also competitions on Purple Mash to enter by June 29th.

Thu 7th June - The Blessing of our School

Bishop John Rawsthorne's visit

Today we were honoured to welcome ex-pupil Right Reverend John Rawsthorne, the Bishop Emeritus of Hallam to bless our school after the building works of recent years. We were fascinated to hear that his mother attended our school in 1910, he came in 1941 & there is a member of his family at Great Crosby now.  We also welcomed guests from the Archdiocese, Mgr John, Fr Simon, local schools, our builders, governors, PTA & former staff. Click on the image for videos and more photos. 

Fri 25th May - British Heart Foundation

Today we welcomed Hayley Gough from the British Heart Foundation.  We presented her with a cheque for £1087.60, which was raised during our recent sponsored skip.  Some children who raised over £40 received a digital skipping rope.

GDPR

GDPR

All parents and carers should have received a letter about GDPR and our school. Please could you ensure that

the form is completed and returned to school by Friday 8th June 2018.Our updated privacy and data protection policies are available to download from our policies page.  

Contact Details

Contact details

Can parents and carers please ensure all alternate contacts have given their consent to you, to use their details as an emergency contact if you are not available, or have asked them to collect your child on your behalf. We do not share alternate contact information with any external parties and will not include alternate contacts in any school mailing lists. It is the responsibility, of the parent or alternate contact to inform school if details change. We will permanently remove, edit or update alternate contact details upon request. 

Fri 18th May

 Thank you for all the donations to http://southsefton.foodbank.org.uk  today.  The children have been wearing red, white & blue and brought in lots of items for our local food bank.  Our GoGivers have been collecting from classrooms. 

Fri 18th May

To celebrate the royal wedding,  each year group has one of these cakes to share in the afternoon. We had a picnic lunch on the field and playground. Each year had a time for playing games outside.

Thu 17th May

Well done Year 6! You thoroughly deserved your celebration this afternoon after conducting yourselves so fantastically throughout the Sats tests this week. 

Nursery Trips - Tuesday 8th and Friday 11th May

 This week both Nursery classes have had a lovely time at Knowsley Safari Park. 

GoGivers visit to the foodbank - Wednesday 9th May

 Our GoGivers visited our local foodbank to find out how it runs, what is needed and how we can help.  We will once again be collecting items for the foodbank up to Monday 21st May. 

Contact Us

If you would like a paper copy of any documents or to contact Mrs Speed, please click on the 'Get In Touch' button to send a message to Mrs Mason in the school office or email: admin.greatcrosby@schools.sefton.gov.uk 

Great Crosby Catholic Primary School

The Northern Road, Crosby, Liverpool. L23 2RQ

0151 924 8661