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Newsletter 16th March 2017

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Dear Parents and Carers

 In worship this morning, Rector Jeff showed us all how to make friendship bracelets. He showed us how a chord of three strands is not easily broken. Alesha easily broke a single strand and even Rector Jeff broke three unwoven strands but the woven strands were incredibly strong- with God involved in our friendships and relationships we can make them stronger. Each child has been given three strands to make a bracelet – they may have managed this at school, it not, then look out in your child’s bag and have a go together at home.

 Yours faithfully

 Pip Worswick

16th March 2017


Newsletter 26th February 2015

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Newsletter 26th Feb 2015

Headteacher’s Introduction

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 Welcome back after half term to a very busy but informative week. I hope you have been able to meet with your child’s class teacher and gain an insight into how your child is getting on at Astbury School.

 I have a few things that I would like to draw your attention to.


This is an opportunity to give your personal views about how well you think the school is doing in meeting the needs of your children. Many of you signed up for the service before the OFSTED inspection but there will be year 1 and Reception parents who have never been on. It is totally anonymous but really important that you give your views. Parents who have already got accounts need to do it again as it is updated each year and your views may well have changed since the last time you were asked. Can I please urge every one of you to visit the website and have your say? It is also important to say here that every adult has the opportunity to contribute, not just one survey per family. Many thanks in advance for taking the time to do this.

 Rectory parking

The church community, who are responsible for the grounds of the rectory until it is sold, have asked that you do not park on the grass area around the rectory as it  is causing damage which is then costing money to repair. The church very kindly give us permission to use this extra space, so please show courtesy back. Thank you.

 Reception, Year 1 and 2

This is a reminder for parents that children in these year groups get free fruit every day for their snacks and therefore do not need to bring anything to school. This sits well with our Healthy school status and I encourage you to let us feed your children at break free of charge!!

 World book day- 5th March

Please can you make sure your child is dressed as a book character on this day and that they have their favourite book with them? (name inside please in case we have multiple copies)

 And finally….. Please see holiday dates for 2015/2016 later on in the newsletter

 Kind regards

 Mark O’Leary

Newsletter 18th December 2014

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Newsletter 18th December 2014

Head Teacher Introduction

Dear Parents,

 The end of term is very nearly upon us all, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you for your support and generosity. It has been a very long term of fifteen weeks and so much has happened during that time, but Christmas is finally upon us and we end this Friday with some carols around the tree. You are more than welcome to join us for this event which starts at 2.15p.m. in the school hall and you can take your children home at the end rather than coming back later at 3.20/3.30 p.m. It may be a little cramped at the back and we will not have chairs for all but we will do our best to give you as much room as possible.

 Have a great Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you back in school on

Tuesday 6th January 2015

Yours sincerely,


 Mark O’Leary


School Newsletter 4th December 2014

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Newsletter 4th December 2014

Head teacher Introduction

Dear Parents,

 The Christmas spirit has well and truly arrived at Astbury, with our Christmas fair taking place this Friday at 6 p.m. On Friday, the children are to come into school in their Christmas themed clothes, together with their raffles tickets and any last minute things to be sold that evening on the stalls.

The PFA have asked for as many volunteers as possible from 1.30p.m. onwards to help get the school looking amazing, as well as asking for your support when doors open at 6 p.m. I would like to thank all of you who have already donated gifts and handed back raffle tickets. All money raised goes on the children in our school so hopefully we will have a school bursting at the seams this Friday!

Our nativity this year is taking place in church. You have had a letter about this separately so we hope to see lots of you there over the two days.

The next event I would like to draw your attention to is the annual Christingle service which takes place on Thursday 18th December at 9.15 a.m. The whole school will be at this service and you are warmly invited to take part as well. Children are asked to make their own Christingle to bring to the service, so we will look forward to seeing them on this day.

And finally…. Last year I read the Christmas story to the whole school and we sang Christmas carols around the tree. You are more than welcome to join us at 2.15p.m. on the last day of term for this event.

Enjoy this wonderful and special time of year, and no doubt I will see most of you at one or more events over the coming two weeks.

Kind regards,

 Mark O’Leary

Children in Need 2014

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School donations have raised £117.00 for Children in Need.

This was through cake baking/selling and dressing up as a super hero.


A local business has also donated £137.00 towards our grand total

of £254.00


Thank you to everyone for helping to raise such a wonderful amount!

How to make a Christingle

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It’s that time of year again….Christingle making time!

The service is in Astbury Church on Wednesday 18th December at 9.15am.  Children are asked to bring in their own Christingle and their candle money boxes filled with spare change.

Making a Christingle

Fasten a piece of red sticky tape or ribbon around the middle of the orange.

Cut a small cross in the top of each orange and lay a square of silver foil (75mm/3in square) over the cross.

Place a candle on top and wedge it firmly into the orange. The foil will stop hot wax running onto a child’s hand.

Load four cocktail sticks with raisins, sultanas, cherries or soft sweets and insert them into the orange around the base of the candle.

Store the Christingles upright in trays in a cool place. It may be necessary to take off a thin slice to form a flat base.

If you would like to know more about it’s origins, visit the BBC website who have kindly put a fact sheet together.