Please take a look at our school events below, to keep up to date with all that's happening in school...
Year 6 end-of-year production - 'Ali Baba & The Bongo Bandits'
⭐️ Our Year 6 children will perform a special, end-of-year production, to celebrate their final half term with us here at Our Lady & St Patrick's.
⭐️ This performance for family and friends will take place on Thursday 29th June 2023. There will be two performances - one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
⭐️ Tickets will be available soon - watch this space!
Pie & Pea Supper - Fundraising Event
Friday 12th May 2023
6.00 – 9.00pm
Tickets are available from main reception from Monday 27th March, £5 each. We have room for approximately 100 people – tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Come along and enjoy a delicious pie & pea supper, plus:
Guess the Name of the Teddy
Other fun games…
Bring your own bottle...!
'Curriculum in Action' Events for Parents and Carers, March 2023
⭐️ Curriculum in Action ⭐️
A reminder that we are holding 'Curriculum in Action' events for parents & carers of children in Reception to Year 6, from next week. This will be an opportunity to join us in school for assembly or Worship, followed by a visit to your child's class to met their teacher and look at their work.
The events are as follows:
⭐️ Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 - Tuesday 21st March 2023 @ 9.00am:
Healthy Lifestyles Assembly / Presentation at 9.00am.
⭐️ Year 3 - Tuesday 28th March @ 9.00am:
Collective Worship (Maundy Thursday, The Washing of the Feet) led by Year 3
⭐️ Year 4 - Thursday 30th March 2023 @ 9.00am:
Collective Worship (Good Friday) led by Year 4
⭐️ Year 5 - Wednesday 29th March @ 9.00am:
Collective Worship (Maundy Thursday, The Garden of Gethsemane) led by Yr 5
⭐️ Year 6 - Monday 27th March 2023 @ 9.00am:
Collective Worship (Palm Sunday) led by Year 6
Please do come along and join us in the school hall - we look forward to seeing you! 😊
SEND Parents' Coffee & Chat, 23rd March 2023
☕️ Please follow the link below to book onto the first coffee morning. All parents / carers of children with SEND are very welcome to come along for a cuppa and a catch-up. Please join us if you can ☕️
St Patrick's Day- Friday 17th March 2023
☘️ We are looking forward to celebrating the Feast Day of St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland - and our school’s Patron Saint - next Friday 17th March.
💚 We are going to church for a special Mass, sharing in this celebration with members of our Parish. Families are welcome to join us there, at 10am.
☘️ Afterwards, we will return to school for a special party lunch, followed by an afternoon of fun, games and activities!
💚 Our special day will be rounded off with an early finish - please remember that all children must be collected by an adult at 2pm.
☘️ This will be a non-uniform day, please can children wear green
World Book Day- Thursday 2nd March 2023
WORLD BOOK DAY: Thursday 2nd March
📚 At OLASP, we know that reading really does give you super-powers so, for World Book Day this year, our theme will be: 'Super Heroes Love to Read'!
📚 Children can come to school dressed as their favourite super-hero and bring their favourite book to share with friends.
📚 We will also be celebrating the grand opening of our brand new school library!
School Library Official Opening
📚Welcome to our wonderful new school library!!! A huge ‘thank you’ to the Mayor, Peter Kendall, for performing the official opening, and to all the families and friends who came along to join us - we hope you enjoyed your visit! ☕️ 🍰
CHUF Fundraiser - Friday 17th February 2023
❤️ Please support our fundraising event in aid of The Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) on Friday 17th February.
❤️ Wear red and bring a donation (suggested donation £1).
❤️ Tuck shop also available on this day (50p/£1).
❤️ All proceeds from the event will go to the CHUF charity.
❤️ Thank you!
National Story-Telling Week
National Story-Telling Week:
Please don’t forget that parents & carers are welcome to join us in school to share a story with your child / children, any afternoon this week (from 2.30pm). Please come along if you are free - just let your child’s teacher know to expect you!
✨ Our Nativity Tableau will take place on the last day of school - Tuesday 20th December - at 10am in Our Lady & St Patrick's Church, Maryport.
✨ The children in Year 3 will lead us in this celebration, but children in all classes from Reception to Year 6 will attend church, to perform our carols.
✨ All families and friends are most welcome to join us for this very special occasion... but please be aware that it may be standing room only!
Year 1 & Year 2 Nativity Performance
✨ Tickets for our Year 1 & Year 2 Nativity Performance are now available, free of charge, from Miss Nicholson, in Year 2.
✨ The performance takes place on Monday 19th December at 10am or 2pm - please come along and join us if you can. Tickets are limited to two per family
Early Years Christmas Sing-Along
✨ Please join us for our 'Early Years Christmas Sing-Along' on Thursday 15th or Friday 16th December, at 10.00am in the School Hall.
✨ Tickets are free of charge and are limited to 2 per family. Thank you
Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 8th December
Please wear your most Christmassy clothes for school and bring a donation of £1 in aid of Save the Children!
Rotary Carol Concert - Wednesday 7th December (6pm)
Our Year 6 children will be performing two carols in the annual Rotary Carol Concert on Wednesday 7th December at 6pm in St Mary's Chruch, Maryport,
All families and friends are welcome to attend!
Christmas Dates 2022 - Reminder
Grand Christmas Raffle Prize Draw!
🎅 Tickets for our Grand Christmas Raffle are still available!
🎁 Don’t miss your chance to be in with the chance to win one of our amazing prizes!
🎄Tickets cost £1 per strip and the raffle will be drawn on Friday 9th December - good luck, everyone
Christmas Coffee & Craft
🎄✨ Dates and times for our Christmas Coffee & Crafts events are above - please come along & join us if you can! ✨🎄
Football World Cup
⚽️ Wear your football kit for school on Monday 21st November to show your support for England!! ⚽️
🎄⭐️ Christmas Dates 2022! ⭐️ 🎄
Odd Sock Day, Monday 14th November
🧦 REMINDER: we are inviting everyone to wear odd socks for school on Monday 14th November!
🧦 This is not a fundraising activity, but is to launch anti-bullying week and raise awareness that we are all different.
School Photograph Day - Friday 11th November
⭐️ ADVANCE NOTICE - SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH DAY ⭐️
📸 The photographer will be in school on Friday 11th November.
📸 If you have younger children who are not yet in school, but would like a family group photograph, these will be taken first, from 8.30am.
📸 All other family groups of children already in school will be taken during the morning, along with individual photographs of children.
Halloween Fun Day, Friday 21st October
🎃 Reminder: Next Friday, 21st October, is our Halloween Fun Day, to mark the last day of this half term.
🎃 Wear your Halloween costume to school, to make it a really spooky day! Full details on the poster above…
CAFOD - Brighten Up for Harvest (Thursday 20th October)
❤️ This Harvest time, we are 'Brightening Up' for CAFOD! Our school community will join thousands of others to help tackle hunger around the world.
💛 We will celebrate Harvest in school on THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER.
💚 We will perform our harvest songs, which we will share with you on Facebook, Dojo and our school website. We will also draw the name at random for the winner of our lovely Harvest Hamper.
💜 We would like all children to wear their very brightest clothes for school on this day, in support of CAFOD. We are asking for donations towards fighting hunger all around the world. Suggested donation of £1 per family, but please donate whatever you can afford - every little makes a difference. All donations must be paid via school gateway please, as we are unable to accept cash in school.
💙 CAFOD is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
🧡 Further details are available at cafod.org.uk/primary
MacMillan Coffee Morning - Friday 30th September 2022
OPEN AFTERNOON - Wednesday 5th October 2022
💙 Are you looking for a school place in Reception or Year 3, for September 2023?
💙 If so, then why not come and visit us on our Open Afternoon on Wednesday 5th October 2022, 1.30-4.00pm
💙 If this date or time is not convenient, then please contact us on 01900 812582, or email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to arrange an alternative time to visit
💙 Full details are on the poster above - please spread the word if you know anyone who is looking for a school place!
💙 Thank you
School Uniform Exchange - Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th July 2022
🌟 OLASP SCHOOL UNIFORM EXCHANGE!! 🌟
🔹In recent times, family budgets are being stretched to the limit - and we can all do with a little extra help.
🔹 With this in mind, we will make pre-used uniform items, in good condition, available to all our families, free of charge, before we finish for the summer. We hope this will assist you with the cost of school uniform for next year.
🔹 To facilitate this, we will not ask children to wear inform to school after Thursday 14th July. This will give you time to wash and hand in any unwanted uniform items, from Friday 19th July onwards.
🔹 All items donated will be available during the last three days of term (Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th July).
🔹 It’s simple - just bring in your pre-loved uniform and exchange it for the next size up! All items will be in good condition and free of charge - so why not come along and stock up for the year ahead?!
🔹 Good for our pockets - and good for the planet!!!
Summer Fun Day - Friday 15th July 2022
☀️ This Friday will be a Fun Day in school, to mark the end of our last full week in school before the summer break!
🍦 Children may wear their most summery clothes (non-uniform) and will enjoy an ice lolly and a day of fun activities. We are asking for a donation of £1 please.
😄 We also have our talent show on Friday morning, to add to the fun! Unfortunately, we are not able to invite families to join us due to restricted space, and in view of the increase in Covid cases locally. We will, however, take lots of photographs and share these with you.
Sports Day- Wednesday 13th July 2022
☀️🏃☀️🏃♀️ SPORTS DAY ☀️🏃♂️☀️🏃♀️
🎾 Our Sports Day will take place on Wednesday 13th July- hoping that the good weather holds out!
🎾 Please join us on the school field at 9.30am.
🎾 Children need to come to school in their PE Kit along with with a t-shirt in their team colour.
🎾 Parents/families are invited to join us on the field, behind the railings.
🎾 We request that you only take photographs of your own children, particularly if you plan to share these on social media. We have parents within school who have requested not to have their children on any social media.
🎾 Thank you for cooperation
Colour Run - Wednesday 29th June 2022
❤️🧡💛 COLOUR RUN! 💚💙💜
🌈 Our Colour Run is taking place this Wednesday, 29th June, at 2pm on the school field.
🌈 Parents are welcome to come along and watch.
🌈 Children will be brought out in their classes and, at the end of the event, will go back into school with their class. Parents can collect children
after the event, from the hall doors.
🌈 Early Years children will need a parent/carer to run with them, please collect your child from school at 1.45pm and head down to the school field.
🌈 Children taking part in the colour run should come to school dressed in their white t-shirts, with PE joggers / shorts and trainers.
🌈 Children not taking part will be having a fun afternoon with Jordan, so need to come to school wearing their PE kit.
🌈 Donations can be made online by clicking the following link:
Many congratulations to all our children who made their First Holy Communion today.
This is such a special day, which we hope they will enjoy with their families and friends - and remember for many years to come.
Special thanks to Mrs Galloway for preparing the children so beautifully, for this very special day
Our Year 6 Leavers' Assembly will take place on Tuesday 19th July 2022.
We invite family and friends of our Year 6 children to come along and join us for this very special event, in celebration of our truly wonderful Year Sixes.
Please join us if you can, in the school hall at 9am
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations - Summer 2022
During week commencing Monday 23rd May, we will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in school.
On Tuesday 24th May, children will have a street-party style lunch outdoors (weather permitting!)
On Thursday 26th May, we will hold a concert of songs from the decades of the Queen’s reign. We are inviting families to join us for the concert, and to enjoy a cup of tea and a scone. There will be two performances of the concert: 1.00-1.50pm and 2.00-2.50pm. Two tickets per family will be allocated for this event - entry is strictly by ticket only.
Jacks' Journey: Non-Uniform Day Fundraising Event
On Monday 16th May, we will have a non-uniform day in school, to raise funds for ‘Jack’s Journey’
This wonderful local charity supports families of children with cancer, and we are keen to support them as, like many charities, their fundraising was affected by Covid-19.
We are asking families to support us with donations to the charity on Monday please (minimum suggested donation of £1).
Thank you, as always, for your support
'A Day for Ukraine' Fundraising Event - Wednesday 23rd March 2022
💙 ‘A Day for Ukraine’ - Wednesday 23rd March 2022
💛 We are asking children to wear blue and yellow for school, to show our support for the people of Ukraine.
💙 Our Key Stage Two School Council children and Head Boy & Girl will be taking part in a bag-packing event at Asda, Workington on 23rd March, to raise funds for The Red Cross. Please come along and support us from 9.30am onwards.
💛All donations are welcome, in aid of The British Red Cross
CAFOD's 'Walk Against Hunger, Friday 11th March 2022
💚 Next Friday, 11th March, the whole school is taking part in CAFOD’s ‘Walk Against Hunger’
💚 Our aim is to raise as much money as possible in support of CAFOD, an agency who support children and families overseas, who are in need.
💚 After joining a national assembly by CAFOD about world hunger, all our children will take part in a walk around the local area. Please give us a wave and say hello if you see us out and about!
💚 We are asking for a minimum donation of £1 per child - or why not sponsor your child to complete their walk and ask friends and families to contribute to this appeal too?
💚 This will be a non-uniform day in school, but please remember that children will need to wear clothing (and footwear) that is suitable for the weather, and for walking!
💚 Please support us if you can. Thank you
Follow Jesus' final journey as we focus on:
We will celebrate British Science Week in school from Monday 14th to Friday 18th March.
Just some of the exciting events we already have planned are:
WORLD BOOK DAY: Thursday 3rd March
📚 For World Book Day this year, our theme will be: 'Super Heroes Love to Read'!
📚 Children should wear their favourite super-hero costume for school and bring their favourite book to share with friends.
📚 We will also be organising an 'extreme read' competition - where children will be encouraged to send in photographs of themselves reading in the most extreme places or situations (obviously with supervision form their parents or carers!)
📚 Each class will also choose a special, fun activity from our World Book Day Bingo selection, to take part in on the day.
📚 We will also enjoy a visit from an author and a poet during this week so, all in all, this will be a fun and exciting week, which celebrates our love of reading at Our Lady & St Patrick's!
'Mary's Meals' Fundraising Event - January 2022
💙 Our charities and fundraising committee are organising a raffle and lucky hundred square next week in school, to raise funds for ‘Mary’s Meals’
💙 This is a charity that supports children across Africa, providing hungry children with life-changing school meals.
💙 Until the end of January, all donations are match-funded, so £1 becomes £2 and this means that £15.90 will feed TWO children for a whole year!
💙 Raffle tickets and a lucky number on the hundred square will each cost £1 - we would be delighted if you could help us to make a difference to the lives of children across Africa. Please support us if you can 🙏
💙 To find out more about ‘Mary’s Meals, please visit www.marysmeals.org.uk
💙 Donations of raffle prizes would also be gratefully received.
Safety Week (1) 15th - 19th November
During the week, every class will receive 'KidSafe' sessions, as well as focusing on Anti-bullying and Road Safety. Each class will have daily activities, including:
* Daily Kidsafe session
* Daily anti-bullying activity
* 3 Road Safety sessions
Please see the full timetable of events below