Cancer Research UK/ Dr. Kershaw’s
June 28, 2017, 2:42 pm
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A massive £2000.08 has been received, to be shared equally between the charities. Thank you so much.

Secondary school admissions 2018
June 27, 2017, 11:56 am
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I have been asked to make available to parents of Year Five pupils the following information:

Re: Applying for a Secondary School place for September 2018


Your child is due to start secondary school in September 2018. This is a very exciting and important time. I am writing to make you aware of how and when you need to apply and where to access information to guide you through this process.

You will need to complete an application using the online application system available on the Oldham Council website. It’s quick and easy and ensures school offers can be made efficiently via e-mail. Applying on line is the only form of application as Oldham Council no longer provides paper application forms.

The online system will open on 1 August 2017 and close at 5pm on 31 October 2017.

If you don’t have access to the internet, there are computers in all Oldham’s libraries. You will need an email address, these are very easy to set up and staff will be happy to help.

Some voluntary aided schools may want you to fill in a supplementary form or provide documentation in addition to the application you make to us. Supplementary forms are available from and returned to the relevant school.

To enable you to have a look at what is on offer, all Oldham secondary schools will be holding open evenings during the autumn term. You will be able to access further information, a guide and links to school websites by logging onto

The closing date for all applications is 5pm 31 October 2017. Any application received after this time will be classed as late and will not be processed until all the on time applications have been allocated a school place.

Should you have any initial queries please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on the following telephone number: 0161 770 4213

Choir at St. John’s Church
June 26, 2017, 10:13 am
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Our choir sang beautifully on Sunday in the special service to commemorate the 275th birthday of St. John’s Church. Thank you to all of the children who took part- you were the talk of the congregation afterwards, you were greatly appreciated.

A short history of the church is available via the following tab:

Media Challenge competition
June 23, 2017, 3:20 pm
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Some children in Year 5M have won to the Greater Manchester final of a radio challenge. To win the final, they need to receive the highest number of hits to the youtube link:

Please spread the word! Thank you.

St. Edward’s Play Equipment
June 23, 2017, 9:44 am
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I have received the following message from St. Edward’s:
“Following a recent risk assessment, the wooden outdoor play equipment on St Edward’s  playground will be out of use until further notice.
I am asking if you would please let your children know as sometimes a few of the children from HWZ use the equipment before and after school.”

Media Competition Finalists
June 22, 2017, 1:33 pm
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I have received the following letter:

“Congratulations! You are through to the final of the National Clean Air Day media competition.

That means two exciting things.

One, the children involved in Group 2 (attached) and as many adults as necessary to accompany them are invited to the final on Wednesday 5th July at HOME Cinema.

Two, you are part of the Social Media Challenge – you have one week, starting tomorrow to get as many people to watch/listen to your advert as possible.  It will be posted on Transport for Greater Manchester’s YouTube channel, we’ll send you a link which you need to share as widely as possible so that as many people as possible watch/listen to the work that your children have created.

I’ll send more details on the Social Media Challenge tomorrow and more on the final at HOME, early next week.

For now, well done to everyone involved for getting this far and stand by for more information from us.

Good luck,

Mark. (Collaborate Digital)”

Congratulations to Group 2 winners- I know who you are… to claim your cinema trip you have to leave a comment below!

Oldham Athletic Partnership to be continued
June 22, 2017, 11:51 am
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I am pleased to tell you we shall be continuing our partnership with Oldham Athletic next year, with their coaches continuing to come in as now to teach P.E. and after school sport.

We have been very lucky to receive some complimentary tickets to matches and I have been told this practice, too, will continue.

An exciting addition to our work is the planned holiday club on the first and last days of the six week holiday- places are still available for current Key Stage Two pupils; also we have been invited to take a Year Four/ Five football team to be team of the week during a League One match next season (28th October v Scunthorpe United), playing on the pitch at half time in front of a crowd of thousands.

Gems Toddler Group
June 21, 2017, 9:47 pm
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Gems Toddler Group, based at Zion Methodist Church in Lees, (Wednesdays, term time only) has asked me to show you the following advert:

Hey with Zion app now available to install on your phone
June 21, 2017, 2:10 pm
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Reducing Air Pollution
June 21, 2017, 12:13 pm
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Collaborate Digital visited school last week to work with 5M’s children in making radio advertisements to publicise the mission of reducing air pollution. The adverts will enter a competition organised by Transport for Greater Manchester.
The judging of the competition takes place this morning and we should know the finalists by Wednesday. The adverts by 5M are below:

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