Latest school news
Week beginning Monday 6th May 2013
The year five mass taking place tomorrow (Thursday 9th May) has been cancelled. Apologies to any parents that were going to come along and support the children.
A quick reminder that the football and netball rally take place this Saturday at Bishop Ullathorne Secondary School. Letters have been sent home.
Week beginning Monday 29th April 2013
Mr McHugh and the football team have made it on to the Coventry City Football Club website after their involvement with the two players that visited last week. Want to know what the article is all about? Then click on the link and have a read...
The football and netball rally will now take place on Saturday 11th May. Teams are asked to arrive at Bishop Ullathorne School by 8:30 so that they can be registered. Letters will be sent home next week!
Week beginning Monday 22nd April 2013
On Thursday 25th April the football team had two very special visitors - James Bailey and Steven Jennings from Coventry City Football Club. The two professionals took part in a question and answer session before sharing some tips and skills with the football team on the pitch! Photographs were taken and there will be a press release in the next week or so!
The talk clearly paid off as the football team then went on to win their quarter final match 2-1 against Sacred Heart Primary School. We will now face Saint Thomas More in the semi final of the Catholic Cup.
Week beginning Monday 15th April 2013
This week we will be sending home our very first sport newsletter. Our team of sport ambassadors will keep you updated with the latest sport news taking place at Saint Osburg's.
Week beginning Monday 18th March 2013
The football and netball rally will now take place on Saturday 11th May at Bishop Ullathorne! A letter with all details will be given out nearer the time.
The football team produced a superb performance to beat Saint Peter and Paul 1-0. The goal came courteous of Ben at the very end of extra time. Tremendous team spirit was shown and now the boys are in the quarter final of the Catholic Cup. The quarter final match is away at Sacred Heart.
Week beginning Monday 11th March 2013
FOOTBALL AND NETBALL RALLY CANCELLED - 16TH MARCH! It will be rearranged for after Easter.
There are lots of sporting competitions coming up over the next few weeks including the football rally, netball rally and the cross country relay races. Please read the sports section of the website for more information.
Week beginning Monday 25th February 2013
A small group of year five and year six children have now taken on the role of school sport ambassadors. This role will benefit many children in school with sport and it comes with great responsibility for the chosen children. They will produce match reports after netball and football matches and they will keep you updated on the latest sport news so make sure you keep checking the sport section of the website! Thankyou.
Africa School Link!
Saint Osburg's Primary School has been chosen to develop international links with South Africa as part of a major new school twinning project to boost global education.
Connecting classrooms is a UK government and british council education initiative. Saint Osburg's has been selected in recognition of its commitment to teaching students about global issues. Teachers and students are working with Saint Mary's Primary School in South Africa to learn how to become responsible global citizens and to develop skills to work in a global economy.
In a letter recently received by the school the secretary of state for international development, Justine Greening said:
“I am very pleased that Saint Osburg's in Coventry is taking in this excellent opportunity to link with schools in other parts of our world. Young people and teachers can make a fantastic contribution by sharing the best of britain with their peers around the world and at the same time, the great thing is that they can get invaluable knowledge of what life is like in other countries."
This programme will enable Mr McHugh to take part in an exchange visit with Saint Mary's Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa. They will work on classroom based projects together, with the aim of giving young people a unique and hands-on international learning experience.
Week beginning Monday 4th February 2013
Unfortunately the school football team tasted defeat in their league match against All Souls. The 1-0 loss means All Souls have replaced Saint Osburgs at the top of the league but we will fight to get back to the top. Man of the match goes to Jeremy who had a brilliant game in goal despite the waterlogged pitch. Well done!
The 4 a-side football team battled against the best teams in Coventry last night (6th February) as they looked to progress past the group stage in the competition. After finishing top of their group, and winning all three games, the team made it to the final four. However, they were beaten 4-2 in the semi final by Aldermans Green but a tremendous effort was made by every player! They did very well to reach the final four as there were 32 teams in the competition at the beginning.
Week beginning Monday 28th January 2013
A big well done to the girls cross country team! They battled against the freezing and wet conditions this morning (Saturday 2nd Feb) to finish 18th out of 23 schools. Our quickest runner finished 88th out of around 150 girls.
There is now a sport section on the school website. You will find the latest news, fixtures and updates throughout the year for football, netball, cross country and cricket. If you have any questions about any of the school teams then please ask Mr McHugh.
Photo update! We have recently updated some of the school albums on the school website, please have a look.
Week beginning Monday 21st January 2013
On Wednesday 23rd January year five and six walked into town and to the belgrade theatre to watch the production of The Night Queen! Some work had been done beforehand with the director of the play (Phillip) and on Wednesday the children were given the opportunity to watch the production. A great time was had by all the children and staff and the children were lucky enough to meet the actors afterwards as well as try on some of the costumes. Photographs will be added to the website as well as the year five and six blog.
Week beginning Monday 14th January 2013
REMINDER: Please register to Parentmail - as soon as possible.
ALL children went home last Friday with a letter with a unique code to register. This way you will receive text messages about important messages from school. ie school closures, after school activity updates. Trip information and updates etc.
If you do not have access to the internet at home you may wish to register within school. There is also a free iphone app which you can use to register.
A big congratulations to the 4 a side football team. They came through a testing group winning 2-0, 5-0 and 3-0. They have now progressed to the city finals which will take place on Tuesday 29th January at Connexions, Ryton. The boys represented the school extremely well and deserve a lot of praise. Well done boys!
Week beginning Monday 7th January 2013
Parents and students are advised to keep an eye on the school's and Coventry City Council's websites just in case extreme weather conditions force us to close. Local radio stations (BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire; Free Radio; Heart FM; and Touch FM) should also carry the information. Please do not block the school switchboard with calls to ensure if the school is open. an Extreme Weather Tab has been added to out website with advice.
Football team - Saint Osburg's football team remain top of the Coventry West League as we enter the new year. The whole squad is playing really well this year and we want to stay top for the rest of the season!
Christmas Mass Times at St. Osburg's Church
Christmas Eve - 5.30pm and Midnight Mass
Christmas Day - 8.30am and 11.30am
Week Beginning Monday 17th December 2012
St. Chad's Cathedral
On Monday Year 6 visited St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham as part of their Confirmation practise. They had a really interesting day learning about the history of St Chad and the Cathedral. Children were perfectly well behaved all day and a credit to the school.
St. Osburg's football team won against Stanton Bridge 6-1 in the second round of the Harry Shaw Cup. Well Done!
Christmas Disco - £247
Thank you for your support. Moniey raised has been spent on Cameras, camera cases and SD card for every Key Stage and items for the Erly Years unit.
Friday 7th December 2012
Please click on the link below to see our Christmas Performances timetable.
Church Car Park - Thank you to those parents who have listened to our request not to park in the church car park.
* Unfortunately a few parents are still parking in the church car park. Can you please refrain from parking there.
Friday 23rd November 2012
I would like to Congratulate our Netball team for winning last night against
St. Elizabeth's - 7-0 to us, WELL DONE!
I would also like to Congratulate our boys Cross Country Team for their 1 mile race, they came 26 out of the 30 schools that entered last Saturday. It was our first time entering the races. It was very wet and muddy conditions, WELL DONE boys!
On the 'blog' tab (on the homepage) you will be able to see whats going on with our Year 5 and Year 6 blogging.