17th December 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been a very busy, successful term for our staff and pupils. In the midst of our teaching and learning, at this time of year we have been mindful of the need to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Though the current situation has prevented us gathering as a community, we have been able to ensure that every class has been involved in celebrating the Christmas story either as a Nativity or as a collective worship. We have tried to include families with photos and updates on Twitter and our website. I do have to say, strangely, this year the celebrations have been very special, very spiritual and personal.

At St Oswald’s we have fostered the true spirit and meaning of Christmas, by sharing our own gratitude for a good and secure life with those who are not so fortunate. As ever our pupils and families have given generously to support our CAFOD collection with lots of gifts bought.

Our PTFA have supported school as usual this term, we have had no events but money that has been previously collected has been spent on the children’s Christmas parties and on lots of lovely new books.

I would like to thank you all, parents, pupils and friends of St Oswald’s, for your continued support and to wish you and your loved ones a restful Christmas and a New Year of health and happiness.

Just a reminder School closes Friday 18th December between 1pm and 1.15pm please ensure you check the time and that your child is picked up promptly, we reopen on January 4th at the normal staggered times.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Walsh

Head teacher

Final christmas letter