Communications

A fortnightly newsletter is sent home each Friday to keep parents informed of the activities taking place in school. Important dates, such as holidays and trips, are included.

Illness or Accident at School

In the event of a child needing to go home due to an illness or accident, the parents will be contacted. For this reason - it is essential that we are kept informed of any change of contact number/address etc. Three emergency contact numbers are required.

Home-School Association

There Home School Association, which hopes to organise various fund raising, and social events during the course of a year. There is also a very close link between the school and the local residents association. If you are interested in joining please contact the school office.

School Chaplain

Father Dominic works closely with the school in many ways, celebrating Mass, hearing confessions. He is concerned with the spiritual welfare of the children. We are very fortunate to have such generous support.

Personal Items in School

PLEASE NOTE: Please DO NOT allow children to bring toys, mobile phones or games to school - these may become lost or broken and the school can take no responsibility for their safety.

Medical / Dental Visits

It is helpful if the school can be informed in advance when a child will be attending a medical appointment. Please report to the School Office before collecting your child.

NO CHILD may leave the school premises during the day unless an adult accompanies them.

Medicines

Following 2014 Governmental guidance in the document "Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions", SS John & Monica's will do everything it can to support accessibility for pupils who need medication during the school day. Medicine required to maintain life will always be allowed on site and a care plan will be devised. Medicines that are non emergency will be discussed on a case by case basis to suit the medical needs of the child and the ease of administration for the parent. Staff do not routinely give medication in school and parents who request this will have to complete paperwork giving consent.

Under no circumstances should you send your child in to school with medication in their bags.

If your child has asthma and has a prescribed inhaler from your GP you should ensure that they have a spare one that can be kept in school. It should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and expiry date. Each class has an asthma box which will be accessible to your child at all times. It is a parent’s responsibility to check expiry dates. Only reliever inhalers are allowed in school, which are usually blue.

Pastoral Care

Our Christian approach to all children makes SS. John and Monica school very special in the sense that all children, parents and staff belong to a family.

All staff are very caring from the first day a child comes into school and no pupil should ever feel isolated.

Our multi-cultural education policy ensures that we respect the different traditions and faiths of our non-Christian children.

Money into School

Dinner Money is recorded electronically and the following procedures must be followed:

Dinner money must be paid through the class teacher on a Monday morning before 9.30 a.m.

It must be in an envelope clearly marked with the amount of money in the envelope, child’s name and the class. Your child will be issued with a receipt.

If your child is away, pay the money in on the first day back. You can pay the whole amount relevant to the half term, and Pizza money can also be paid for in this way. ALL CHEQUES MUST BE MADE OUT ‘CITY OF BIRMINGHAM - SCHOOL MEALS’ AND HAVE YOUR BANK GUARANTEE CARD NUMBER ON THE REVERSE.

You will be issued, when necessary, with an account slip detailing whether your account is in credit or debit.
WHENEVER POSSIBLE PLEASE ENSURE YOU PUT THE CORRECT MONEY IN THE DINNER ENVELOPE PROVIDED.

Your child may change their meal type only on notification in writing to the school office.

This system has been implemented to safeguard your money and to ensure the correct information is recorded.

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