The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Magazine - Sept. Oct. 2004

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St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School

The start of a new year is always an interesting time!

It is the time of year when children return looking pristine in their new uniforms and are full of good intentions. The new children in Reception join us in small groups over a period of two to three weeks. During the first few weeks you have to get used to being hailed by the words, "Hey! Mister" as you walk through the Reception classroom. Needless to say this does not last long!

After many years of relative stability, the new year has seen a number of changes in staff. Ms Haworth, who has been at the school since it opened on the Barwick Road site, has had to retire on grounds of ill health, following a long absence. We are planning to invite her back for a celebration of her years at St. Theresa's sometime during this term. I am sure that past pupils and their parents will join me in wishing her well in her retirement.

Staff, pupils and parents are now used to returning to school in September and wondering if they have mistaken the school for a building site! In an effort to constantly improve the already excellent facilities at St. Theresa's, we plan annual programmes of work, which are supposed to be completed in the summer holiday - somehow they never are. At the moment we are re-roofing the main hall and this will be followed by the gym. Work will also commence shortly on upgrading the electrical system.

Believe it or not, this is also the time of year when we begin to plan for next year's Reception intake. The application period is now open for children born between 01/09/00 and 31/08/01. If you would like to make an application, please contact the school for a form and further details.

Finally, it is always good to see parishioners at the school. Keep an eye out for school masses and other activities. You are always welcome to join us.

Mr Rogers

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