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CAFOD Collection

Monday, 18 January 2021

Our lovely letter

A big thank you to everyone for their Advent contributions CAFOD sent us a lovely letter and recognition for the £221.72 we raised!

Well done everyone!

Tins for the homeless

Thursday, 10 December 2020

The collection of tins

On Friday 4th December the children brought in tins of food for the Good Shepherd Appeal in Wolverhampton in exchange for wearing their own clothes to school.

The children take great pride in helping the homeless and are always generous with the tins of food they bring in.

We will be contacting the Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton soon and we know that they will be very grateful for all of the food.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

Friday, 9 October 2020

Supporting CAFOD

On Friday 9th October the children donated money to CAFOD for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day.

During the day the children ‘fasted’ their playtime snack to help them to understand what it feels like to be hungry for a little while and donated pennies and pounds to CAFOD.

The children also learned even more about the work of CAFOD and why they really need and value our support!

Well done children!

World Book Day

Friday, 6 March 2020

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

On Friday 6th March, we celebrated World Book Day at St. Chad’s.  As part of our alms-giving for Lent, the children and staff gave a donation to Father Hudson’s Good Shepherd Appeal, in exchange for being able to come to school dressed as their favourite book character.

Our celebration of reading began at our usual Friday morning praise assembly.  Some of the teachers acted out the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’,  the children and parents seemed to enjoy their performance!

After assembly the children completed World Book Day related activities in their classrooms.  They also had to listen out for bells throughout the day, which was a signal for them to ‘DEAR’ (drop everything and read).

At the end of the day the children were all given their World Book Day vouchers, which we hope they will enjoy spending on a new book.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Friday, 13 December 2019

Year 1 singing

Thank you to all those who joined us for our Christmas Coffee Morning on Friday 13th December.  Each class performed a Christmas song and poem before singing a traditional Christmas Carol, which helped to remind us all about the true meaning of Christmas.

The hall was full of parents and grandparents watching their children perform and enjoying a hot drink and a mince pie.  It was a lovely morning and helped get everyone in the festive spirit.

Year 3 performing

All donations for the refreshments and the raffle ticket sales will go to Childline.





Childline Visitor

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Our visitor from Childline showing the children the ‘Childline Wiggle’

On Tuesday 3rd December we had a visit from Childline.  The children worked with a volunteer from Childline, they talked about different issues that children face and what to do if they needed any help or advice.  The children all learnt the ‘Childline Wiggle’ to help them remember the Childline phone number 0800 11 11.

We will donating the money raised at the Reception, Y1 and Y2 Nativity play to Childline this year.


Black Country Food Bank Collection

Friday, 18 October 2019
Donations Going to the Food Bank

           Harvest Donations

Volunteers from the Black Country Food Bank came and collected all the donations from our Harvest. They were extremely pleased with the amount of food donated. They will let us know how many kilograms we collected when it is weighed. They took this back to their base in Brierley Hill where it will be distributed to families in need. 


Reception Class Enjoy Time With Father Paul

Friday, 11 October 2019
Chatting with Fr Paul

Chatting with Father Paul

After the Harvest Mass, children from Reception class brought their donations to the church. They were able to enjoy some special time with Father Paul. They enjoyed telling him all about their favourite foods. They were also able to tell Father Paul about helping others and said their special Thank You Prayer for him.


Thursday, 10 October 2019
Thank you for your donations to the Black Country Food Bank

Thank you for your donations to the Black Country Food Bank

On Thursday 10th October 2019 we celebrated Harvest with a special Mass. Every child brought an offering for the Harvest, as we will be donating this to the Food Bank, the children brought mostly packets and tins. During the Mass we remembered to say thank you for the food that we are lucky enough to have every day and prayed for those who are hungry.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday, 27 September 2019
Lots of cakes to buy at our Macmillan Coffee Morning

Lots of cakes to buy at our Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 27th of September we held our annual Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.  The event was very well supported by the children, parents and staff, who donated lots of cakes, as well as lots of toys and books for the bring and buy sale.

The children enjoyed spending their money at the bring and buy sale, whilst the staff and parents enjoyed the tea, coffee and cakes!  It was all for a great cause and everybo0dy gave generously enabling us to make a lot of money for Macmillan, the grand total was almost £1,000.

Thank you all for your fantastic support!