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From Mission Statement to action: the charism of our school ...

 Our children are great at making daily use of the school mission statement. It trips off their tongues so easily and is accompanied by their beautiful signing. But what does it really mean for them and how does the charism of St Vincent de Paul influence their daily life in school? Check out our recently premiered charism film here: As always, our young people can always teach us a thing or two. It is often so humbling to hear them talking of their faith so naturally, entwined with their very being and reflected in their interactions at school and beyond. They talk with such passion about what it means to be a person of faith and how this impacts upon their lives in the classroom, at home and in the wider community and are so keen to make a difference in the world. It gives me great pleasure to watch this: our children are our future and the world is in their safe hands!  Thanks be to God!
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VIRTUAL VISITS - Nursery & Reception applications

Usually at this time of the year I am busy showing families around the school, as parents engage with that important decision about selecting a school place for their nursery or reception aged child. This is usually an opportunity to get a real feel for the school in action, to see the interactions between peers and between children and adults and simply to 'feel' the school. There are usually lots of questions on a range of topics to keep me on my toes!  It is sad that this is not possible this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. With this in mind, we have produced  two virtual tours - one for nursery and one for reception to help you to get a feel for the school.   Nursey applications (for children born between 1st Sep 2017 and 31st Aug 2018) opened on 03/09/20 and close on 27/11/20. The nursery tour is available here:   Reception applications (for children born between 1st Sep 2016 and 31st Aug 2017) open on 2/11/20 and close on 15/01/21. The reception tour is available he
It is sad that we are unable to welcome potential new families to view the school currently. However, the following video has been created to expalin to potential new nursery familes what we are all about: The admissions pages of our website are linked here: We look forward, as always, to welcoming new and familiar families to our community. Enjoy the film!

The new normal

It has been a busy and rather strange Summer in many ways. I do hope that you have all managed to take a refreshing and much needed break with families. Reaching the end of the holidays is coming around so quickly and before we know it, we will be building new school routines.  It will be great to have our full community back together again - something that we have longed for - but the 'new normal' will mean a different way of operating for some time. The video that you can view below will give you a flavour of what the new normal might be like. I hope that it provides you with at least some of the information that you require.   If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me via head@stvincent.herts.sch.uk I look forward to welcoming all of our children and families back from Thursday 3rd September 2020.
A Friday Message from Mr White 27/03/2020 Well done everyone - we've all made it to Friday with a new way of working! Take care of yourselves and your families.
Advice from PHE for School Settings The school is following all of the latest advice from Public Health England

PLEASE HELP US PREVENT FURTHER CUTS!

De I am writing to urge as many of you as possible to attend the PSA AGM on Wednesday 12 th February at 7.30 pm. According to our constitution, which must be adhered to in order for us to gain the benefits of a charity, many of the current committee have to step down from their current roles and these positions must be filled by other parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents etc in order for the PSA to continue. We urge you to attend to help your child's school continue to provide a range of fun, social activities that enhance our community spirit and provide much needed funds. Please consider whether you could offer to help by taking one of the four roles: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary . If these roles are not filed, sadly the PSA would not be able to continue. This would be devastating for our community on both a community level and on a financial level. You will have heard me talk on many occasions about the impact of reduced funding at a time of ever r