St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Park Road, Smethwick

Snippets of News

Vocations Week


Listening to our visitors during Vocations Week.

2 May 2018

This week was Vocations Week.

We had two Jesuit Priests who came from Manresa House to talk to us. They came to tell us about their calling to the priesthood and we got to ask questions about vocations.

St George's Day Celebrations


Our red and white celebration.

20 March 2018

We celebrated St George’s Day by wearing red and white and had a celebration after school.

The children sang songs and the parents had tea and scones.

Borcherds Shield for Gifted Mathematicians


Our clever maths challengers.

9 March 2018

Well done to the four children from Year 5 who took part in the Maths challenge at King Edwards.

They did fantastically well coming fourth and winning medals. They were up against some very tough opposition.

Congratulations.

Father Hudson Assembly


Learning about the Good Shepherd Appeal.

8 March 2018

Lucy came to tell us about the importance of The Good Shepherd Appeal and the wonderful work they do supporting homeless people and other charities.

We know that the money we collect in our boxes goes to help people who need it the most.

NSPCC Speaking Out and Staying Safe


Listening to the NSPCC presentation.

22 November 2017

The NSPCC came to talk to us about speaking out and staying safe.

This is a nationwide programme for every school aged child in the UK. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy we learnt how to stay safe.

Second Hand Book Sale


A busy book sale in progress.

17 November 2017

We held a second hand book sale.

Children donated their used books so other children could get pleasure from them. In doing so, we raised money for School Fund.

Thank you to the Friends of St Gregory’s for all your help.

Year 4 Maths Competition


Some of our Year 4 mathematicians.

17 November 2017

Well done to the Year 4 children who were chosen to represent our school at the More Able Maths Challenge at King Edwards School, Edgbaston.

They worked really well together and were a credit to the school.

Congratulations to all.

Remembrance


Our Remembrance display.

10 November 2017

The children worked hard to honour our fallen soldiers with this beautiful display.

We held our minutes silence at 11.00am on the 10th November. We also had an assembly in the afternoon to remind us of the reasons for Remembrance Day.

Harvest Festival


Our Harvest Festival assembly.

29 September 2017

We donated lots of food and other essentials to the Fireside Centre to help people less fortunate than ourselves.

Year 2 at the Fire Station


Year 2 at the First Station.

4 April 2017

Year 2 went to the Fire Station to learn about the importance of fire safety and to see how the station operates.

As part of the visit, children got to meet firefighters who told them about how the Great Fire of London spread so quickly.

Christmas Disco


The Christmas Disco Celebrations.

2 December 2016

The Christmas Disco proved a success once again as children enjoyed dancing and partying to their favourite songs.

Pupils wore their party clothes and each received a glow stick gift as part of the celebrations.

Retreat Day


Pupils enjoying the singing.

23 November 2016

One Life Music visited the school for a Retreat Day.

The children enjoyed the group interaction and singing from what proved a very enjoyable day.

Eco Bus


Year 3 children having fun on the Eco Bus.

8 and 9 November 2016

The Eco Bus visited the school to give Key Stage 1 and 2 children the opportunity to learn about environmental responsibilities and the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling waste from the home.

The children had great fun and learnt lots in the process!

Year 4 Visit the Hindu Temple


Year 4 visiting the temple.

18 October 2016

As part of Multi-faith week Year 4 children visited the ‘Durga Bhawan’ Hindu Temple in Smethwick.

Children spent the morning learning about the history and tradition of the Hindu religion.

Year 4 Maths Competition


Our clever mathematicians with their bronze medals.

26 February 2016

Congratulations to the Year 4 children who achieved a Bronze medal at the Maths Competition held at King Edwards School, Edgbaston involving 12 Primary Schools from all over Birmingham.

Well done to all!

Year 6 Visit St Chad's Cathedral


Year 6 visiting St Chad's Cathedral.

1 October 2015

As part of their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Year 6 pupils visited St Chad’s Cathedral.

The visit included a tour of the Cathedral and Crypt, and a celebration of Mass.

Tag Rugby Tournament


Tag Rugby players.

20 March 2015

On Friday 20 March, some of the children from our Year 3 and 4 classes took part in a Tag Rugby Tournament held at Harborne Academy.

Well done to our team who came second out of five schools.

Solar Eclipse


Carefully watching the solar eclipse.

20 March 2015

On Friday 20 March, Years 1 to 6 had the chance to have a look at the Solar Eclipse through some special glasses.

All the children were impressed and were happy they could take part.

Junior Bupa Run


Participants in the run.

19 October 2014

On Sunday 19 October, some of the children from school took part in the Junior Bupa 2.5km Run in Birmingham.

Mr Hancox and Mrs Shilton have started a Running Club after school, which has helped prepare the pupils for the run.

Everyone had a great time and managed to finish the run.

Year 6's End of Year Trip to London


Year 6 enjoying the London sunshine.

9 and 10 July 2014

Year 6 went to London for their end of year trip.

They went sightseeing, to the theatre to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and they also went to the Natural History Museum!

A great time was had by all.

School Council Visit Thimblemill Brook


Our School Councillors.

7 May 2014

On Wednesday 7 May, our School Council went to Thimblemill Brook for the New Bridge opening, and two of our pupils got to cut the ribbon for it as well.

Whilst the children were there they also got to listen to a storyteller from the new sculptured chair, as well as playing pooh sticks along the Brook.

Library Quiz Winners


Our library quiz winners.

19 March 2014

Well done! Congratulations to the Year 5 pupils who took part in the ‘Library Quiz’ at Thimblemill Library and came first! What an achievement!

They will now enter a Grand Final against other winning teams from other Sandwell areas.

Good Luck!

Sustainability Assembly


Year 6's assembly.

7 December 2012

On Friday 7th December, Year 6 held an assembly after coming up with the idea of combining work in class on sustainability with the world God created for us.

The children wrote creation prayers, performed a rap and sung beautifully sharing how we can care for our world by doing small acts.

They invited our local MP John Speller to join us so that they could get him to spread their messages to others.

Sandwell Eco Competition


The entry in the eco-competition.

November 2011

An ex-Year 6 pupil of St Gregory's participated in the Sandwell Eco Competition.

The children were asked to design an Eco based picture for local buses. Our ex-pupil's design was chosen as runner up.

We were all extremely proud of her efforts and wish her well in her secondary school.