St Michael’s Catholic Primary School
St. Michael’s School is striving to be a Catholic community modelled on the
Holy Family of Nazareth in the hope of creating an environment that will
enable all to develop their full potential.
We would like to warmly welcome you to the website of St. Michael's Catholic Primary School.
Located in the town of Houghton-le-Spring, the parish of St.Michael's began educating children in 1880 as a senior school. 1912 saw the opening of an infant school. The modern building you see today was opened in 2000 and is home to 210 children, aged 4-11.
The Catholic faith and Gospel Values drive our desire to educate children in a safe and nurturing environment, where all feel valued and are encouraged to try their best. In order to help children fulfil their potential and enjoy their time in school, we promote the development of the whole child. Alongside a stimulating and engaging curriculum, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities, spanning sport, music and creative arts, enabling our children to be happy, to grow in their faith and to achieve academically.
We hope that you enjoy finding out more about our school through the website. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or call in for a visit.
Mrs M. Wilson
The Year of Oscar Romero
Our Prayer for Africa
Let us pray for the people of Africa and the missionaries who deliver God’s love there. We pray that we may value and care for Africa’s beautiful forests and lands, so that all who live there have space to build safe homes, live in peace, plant crops, and look after their families and community. Amen.
Our Prayer for the Americas
Let us pray for the people of the Americas and the missionaries who deliver God’s love there. We pray that we may be inspired by the Holy Spirit to find new ways to help others, and to show that as children of God the father, we are brothers and sisters with all the world’s people. Amen.
Our Prayer for Europe
Let us pray for the people of Europe and the missionaries who deliver God’s love there. We pray that Europe may be a place where the homeless find a home, the lonely find friends, the frightened find comfort, and the sick find care. Amen.
Our Prayer for Asia
Let us pray for the people of Asia and the missionaries who deliver God’s love there. We pray for the parts of Asia where there is fighting, unfairness, and poverty. We ask God to help all people everywhere to forgive each other, share what they have, and help us all to be kind to everyone we meet. Amen.
Well done to our football team on winning the league!
New Library Books!
A big thank you to all the families who have generously donated new books for our library. It is lovely to see the library with such a variety of fiction and non- fiction books. The children are really enjoying the wealth of books which are available to them. If anyone would still like to donate a book, would they please call in to the office and speak to Mrs Weetman. Thank you.
We shared a lovely afternoon tea with parents as a thank you for the kind donations. It was lovely to see so many people there!
New Library Book Update!
A big thank you for all the books which have been donated so far but we are still in need of some older fiction books. Here are a list of some authors to choose from.
Shaun Tan, David Walliams, Christopher Paolini, Tom Gates, Tom McLaughlin, Jennifer Bell,
Katherine Woodfine, Katherine Rundell and Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
If you would like to donate a book by one of these authors would you please call into the office and speak to Mrs.Wheetman. Thank you.
House Point Totals
St Cuthbert 114
St John Boste 85
St Margaret Clitherow 102
St Hilda 80
Please join us in the Chapel every Friday at morning break to say a decade of the rosary for those who have died.
Latest Whole School Calendar Events
- Year 5 Assembly23Jun2017
9:00 am - 9:45 am @ School Hall
Please join us as we celebrate our class prayer time.
- Year 6 Transition - St. Robert's27Jun2017
@ St Robert's
Year 6 transition programme
- Year 1 Class Mass28Jun2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am @ St Michael's Church
Please join us as we celebrate our class Mass.
- Reception Class Assembly30Jun2017
9:00 am - 9:45 am @ School Hall
Please join us as we celebrate our class prayer time
- Summer Fayre30Jun2017
Please join us for a fun packed afternoon!
Recent Class Visits
Reception class went to the Blue Reef Aquarium and the beach at Tynemouth and also the Trincomalee in Hartlepool.
Year 4 enjoyed a morning at the Empire Theatre in Sunderland where they watched Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.
Year 5 visited York Dungeons as part of their topic on Crime and Punishment. They also visited the Planetarium at The Centre for Life in Newcastle as part of their science topic on Space.
Year 2 visited Beamish Museum.
Year 3 Visited the Palace Green Library in Durham to learn more about their history topic.
Latest Birthday Events
- Happy Birthday!24Jun2017
Click here for more events from the Birthday Calendar.
We are still collecting for the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Easington Lane, any donations of tinned and dried food would be gratefully accepted. There is a box in the main entrance for any donations.
Thank you for your continued support.
- Book Fair
£775.00 worth of books for school!
- Cafod Green Hearts
Wear your green heart to support the Climate Coalition.
- British Council International Schools Award
St Michael’s School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award.
- Sainsbury's Gold Award
Sainsbury's Gold Award
- New Minibuses!
Our new minibuses have arrived!