Snippets of News

Working with the HSBC School Bank


Some of our bank workers.

19 October 2017

Year 5 have been selected to run the HSBC school bank. We have been preparing for interviews and greatly impressed Sandra from HSBC with our hard work.

From the interviews, our team of bank employees have been selected. They are:

  • Branch Manager: Idris
  • Marketing Managers: Tanya Zvavareyi
  • Cashiers: Hafsa Rehman and Kurun Singh
  • Record Keeper: Rodrigo Ramos
  • Reserve Team: Wesley Mpakati, Rita Lopes, Christina Mebrahtu and Dario Ramsay.

We’re really looking forward to using our skills in the school bank.

Birmingham City Ladies Sister Club Programme


FA WSL Sister Club Programme.

9 October 2017

Over the last couple of years St Anne’s have seen an increase in the number of girls participating in after school clubs and inter school competitions in school and getting involved in sports outside of school.

We have also seen a growing success within football where many girls have and continue to be part of the St Anne’s football team which includes a group of girls reaching a tournament semi final last year and two individuals going on to represent the South Birmingham District team for the 2017/18 season.

This year we are continuing to encourage girls’ participation in football by working in partnership with Birmingham City Ladies Football Club by joining their Sister Club Programme. The programme, which is now in its third season, gives us access to BCLFC match tickets, player appearances, coaching sessions, camps, mascot spaces and much more. Watch this space!

Hallfield Football Tournament Winners


Our fantastic footballers.

28 September 2017

On Thursday 28th September we entered a group of boys into a 6-a-side football tournament at Hallfield School.

The boys were fantastic representatives of our school and played some fantastic football throughout the tournament.

St Anne’s started the tournament with a 1-1 draw before winning three games on the bounce without conceding and scoring nine more goals which resulted in St Anne’s Catholic Primary School lifting the Hallfield School 6-a-side football trophy.

After all the football had been played we gathered together with the other participating schools to celebrate football, achievement and teamwork where we was handed our winners trophies and medals. Two individuals from our school Jameil who was clinical in front of goal scoring six goals in four games and Lloyds who kept three clean sheets in four games in his first tournament as a goalkeeper were awarded players of the tournament.

Congratulations to the whole team on your achievement.

100% Attendance Reward


Bouncy castle treat for our 100% attendees.

26 May 2017

Each half term pupils are rewarded for 100% attendance.

This half term 148 pupils were rewarding with a bouncy castle treat. The pupils got time to socialise and have lots of fun with their friends.

Next half term our 100% attendance achievers will receive an ice cream from the ice cream van. Yum, yum!

Rounders Tournament


We all had a fantastic time and worked well as a team.

22 May 2017

Saint Anne's took part in the Clifton Rounders tournament in the stunning grounds of Blue Coat School in Harborne.

Children from Years 5 and 6 took part in some difficult and nail biting matches which put their skills to the test.

They started off slowly losing their first match, but refreshed their skills to go on to win the second match by four rounders and draw the final match.

Overall, the team came third in the tournament. Well done to all who took part!

District Football Trials


Our football trial representatives.

19 May 2017

During May, three representatives of our school participated in the South Birmingham Football District trials.

The children were put through their paces and represented themselves and the school with pride. After the initial trials, it was confirmed that all three representatives had successfully made it through the trial stage.

Mr Whelan said "It was fantastic to hear the news about our pupils' achievements. They have worked hard, been focused on their development and are showing a real passion for football."

Netball Tournament


Our netball players in action.

23 March 2017

On Thursday 23rd March representatives from Year 5 and 6 participated in a Birmingham Catholic School Sports Netball Tournament at John Henry Newman Catholic College.

This was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to show off their development in a competitive situation and to represent the school.

The girl’s determination and hard work during the early morning and after school training sessions with Mrs Virdee contributed to them leaving the event in high spirit and feeling some achievement even though they didn’t come away with a trophy

100% Attendance Circus Workshop


The children enjoying their circus workshop.

12 February 2017

Each half term pupils are rewarded for achieving 100% attendance. The reward for January to February was a circus skills workshop.

The children got to participate in many different activities such as using stilts, learning to juggle and spin plates. All the pupils had an enjoyable time.

Who knows what the reward will be for the next half term?

Football Tournament


Our footballers in action.

8 February 2017

On Wednesday 8th February 2017 representatives from Year 4 and 5 participated in a football tournament at John Henry Newman Catholic College.

This was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to show their development in a competitive situation.

The children have been developing their technical ability and understanding at lunchtimes and in after school clubs with our Health Mentors Mr Whelan and Mr Healy.

Safer Internet Day

7 February 2017

On Tuesday 7th February everybody was involved in Safer Internet Day.

The theme of 2017 was Be the change: unite for a better internet. The day involved us understanding and discussing the internet and social media. Our Safer Internet Day included reading, being creative and being involved in discussions and debates.

As a school we have learnt how we can keep safe online at home such as keeping passwords protected, making parents aware of what we are doing and keeping personal details to ourselves.

You can find out some top tips or gain advice on the Safer Internet Day website (external link).

Sparks Visit


Year 5 meet the Fire Officer.

27 April 2012

Year 5 enjoyed an interactive and informative visit from officers from Ladywood Fire Station on Friday 27th April.

Afternoon of Singing

28 March 2012

Mrs Stone, our music teacher, came into school to lead the children she teaches across the school in demonstrating what they have been learning in their music lessons. The programme ran as follows:

Year 2: 'Jellyfish' and 'Cat Sat on a Mat', songs linked to class topic of poetry and rhyming words. Year 5: 'One Love,' 'Amazing Grace' and 'Three Little Birds,' three of the class's favourite songs chosen around classwork on Water and the Land. Year 3: An a cappella 'call and response' song based on tabla drum sounds and 'Switching it On' about the invention of the light bulb, as the children have been studying Light and Sound. Year 1: 'Part of your World,' from The Little Mermaid, 'A Tiny Seed was Sleeping' chosen from songs about fairy tales and Spring. Year 6: Obladi Oblada with Year 3, then 'Ain't no Mountain High Enough.'

This was an enjoyable afternoon and showed just how much the children gain from singing.

Flute Recital


Flute recital.

20 March 2012

Parents and friends were welcomed to a flute recital given by Year 4 and some pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 on Tuesday 20th March.

The pupils are taught each week by a member of the Birmingham Music Service.

Room on the Broom


Room on the Broom.

6 January 2012

The Reception Class had a treat on the afternoon of 6th January. They went to the Town Hall to see 'Room on the Broom.'

After reading the book in class the children didn't really know what to expect. The show started and they were all gripped with excitement as to who might get on the broom next and indeed would there be room on board?

In the classroom the next day the children talked about their experience so we read the book again, but this time they knew what to expect and joined in with parts of the story.

The children produced some lovely pieces of writing which were put on display in the Key Stage 1 corridor.

Our New Mosaic: The Four Saints

14 December 2011

After a lot of thought and deliberation it was decided that one of the mosaics that was commissioned for Saint Anne's would depict the four house groups; Saint David, St Patrick, Saint George and Saint Andrew.

All the children had a hand in creating the mosaic. Parents were invited too! Everyone agreed that the finished piece of art work was spectacular in its design, colour and detail.

There was a short service where the mosaic was blessed by Father Pat on Wednesday 14th December.

It now hangs proudly just inside of the front reception doors. You are invited to come and have a look.