Here at St Bernadette’s, we provide a support group for children who have experienced or are experiencing any painful loss.

This programme is called RAINBOWS.

When a significant change happens in a family, the entire family is affected.

Many family issues that may appear to be only “grown-up” problems can have a profound effect on children.

For example, if a family member becomes ill or dies or a divorce or separation happens then a painful loss occurs which affects not only adults but children too.

Children can be affected when an older sibling goes away to university or moves out of the family home.

At these times they may struggle to put their feelings into words due to their age and inexperience.

We have some very caring, trained members of staff who would like to help these children put their feelings into words, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family.

This support group aims to assist children by helping them to understand and express their feelings and emotions about what has happened.

This is by way of trained adults providing sensitive guidance for children to support each other through shared experiences.

If you feel your child would benefit by being involved in our Rainbows programme, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Taylor, our Rainbows coordinator. She will be able to provide you with more information and advice about when the next programme will be commencing.

Netball 2023-2024

We have a fantastic Netball Team at St Bernadette’s.

The children are in Years 5 and 6 and play High 5’s in the Prestwich and Whitefield Indoor League and Competitions.

To find out more about High 5 Netball please click here.

Who can play: Both boys and girls in Years 5 and 6!

When: Thursday 3.30-4.30 (Spring & Summer terms – weather permitting)

Why: Have fun, make friends and learn a new skill!

How to get involved: Speak to Miss McGrath and Mrs Hallsworth

Football 2023 – 2024

Our School Football team is managed by Mr Davies, our Year 5 teacher.

They train on Mondays in September and October and then again from March onwards.

Matches are also held in these times for those who are chosen to represent the school in the Prestwich and Whitefield leagues.

Please see Mr Davies if you are interested in joining the training sessions. It is open to both boys and girls as we have teams for both.

Gymnastics 2024

Gymnastics takes place on a Tuesday morning from 8-8.45am.

Mr Smethurst runs the club in the School Hall.

Please speak to the office if you are interested in taking part.

Cross Country

Our Cross Country team have started taking part in races across Bury, Whitefield and Prestwich this term.

We have a Running club for any child from Years 5 and 6 on Wednesday lunchtimes.

Please see Mrs. Mills or Miss McGrath if you are interested in joining us.

Here is our current Cross Country team 2024

Our Year 5 children are going on their first school residential trip for 1 night to Winmarleigh Hall in Preston.

Please see the PGL website for details

Please find attached the presentation here that was shown at the PGL meeting in November 2023

Our Year 6 children are going to Robin Wood Activity Centre in June 2024.

Please find attached the PowerPoint with details and the suggested kit list below.

Power Point for RobinWood Information 2024