Coach Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7TE

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St Begh's Catholic Junior School

Chair's Message

Christmas Message from the Chair of Governors

Dear Pupils, Parents and Staff,

It seems no time since I welcomed you back to school life at the start of the new academic year; and here we are nearing the end of our Advent journey and are about to celebrate the Christmas story. It is that time again when we collectively take time out from our busy schedules and reflect together with families and friends on the past and what the future holds.  In doing so we also take the opportunity to live out that call from His Holiness Pope Francis to nurture our own family lives.

This term has been a little different in that, following the successful outcomes of the Section 48 and OFSTED Inspections, the leadership team, staff and governors have been able to settle into some form of normality and steady state whilst continuing to build and improve upon those successes.

I wish to mention that there has been tremendous progress made this term in developing our Music Mission statement. At St Begh’s we believe that Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Our children also continue to excel themselves in sport; particularly in girls’ football and also overall in Gymnastics. 

I would like in particular on behalf of the Governing Body to sincerely thank all staff for their dedication and hard work throughout the Autumn Term.        

At the heart of the Christmas story is the sheer awe of the Crib. Please do take the opportunity to visit the Crib in a Church nearby to you and reflect on the amazing story that it symbolises and which emerges at Christmas.

Also, whilst generally we are a fortunate community, I would ask that we also remember those who are less fortunate this Christmas and we remember those of our families and friends that have gone to their eternal reward marked with the sign of faith.

I would like to thank Fr. Cenydd and Fr. Richard from St. Begh’s for their pastoral and spiritual support to the children, staff and governors throughout this term. 

Could I wish you all a very Happy and Holy Christmas and have a restful and peaceful holiday.

For those of you who are travelling during the festive season, I wish you a safe journey and please remain vigilant in these challenging times.

We look forward to working together in the Spring Term.


With every good wish,

Rev. Deacon Stephen Scott

Chair of Governors 


Autumn Message, September 2018

Summer Message, July 2018

Easter Message, March 2018 

Christmas Message, Dec. 2017