wrote on 23rd January 2020 at 5:55 pm:
On Thursday last, 16th. January, John and I joined other families for the Rite of Reconciliation, also known as First Confession, for Year 4, as part of their preparation for receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist, also known as making their First Holy Communion, later this year. There were readings by the children and hymns sung by everyone and then the children went one by one to to the Sanctuary to make their first Confession with Father Hastie. We could see each child go up to make their Confession. Beautiful music played during this time to give the children privacy as they made their First Confession. I wasn’t expecting to be so deeply affected by watching each child go forward but I found myself deeply moved by the experience. And near to tears. Tears of love and joy. The children were so innocent and happy as they took turns to go up one by one to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Watching them I felt inspired to live a better life and to do my best to be good always. Weak as I am. I was inspired too by the teachers and headteacher by their obvious love for each child and pride in each child. That was beautiful to see. And Father Hastie was so good with them too. It was just beautiful to be there sharing in the experience. Parents and grandparents I spoke to afterwards told me how much they too had been moved to tears watching their child and every child. A big and grateful thank you to all the teachers and headteacher for their wonderful work in preparing the children. And to Father Hastie.
wrote on 10th December 2019 at 5:13 pm:
I loved being at the music concert at St. Cuthbert’s today. The atmosphere in the school hall was warm and welcoming. And it was packed full of parent, grandparents, family and carers. There was an air of excitement and expectancy in the air as we waited for the concert to begin. And it was a wonderful concert. I loved the way all the children were so happy and joyful. And their behaviour was excellent. Just fabulous.
The violinists and guitarists from every year group performed like professionals. Everyone was great, giving everything to their performance, whether it was playing an instrument, singing, rapping, dancing it was all performed to the very best of their ability. And they were happy and joyful too. And they passed that happiness and joy to all of us in the audience.
It was a lovely experience from beginning to end. Very festive too. Thank you to every child in the school for making it so festive and joyful. A lovely early Christmas present for us all. We are very grateful.
wrote on 9th December 2019 at 9:03 pm:
Wow, so many fantastic improvements, still a great school. Good website, well set up, keep up the good work. Past Pupil 1965
wrote on 22nd October 2019 at 7:25 pm:
Dear year 5,
I have settled in to my new school really well. I have made some new friends and the are all really nice. Once or twice a week I take my jar upto my room and read all of the lovely mesages that you wrote to me some times I cry when I read them because I look back to all the fun times that we had together and it makes me really emotional 😭😢☹️. Sometimes I look at the photo of the full class and I remember you all sadly Mrs parlett and mr graham are not in the photo but I will remember both of you in my heart 💓 I will miss you and remember you all in my heart from now and always . And jus remember you are all perfect just the way you are 👌👍
From alesha Moloney
Alan and Mary Coates
wrote on 17th July 2019 at 6:56 pm:
We have seen many school productions in our time as teachers but this year's beats the lot-it is the best we have seen. Fabulous singing and dancing- what a night. Very talented children who so obviously enjoyed every minute and dedicated and professional staff who, from their smiles, enjoyed the night. Children must be thrilled to see their teachers enjoying the production. Congratulations to all staff and children.
In 2017 I wrote "Fab-u-lous Plus"
This year "Fab-u-lous plus plus"
Alan and Mary Coates
wrote on 17th July 2019 at 6:29 pm:
A very sad week for Mary and I. Sam's career at St. Cuthbert's is drawing to a close. He has loved his time here and his progress has been wonderful. Fantastic teaching from Year R to Year 6. You have laid solid foundations for the next step in his academic life. Many thanks to all of you at your lovely school. We will never forget the amazing times we have joined you for the occasions involving Emma and Sam.
Many thanks to you all once again.
Enjoy your holiday. You deserve it.
wrote on 5th July 2019 at 2:01 pm:
On Friday afternoon, last week we had the pleasure of attending a concert of music and dance at St. Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive, Peterlee.
Three Primary School Choirs and musicians and dancers from St.Bede’s all gave great performances to keep a packed, and rapt audience entertained.
St. Cuthbert’s Choir sang with the choirs of St. Mary Magdalen’s Primary, Seaham and Our Lady Of The Rosary Primary, Peterlee and each choir gave individual performances also.
They all performed beautifully and sang their hearts out. We felt very proud of St. Cuthbert’s
who performed confidently and sang their hearts out. It was a joy to watch them and to listen to their beautiful voices ringing out in the huge lecture hall in St. Bede's.
The two musicians who played clarinet were fabulous. Great praise due to them for fab performances. And the dance troupe were sheer perfection in every move. Awesome to watch.
It was lovely to be back in St.Bede’s for a concert as our five children went to St. Bede’s and we never missed any kind of performance through all their years there. The children were all very happy there and we were always very thankful to all the staff for everything they did for our children. We still are.
And, of course, John taught in St. Bede’s for many happy years. Great memories.
Thank you to St. Cuthbert’s staff who give their time to training the choir. They are a credit to you all. xxx
wrote on 5th July 2019 at 1:20 pm:
On this beautiful hot and sunny Friday morning we walked to St. Cuthbert’s School for our grandson Corey’s Class Liturgy.
And what a pleasure it was to join Year 3 for a beautifully presented Liturgy where the children told the Bible story, in drama and narration, of the Healing of the Ten Lepers, when only one of the healed returned to say ‘Thank You’ to Jesus.
A beautiful presentation by Year 3 where every child had the opportunity to remind us of the importance of saying ‘Thank You’.
One of the hymns Year 3 sang was, ‘If I Were a Butterfly’. It brought back great memories to me. The children sang and did the actions beautifully.
Each chorus ends with the line
‘But I just thank you Father for making me me’.
Thank you Mrs.Lambert and Year 3 for the gift of a beautiful assembly. We loved it. xx💓
wrote on 29th June 2019 at 12:59 am:
This morning we loved being at St. Cuthbert’s for a musical performance by the whole school. Key Stage two pupils gave performances on violin and guitar. And the whole school performed and sang beautiful songs... with sign language. All the children were wonderful. I loved the happy, joyful atmosphere throughout the whole performance. All the children were beautifully behaved and happy. Lovely to see. Well done to the whole school. We loved every minute. xx
wrote on 19th December 2018 at 2:56 pm:
This review is about our experience watching a story about the christmas truce in December 25th 1914 it’s about World War 1. The Show was very emotional and it was a time to reflect what happened in the past time when soldiers from our country who were killed or lost in no man’s land
We really enjoyed the singing and the quality of the performance we should really thank all the teachers who organized this event with the children, and when they did organize the play it was a masterpiece to the school we
also did this for people who have family members who were in the war.
I rate this a 10/10!
wrote on 13th December 2018 at 5:21 pm:
Just seen the Primary School results for 2018, well done to everyone at the school some great results, so proud of the staff for everything you do to help the children succeed.
wrote on 17th July 2018 at 8:39 pm:
Staff Summer Tea
Whenever I see all those adverts about treating yourself to afternoon tea out I always think,’Oooh, I would love to do that but it’s so expensive’.
Today, however, I went out for afternoon tea at St.Cuthbert’s and had a wonderful time.
The staff laid on the tea for helpers and so I got to go. It was so pleasant. The food was delicious and the craic was light and happy.
I cannot praise the staff enough for their welcome, warmth and making us all feel wanted and valued.
Thank you Mrs. Noble and all the staff. It was great! xxx❤️
wrote on 17th July 2018 at 8:24 pm:
Sports Day Happiness
On Monday Pops, grandma and I (nana) went to our grandson Corey’s Sports Day and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was just lovely, we felt relaxed and happy as we followed the groups around each event. The kids were so beautifully behaved and at the same time totally enjoyed themselves. They gave their all to every event, delighted with their efforts, laughing too during the sack race and the egg and spoon race...lovely to see. And all the adults looked very happy too. A huge shout out to the Year 5 pupils who were
amazingly competent, confident and dedicated to organizing each event flawlessly. They were wonderfully encouraging too with the Key Stage 1 children. Delightful to watch. So proud of them. You can be so proud of them Mrs.Parlett. We all thought that having Key Stagec1 sported girst was a great idea. Thank you for a fab Sports Day.
wrote on 12th July 2018 at 11:00 pm:
Another fabulous night of entertainment at the Year 6 Leavers production of William Shakespeare’s, ‘The Tempest’. Faultless. Entertaining. Magical. Funny. A wonderful mix of acting, singing and dancing. The whole package. Every child gave their heart and soul and carried the rapt audience forward on a fabulous journey. A great show. Loved it. Thank you to Mrs Huntley, Mrs Parlett and all the staff who brought it home.
wrote on 12th July 2018 at 8:15 pm:
Another year, another fantastic performance by the children from Years 5 and 6. What a night we had. Brilliant singing. brilliant dancing, brilliant school. Many thanks to Mrs. Parlett and to all staff who helped. You do a wonderful job. I' m looking forward to next year already.
I hope you all have a marvellous holiday. You deserve it: you work so hard.
wrote on 5th July 2018 at 11:47 pm:
Our family had a wonderful time this afternoon watching Dance Club’s Performance. They were all brilliant and step perfect. Their smiles were infectious she had us all smiling as they danced. Many thanks to their dedicated teachers, Miss Armes and Mrs. Strong. You can be so proud. They were all brilliant. Thank you for all your hard work xxx❤️❤️❤️
wrote on 28th March 2018 at 1:36 am:
You’re Altogether Lovely
An uplifting and beautiful end of term Mass today with St.Cuthberts School. The children truly raised the roof with their wondrous singing and signing. All the readers spoke clearly and confidently, which was even more amazing as they were all from EYFS and KS1. Thank you to all the staff and pupils for their hard work and for making it so special for the families and the parish. 💖
I was so happy to see this wonderful comment my daughter Kelly posted on Facebook today after St. Cuthbert’s end of term Mass.
I would like to add my response to her post to try and show my appreciation to all the staff and children of St. Cuthbert’s for such a memorable Mass which filled me with awe and wonder. Just beautiful. Thank you all very much.
How beautifully you have put this darlin. I had this lovely feeling of warmth all through my body during all of the Mass because of the beautiful way the children presented this Mass. All the children were wonderful. An occasion I will always treasure. Mrs. Noble and all the staff can be so proud. They obviously give their whole hearts to the children every day and the children respond by giving their whole hearts back. That was very obvious and almost tangible in the beautiful readings, singing and signing in today’s Mass. Hearts and souls on show today by the whole school. A wonderful community bestowing us all with blessings. We are so lucky to have them to inspire us. xxx💓💓💓🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Alison Rudzki née Vickers
wrote on 16th February 2018 at 12:51 pm:
It's lovely to see how my old primary school is still going strong and see a couple of familiar faces in Mrs Strong and Mrs Fitzpatrick. I have lived in New Zealand for 17 years now but was a pupil from 1969, my dad Con Vickers was one of the first Governors and my mum Sheila Vickers was a caretaker then cook for years, both were heavily involved in Parish life too. I'm now CEO of a large kindergarten association and have such fond memories of St Cuthberts.
wrote on 20th December 2017 at 8:09 pm:
The true message and spirit of Christmas were seen and heard at today's Carol Service in St. Cuthbert's Church. Wonderful singing and readings enthralled a packed church. Only dedicated staff and much hard work enabled the children to perform at such a high standard.
Fantastically well done to all. You deserve your Christmas holiday.
wrote on 20th December 2017 at 4:28 pm:
Christus et natus
Ex maria virgine,
Christ is born
Of the virgin Mary,
I did ‘Rejoice’ this afternoon at St. Cuthbert’s whole school carol service in St. Cuthbert’s Church. It was simply stunning from beginning to end. I was deeply touched by the performance of every child, from Reception to Year 6.
The children were wonderful and I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to Mrs. Noble, Mrs. Parlett and all the teachers for giving them the opportunity to shine and be wonderful. Memories are made of this.
It was lovely, too, to hear of Mr. Robertson’s, Head of Music, St.Bede’s, involvement with the choir of St. Cuthbert’s for a whole term. The children did him proud.
wrote on 10th November 2017 at 11:49 pm:
John and I were looking forward to today for weeks. Today was the day for the Year 2 Liturgy. And all week our grandson Corey was bringing home his learning about Remembrance Day to share with us. And telling us how the Year 2 pupils take the poppies around the school to sell them in all the classes. He told us, too, how they were writing about Remembrance Day in their R.E. Books and for Big Writing. And he was practising his lines for the Liturgy too. His retelling of the meaning of Remembrance Day and the wearing of the poppy was lovely to hear. Simply and beautifully. He learned his spellings too and did his reading every night like all the boys and girls in the class. And he completed his SPAG homework too.
Friday came. There was tea, also coffee and biscuits before the Liturgy. Corey’s pops (John) said the Liturgy was wonderful. . The children sang beautifully and did their readings clearly.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
This beautiful passage from John is so relevant today. And the children read it beautifully during the Gospel reading.
Pops was so proud of them all, especially of our grandson Corey boy. I wasn’t able to go but I enjoyed hearing about it all week from Corey boy and I was so proud of his obvious interest in learning about Remembrance Day and the story of the poppy as he prepared for his class Liturgy.
Thank you Mrs. Wilkinson for all his learning and a beautiful Year 2 Liturgy. xx
wrote on 3rd November 2017 at 10:48 pm:
Dorothy Martin 20th October 2017 at 10:38 pm
There is a special magic in St.Cuthbert’s Primary School that touches me evertytime I go in through the front entrance door. It starts with Paula and Rowena, I have put that in alphabetical order just to make sure I can get in next time I ring the bell. And the magic runs through every child and every adult after you meet Paula and Rowena. This week that special magic was palpable as every teacher, in every class led their children in a study of Seaham’s past to gain a wonderful Seaham Heritage award for the school. Their studies, initiated by Mrs. Groark, Humanities Co-ordinator, and proudly supported by Mrs. Noble, Headteacher snaked their way out into the community spreading out to all the families, down through the ages, and their experiences of the development and changes in Seaham going back to Lord Londonderry and his development of Seaham Harbour and his vision for the town of Seaham. All the investigations were taken into the homes of the pupils and Mrs. Noble was rightly immensley impressed by the support from the community in artefacts and stories sent into school. And hugely grateful too. The children’s investigations into the changes combined with the support from families, friends and the wider community led to a fabulous exhibition in Seaham Town Hall. The venue was packed to the doors and the following presentation of the findings in a video diary by Mr. Graeme, complimented by a spoken documentary by representatives from every class in the school was proudly welcomed by a delighted audience who packed the function room in Seaham Town Hall. And the pride in every child, as they sang the lovely song about young lads fnishing school and going down the pits was utterly magical too. A fitting ending to a wonderful presentation. Memories are made of this.
wrote on 20th October 2017 at 9:26 pm:
A massive big thank you to everyone who made our Heritage Week such a success. It was lovely to see so many people turn up at the Town Hall to look at all the hard work the children have done over the week.
A special big thank you to Elizabeth who inspired us all to learn about the past.
Well done everyone.
wrote on 1st October 2017 at 11:50 am:
I miss St Cuthberts so much! Wish I could come back, I miss my teachers as well and my buddy Indie.
wrote on 29th September 2017 at 9:46 pm:
Missing St.Cuthbers already. it feels like an eternity at secondary school. I miss all the teachers and cooks but especially my buddy neave. I wish good luck to the new receptions and the new year sixes.
wrote on 21st July 2017 at 10:27 pm:
I can't believe I left this school today, the school that made me a better person. I would just like to say a special thank you to all of the teachers at St Cuthberts who helped me be who I am today. Thank you to everyone that helped me: Mrs Lamberts, Mrs Cook, Mr Price, Miss Schrouder, Mrs Fitzpatrick, Mrs Donkin, Miss Almes, Miss Murton, Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Parlett, Mrs Sayers, Miss Huntley and Mrs Prest...But even if you didn't teach me you might have ran my boosters or just helped me around school! Thankyou so much to everyone and I'm so sad to leave.
wrote on 21st July 2017 at 3:48 pm:
It has been a very emotional day for the year 6 children and parents. This mornings assembly was the perfect end to the celebrations . I am proud that my children have been part of the St Cuthbert's 'family' and the warmth that the staff have for all of the children was evident today. Good bye and good luck to all year 6 pupils... Jamie's friends... as they embark on a whole new chapter in their lives xx
wrote on 20th July 2017 at 10:00 pm:
I can't believe it's actually here my last day at St Cuthbert's. It feels like yesterday I walked into Reception for the first time soon I will be walking out for the last time. I have enjoyed all seven years of my time here most of that is due to the amazing people who have surrounded me these last seven years. The teachers and pupils. All of you have been amazing I will never forget any of you. Mrs Donnelly where do I start you have helped me all through my school life but you especially helped during Robinwood whilst I was being sick you stayed up all night and comforted me for this I will always be grateful. Mrs Prest what shall I say you have done so much for me during my seven years at St Cuthberts. You taught be so much of what I know today, you cared for us all during Robinwood and I am proud to say you were my group leader, Go Crag!!! Miss Huntley so much to say but I will start with Sats. Nobody liked Sats at first we all thought it was ages away and it would never come, but we came back to earth with a bump. We started preparing for Sats straight after Christmas our tables were moved and we started revising, yuk! But we needed it and with your help we all got through Sats successfully. The actual week was awful but would have been ten times worse without Miss Huntley. Then just as soon as it came Sats were over, phew! Or so we thought but we still had to do our writing, urgh, and although at the time we were sick of Miss Huntley's nagging in end we really did appreciate it. After that was finished we could really relax. Robinwood kicked off the fun but come Tuesday night we all started to feel a bit yucky. Miss Huntley despite being unwell herself made sure we were as comfortable as possible for this we are all eternally grateful. Mrs Noble you are so kind caring you believe in us all. You have been an inspiration to me all through me school life and I hope many others after me can look to you for guidance and support just like I did.
Friday 21st July will be the saddest day of my life so far. I wish I could stay here but sadly I must leave. Without ALL of the teachers I wouldn't be who I am today for this I must thank you have all been amazing. I am going to miss you all and the pupils to. Some of my class sadly are not coming with me as we move to secondary so I would like them to know I will really truly miss you:..(
For all who made the past seven years of my life the best THANK YOU!!!
Alan and Mary Coates
wrote on 20th July 2017 at 5:08 pm:
Today we enjoyed a very happy and thoughtful Mass. The children read and sang beautifully and their behaviour was impeccable.
This afternoon we were at the concert where very talented children played violins, guitars and ukuleles. Their skill on the instruments was excellent due to some first class teaching. Well done to all the children and congratulations to their teachers.
Very sad day tomorrow. Our grand daughter Emma leaves this lovely school to join St. Anthony's. She has loved every minute of her time here and we hope the next 7 years are as joyful and successful. Many thanks to all staff.
We still have two more years here with Sam to look forward to and enjoy.
wrote on 19th July 2017 at 10:04 pm:
John and I would like to say a huge 'Thank you' to all the Year 5 and 6 pupils who, last evening, gave us a wonderful treat with their fabulous production of A Midsummer's Night Dream. From the very first moment to the last we were totally entertained and held spellbound by the commitment and passion of every child to make it an end of year show never to be forgotten.
Thank you all. Good luck to Year 6 as you travel on to the next step on
your journey. We wish you every happiness.
And last, but not least, thank you very much to Mrs. Parlett and all the staff who made the Year 6 last performance in St. Cuthbert's one they will never forget.
wrote on 18th July 2017 at 9:14 pm:
A year ago I wrote that I had just seen the best school production in my experience. Wrong! Tonight Years 5 and 6 performed A Midsummer Night's Dream that was even better. A fantastic, fabulous feast of entertainment performed by very talented children and produced by dedicated and professional staff. Congratulations to all staff and children.
Last year it was "Fab-u-lous"
This year "Fab-u-lous plus"
Mrs Parlett wrote on 18th July 2017 at 8:33 pm:
Year 5 & 6 I am SO proud of you! You were fabulous on Thursday last week and, I don't know how you managed it after such a busy day with sports day and the fair, but you were even better tonight. Year 5 you sang your hearts out despite being so tired! Year 6, each one of you really shone tonight - your performances were way better than anything I have ever seen in a primary school before. Well done each and every one of you, what a wonderful way to finish your time with us at St Cuthbert's.
wrote on 18th July 2017 at 8:28 pm:
I would just like to say a BIG thank you to Year 1 parents for the gift card. I'm very touched by your kindness. I plan to treat myself to a lovely piece of jewellery. That way I will have a lovely keepsake. It's been a pleasure to teach your children this year and I wish them all the very best for Year 2. Once again THANK YOU.
wrote on 13th July 2017 at 9:53 pm:
Well done Mrs Parlett. Another fabulous production by Year 6 Leavers. All the children were fabulous..Good luck for Tuesdays performance.
wrote on 12th July 2017 at 9:43 pm:
On Monday, to my surprise and delight, I received a lovely gift from the football team, Mrs Prest and Mrs Donnelly for refereeing their games this season. I have thoroughly enjoyed the games and the children have been a delight. They are so well behaved on the field as well as being a talented group of footballers. Mrs Prest and Mrs Donnelly are so keen that their enthusiasm is reflected on the field and credit must go to them also. I hope that I am invited back next season. Well done to all of you.
wrote on 7th July 2017 at 8:37 pm:
Well done to our Year 1 & 2 dance club for a joyful and toe-tapping performance for parents last night. I know Miss Armes and Mrs Strong are so proud of you for your enthusiasm and hard work. Your special visitors and I thoroughly enjoyed watching you all - you brought big smiles to all our faces. And a special mention to James, our Year 4 leader, who helped our younger pupils brilliantly. His dedication to sport this year has been fantastic.
Mary and Alan Coates
wrote on 19th May 2017 at 2:51 pm:
Thank you Mrs. Eadsforth and Year 4 for a delightful and thoughtful class assembly. What a lovely family and caring school St. Cuthbert's is.
wrote on 18th May 2017 at 9:59 pm:
I have just come back from the dance show case. The children's performance was fantastic and I left feeling extremely proud that my children had been part of it. The biggest thank you goes out to Mrs Strong and Miss Armes for all their hard work and for giving up their free time to teach the children the dances and for being there tonight. Well Done to you all.
wrote on 18th May 2017 at 8:53 pm:
Congratulations to Mrs. Strong, Miss Armes and all the children who took part in the Dance Showcase tonight. It was a fabulous performance and obviously a massive amount of hard work had gone into preparing for tonight, Well done everyone and a big thank you to all.
wrote on 8th May 2017 at 11:26 am:
Today I just did my first sats test and it was not as bad as I thought I am really happy because this year I have improved in alot of stuff and thank you to all the teachers that have helped me.