Our Year 6 Pupil Chaplains are:
We are blessed to have such a great team to help promote the Catholic faith in our school. New pupil chaplains from Year 5 will be appointed shortly.
Each week, our children share the Wednesday Word in class and we hope you are enjoying sharing it with your child/children.
Please let us know your thoughts on this - your feedback is always welcomed and appreciated.
Please see below what the Wednesday Words this half term will be:
In October, our Pupil Chaplains wrote a personal tribute on a card poppy to the fallen soldiers we remember on Remembrance Day.
We then sent this poppy to the British Legion and it was placed by the Menin Gate Memorial along with thousands of others.
We received a thank you letter from the Royal British Legion which says,
" The generous donation you made will go towards helping
the Legion bring life-changing support to those who live on.
None of our work would be possible without the kindness
and compassion of supporters like you."
On Wednesday after school, Father Frankie and the Pupil Chaplains invited our children and their families into Church to light a candle and say a prayer. The candle light, music and our children's respectful behaviour created a prayerful and relaxing atmosphere for all who came.
Thank you so much to the parishioners, the nuns, Father Frankie and the Pupil Chaplains for organising the event and to all the families who supported it. It was a great opportunity to pause for a while, at this busy time of year, to remember the real reason behind all our celebrations.
Holy Week Prayer Stations - 28.3.18
On Wednesday 28th March, we visited 8 prayer stations around our school (which were led by children from Years 5 and 6) and they showed us the events that took place in Jerusalem during the last week of Jesus' life on earth. We journeyed together as we thought and prayed about the significance of what happened to Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us all.
This week (w/c 2.10.17) we celebrated Little Way Week and did little acts of kindness that made a big difference. We learnt about St Therese and saw what we can do to get an extra smile.
To represent this, the children wrote down any acts of kindness that they saw. Eventually, we ended up with a garden of love.
There were 222 flowers!
Our Little Way Week Prayer
SHARE HELP CARE PRAY
Help me to do these every day.
Help me to show love in all I do,
So I may grow more like you.
Last week, in our RE lessons, we were learning about how we can show stewardship in our every day lives. To be a steward means to show responsibility, care and love for God's Creation and all the living things in it. Here are a few photographs of our celebration assembly when we shared all the different ways each class learnt about stewardship. We are now thinking about how we can continue this and move forward, learning about the right way to look after everything in God's world.
Cafod Harvest Fast Day - Friday, 6th October 2017
On Friday 6th October we all tried to brighten up the harvest by holding a non-uniform day and bringing donations to school for Cafod. We raised £90 and the children in Year 4 told us how Cafod will use this money to help our brothers and sisters throughout the world. Thank you all for your generosity and thank you to Year 4 for a colourful, informative assembly.
Dates for your diary
Friday, 29th September at 9:15am - Year 6 class Mass in the Year 6 classroom.
Monday, 2nd October - Little Way Week starts.
Friday, 6th October at 2:50pm - Year 4 class assembly in the school hall.
Tuesday, 10th October at 9:15am - Year 5 class Mass in the Year 5 classroom.
Friday, 20th October at 9:15am - Whole school harvest Mass in church.
First School Mass of the Academic Year 2017-18
On Friday, 8th September 2017, we shared our first Mass of the academic year with Fr Ged and members of the Parish. It was a chance for us to welcome all the new people who have joined our school family. We also asked for God's blessings on the year ahead as we learn, play and pray together.
Care for Our Common Home
Mrs Staffa lead our assembly on Monday, 11th September and we reflected on how we can care for the world, our common home. The children who attended Friday prayer group have made some notices to be displayed around school as reminders of the little things we can all do to look after creation and make sure that we are not taking more than our fair share.
Our pupil chaplains lead our assembly on Monday, 18th September. They encouraged us to think about Jesus' words:
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God."
We are all going to try to be peacemakers in school and at home.
We have also made a peace tree to remind us to pray for the people who are suffering in war-torn countries around the world.
Several children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have asked if they can be altar servers. We are delighted by their enthusiasm. Fr Ged has organised a training session in church in the afternoon on Friday 22nd September. Please remember these children in your prayers as they take on this important role.