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On Wednesday, six of the junior Apostles visited Westminster Cathedral. During our visit, we took part in the Children's Pilgrim Trail, admiring the awe and wonder of our surroundings. Particular highlights of the trail were the Cathedral’s amazing mosaics, marbles, bronzes and sculptures and the 1.6 meter wide baptismal font. We lit candles, said prayers and collected Holy Water for our Class Prayer boxes.
October is an important month for our school because it is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary.
Our school feast day is on the 7th October, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We are called The Rosary because on the 7th October 1966 they started the building work of our school.
During the month of October, the Rosary Apostles meet with a different year group each day to pray a decade of the rosary. Children bring along their own rosaries and spend time at the statue of Our Lady asking Mary to inced their intentions.
On Wednesday 25th September Rabbi Zvi Solomons visited the children in Year 1, 2 & 3.
Year 2 & 3 experienced the layout of a Synagogue in the classroom. The children also learned about Jewish prayer and looked at Jewish prayer objects.
Year 1 sat around a Shabbat table and learned about Shabbat, the Jewish holy day.
The new school year started with the celebration of Mass as a school community. The readings were read by our Class Apostles. We prayed that God will guide us through this new academic year, helping us to grow in the love and knowledge of Christ. At the end of the mass, Fr Luigi presented a Mission Book to the Class Apostles to take back to their classrooms. In our Mission Books the children will be recording examples of how they are fulfilling our new School Mission Statement.
On Monday 2nd September Sr. Judith Russi visited our school to work with the staff and the Apostles - Hanna, Victoria and Wictoria. Sr. Judith helped us in writing our new School Mission Statement. In class the children have been learning our new School Mission Statement and completing work around the Mission Statement.
During the month of May all classes visited Our lady at our school grotto. We remember Mary during the month of May. Children brought their own rosaries and spent some time praying together to Our Lady seeking her guidance.
All classes also visited our prayer garden where the Apostle and other children led collective worship. We enjoyed spending time praying together as a class in a sacred place.
Today we visited our parish church to pray the Stations of the Cross. During Lent we remember Jesus' journey before he was crucified. We have been learning about the Stations of the Cross in class and really enjoyed learning more from Peter.
On Wednesday, to mark the beginning of Lent all the children in KS2 attended the Parish Mass. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for the coming of Easter. Fr Luigi asked us to think about how we could make difference to our community by giving to those in need this Lent. He also encouraged us to develop our relation and get to know God better through individual prayer. We would like to thank Fr Luigi for bringing the ashes to school after Mass so that all the children and staff in the Infants could receive the ashes.
On Tuesday Fr Luigi led us in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It was a time of prayer and reflection that allowed us to spend special time with the Lord in our busy school day. We, the Apostles, prepared the Adoration service by writing prayers and choosing hymns.
On the feast of St Brigid, 1st February, 3B performed their assembly about her life through poetry and song. Everyone had a part and all the children read their lines with clear, confident voices. In class the children made St Brigid’s Day crosses and showed them to everyone during the assembly. St Brigid is still remembered today because of the great example that she set; by the way she lived her life, of Christian love for others. The children sang a song praising the work of St Brigid. Thank you to all the parents for coming.
Following on from 3B’s assembly about St Brigid, John & Tina McGinley joined us in school and worked with the children in Year 5 and 4A to make tradition St Brigid’s crosses from reeds that came all the way from Co. Donegal. A special thank you to John and Tina.