Snippets of Faith - 2016/17
Father's Day Mass.
18 June 2017
On Sunday 18th June 2017 we were delighted to lead the Parish Family Mass.
Father Elias reminded all fathers in his sermon that they are role models for their sons and daughters.
After a beautiful celebration of Holy Mass, the PTFA distributed gifts for all of the wonderful fathers on their special day.
Thank you to everyone involved in preparing and celebrating Holy Mass.
Reception performing the Little Red Hen.
16 June 2017
On Friday 16th June the whole of Reception took part in an assembly to share an important message of how we should help others by following in the footsteps of Jesus.
The children performed ‘The Little Red Hen’ for the packed audience of parents this was then followed with how their dads help them.
The children did an amazing job getting the message across.
Raymond Friel talking to some of our pupils.
13 June 2017
On Wednesday 13th May 2017 we were absolutely delighted to welcome the author Raymond Friel to our school.
Raymond is currently doing research for his new book about prayer. Raymond was very impressed with our students and their insightful thoughts and reflections on why we pray and the need for prayer.
We are looking forward to Raymond's latest publication and will be eagerly reading through to see if any of our pupils thoughts have been included.
Year 1's Assembly.
19 May 2017
On Friday 19th May, Year 1 presented their class assembly to the whole school and parents.
They spoke , sang and acted brilliantly. Their special assembly focused on virtues and reminded us how we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus in our everyday lives.
Raising money for Cafod.
17 May 2017
Pupils were delighted to send a cheque for £200 to CAFOD to support their charitable work.
Pupils raised the money as part of their Lenten alms giving.
Our Rosary Club notice.
8 May 2017
The month of May is a special time for us Catholics to pay homage to our Blessed Mother Mary.
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of the Church and therefore the example, as well as the guide and inspiration, of everyone who, in and through the Church, seeks to be the servant of God and man and the obedient agent of the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
During May 2017 we held Rosary Club twice a week, where pupils and staff could pray together. These sessions were incredibly well attended.
Thank you to Mrs A and Mrs C for leading these prayer times and for supporting and encouraging our pupils to lead prayers also - a wonderful celebration of our worldwide faith and a witness of personal devotion was evidenced when one of our First Communicants led a decade of the Rosary in Polish.
Thank you to all involved.
Year 5 at Alton Castle.
14 to 16 April 2017
Year 5 enjoyed a faith-filled retreat to Alton Castle in April, which saw all children taking advantage of opportunities to develop their faith journey, as they move towards Confirmation.
The children fully embarked on their adventure and took part in blindfolded assault courses, survival training, archery and the hill of doom, during cycling.
As the children continue to prepare for their Confirmation, the skills they have achieved during their retreat, will continue to support them.
A fantastic time was had by all.
School Council at the charity shop.
6 April 2017
For Lent, members of the School Council went to help out at the St Vincent de Paul charity shop in Erdington.
The children helped tidy the shelves and put things in order.
They spoke with Sheila the manageress of the shop and she was able to tell the children how the shop supports the local community.
Class 3EH at their assembly.
3 March 2017
On 3rd March 2017 Y3EH delighted the entire school with their wonderful assembly.
Pupils sang, danced, acted and spoke confidently.
Year 3 asked us to reflect on where we can find God in our everyday lives.
The staff with their fivers.
3 March 2017
During the season of Lent in 2017, each staff member has been given £5 and challenged to make this money grow. All profits will be given to our Lenten charities.
Staff are challenged to complete this 'Lenterprise' activity before school breaks up for the Easter holiday.
Charity begins at home, where we daily make the choice to give our time, our attention, our affirming smile, and give generously. But charity must not stop there, because for Catholics "home" is universal, and our family is as big as the world.
Good luck staff.
School Council members in the SVP Assembly.
27 January 2017
On Friday we had a visitor from the SVP to talking to us in assembly about the charity.
We found out that the SVP not only works in England but also other countries supporting families in need.
School Council then presented the representative with a cheque for £279.49 raised from our Christmas jumper day.
We were very proud to receive a certificate of thanks in return.