Snippets of Faith - 2016/17

Father's Day Mass


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's Assembly


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.

A Visit from Author, Raymond Friel


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 'Virtues' Assembly


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.

Cafod Charitable Giving


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.

Rosary Club


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's Retreat to Alton Castle


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 Help at the Charity Shop


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.

Y3EH Assembly


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.

Lenterprise


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.

SVP Assembly


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.