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“Be brave! Stand firm; for the Lord your God is with you.” Joshua 1:9

We learn together. We grow together. We celebrate together. We pray together.

The Liturgical Year

Year 5 Assembly

Year 5 led the whole school in an assembly to retell the story of Jesus’ Passion. The assembly told the story of the great love and strength that Jesus showed during his final days before his crucifixion. The music and singing added to the solemn and reflective atmosphere.

Thank you Year 5 children and to the families who joined us to remember the great sacrifice which remember this Lent.

Lenten Reconciliation Service

Our Lenten journey continued as we invited Fr Gerard and Fr Jithu to school to lead our Reconciliation liturgy. We all had the opportunity to examine our conscience and say some prayers of sorrow as we recognised the mistakes that we have made. Father explained that if we say sorry, God will always forgive us because he loves us. Later, there was opportunity for individual confession.

The Gospel today was: Luke 23:39-43 The Repentant Thief.

Ash Wednesday

We gathered together as a school community, to mark the start of the Lent with a liturgy lead by Fr Jithu and Year 6.


During Lent we are asked to PRAY often, FAST from things that take us away from God and GIVE generously to others. As a tradition of the Church, each of us received a cross of ashes on our forehead as a sign that we have made mistakes but that Jesus' great love will forgive us.

St John Bosco Feast Day

What a lovely feast day! To celebrate our new patron saint, we had a joyful Mass attended by the whole school and some parents, governors and parishioners too. Fr. Jithu blessed our new statue and helped us to learn about the life of St John Bosco who cared for and educated children who were poor and vulnerable.


Later, each class had chosen some inspirational words from John Bosco and worked together to produce a piece of collaborative art that reflected the words.


As it was a day of celebration and a feast, we all enjoyed juice and cake as a special treat and each family received a bag with some gifts and prayer items inspired by our wonderful saint.


St John Bosco, patron of our school, pray for us

Advent Mass 7th December 2023

We welcomed Fr Gerard into school to celebrate the start of our Advent preparations with Mass and to bless the Advent wreath.


The Gospel reading was Luke 12:35-40 which encourages us all to make sure we are ready for the coming of Jesus into our world.


Father spoke to the children about how each one of them should strive to pass on LOVE, JOY and PEACE during this time of preparing and waiting for the birth of Jesus.

Mass For the New School Year 

We welcomed our new parish priest, Fr Gerard, into school to celebrate Mass and bless our new academic year. The children participated with great reverence and beautiful singing. Fr Gerard commented that the Mass was a wonderful way to celebrate a new beginning.


The readings for today were:

Timothy 4:12 - Be the example to others                                                                                         

Matthew 5:14-16  -  Live so that others will see the good that you do.