Blessing our Primary School
To mark the beginning of the school year as a brand new primary school, Fr Michael and Fr Julian joined staff on our INSET day to bless both buildings. It was a very symbolic and moving service and was attended by all school staff.
Our Chaplaincy Team
12 new Year 6 Chaplaincy Team were appointed after an interview with Fr Michael and the R.E Faculty Lead. Fr Michael then blessed the children and presented them with their special chaplaincy ties.
Here is our new school prayer
The Chaplaincy Team have written a school prayer which is said in assemblies and has been shared with the whole school.
Bless all the children and staff in our school.
May we all work together to learn valuable lessons.
Bless all our loving parents, our school community and parishioners.
We thank you for all our kind friends and hardworking teachers.
Let us follow the shining examples of St Alban and St Stephen.
Help us to be the best that we can be and guide us as we stay connected to you and Jesus in all that we do.
As a school, we live, love and learn with God in our hearts.
Our House Saints
To mark this new period in the history of the school, we changed the house saints. Saint Peter as the foundation of the church. St Paul to represent the power of God to transform. St Teresa of Calcutta to represent servitude and charity and St Bernadette to represent faith, prayer and the importance of Mary. The children all did work on the different saints and they were put in house teams across the whole school.
Specially commissioned statues of St Alban and St Stephen are currently being made and a special ceremony will take place to bless the statues on their arrival.
Advent and Christmas
As we begin this season of Advent, we think about how we can prepare ourselves for the birth of Christ. We think about our Advent Promises and how we can work towards spiritually preparing our hearts. The Chaplaincy Team helped lead a wonderful assembly where we dressed the tree and also learnt about the importance of the Advent Wreath. We joined together in year groups to pray and to begin this special season. In class, the children have all done some wonderful work learning all about the Advent Wreath and its symbolism.
Each week in Advent, the Chaplaincy team will make presentations to share with the school about the prayer focus for that week. Their work can be found in the Chaplaincy News section of the website.
All the classes across the school are busy preparing Nativity songs and learning carols. The school is alive with songs and excitement as we get ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus!
Year 3 Choir
To mark Remembrance Day, the Chaplaincy Team led a very solemn and reverend assembly with the rest of the Year 6 group. All across the school assemblies were led and work was done in class to mark the anniversary. The children wrote wonderful prayers and did some beautiful creative writing and artwork connected to the war.