CATHOLIC LIFE OF THE SCHOOL
Lower and Upper Junior Carol concerts
Well done to all our juniors on making Advent even more magical with their stunning Carol Concerts. On Wednesday 8th December, St John Vianney Church was filled with Christmas joy as the Year 3 and Year 4 children sung their carols with passion. On Wednesday 15th December, St Thomas More Church was bursting with the spirit of Christmas with our Year 5 and 6 children ending this half term with the most beautiful carols. Well done Juniors you are Outstanding!!
Wednesday 15th December 2021
Well done to our Year 2 children who finished the Key Stage 1 Nativity stories with Joining Joseph. The children sang with enjoyment, told the story with confidence and included some quirky dance moves!! The children also had the audience laughing and dancing to their story of Joseph! The children chose to to support Save the Children for their charity. Well done Year 2 we are ever so proud of you!
Tuesday 14th December 2021
Thank you to the CRiBS team for visiting us today and sharing with us their performance of The Promise Keeper. The children enjoyed seeing you all again and your amazing show.
Wednesday 8th December 2021
Well done to our Year 1 children on performing their Nativity. The children sang beautifully and told the Nativity story with great confidence. The children chose to support the charity of Honeypot charity based in Bexleyheath. Well done, Year 1, we are so proud of you!
Tuesday 7th December 2021
SANCTUS led their fifth prayer club with the children from Year 5. The focus was on the second advent candle of faith and peace. We looked at scripture on peace and how they relate to our lives. We linked this to the following Social Catholic Teaching aspects of:
Human dignity - everyone is special
Reception Nativity 1st December 2021
Well done to our Reception children on performing their first Nativity of the New Church Year.
The children sang with pride, spoke with confidence and shared the story of the birth of Jesus with delight! The children also chose to support Business2Schools for their charity. Well done
Reception, we are ever so proud of you all.
Advent Monday 29th November 2021
Today we started our spiritual journey of Advent with our Advent service led by the Year 6 prefects. The service was absolutely beautiful with the guitarists playing soft music to welcome the pupils and staff into the hall. The Year 6 prefects shared with us what Advent means, what it is and why we celebrate it linking the candles to scripture from the Bible. Father Jonathon blessed all the class wreaths with Holy Water and shared a prayer with us. A member of each class were invited to light the first purple candle which represents Hope! The eldest and the youngest child of the school also lit up the hall by lighting the first purple together on the school Advent Wreath. We also remember our beloved Miss Hancock during Advent. She will forever be, the light of STM.
Peter 1:13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
What does Hope mean and look like to you?
Tuesday 23rd and 30th November 2021
SANCTUS led their fourth prayer club with the children from Year 4. The focus was on promises, what they are, why we make them and how important they are. We looked at scripture on promises and how they relate to our lives. We linked this to the following Social Catholic Teaching aspects of:
Human dignity - everyone is special
Tuesday 16th November 2021
SANCTUS led their third prayer club today with the children from Year 3. We were delighted that 29 children came to the session. The focus of prayer was based on COP26 and how it affects our forests. We spoke about how the forests are being affected now and what we can do to improve them. This linked with the Catholic Social Teaching aspect of The common good, stewardship and solidarity. We reflected on what we are grateful for and this was written on a leaf for us to remember that our gratitude's come from love.
Tuesday 9th November 2021
SANCTUS led their second prayer club today with the children from Year 2. We were delighted that 23 children came to the session. The focus of prayer was based on the Gospel of Mark 12:38-44. The children took time to reflect on their gifts and how they give and receive their gifts. The children understood that giving a gift comes from the heart and not just in possessions. What are your gifts and how do you use them?