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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 16 2016

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Advent Liturgy Week 1

This week, we marked the first week of Advent. Some of our Friends in Faith team filmed a liturgy during which, the first candle on our Advent wreath was lit. This video was then shared with every class during one of their Prayer and Liturgy sessions this week. We hope that you enjoy watching our short service and we would love for you to join us next week for our liturgy and the lighting of the second candle on our Advent wreath.

St Albert’s Feast Day

On Monday 15th November, we celebrated St Albert the Great’s Feast day. We would like to say a big thank you to Fr. Kim for saying a beautiful mass and for helping us to celebrate our patron saint. Year 6 and Year 1 attended at the church with the rest of the school attending via the church’s YouTube channel. Well done to the children from Year 6 that did the readings you did a fantastic job.

Harvest 2021

On Thursday 15th October, we held our annual Harvest celebration. Unfortunately due to COVID, we were unable to hold our annual ‘Harvest Afternoon Tea’ so the Friends in Faith thought of an alternative idea. We asked for donations of tins, tea, milk and chocolate etc. The Friends in Faith will make up hampers using the kind donations and they will deliver them to the elderly members of our parish family that would usually attend our ‘Harvest Afternoon Tea’. Each class was given a time slot to come and place their donations on our Harvest display. Following this, the Friends in Faith led each class in prayer.

Start of Year Mass

On Tuesday 5th October we celebrated the start of the year Mass. Year 5 and Year 2 attended at the church and the rest of the school attended via the Church’s YouTube channel. The Year 5’s did a wonderful job of doing the readings and prayers. The Mass was a wonderful opportunity for the whole school to come together in prayer and celebrate the start of the new academic year. There are already dates in the diary for other year groups to attend Mass at the church.

Leavers Celebration

This year’s Leavers’ Celebration was a little bit different than usual. Due to the inclement weather, instead of a full mass, we had a wonderful celebration of the Year 6s’ time at St Albert’s which was shared by parents Fr. Kim gave the children a blessing while the children presented gifts that represented the different talents/skills they have learned while here at St Albert’s such as books, pens and paint.

Prayer Garden Statue

This year, we have worked hard to redesign our prayer garden. We chose to have a statue commissioned by Paul Margetts. The design of the statue was the children’s job. They were set some homework to think of a statue design that represented our school. The children thought about how they could incorporate our Gospel Values as well as the learning powers they use each day in school. Designs were submitted by children from FS1 right through to Year 6. Have a look at some of the design ideas below.

Once all of the designs had been looked at, a final statue design was chosen. The final design incorporated ideas from many different submissions made by the children. We were lucky enough to have Fr. Kim bless our new statue. Each class spent some time in the prayer garden discussing the meaning behind our new statue as well as spending time reflecting and praying.

May Devotion 2021

On Friday 21st May we celebrated May Devotion. Each class was given time to come to the hall, where each child laid a flower on the May Altar with our Head Boy, Preston and Head Girl, Anna Crowning Mary. The Friends in Faith filmed a May Devotion service which was watched by everyone on their return to class.