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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 16 2016

RE News

Governors At St Albert The Great

May Devotion

We came together as a school to celebrate May Devotion. The Friends in Faith planned and led a wonderful service during which hymns were sung and prayers said as a way of honouring Our Lady. Each class laid flowers on our May Altar with our Head Boy and Head Girl crowning Mary.

Stations of the Cross

The Friends in Faith led the whole school in the Stations of the Cross. They led the whole school and some of our parents in a time of reflection. They heard the story of Jesus’ journey on Good Friday to his crucifixion.

Christmas Carol Singing at Mountbatten Lodge

On Tuesday morning the Friends in Faith and school Choir attended Mountbatten Lodge with Mrs Kelliher and Miss Wallek to perform some festive Christmas carols for the residents. The children were extremely well behaved and sang beautifully. Everyone had a lovely time and the residents seemed to thoroughly enjoy the performance.

10th Anniversary Mass

On Tuesday 21st November, we celebrated 10 years of being in our new school building. We were delighted to welcome Bishop Paul and Fr. Kim to celebrate Mass to mark the occasion. The children had been preparing for the Mass for a number of weeks and this was evident by the fantastic reading, singing and prayers that were shared on the day. It was also a lovely opportunity to welcome governors, parents, ASCAT representatives and previous members of staff to our school to celebrate this milestone with us. A big thank you to Fr. Kim and Bishop Paul for celebrating Mass with us and to Mrs Sheehy for preparing the hymns and accompanying the singing on the piano.

All Saints

On Wednesday 1st November, KS2 represented St Albert’s and attended Mass at Our Lady’s along with representatives from each school from ASCAT. The Friends in Faith did a fantastic job with the readings. EYFS and KS1 watched the Mass via YouTube.

Harvest Afternoon Tea

On Friday 13th October, we hosted our annual Harvest Afternoon Tea. We had over 50 grandparents and members of our parish community attend. Our Friends in Faith provided wonderful service of tea, coffee and cakes while each class provided some entertainment for our guests. They were treated to a wide variety of songs, poems, artwork and even some homemade treats. All of the performances were warmly received. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Just some of the comments were, “Congratulations on putting on such a great show. The children were attentive and polite. Well done.” We look forward to hosting this event again next year.

Friends in Faith – ASCAT Retreat Day

The Year 6 Friends in Faith attended a retreat day along with the other primary schools in our academy trust. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to meet others from our family of schools. Throughout the day, the children took part in a variety of activities which helped them to develop their leadership skills. Some of the activities they took part in were planning and leading a liturgy as well as some prayer writing workshops. The day culminated in attending Mass after which, the children were commissioned into their role as pupil chaplains. An enjoyable day was had by all.