Category: Faith Life

Upper IV and ‘The God Who Speaks’

13th December 2019

Senior Assembly. Mrs Corkery, Religious Education teacher, reports on the recent Assembly delivered by Upper IV Alpha on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales theme for 2019 – 2020, ‘The God Who Speaks:  The Year of the Word.’: ‘Upper IV Alpha recently delivered a very insightful assembly to introduce the religious theme for…

Juniors and Building the Kingdom

29th November 2019

Schools meet at St Augustine’s Priory. Mrs Knowles, Deputy Head, Juniors, tells us about the recent Building the Kingdom meeting held at St Augustine’s Priory on Monday 25th November.  Sr Judith Russi, Director of EducareM, was with us and led the day.  EducareM supports Catholic education and leadership.  They provide training and support for governors,…

Nursery and Preps mark Remembrance Day

11th November 2019

A poignant service. The Nursery and Preps I, II and III held their own Remembrance service on Friday 8th November in preparation for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day. They all gathered in our Prayer Garden and their teachers explained the significance of these days, after which the pupils said prayers and read poems.      Each…

Upper I and their Mass of Remembrance

8th November 2019

Prayers for always. At the Mass for the Juniors on Wednesday, which was beautifully celebrated for us by Fr Thomas, Upper I organised the liturgy and put a great deal of thought into their Mass.  The theme they took was ‘Remembrance’ as Remembrance Sunday is this weekend.  They made a wreath of poppies which was…

Upper II Alpha and the Kingdom of God

8th November 2019

A thoughtful consideration. Ms Cattigan, Form Teacher, Upper II Alpha, has been teaching her class about the Kingdom of God.  The class was asked to consider how our beliefs about the Kingdom of God impact our moral values and behaviour.  Lara Ward has written about this and we would like to share with you her…

Lower V and ‘Spirited Poetry’

11th October 2019

‘Questions, Questions’. Mrs McDermott, Head of R.E. reports on some Lower V poetry competition winners. ‘NATRE (National Association of Teachers of RE) holds an annual poetry competition called ‘Spirited Poetry’.  At the end of the Summer Term Mrs McDermott set her Lower V class the task of writing poems for the competition. The categories for…

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman

11th October 2019

‘From shadows and images into truth’. Rome will see thousands of visitors on Sunday 13th October as this is the day that Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised.  Along with Miss Johnson, our SENCO, Cardinal Vincent Nichols will lead a delegation of seventeen English and Welsh Bishops and the Prince of Wales will also…

National Poetry Day

4th October 2019

Words and Truth. In the same week as the launch of ‘The God Who Speaks – A Year of the Word’, the diocesan theme for the coming year, Thursday 3rd October marked National Poetry Day 2019 and, not only that, but the 25th national Poetry Day! The theme of this year’s National Poetry Day was…

The God Who Speaks

4th October 2019

A Year of the Word. Who can forget the mesmeric beginning of the fourth Gospel, the Gospel of St John: ‘In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God.’ The power of these words never fails to move and, following on from last year’s diocesan theme of ‘Adoremus…

The start of the Michaelmas Term

6th September 2019

With St Augustine of Hippo. ‘Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of…