WORLD BOOK DAY 2017
What a fun day we had...it was like being at Hogworts. The school was teaming with witches, wizards, fairies and all manner of magical creatures.
We had spells galore and potions aplently....Y5FH tried to get teachers to try their 'Humiliation Potion' in assembly. Maybe it was the colour, maybe it was the smell, but no teacher felt brave enough.
Have a look at a few of our photos.
St. Dunstan's Feast Day, May 19th
We celebrated with a school picnic!
Teepees, ice-cream and lots of yummy snacks made for a fun afternoon.
Congratulations to all our children who made their First Holy Communion.
This week we celebrated with a special Mass in church followed by a First Holy Communion breakfast.
Congratulations to our Year 3 children who celebrated making their First Holy Communion together at a special breakfast last week.
Dick Whittington Pantomime
All of Key Stage 2 had a fantastic time time today at the Opera House in Manchester, watching Dick Whittington.
A big thank you to Mrs Cassidy and Price Waterhouse Cooper for the fabulous gift of free tickets, transport and snacks!!!
I think the grown ups enjoyed the panto as much as the children.....
Oh No They Didn't......
Take a look at the photos
Year 3/4 went to St Dunstans for the opening Mass to mark the start of Quarant'Ore
This is the Forty Hours’ Devotion (Quarant’Ore) which originated in Milan in 1534. The Blessed Sacrament was displayed on the altar continually for 40 hours during a time of calamity and danger. The faithful were encouraged to come and take turns praying for at least an hour. This devotion soon spread to other parts of Italy and in 1548, St. Philip Neri introduced it to Rome.
A celebration of this devotion is begun by a Solemn Mass or “Mass of Exposition” (by a priest or bishop); and at the end of the period of forty hours, culminated by a “Mass of Deposition,” which is accompanied by a procession.
The church looked amazing! Some of the candles were particularly poignant as they had labels indicating prayers to be offered for particular intentions and remembering those in our parish who may have died.
First Holy Communion.
We celebrated the children making their First Holy Communion on June 7th and 14th. These are pictures from the first Saturday.
It was a pleasure to see how many friends and family were there to support the children during this important Rite of Passage in their Catholic Faith.
The service was beautiful. The children behaved impeccably and they all looked stunning.
We hope that the children and their families have got many memories from this special time to remember and cherish with fondness and pride.
The Easter Passion Play.
We are very proud of all the children in Years 3 and 4. Each child worked incredibly hard to produce a fabulous account of Holy Week as performed in The Resurrection Rock.
The children played a major role in the contribution of ideas for performing of the songs, with the stage direction and provision of props!
The whole school and the parents, family members and friends in the audience were delighted by the excellent production with clear speaking, beautiful singing and superb acting.
I am sure that the some of the cast will be inspired to pursue Drama!
Thank you all very much for your support in helping the children to learn the songs and lines some of which were very challenging!
Mrs Ashworth, Mrs Rennie and Mr Kearney.
The Lalley Community Centre
I, Mr Isles and some of The Elders took a great opportunity to visit the Lalley Centre to which we had recently made a considerable donation from the money raised from our Wear a Silly Hat Day and so we wanted to find out a little more about the charity which you so kindly supported.
The Lalley Centre is based at St Malachy’s RC Primary School in Collyhurst; the service brings together schools, parishes and the local community with Caritas in an area of considerable social deprivation. A team of paid staff and volunteers provide one-to-one advice and access to other support and welfare services.
Drop in Service to discuss any current issues or needs
Professional social work support
Welfare rights services
Free internet access.
We were all made very welcome by Sister Rita and her team of dedicated staff. We were able to see the rooms available for private meetings, the cafe and then of course the Food Distribution Centre- based at a nearby locality.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local companies who donated a huge variety of food on a regular basis in order to support families in crisis.
Sister Rita has very kindly offered to come into school and show a slide show all about their important work to the rest of Key Stage 2 children.
We are all looking forward to welcoming her to our school in the very near future.
The Elders were super role models for our school, showing great interest, displaying lovely manners and asking very pertinent questions. It was an experience that we all enjoyed and felt very humbled by and fortunate that we do not need to use the services but rather support them.