Advent is truly a special time at St. Philip’s and we have enjoyed many celebrations to mark the season. Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who have contributed to a wide range of wonderful events. We thought we would like to our celebrations with a bit of silliness! We hope you all have a happy and holy Christmas…
In Class 5, we have been working in small groups to orally retell the Christmas Story through a stop frame animation project. We learned about the significant events leading up to birth of our Lord Jesus and how, despite his humble start in life, he had all the love that he needed and brought light, peace, hope and joy into the world. We hope these examples of our short films help you to remember the true meaning of Christmas and we wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas.
As part of our Christmas fundraising day to support CAFOD, our pupils and staff performed a ‘mannequin challenge’. Well done to everyone involved!
On Tuesday morning, pupils and parents alike were treated to an excellent re-telling of the Nativity story. Children from our Nursery and Reception classes led a superb performance which included many wonderful songs, brave acting and lots of drumming! The children all spoke beautifully and extremely clearly. All the teachers, parents and siblings were very proud.
A kind-hearted member of our school has set an excellent example to others this advent by giving to the Cornerstones Homeless Shelter. Seamus, who won the gigantic chocolate snowman at the Christmas Fair, kindly donated his prize to the homeless shelter for them to enjoy on Christmas Day. In return he received a lovely letter of thanks in recognition for his kindness. Well done Seamus, you are a credit to us all.
Last Thursday our Year 1 children led a beautiful assembly to celebrate the beginning of the Season of Advent. New and expectant mothers from the wider community were invited to join us and light the candle of Hope on our Advent Wreath and each new baby received a small gift as a welcome to the world. We were very proud of their fantastic singing and the clear and confident messages they shared with us about the importance of this special time of preparation. Well done Year 1: a wonderful start to the festive season!
Last Monday our year 5 and 6 mission team started their new group with the infants. The mission team decided to name their new group the ‘mini disciples’. There were lots of different prayerful activities planned by the mission team, showing the infants how to share Jesus’ love throughout the school. Bible stories were shared and discussed, blessings were given and we even have a new member of St. Philips, Charlie our prayer bear.
The mission team hope that they can carry on their exciting new group throughout the year!