Advent: A Time for Waiting

On Thursday and Friday this week, pupils from Year 1 helped all of our school understand about the importance of Advent. They performed songs, drama and prayers to help us prepare to celebration the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Many thanks to all of the staff who made the performance possible and a special well done to all of our Year 1 pupils!


World Book Day

Pupils have today celebrated World Book Day. The children have spent the day dressed as their favourite ‘book title’ or character, donated money to charitable reading causes and participated in reading-related activities throughout the day. Below is a video, which was shown as part of Mrs Bourke’s Y1 assembly; it highlights the love of reading at St. Philip’s RC. More updates to follow ASAP!

Farewell and Thank You Mrs Butcher

On Friday 22nd March, pupils, colleagues, family and friends came together for a special assembly celebrating the teaching career of Mrs Butcher. Together, we celebrated and gave thanks for the 25 years of service she has given to the pupils of St. Philip’s. This video montage charts her early years and teaching career. How many faces from St. Philip’s past and present can you find in the film?

The Arrival of Advent…

Today, Thursday 29th November, our KS1 classes led an advent assembly in preparation for our reflection before celebrating the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Pupils from Miss Lavelle’s, Miss Davies’, Miss Chiodo’s and Mrs McNeill’s classes all particpated in a fantastic performance which delivered an important message to pupils and parents alike. Below are two videos which were shown on the interactive whiteboard as part of the assembly…

Relay of Prayer Assembly

As you are aware from previous posts, our school has recently been involved in the Relay of Prayer event organised by Salford Diocese. Each school had to learn about a country participating in this year’s Olympic Games and St. Philip’s RC had to study Palestine. The final stage of the process was for pupils from our school to visit St. Thomas of Canterbury, where they led an assembly on Palestine and passed on the torch of prayer. Many thanks to Mrs McNeill and Mrs Aldred for planning and preparing the assembly!

Have a Happy and Holy Christmas

Throughout Advent our pupils and staff have worked hard to remember the true meaning of Christmas; the celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ. Many events and celebrations have been enjoyed by all and they culminated with a musical performance evening which was attended by many parents. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support at this time and we wish you a happy and Holy Christmas this year. The video below features Mrs Harney’s Year 5/6 class performing Victorian themed Christmas songs.

Prior General Visit

Fr. Angel Ruiz Garnica (centre) accompanied by Fr. Eugene Smith (right) and Fr. Tom

On Monday 12th September the Prior General of the Servite Order, Fr. Angel Ruiz Garnica, visited St. Philip’s and celebrated a special assembly with children and staff. He was joined by Fr. Eugene Smith OSM, who is accompanying Fr. Angel on a provincial tour that will include visits to London, Dundee and Ireland. The visit gave children the opportunity to talk with Fr. Angel and gain a greater understanding of the Servite Order and their own place within a wider Servite community. We thank Fr. Angel and Fr. Eugene for finding the time to visit our school and wish them well for the remainder of their visit.