Dear Parents/Carers, I am writing to you over the Easter holidays with some very sad news. This morning, we received the news that Frances Butcher, a former teacher at St. Philip’s, had died at the age of 64. Frances was a … Continue reading
Reception Class 1 and Class 2 have been celebrating their wonderful gifts, talents, ambitions and dreams with the school. Take a look at our assembly…
From January to March Miss Myrtle set off to South Africa volunteering for a programme called International Citizenship Service (ICS). During her time there she stayed in the province of Limpopo (one of the hottest provinces in South Africa), in Tzaneen, in a small village called Mogapene.
Whilst in South Africa Miss Myrtle was teaching in schools, working in Orphanages and running afterschool clubs. In the schools classes were made up of around seventy children. Sometimes five children would share a desk made for two children. There were no computers or interactive whiteboards, just a chalkboard and chalk. However, even though the children might not have had computers or interactive whiteboards, they made up for this with their sense of joy and love for the community they lived in. Miss Myrtle explained how lovely it was to be involved in such a community where everyone felt involved and welcomed, even though they did not have much they would share all that they had.
Miss Myrtle told the children that her experience taught her how lucky we are to have a lovely school and wonderful teachers and parents. We do not all have to travel to Africa to make a difference, what you see as a small random act of kindness might be a grand lovely gesture to someone else. As Mother Teresa said, ‘if you want to change the world start at home…. Do small things with GREAT love.’
On Wednesday 28th March, the Year 5s in Mr Marshall and Miss Kildunne’s classes performed the Passion play for the school. They were accompanied by members of the choir in Year 6 in a performance that was described as “deeply moving”, “highly professional” and “reverent”.
Some of the highlights are shown in this short video.
Well done to all those girls and boys from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who got up early on Saturday mornings to complete the courses at Buile Hill Park or Bolton Road playing field. St Philip’s are especially proud of the 16 runners who braved the snow, sleet and freezing conditions at Bolton Road on the 9th December. The season has now ended with our Year 3-4 girls’ team narrowly missing out on coming third. Well done to Isla for achieving silver as a year 4 runner! Congratulations to Joseph (Year 6), he has been selected to represent Salford Schools at the Greater Manchester Championships, at Heaton Park on 3rd February 2018.
Today, Class 11 responded to a letter from a pupil hoping to join St. Philip’s. They thought about our school’s mission and tried to express our values. We hope they can spread the Good News, just like St. Paul did!
Nursery learned all about how much God loves them during our recent Social Justice topic.
The most popular book from our class altar has always been ‘God Knows All About Me’. The children made up actions for the words and wanted to share our favourite rhymes with you all. Please enjoy!