A new year and a new start to follow the Lord
In Elm class we were lucky to be able to spend the first day of this term together as our Elm Class family talking about our hopes and dreams for this year.
This week we have been thinking about our virtues, Grateful and Generous, and how we could show these virtues at home and school. It seems those children learning from home are very grateful to their parents for the love, support and hugs they receive.
Advent Liturgy Service
During Advent we know that we are waiting and preparing for the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. We shared in an Advent Service that we planned together and we ask you to think about our messages as you wait and prepare.
1. It is nearly Jesus’ birthday.
2. Jesus was born on Christmas Day.
3. Christmas is not just about the presents, it is about the gift of our Lord.
We have been learning about the season of Advent and the symbol that is the Advent Wreath.
Some of us have spent time creating an Advent Wreath at home.
Can you remember the colour of the candles that have been lit at Mass?
What do they represent?
Look for ways to be kind
As we begin our Advent journey waiting for the coming of Jesus’ birthday we have been thinking about our daily tasks on our Liturgical Calendar.
In Elm Class we hope to continue to spread kindness this week.
We are Intentional and Prophetic
Jesus said “I tell you, you are Peter. And on this rock I will build my church.” Matthew 16:18
In class we have spent the first part of our week thinking about what this means for us. We know that we are the church and through our actions and words we will continue to build the church.
We have also taken part in an Imaginative Meditation learning that silence is an opportunity to pray and speak to God.
How will you be Intentional and Prophetic at home?
November is the month we remember
This week we have thought about those who have died for us, who have sacrificed their lives for a better world for us.
We think about All Saints and All Souls as well as those who have died during war and are thankful to them.
Today, during our class prayer time, we decided to write a prayer to Mary as we remember her during the month of October.
St.Vincent de Paul
We have started our week thinking about how we could be more like St.Vincent de Paul.
This week we have promised to:
* Love our neighbour
* Show love through kindness
* Take care of one another at home and school
* Be generous in our words and actions
* Give to charity if we can
What will you do as part of our community?
The Holy Rosary
During the month of October we think about Mary. We have shared the Rosary together this week in class and listened to a story from The Joyful Mysteries and The Sorrowful Mysteries.
We ask that the children in Elm continue to share in the Rosary throughout this month.
This week we have been thinking about Harvest and the fruits of the harvest that we receive from God and Jesus.
Not only do we celebrate the harvest of food but also the harvest of love and compassion that we receive from our family and friends.
Thank you to those who have contributed to our Harvest collection.
We revisited the Saints we celebrate here at Our Lady of Lourdes through our House Teams today. Can you remember which House you are in?
To celebrate Little Way Week we began our day exploring the meaning behind this week of celebration through an assembly. This week we will try to help and care for others at home and school.