St Vincent de Paul
Today marks the feast day of St Vincent de Paul and this week we met our new Mini Vinnies who will lead projects throughout the year to inspire us to live our life more closely with him.
Through our school and parish community we are reminded to show compassion and care to all people especially those less fortunate than ourselves. We have pledged, along with the Mini Vinnies, to contribute generously to these people this academic year.
Jesus teaches us about tolerance
Inspired by our whole school assembly this week about British Values we have thought more closely about tolerance and how Jesus teaches us through the Bible to be more accepting of others. In Matthew 7:1 it states ‘Judge not, that you be not judged.’ We ask you this week to remember these words and also to remember that Jesus shows us how to have good judgement without being judgemental.
Today enabled us to reflect our on virtue of grateful as we celebrated our first school Mass of the new year, The Exaltion of the Holy Cross. We considered how grateful we are to Jesus Christ for saving us by his crucifixion and showed reverence and respect throughout the service. A wonderful start to our Year 2 Mass celebrations!
A new beginning as the family of Oak
We have enjoyed our new beginning this week as part of our whole school community and in particular as a class. In Matthew 25: 31-40 Jesus makes it clear that we give to him by giving to others so we have reflected in our class liturgy and in our RE and Mission lessons what this message means for us as we begin our journey together.