This Week's News

June 23rd 2017

I can’t believe that there are only 4 weeks left in this academic year!

Last Thursday and Friday “More than Dance” worked with every class from Reception to Year 6 on a liturgical dance. It was great and on Friday we all met in the hall so each class could showcase their new dance to the other classes. It was a great occasion and, thanks to Miss Compton, you can see these dances on the Facebook link at the bottom of the home page of this website.

Last Saturday our First Holy Communion group received Holy Eucharist for the first time. As I was at a wedding I was unable to attend but the photographs (also on Facebook) are amazing. The Mass itself was a beautiful occasion and we were all very proud of the children.  A huge thank you goes to the catechists (Fr Shaun, Mrs C Baker, Mrs Oakes, Mrs Hall-Murray and Ms Donnelly) and all who helped to organise the celebration.

I was able to attend the Sending Forth Mass at the Cathedral last Sunday morning and once again it was a beautiful and very moving occasion. The sun even shone on both days!

On Monday I was privileged to spend a very hot day with Mrs E. Baker, Mrs Hall-Murray and Year 6 at the youth village in Consett. Most Year 6 classes from the other Catholic schools in Newcastle attended. I was very, very proud of our Year 6 children who gave a lesson to some of the other schools on how to behave!

On Tuesday, Year 5 children played their trumpets at the “Big Gig” at Northumbria University with children form schools all over Newcastle. Also on Tuesday, Year 6 started their final set of swimming lessons with us.

After school on Tuesday we had our final meeting of the whole governing body. The governors, who always challenge us to do better, were very impressed with our improvements in the past year.

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