Friday 7th March was Mad Hair Day - the first of our non-uniform fund raising Fridays. Children (and staff) paid £1 to go wild with their hair, and there were some spectacular colours and designs on show! We had loads of fun and raised money for our Lenten charities too!
Thank you very much to the record number of parents who joined us to celebrate a lovely mass for Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent this week. Key Stage 1 led the mass with some fantastic reading and a great musical number!
It was also good to welcome back Father Moses after several weeks away. A huge thank you to the fabulous Father Jimmy from St Mary's for filling in while he was away.
Our Lenten Fundraising kicks off this week with our first non-uniform Friday and the first theme is Mad Hair Day. Look out for those pictures coming soon! Don't forget to bring in your £1 (£1.50 per family.)
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, a very important time for Catholics everywhere. There are three themes, for Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Here at Good Shepherd we begin with School Mass on Wednesday led by the children in Key Stage 1. Parents are welcome to attend.
We will once again be raising money for our Lenten charities and one of the most popular parts of our fund raising are the non-uniform Fridays we have each Friday in Lent. Children and staff always make a fantasic effort to get into the spirit of things and dress up.
This year's themes are:
Friday 7th March - Mad Hair! - Spikey? Colourful? Wigs? Do something mad with your hair!
Friday 14th March - Spots and Stripes - Wear something with spots, stripes or both!
Friday 21st March - Sports - Football, rugby, cricket, Winter Olympic skiier or maybe just your leg warmers or leotard!
Friday 28th March - Colours of the Rainbow! - How many colours can you wear in one outfit?
Friday 4th April - Blast from the Past - 1970s punk? Victorian lady? Greek God? Anything retro will do!
Let your imagination run wild, have fun dressing up and help raise money for charity. Please don’t forget to bring in your money - £1 per pupil or £1.50 per family.
Please note the dates for our ever popular Talent Show (Tueday 1st April at 1.30pm) and Easter Bonnet parade (Thursday 3rd April 9.30am for morning Nursery, 1.30pm for afternoon Nursey and Reception.)
Year 6 will be organizing our traditional Lenten Competitions. More details coming soon!
We are also once again collecting chocolate Easter Eggs to donate to Myton Hospice that they sell to raise money. Can we beat the 260 we collected last year?
On Thursday 13th February, we had a whole school writing day on the theme of poetry. There was some fantastic work from children throughout the school.
Here is a poem some children in Year 6 wrote.
The Final Destination
I look outside to the emerald-green grass,
My eyes blur as I think of the past.
I feel a teardrop tremble down my smooth skin,
Going to church to relieve my sin.
Outside it's pouring down with rain,
When all I can feel inside is pain.
Friday 14th February 2014
The school breaks up for the half-term holiday today. Have a great week everyone, and remember Monday 24th February is a Teacher Day so children return to school on Tuesday 25th February