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Our Word of the Week this week is

LEARNING

25th week of Ordinary Time

Our Faith gives us the chance to learn so much more than you can
ever find in a text book. It helps us to learn how to live and grow as
people. When we learn about Jesus we can also learn about ourselves.
Think about the biggest lessons you’ve learnt in your
life and how you’ve changed because of them.

What could you learn this week about your faith? Can you share your wisdom with others to help them learn something new?

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ACTS OF WORSHIP

Here is a reminder of the key stage locations for Acts of Worship this week:

  • Monday Y7 Chapel, Y8 Hall
  • Tuesday Y9 Chapel, Y10 Hall
  • Wednesday Y12 and 13 in Chapel and Hall
  • Thursday Y11 Chapel

 

HAPPY LANGUAGES WEEK – LANGUAGES QUIZ HOUSE COMPEITION

Hello, bonjour, guten tag, ola, konnichiwa and happy languages day for September 26th! Complete the languages quiz below and comment in the comments box below how many answers you got correct to win your house some house points! The answers are at the end of the PowerPoint below so you can mark your own quizzes. Good luck!

 

 

FORM PRAYER BOARDS HOUSE COMPETITION – This year we have launched our new form prayer boards. Every form classroom will have its very own form prayer board. Our prayer boards are there to help us have a prayerful space in our form rooms when we are using Be Inspirational each morning. The prayer boards will help us to interact with our faith – to display prayer intentions, the word of the week, our favourite scripture, inspiring saints and quotes or chaplaincy notices.

  • You have until the 24th September to put a personal touch on your form prayer boards – perhaps you might want to make bunting to go around your board, you might want to put up some of your favourite pieces of scripture, scripture art, or your favourite saints names and quotes. We look forward to coming round and seeing your prayer boards!

Leader/Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

This week’s word of the week video is from Christ the King secondary school, this week we reflect on how we can follow and learn from Jesus’ example…

WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO

This or that

We are going to start our week by learning something new about our tutor groups!

Open your diaries and find the red, yellow and green pieces of card inside. Your form tutor will read out a question and all you need to do is pick a colour and hold it up once your form tutor says go.

Your form tutor may ask different people to explain their choice of answer!

 

  1. Do you prefer breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Red for Breakfast, Yellow for Lunch, Green for Dinner

2. Would you rather have more time or more money?

Red for more time, Green for more money.

3. Do you prefer Aldi, Lidl or Co-op?

Red for Aldi, Yellow for Lidl or Green for Co-op 

4. Do you prefer watching a film, reading a book or playing a sport?

Red for watching a film or Yellow for reading a book or Green for playing a sport.

5. Would you prefer to have a world without social media or with social media?

Red for without, green for with.

6. Would you rather meet your ancestors or meet your great, great grand children?

Red for meeting your ancestors, green for great, great grandchildren. 

7. Would you rather live abroad and never be able to return to the UK or live in the UK and never travel abroad?

Red for abroad, Green for UK

 

Let us know in the comments below some of your answers and reasons why!

Which answers were most popular in your forms? Which questions did you find the hardest?

 

Leader/Young person – “Let us Pray together…

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the gift of learning, for our school, for our staff and for our access to education. 

Help us to make the most of the opportunities we are given and to thrive in our opportunity to learn new things every day. 

May we be the face of Christ as we help others to learn more about you.  

Amen

Let us pray our school prayer together…

 

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Leader/Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

On Saturday you might have been excited to see the return of Strictly Come Dancing! And this year strictly is welcoming its first ever deaf contestant – EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis. 

Her casting on Strictly has led some viewers to wonder how a hearing-impaired contestant will be able to take part in a show that depends on being able to listen to the live band and dance in time to a beat.

But Rose hopes this will be the perfect opportunity to educate others on how deaf people experience music, and challenge assumptions.

This year the professionals and the audience will learn a new way to teach dance! Rose expresses her joy in finally giving the deaf community someone like them on TV.

Watch the video below until 3 minutes 51 to see the start of Rose’s journey to learn how to dance…

RESPONSE:

This morning, we challenge you to learn some British Sign Language greetings in your form groups! Try incorporate some of these greetings this week to you peers, staff and students!

A few reasons why sign language is a valuable thing to learn…

  • inclusive – it’s a fundamental way of communicating for deaf people
  • it is expressive
  • people who know sign language are often better listeners- you must listen with your eyes and engage in constant eye contact
  • it allows silence

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Heavenly Father,

May we embrace the beauty of silence and open our hearts and minds to hear your Word.

Amen.

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SCHOOL PRAYER

Let us pray our school prayer together…

 

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Today we are going to learn some more about the situation in Afghanistan and offer our prayers to those who are suffering.

Recently, the Taliban have stopped girls returning to secondary schools in Afghanistan. For the new term, only boys and male teachers were allowed back into classrooms.

The military group seized control of the country in South Central Asia last month, after the Afghan government collapsed. The Taliban said they were working to reach a decision on the matter, but many fear a return of their strict rules, which severely restricted girls’ and women’s rights the last time they were in charge.

When the Taliban leaders were in control before, they banned many things, including education for girls, television, music and cinema.

One schoolgirl, a 16-year-old from Kabul, told the BBC on Saturday that it was a “sorrowful day”.

“I wanted to become a doctor! And that dream has vanished. I don’t think they would let us go back to school. Even if they open the high schools again, they don’t want women to become educated.”

Working women have also been told to stay at home for now and females protesting against the Taliban, have been very badly treated. It also seems that the Islamist group have shut down a department set up by the Afghan government, that focused on supporting women and girls, and replaced it with one that once enforced strict teachings.

These actors fighting for girls' education in Afghanistan : focus on Ofarin

Young person – “Let us enter into a moment of reflection… 

Now spend a moment looking around the room…the roof over your head, the array of people sat around you, your staff, your friends, your school equipment, your school facilities. How lucky we are to have the ability to come to school and have this safe space to learn in.

Now pause for a moment and imagine that you are stripped of your rights for an education. Imagine that you are

Let us offer our prayers this morning for the people of Afghanistan, especially the girls and women of Afghanistan whose rights are being restricted.

Child Labor and Right to Education

GROUP ACTION – PRAYER INTENTIONS

In your form groups we invite you to write a prayer intention for the people of Afghanistan. You can either write one larger prayer altogether as a class or write a prayer by yourself or in pairs on post-it-notes, smaller card or your prayer journals.

If possible, please stick your form’s prayers on your form prayer board to help other classes keep the people of Afghanistan in our prayers when they are learning in your tutor room.

Make A Prayer Intention Canvas – Australian Catholic Mums

Young person – “Let us bow our heads in prayer together…

Heavenly Father, 

Your hands have fashioned every corner of this treasured planet, and the beautiful land of Afghanistan is as precious as every other place Your children call home. 

We pray for peace, dignity, freedom and confidence for the men, women and children of Afghanistan; for courage, vision and generosity within the international community responding to such need; and for tranquility of mind amongst our own community.

Amen.

SCHOOL PRAYER

Let us pray our school prayer together…

 

Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Leader/Young person: “Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross…”

All:  “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

As always we take time to listen to Sunday’s Gospel, the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This week’s Gospel reflection is going to be led by Joe McCay, Chaplain at Christ the King School…

“If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself servant of all”

REFLECT

We invite you to pause and close your eyes as the leader of this morning’s prayer leads you through a short reflection…

In todays world it can be very easy to define and evaluate other people and ourselves in terms of what job you have, what you look like, wealth, where you live, how good your grades are. But none of these things have any significance to God.

The mistake that the apostles make in Sunday’s Gospel is to put social standing first – in their eyes the greatest was the one who had the highest position. Each wanted to get to the top in Jesus’ kingdom. But Jesus told them yet again, that that his kingdom was not about seeking honour and glory for oneself, but about serving others.

God entrusts us that whatever our wealth, looks, skills and abilities might look like, that we should give and serve others. In order to truly achieve in life, you must put others first before yourself.

Take a moment in silence, bow your head and think of a way that you can do an extra act of service this week. 

For example, you might help someone in a younger year group who is looking lost, you might help out your family at home by doing the washing up, you might donate to our school charity ‘building hope’ or you might offer to help a member of staff. 

 

Leader/Young person – “Let us Pray together…”

Heavenly Father, 

May we answer God’s calling to serve others, to do good and improve the world that we live in, as we help to build your kingdom here on earth. 

Amen. 

SCHOOL PRAYER

Let us pray our school prayer together…

Have a great weekend everyone!

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

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