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This week is the European Day of Languages on Wednesday 26th September and it’s a celebration of the different ways in which we communicate. It reminds us that we communicate in lots of different languages and it reminds us of the power of our words.

We also have our Y6 Open Evening on Wednesday when we will use welcoming and encouraging language to greet the families that come to visit our school community.

Think this week about how you show people that you love them – do you use kind words? You may speak through actions or service. Try this week to use the languages you speak to build up the people around you and to communicate a message of love and acceptance.

Notices

  • It’s House AoW this week so check out the rota below to find out when you will be gathering with the rest of your House!
  • Confirmations are taking place this year in Long Eaton Parish. If you are in Y8 or above then the next meeting is on Saturday 6th October. Get in touch with Christina for more details: https://www.beinspirational.co.uk/confirmations-in-long-eaton/
  • We are continuing to film the School Music Video this week, make sure you come down ready with ideas so that you don’t miss out!
  • We have Mass on Friday lunchtime as usual so pop to the Chapel to reserve your lunch for afterwards and to collect a Mass Pass.
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We start with the Sign of the Cross.

See how many languages your Form group knows and check that you have a representative for Wednesday’s  House Competition – the Languages Quiz!

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As you will have seen in this week’s Word of the Week video, there are ways that we can communicate with one another without saying a single word – we can use our bodies. Watch this video to find out more and to learn about how Jesus used his body to communicate in the most powerful way possible.

When Jesus took on human form he humbled himself but He also showed us how much we are worth to Him through his great actions of love.

Take some time to think about your actions.

Do you show others how much you value them?

Do you make sacrifices for others?

How often do your actions show frustration and anger when they could show patience and love?

Help us Jesus to be more like you by using our human form to do good to others and to communicate a message of love and peace.

Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Image result for st jeromeOver the weekend it will be the feast of St Jerome, the patron Saint of the English Department!

St Jerome played an important role in the history of the Church because he translated the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin. During the Middle Ages most people couldn’t read but by going to Church where the educated clergy shared the Bible message with them they were able to learn about Jesus and St Jerome made that possible! It just shows how important knowledge of a language can be!

Although Latin might seem like a language we left in the Middle Ages, we still use lots of Latin phrases in our language now. See if you can work out what some of these phrases mean and leave your answers (and the name of your Form) in the comments box below!

‘et cetera’ (etc)

‘carpe diem’

‘vice versa’

‘Draco Dormiens Numquam Titillandus’ (Clue: this is the Hogwarts school motto!)

‘Ave Maria’

‘Agnus Dei’

‘Corpus Christi’

Look out for other Latin phrases that we still use today!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

It’s finally here!

For the last few weeks we’ve been thinking about our ‘High Hopes’ for the future and have worked together as a community to create this celebration of everything that we stand for as a school – enjoy!

Lord, help us and guide us as we think about our hopes and dreams for the future. May we always remember that you have a plan for us and may we support others as they strive to achieve. Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As always we take time in our week to listen to Sunday’s Gospel.

Lord we ask that you will strengthen us as we serve others. Give us the energy and enthusiasm today to make our Bunkpurugu 5K a fantastic event.

Amen

We end with the Sign of the Cross.