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We come to school to learn, but we learn so much more than you can ever find in a text book. We learn how to live and grow as people, we learn about Jesus and we 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?

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

We pray for all of the new staff and students in our school who are learning their way around a new school building, a new routine and who are meeting lots of new people. May they feel welcomed and be successful during their time in our school community.

Amen.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Often when we think of school we think about our classrooms, subjects and planners but school is so much more that that!

Our School is a community where we think about each and every person as an individual. It’s not just about learning to get good grades, it’s about your exploring your faith and learning who you want to be as a person. St Paul explained learning to the Philippians as follows:

Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9

To celebrate our school community, and everything that we stand for, we are launching our school music video THIS WEEK!

Get together with your friends and think about how you would like to be involved and, when you’re ready to do some filming, please come and find Marsha or Joe in the Chapel!

To get some inspiration on how you can be a part of the school music video spend some time watching last year’s creation, ‘What do I know?’, or check out the song that we’ll be using this year – High Hopes!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Take some time to listen to this song and to reflect on the lyrics – what do you think the main theme of the song is?

This song celebrates the times that we ‘fall’ and make mistakes because we can learn from them. Jason Gray says that ‘failure is my teacher’ because, with God’s help and love, he can learn when things go wrong and make them better for the future.

St James explains that it is the same when we learn about our faith:

My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

James 1: 2-4

Think about how this might influence your day/ your week…

Should you braver and put your hand up to answer a question, even if you’re not sure if it’s the right answer?

Could you try a different type of prayer to see if it helps you to connect with God better?

Could you try a new activity in school?

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.

Think about how you can share your gifts with others in a way that doesn’t make them feel left out.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.