Many thanks to everyone for their donations to Red Nose Day -We raised around £180 by enjoying a Red Nose Run. and some delicious cakes!
In addition to enjoying Fairtrade breakfast, classes reasearched Fairtrade and tried some Fairtrade recipes; made some Guardians of the Rainforest gardens; wrote poems and produced information leaflets – look out for them at the Co Op this Thursday – there are some for the public to take away and find out why they should support Fairtrade. Many thanks to Swanage Co Op for donating a box of Fairtrade bananas for our breakfast!
Details of special services during Holy Week are here.
The Church of the Holy Spirit & St Edward, Victoria Avenue, Swanage.
Food Blessing Święconka – Holy Saturday, 3rd April @ 11am
Please bring baskets filled with Easter food and chocolates.
We bring eggs (hardboiled and decorated) as a symbol of new life; bread as a symbol of the body of Christ; salt and pepper to add to our other Easter food and any other food you would like to be blessed.
We hope to see you there.
Text of letter sent to parents/carers on 12 March 2021:
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Dorset Police.
Operation Encompass is the notification to schools when a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse, this information will be shared with the schools.
Operation Encompass will ensure that senior safeguarding members of the school staff, (DSL/DDSLs) – known as a Key Adults – are trained to allow them to receive information from the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Last Friday, our pupil chaplains organised our annual Hats on for the Homeless event to support St. Mungo’s. Although we were few, we still managed to raise around £70 by wearing our hats and eating cake! We know some of our pupils at home were also wearing their hats whilst they worked. Well done and many thanks!
Bishop Mark has sent us all a letter.
Year 6 brought great joy to the residents of York House Rest Home today when they stood outside and sang Christmas songs and carols. The tennis players at Beach Gardens seemed to have enjoyed the singing too!
We will be celebrating Las Posadas again as part of our Advent preparations. The ‘Holy Family’ were brought to our class liturgies and blessed, ready to start their journey visiting your homes. This year everyone will be having their own Mary and Joseph at the beginning of Advent. We will send home baby Jesus, shepherds and some livestock at the end of the term, and the kings and their camels after the holidays – ready for Epiphany – so you can create the whole nativity.
Do email us photos of The Holy Family in your homes so that we can share them on the website.
Thank you so much for your generous gifts for the foodbank and the £220.20 donations for CAFOD.