Monday 15th to Friday 19th September 2014
A warm Welcome
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I hope that you’ve all had a good start to the year and that the Year 7’s have settled in nicely. As you may already know, Wednesday of this week is Open Evening. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the school to the wider community and show our varied talents. Every single one of us has talent to showcase – whether it be in sport or in the performing arts. This is the time of year where we have the opportunity to nurture our talents and the talents of our peers, while preparing for the big challenges that wait for us at the end of the year, such as our GCSE examinations.
Helping out at Open Evening is compulsory for Prefects, but I also think that any of you pupils in Year 10 or below who hope to become a Prefect in the future should attend to show your commitment to the school and showcase your individual talents. I hope that you all have a good week and continue developing your talents and spiritual growth.
Julian Ward, Head Boy
The assemblies this week are about ‘Community’. When I asked some Year 7 students what they thought community was all about, they said, ‘working together as a team’, ‘respecting everyone and their ideas’, ‘seeing the good in one another’ and ‘helping others’. All these thoughts are indeed what help to make community. We just have to remember that each one of us builds up the community and we each have a contribution to make. Jesus said, ‘where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.’ (Matthew 18:20, Good News Bible.) This Bible quote helps us to see that we are not alone in our journey, God is with us.
“Caelum Dives Ingredi” means to “Enter Heaven Enriched” and can be found on our school badge. Being part of a faith school community certainly enriches all students and we are in turn enriched by the presence and the giftedness of both our students and staff. Students realise that being part of a Catholic school community is fun. Students at all year levels and from different religious backgrounds learn to be comfortable in sharing aspects of their faith. (Extract taken from the handbook on Chaplaincy).
Below are prayers about community that were written by students. As you read them, pray for our school community of St Edmund’s.
We thank you for making us what we are today. We thank you for all the gifts which you have given to our families, teachers and friends.
Lord, bless our school and all of us as we continue to grow as a community and as disciples of your Son. Amen
2) Dear Lord,
We pray to you to guide us and protect us for our future ahead. Bless our
community of St Edmund’s. Help us to overcome any problems, help us to
achieve more as we learn and grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Amen
Have a lovely week. We ask God to bless our community and we pray for all the needs of our wider community and our world.
Have a good week.
Mr S Graham - Headteacher
Please click here for a copy of our Summer Newsletter
24th - Post 16 Evening, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
25th - Year 7 Retreat
25th - School Tour, 8.45am
29th - School Tour, 8.45am
1st - School Tour, 8.45am
1st - Year 11 Information Evening, 6.30pm
8th - Year 7 Tutor Evening
23rd - Year 11 Parents Evening (1)
End of Term:
Last day of term: Friday 24th October 2014, 3pm
Half-Term: 27th - 31st October (inclusive)
If you would like to look at the school in respect to a place for September 2015 school tour dates are now available.
(new tour date of Monday 29th September 2014, 8.45am due to demand).
25th September 2014 date is now fully booked.
Please click here for further details