May 2017

This term assemblies have continued to focus on the Beatitudes, in particular ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be fulfilled’.  We looked at some role models, including Jo Cox, the murdered MP, and the students have thought about how they might do the `right thing’ in their lives.  As a school we decided to support a small school in Uganda, St Issac’s Preparatory school, contributing £700 to the cost of fresh water.  This money was raised by the students through a number of own clothes days.  7 Patience will also be supporting Ella’s mum as she completes the Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research by organising a Bake Sale.

Over the year, students also spent some time thinking of their own versions of the Beatitudes and some of these will soon be displayed around the school:

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God

            God helps those who help others and expect nothing in return’

                                                                        Susette & Lydia 10 Corinth

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteous ness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

            People who stand up for good, will get into the Kingdom of Heaven’

                                                                        Valeria & Tesify, 10 Corinth

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy

            You should always be nice to others so that they can pass on the kindness you gave

them,      

          Seun, 9Annunciation

Forgive others and God will forgive you.

                                                                   7 Patience

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth

            Those who are humble and gentle will overcome the world’s challenges.

                                                                               7 Faith

This half term can be a very stressful time for those students in Years 11 and 13 as they start their public exams.  We have been very impressed with their calm and mature approach to their revision and the exams themselves.  We are expecting great things this year.  Fiona Aseidu, an alumni, continues to set an example for what hard work, (and being a good person), can achieve as she jets off to Harvard.  Fiona will be in school during the summer term mentoring sixth form students.

Finally, I hope that you all have a peaceful and restful half term holiday.

 

Dominic Malins, Headteacher

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