Ideas for Lent
‘St John’s is an outstanding Catholic School, where the dedication and drive of the headteacher, staff and governors leads to continuous improvement and excellent outcomes for all pupils.’
‘There is a calm and welcoming atmosphere and the pupils demonstrate this in interactions with each other, staff and visitors; consequently, their behaviour is outstanding. The pupils live out their one school rule of ‘Love One Another’ and this is evident with all groups of pupils.’
‘The whole school community has a strong sense of belonging to the Catholic faith. The staff work very effectively to ensure that Christ is at the centre of all they do.’
‘Teaching is outstanding and is effective in enthusing pupils and ensuring that they learn extremely well.’
‘The school deploys support staff very effectively and they regularly take part in the teaching of lessons. They make a significant contribution to the learning and progress of these pupils.’
‘Standards of attainment in RE are excellent… all pupils… make excellent progress’
‘Parents appreciate the work of the school, as shown in the parents’ questionnaires… They state that their children are happy in school and they are happy with the provision of RE in the school.’
Give glory and honour to God
When we pray together ..........
We wonder, we learn and we understand the importance of prayer and our faith.
We think about the mystery of God.
We explore our own beliefs and we celebrate together.
We thank God that we have been chosen by him and we try to live as Jesus wanted us to.
We learn prayers that are part of our Catholic tradition and we try to understand the messages they hold for us today.
We collect money to help support children less fortunate than ourselves. We raise funds for Mary's Meals, CAFOD and Caritas Care. We also have a Fair Trade tuck shop, supporting farmers to get a fair price for their produce.
We started raising money in 2012 for Mary's Meals and so far we have fed over 300 children by bringing in small amounts of money that we don't miss. There are over 200 children in our school and none of us ever go hungry: our aim was to feed the same amount of children so that they can go to school and learn just like us.
We do a lot of fundraising for CAFOD...
...and for Caritas Care
Click on the link to find out more about Fair Trade products.
We have a Fair Trade tuck shop every Friday run by the Y6 Fair Trade team.