At St Columba’s we give our children the opportunity to grow in God’s love and use Jesus’ teachings to build positive, respectful relationships with others, within our school and the wider community.
We encourage every child to use our school Virtues to live out our mission- Every Person is Precious to God. Children are to have a valuable role in liturgy, right from the time they first begin to know what I means to pray and respond to God and God’s creation.
At St. Columba’s Catholic Primary School, we all have a Class Saint. We know all about the life of our Saint and strive to help others in the way they did. Each class has a Saint Guide who wears a badge so that people can turn to them for advice. The Saint Guides are an example of how we should act and these children change each half term.
We also have House Saints. All children are able to receive and earn house points for excellent behaviour and work. Children also gain house points for following our School Virtues.
Collective Worship sessions are led by our children on a Thursday.
Year 1 were asked , ‘Where do you think Jesus is now?’
Tasks to complete linked to the Virtues
Here are some children from Oak reflecting on the Firth Station by offering to help cook and tidy up at home during Holy Week just like Simon helped Jesus carry his cross.
2 Willow have created Art Work to reflect what happened at the sixth Station- Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
2Cherry have created artwork to represent the Seventh Station – Jesus Falls the Second Time.
3 Hazel’s Art Work to represent the Eighth Station – Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.
4 Poplar’s art work to represent the Ninth Station- Jesus falls for the third time.
4 Rowan have created artwork to represent the Twelfth Station – Jesus dies on the cross.
Thirteenth Station – The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross.
Charlie from 6 Horse Chestnut has created his interpretation of the 13th Station, ‘The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross’
Wojciech and Luke have created their own pieces of art work to depict our 14th Station-Jesus was laid in the tomb. Please take time to reflect during this time.
How can you spread the love?
What can you do to spread the love during this time? Instead of sharing on social media, please send your ‘spreading the love’ activities through to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can all share and spread the love together, the St Columba’s way. Keep safe, keep smiling! 🙂
Prayer for all during this time
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your Mercy
in this time of uncertainty.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful
and lift up all who are brought low,
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love.
In Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
You can access Easter Resources for your children via this website:
We are going through a time of uncertainty and we are trying hard to live out our School Mission ‘Every Person is Precious to God’ by looking out for and caring for each other. Could you take some quiet reflection time and write your own prayer? Read and use the templates below to help you.
Today, we had a ‘Friendship Day’ and we learnt all about the meaning of what Bullying is. Each year group took part in different activities throughout the day to represent their learning on Bullying.
Year 2 took part in an activity where they were throwing an apple and calling it names. On the outside it looked perfectly fine but when they opened it up after being constantly hurt and constantly called names, they found that it was badly bruised, damaged and hurt.
Staff Virtue Certificates
Well done to Mrs Campbell and Mrs Waterworth who have received our new Staff Virtue Certificates this week! They have shown the Virtue of Being Just by showing compassion and being friendly towards all members of our school community!
We are taking part in the 40 Day Challenge, as a school. We are completing a good deed every day during Lent- today’s challenge was to let people go in front of you.
Our Lenten Displays
Today our children took part in their first Reconciliation session. We talked about being sorry and the action we will take to show this. We talked about the story of Zacchaeus.
Minnie Vinnies fundraising
During Advent, the Minnie Vinnies organised a reverse advent calendar for each class. Each day, a different child donated some food to the class box. On Thursday, the Minnie Vinnies took the donated food boxes down to the Salvation Army. There were over 20 boxes and bags full of food. The Salvation Army were very grateful for our support and explained that our donations will help to boost their donations to local families in need.
Today we had our Advent Service and we thought about all of the Love and Joy we can bring this Advent time. We thought about all of the people that are in need of love and support during this time. We also talked about the CAFOD World Gifts that we will fundraise for.
KS1 Christmas Play
Our KS1 Children performed their Christmas Play- Lights, Camel, Action! They performed so professionally and showcased their amazing dance moves! It was great to see so many parents come to support our children. Well done Key Stage 1!
Reception performed their Nativity for the whole school. They were so professional and did an amazing job- well done Reception!
Blessing of the Advent Wreaths
Today Mrs Gautrey led us in our Advent Service and our Reception children helped us to created our Advent Wreath. We lit our first purple candles and celebrated a lovely service together.
Celebrating Mass in School
We celebrated Mass in school for Father Solomon, as he leaves us. We shared a lovely Mass together and we wish him luck on his new journey.