Well, the last week of term was a very prayerful one in school, as it should be during Holy Week. Monday and Tuesday saw the hall transformed into a prayer room full of different prayer stations. The children had opportunities to encounter God through various creative activities.
There were also opportunities to mediate in class in the morning and afternoon. Children wrote their own prayers in their prayer journals. They reflected on a slide show of beautiful photos of the natural world…God’s creation.
Year 5 managed to raise about £135 from their four stalls on Wednesday afternoon during the fundraising. There was a sweet stall, a snack stall, a book stall and a spa stall. They should be very proud of their efforts.
Gideon was lucky and won an Easter egg in the Year 6 Easter Raffle on Thursday. A few other pupils did and Mrs Sandhu won too!
We were all sad to have to say goodbye to Mrs O’Neil after 8 years at St Dominic, but she received a warm send off during the Final Assembly on Thursday. Every class in the school presented her with a beautiful hand - made card full of messages of thanks and wishing her luck in her move to Wales. It was also a lovely surprise to see some parents at the end of the day come into the class and present Mrs O’Neil with flowers and presents. She really will be missed.
Lots of certificates were given out on Thursday; Ben got the Golden Moment Certificate for Spirituality, Sophia Rickett was awarded the RE certificate, Abigail won the Writing Certificate, Zita got the Meerkat Learner of the Week bookmark for being Enthusiastic and Jamie got the one for being Engaged. Well done to you all!
We hope you are enjoying your holiday…don’t forget to keep up with your reading and practice your times tables. Also, we are very impressed with the work we have received so far about the Mayans and excited to see the rest when we return on 12th April….!
See you then.