In this Sunday’s Gospel we are reminded that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If we listen to him, we can rely on him to guide our lives in the right direction. Sometimes, a little like sheep, we can head in the wrong direction and we need help to keep our lives on the right path. Jesus is the patient shepherd who never gives up on us. He came so that we could experience the fullness of life here, and to lead us to the joys of eternal life.
Another week has passed by quickly. Did you see we had a new school pet on Thursday? A pheasant proudly walked around our school field all day! Photos were placed on the school twitter feed which we hope you will follow. @stpaulinus
Next week, we have some school trips, the Y1 Pet Show and the Y6 children completing their SATS tests. We hope all events will pass by without any major hiccups. At the end of the week, we have the second of our Family Masses at the Sunday Service. I hope that you will join me and some staff in celebrating the Eucharist that day, as some of our children take key roles during the service.
The last week of this half-term, 20th to 24th May, looks very exciting. We will have two visitors to the school. Firstly, Sarah Calgie, an artist who has been working with our staff, will complete some engaging and beautiful artwork with all our pupils. The theme of this work will be Creation, as we are all stewards of the World that God has created. The second visitor will be Joe Hammill from Cattle and Cane, who has been using the Children’s ideas to write a school song. We hope to learn this during the week. We will be sharing some of our Arts Work in an exhibition on Thursday 23rd May from 3-5pm. We hope to see some of you then.
On Friday 24th May, we will host our Annual May Procession at 10am in Church, All are most welcome to join the celebration. It has become the tradition that a child will be selected from Foundation Stage to crown Mary in Church, and that all children bring in some flowers to adorn Mary to make the Church look magnificent. We then donate these flowers to the local nursing homes within the community. Please remember to send your child in with flowers that day if you can.
Enjoy the weekend, Mr Geaves.