Spring 1 2016Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016.
On behalf of the Staff and Governors of the School I would like to wish all our children, parents, families, parishioners and friends of the school a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year.
I truly hope you all had a joyous, peaceful and God filled Christmas and that you thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. In 2016, if everyone is blessed with good health and our days are filled with hope, peace and love it will be a great year for us all.
As Pope Francis said in his Christmas message on Christmas day…
‘Where God is born, hope is born. He brings hope. Where God is born, peace is born. And where peace is born, there is no longer room for hatred and for war.’
In this special year of mercy ( 8 Dec 15 – 20 Nov 16) let us remember the merciful embrace of God and share his mercy for us towards others we meet over the coming months.
Pope Francis reminded us this Christmas to put our efforts, energies and values on the things in life that are important… ‘In a society so often intoxicated by consumerism and hedonism, wealth and extravagance, appearance and narcissism, the child Jesus calls us to act soberly, in other words, in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent, capable of seeing and doing what is essential.”
In our daily work with children this year, their simplicity, innocence, enthusiasm and honesty in all their unique, and special ways will help us to remember the Pope’s words… to see and do what is important and what is essential …for our children, school and community.
Holding on to the Christmas messages of Hope, Peace, Mercy and Love we move positively into 2016.
I look forward to working closely with you to make our school community a great learning place for our children, parents, parishioners, governors and staff.
Once again my very best wishes to you and your families and all within our school and parish community for a very Happy New Year and a great 2016.
Ms Helen T Lennon