Apostles of Mercy pilgrimage to Westminster

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This year as we are celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy, fifty students have committed to being Apostles of Mercy. On Monday the 9th and 16th¬†of May, several of these Apostles of Mercy from year 7, 8 and 9 went on a pilgrimage to Westminster Cathedral. The purpose for our pilgrimage was to to give them the opportunity to¬†follow the ‚ÄėWay of Mercy‚Äô, starting at the Holy Door.

‚ÄúOn Monday the 16th¬†of May we went on a pilgrimage to Westminster Cathedral.¬†¬†Before the pilgrimage, we prepared for our journey by going to confession at school and going to Mass at our local parish ‚ÄėOur Lady Help of Christians‚Äô.¬†¬†Fr Mark said Mass and asked us to pray for him. At the Cathedral we followed the ‚ÄėWay of Mercy‚Äô, starting at the Holy Door and then following the ‘Way of Mercy’ route, reflecting on different aspects of mercy at various stations around the Cathedral.¬†¬†At these stations we read some information about the different acts of mercy and prayed. By going through the Holy Door, following the ‘Way of Mercy‚Äô, confessing our sins and attending Mass, we received an indulgence.‚ÄĚ (Mary Wheatley and Zoe Sotto)

Our Apostles of Mercy were encouraged to hope as Pope Francis expressed that we may ‚Äėexperience the joy of encountering that grace which transforms all things.‚Äô

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Student Executive Committee 2016-17

Following the conclusion of the recent election and a series of interviews on Wednesday, I am pleased to announce the committee for the next academic year.

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The committee will officially take up their positions in September, but will be doing some work towards next year in the coming weeks, including their first full committee meeting next Wednesday after school.

Thanks once again to all students that applied and took part in the selection process and thanks to all students and staff for their support.

Cake Sale!

We raised over £100 in our cake sale on Friday 5th February. We were raising money for the Udayan child we sponsor. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us and bought cakes! 

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Christmas Gift BAGS 2015 – Mission Complete!

Thank you so much for all your generosity. Many of our school families are themselves under considerable financial pressure, especially at this time of year, so it really is profound generosity we see in the pictures below of our very-own Santa-Sleigh (mini-bus).

For some families, the gifts donated by JOA are the only ones that they will receive this Christmas.

Well done and sincere thanks to everyone who contributed!

 

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Join Miss Godwin and Mr Woollatt who are both aiming for the Best Staff Christmas Jumper” prize. ¬† ¬†

There will also be awards for “Best Student Christmas Jumper” and “Most Christmassy Form”.

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Haven’t got a Christmas Jumper? ¬†Not a problem. ¬†Customise your own.

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Really too cool for school/ still don’t want to wear the jumper? ¬†Donate your ¬£1 anyway…

Every single pound collected will go directly to the children of Udayan.

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Udayan Coffee Morning

Come and join us for an Udayan Coffee Morning

Monday 19th October in the hall.

Treat yourself (or a friend) to a hot drink and a cake or biscuit and raise money  to help a child at Udayan

Take a look at our PPT about last year’s fund-raising activities to find out why we are running this event.

Thank you

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Drama Club October 2015

Drama Club is now running on the following days and times:

Year 8 and 9 РTuesday 3.30 Р4.30pm 

Years 7 – Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm

Year 10 – Thursday 3.30 – 4.30pm

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Please bring – a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes or slippers (just as you would wear in your Drama lessons) and lots of enthusiasm

If you cannot attend your year group’s ‘slot’ but want to be part of Drama club, please see Mrs Wilcher, Miss King or Miss Dean.

This year we are going to be producing a showcase of work for¬†the end of term and working towards entering groups in the speech and drama categories at the Watford festival in March but all students are also welcome to come along, ¬†‘just for fun’.

See Mrs Wilcher, Miss King or Miss Dean if you have any questions.

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