We are very proud to be the link school for Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Our location enables us to have close links with the Cathedral and we work closely with Father Dominic to celebrate important events, feasts and Holy days throughout the year.
Each year we join with one of our local schools to remember those that have died during wars. We are lucky to have our school Chaplin, Father Dominic, join us to mark this special occasion with a service at the Cenotaph. Read about this year’s service in the Educate article below.
The Feast of St Nicholas
The Feast of St Nicholas is held on the 6th December each year. We celebrate the feast day with our families during Mass at the Cathedral. We also give out chocolate gold coins to our pupils to remember how St Nicholas helped those around him. During this time of year we make a special effort to nurture links with our local community.
Pensioners’ Christmas Dinner
This year the School played host to a group of local pensioners during early December to offer them a Christmas Lunch and some lovely carol singing by the children in our school choir. The elderly people who attended all gave very positive feedback about the spirit and goodwill of all the children involved during the day. They said that it was so nice to see such a community spirit at such young ages.
Advent and Christmas
At the start of Advent, Father Dominic visits to help us to prepare for the coming of Jesus. Together we make Wreaths in each class to help us to count down to the day of Jesus’ birth. We also try to help other less fortunate by raising money for charities by Carol singing in our local community and fundraising activities.
In the Spring Term we celebrate Lent. At the start of Lent, Father Dominic helps us to remember the purpose of Lent in our Ash Wednesday Service.
Throughout Lent, we try to grow closer to Jesus by helping others. Each year, we raise funds for both local and international charities. Our charities for this year were: Mission Together, The Good Shepherd and Comic Relief. We raise funds in a variety of ways including cake sales and raffles.
Towards the end of Lent we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us in our preparation for Holy Week.
The School has fundraised for a number of charities over the course of this year, and plans to continue this throughout 2018. With the efforts of the children, staff and PTFA, we have managed to raise some substantial amounts. As a Catholic school we believe in following in the teachings of Christ and helping those less fortunate than us as well as those during a time of struggle. To raise money the school has ran fundraisers such as coffee mornings, carol singing and taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. The Charities we support include:
- Mission Together – £43.72
- Nugent Care – £83.77
- Cash 4 Kids – £611.96
- Engage for South Africa – £72.13
- Macmillan Cancer Support – £214.00
- Chester Zoo – £77.39
- Save the Children – Ongoing over Christmas
- Ray Castle Appeal Day
- Be Kind- Royal Hospice