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On Monday afternoon, the whole school took part in a special liturgy to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Everyone assembled in the hall  to hear the story of Pentecost and to think about the Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faithfulness and Self-control) and how we use those gifts for the good of others. After that the children processed out to the field waving or wearing their flames and streamers which they had made in class to represent the power of the Holy Spirit. The liturgy continued outside with prayer and ended with a hymn.


During May, some Mini Vinnies have visited Hadrian House in small groups to visit the residents and join with them in activities.  They have been painting, making banana muffins and playing dominoes and snap! The children and the residents have greatly enjoyed each other’s company. Next term more children will have the opportunity to visit… Continue Reading

This week, Emma Bell from St Vincent’s support centre came into school to talk to the children about the help and support they provide for those who are homeless, or vunerable in the North East.  St Vincent’s  is part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, known as the SVP.  Our Mini Vinnies are part of… Continue Reading

After writing a letter to our MP, Liz Twist, the School Council were invited to visit the Mayor in her parlour.   The children met the macebearer, Nigel Hall,who explained about the history and symbolism of the mace. It is the symbol of authority and democracy and must be in place at all council meetings.  He… Continue Reading

Matthew Wilders, a past pupil of St. Mary & St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School has been on a VSO placement to Kenya from October to December 2018.  On Friday Matthew came back to school to talk to the children in KS2 about his placement and about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  These goals tackle a… Continue Reading

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