During Lent this year each class are exploring 40 acts of kindness calendar. Classes have already started to share their experiences, last week Primary 4 wrote ‘Thank you’ cards for members of staff for all the hard work they do. Some children thanked the dining room staff, others thanked Pupil Support Assistants, office staff and our janitor Mr Mackie.
A huge thank you to staff, children and families who donated items for the foodbank during our Advent appeal this year. This was a wonderful example of Our Faith in Action. We managed to deliver two car loads of soups, pasta, sugar, crisps, cereals, sweets, beans, long life mik and many other items to the North East Edinburgh Foodbank at South Leith Parish Church.
With support of the Parent Council, the Fairtrade stall did a roaring trade on Sunday as part of the St John’s Christmas Fair. Working with the Just World Shop in Portobello the Fairtrade stall sold over £170 worth of sweets, chocolate, tea, scarves, toys and other Fairtrade goods. Thank you to everyone who purchased from the stall, and a special thank you to the parents who gave their time to sell the products.
On the 22nd of November we went to St Mary’s Cathedral near the Omni cinema. There were 8 P6 and P7 pupils with Mr Burgess. When we arrived we saw schools from all over the archdiocese. The mass was a celebration of 100 years of Catholic education and Bishop Toal of Motherwell celebrated the mass. Archbishop Leo Cushley accepted the Icon of Jesus the Teacher on behalf of the people of St Andrews and Edinburgh before leaving to fly to London. We sang lovely hymns and then avoided the rain on the way back to school on the bus!