What a fabulous time we had! Thank you to everyone who came to take part in our walking float. You looked amazing in your tie dye shirts and 1960s gear! It was wonderful to have such a huge turn out and for Pope Paul Catholic Primary School to have such a significant presence in this Potters Bar Community event. It was lovely to see children, parents, staff and governors coming together to celebrate 50 years of our school. We are fortunate to have such a supportive school community. Thank you to Mrs Steff and our parishioners who helped run the Fairtrade Stall. A big thank you goes to Mrs Theo, Mrs Lines, Mrs Joyce, Ms Chandler and Mrs McNamara who created the wonderful art display which was part of the schools’ art exhibition and who prepared the Fairtrade Stall early in the morning. Thank you to Miss Donatantonio, Mrs McDonald and Miss Davey who added a blaze of colour to the procession! A special thank you goes to Mr Theo for transporting all the art work, Fairtrade equipment and goods to and from the carnival. It was very much appreciated!
Congratulations to St Francis’ House who won the KS1 Sports Day today. It was wonderful to see all the children showing such determination and perseverance whilst encouraging their team mates. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to support the children. Does anyone fancy a parents’ race next year?!?
Today our Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Oakmere Mini Marathon. This is an annual event organised by the staff of Oakmere School for the primary schools of Potters Bar. Our children showed huge commitment and determination as they completed the course in the hot sunshine. Ellie in Year 5 came in FIRST place for the girls and William in Year 5 came in SECOND place for the boys. This is a huge achievement as there were over 300 children competing. Thank you to Mrs Murphy, Mrs McNamara, Mrs Hilton, Mrs Vieyra and Miss Lawlor for supporting the children today.
This week our school focus during Spirituality Week has been ‘Be Still’.
The Year 6 children that led the prayer stations for the children: Maya, Sophia, George, Joshua H, Alan, Ava H, Temi, Ruby, Amelia B, Erhunse and Amelia Z were reverent and prayerful.
The children across the school complimented them on how they helped them experience prayer and think about God who loves them.
It was lovely to see so many parents during our celebration morning participate in these stations.
Please also check your child’s class blog for photos.
Celebrating 50 Years Of Pope Paul
It was Mosaic Madness in school this week. As part of our 50 Years celebrations the children took part in a whole school mosaic workshop. The finished mosaic was unveiled during assembly.
On Wednesday, our Year 5 and 6 netballers took part in the Le Gros Netball Tournament at Mount Grace School. There were 16 teams in total from schools across Potters Bar, and both teams represented the school brilliantly. Here are the tournament reports from both A and B team.
A Team report – by Ruby, Louise & Amelia
On Wednesday, the Netball A team participated in Mount Grace’s ‘Le Gros’ tournament. We firstly played Ladbrook A and drew 2-2. Our next match was against Cuffley A. They were a tricky team to play yet we won 3-2. Stormont were the next team who played us. Unfortunately, we lost 9-5, even with all our hard work. Then, we went on to play Little Heath B and won 5-1. Our defense was excellent in this match. Our final match was against Brookmans Park B and we won 5-0. We were very happy with our scores and were delighted to get to the semi-finals. The semis were hard and we were up against Stormont again. Sadly, we lost 9-4. Well played by our A team.
B Team report – by Ellie & Maddie
On Wednesday, we played at the Le Gros tounarment at at Mount Grace School. The B team’s first match was against Little Heath A team. Our next match was against Ponsbourne A team. Later on, we scored a few goals but finally they won. Our second last match was against Wroxham A team. We were down one player half way, as Elle had injured her leg, but we still played well. Finally we played Ladbrooke B team and luckily Ellie got back up and played. We worked hard but unfortunately didn’t get into the semi-finals.
It was lovely to see the children back from their Easter break this week. Our prayer corner is now filled with our Easter tree and our Alleluia banner. This week the children have been exploring the Resurrection stories including Doubting Thomas and the road to Emmaus. Resurrection butterflies have appeared in class displays as we focus on new life and new beginnings!