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!
This week we welcomed back some of our past pupils. Thank you to Emily Parkes, Charlotte Surry, Steve and Anne Marie O’Keeffe, Paul Pinto, Emma Donatantonio and Gail Radley for visiting us and sharing memories of their time at Pope Paul School. We were also visited by Mrs Lock (who joined the school in 1971) and Mrs Butler who were members of staff and by Marie Donatantonio who was our Chair Of Governors 10 years ago. The children have been fascinated by memories of guinea pigs as class pets, water fleas being put in the school pond, whole school teddy bear picnics and the idea of an optional school uniform! It was a lovely way to continue our celebrations of 50 years of our school.
Over the last two weeks our young musicians have been performing for us in 3 concerts. We have heard children playing the piano and recorder and singing solos and duets. Our choir have also been in good voice! Well done to all our performers and thank you to Mrs Guerin and Mrs Martin for preparing the children so well. We look forward to next term when we will hear from our string players and our guitarists.
There was great excitement this week when children’s author, Jack Trelawny visited Pope Paul. He spoke about how he gathers ideas to use to make a good story and he certainly inspired everyone to develop their writing skills further. Jack signed copies of his book for our children and was impressed with our library.