It was wonderful to welcome you all back this week. The children seemed very happy and excited and were all very eager to share their news and holiday experiences. This week we welcomed 30 new children to our Reception Class; Eloise, Gabriella, Clodagh, Mark, Herbie, Sophia DH, Jack P, Ruben, Sofia W, D’hani, Hanna, Oliver, Jack F, Isabella P, Sophia P, Emily, Roxelle, Leo, Scarlett, Dudley, Joseph, Rose, Leonardo, Connor, Jamie, Isabella B, Jayden, Emilia, Brody and Jake. A special welcome goes to our new families; The Beechey Family, The Townsend Family, The Connolly Family, The Sanchez Family, The Beal Family, The Daci Family, The Imam Family, The Lala Family, The Lo Guidice Family, The Stevens Family, The Tilynyak Family, The Donaldson-Hoare Family, The Wojcik Family, The Buddington Family, The Soma Family and The Petrou Family. We wish you every happiness as you join our Pope Paul School community
Well done to the choir members who sang at the Adoramus D Day Concert at the Alban Arena yesterday. You sang beautifully and helped to make the concert a huge success. Thank you to your parents who arranged for you to participate and to Mrs Guerin for supporting us on the day. We are very proud of you all! Well done!
Tito, Bella, Eden, Jude S, Sofia B, Keira C, Megan C, Maria C, Elizabeth, Louise, keira FB, Cara-Jessie, Andria, William G, Owen, Heather, Fiona, Patrycja, Elena, Deya, Heston, Olivia, Alexis, Christopher, Matthew S, Sophie, Elysia and Matthias.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us in our school walking float on Sunday at the Potters Bar Carnival. It was a wonderful occasion and a witness to the fantastic parent support for our school. The children looked wonderful in their costumes and well done to the parents and teachers who truly reflected the work of the NHS! It was great to gain First Place!
The link below will take you to the folder containing the music and lyrics for our concert in a couple of weeks time. Please practise all the song: the words need to be learnt off my heart for the rehearsal on Saturday 30th March.
We thank FOPPS for funding our Other Faith Week trips this week. All the children benefited from either a trip to a place of worship or a visiting workshop. Our KS2 children marvelled at the beauty of the Hindu Temple in Neasden and returned full of new learning about the Hindu faith. Year 2 enjoyed a visit to the Jain Temple in Northaw whilst our Reception and Year 1 class learnt about the Jewish faith through a story –telling, drama and music workshop. It is wonderful that our children are able to have the opportunity to experience other faiths first hand. Thank you to all the parent helpers and to Carole Strange our vice chair of governors, who supported this trip. There are more photos on our Catholic Life page.
Yesterday Bishop John Sherrington visited our school. Bishop John is a Diocesan auxiliary bishop covering schools in South Hertfordshire as well as London. He was delighted to meet the children in their classrooms and answered some challenging questions! Year 2 discovered that Bishop John is a Maths graduate and so were ready with a host of number problems to solve; he certainly knows his number bonds to 10! Bishop John presented our Year 6 Liturgy Leaders with a Papal Blessing for our school community on the occasion of the canonization of Pope Paul VI. This is a great honour and marks a special moment in the life of our school. Thank you to Fr Shaun for organizing this.
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