This week we were introduced to Reverend Philip who led our assembly this week. He had a variety of different types of gloves that were used for different things such as washing up gloves, winter gloves, oven gloves and gardening gloves. All of these things help to protect our hands from different things. We learned how God created us all and are in his protection. We finished with Reverend Philip playing the guitar and everyone singing along with 'He's Got the Whole World in His Hands'.
Stars of the Week 23.09.22
In this week's assembly, Reverend Eugene reminded us all of our duty of care to the world. Using the first image of Earth taken from the moonrise, Eugene pointed out that no matter where we come from, we all call Earth home. He told us that in 2023 our congregation will be a proud participant of Eco Congregation Ireland, with it's theme of how we are intimately connected to our environment.
Reverend Eugene welcomed all of us back to school with a special outdoor Assembly this Friday. He asked God's Blessing for this new school year, to look over us in our comings and goings and to bless our school bags and lunchboxes! Eugene asked that we all look out for each other especially in the playground. Just as a candle can be a light in the dark to help us find our way, we too, can help our classmates find their way in the playground and help out anyone who may be struggling. Ms. Mason's class recited the Our Father as Gaeilge and members of the 5th & 6th Class did some lovely readings for the whole school. This assembly was a lovely way for us to greet our new Junior Infants, the new children in other classes as well as new staff members. We are very much looking forward to the new school year ahead!
We held our first whole school assembly since 2020 with Reverend Eugene and we were all so happy to be back together again! Eugene shared with us the remarkable story of Priscilla, a 99 year old grandmother who began primary school at the age of 91. Priscilla is passionate about the importance of education and she wants to set a good example for her grandchildren as well as in her local community in Kenya. We wish Priscilla the best of luck in her ambition to become a doctor. A real-life inspiration!
Ms. Coyle's Junior, Senior & 1st class treated us to a presentation of their project work on Ireland. They told us interesting facts about Ireland and showed us the flags they had created. They did a fantastic job!!
Eugene also shared with us a wonderful project he was a part of called The Irish Blessing. This lovely video shows over 300 church communities, from every county in Ireland, coming together to sing a blessing for us all.
Eugene came in to our classes today to show us some of his stoles that he wears for the church services. He explained that each of the stoles follows the seasons in Church time. He showed us one with the tree of life and a rainbow, another one showed a purple Celtic cross and candles, another one was green with sunflowers and he also showed us one with a red cross and flames. He also showed us some special stoles he received as a gift from some women who hand crafted them in Mozambique. Eugene explained that the colours on all his stoles are connected just like we are connected to God!