Well done to the Year 6 pupils who managed to dodge the rain for most of the week during their outward bound residential at Fairthorne Manor. Visit the Year 6 blog to see all the things they have been up to – especially if you are in Year 5 and want to start looking forward already to your adventurous week away in October 2020. These opportunities are only possible through staff members going above and beyond both in extra organisation and in making arrangements to spend time away from their own families for the benefit of the pupil. To that end, therefore, great thanks go to the following staff: Mrs Wibberly, Mr Pratley, Mr Land, Mrs Kift, Mrs Knight, Mr Crozier, Mrs Conlon, Mrs Jonas, Mrs King, Mrs Moore, Mrs Sumba.
Year 3 and 4 pupils celebrated Mass on Tuesday in Waterlooville, at Sacred Heart ad St Peter the Apostle. It was a great occasion to welcome Fr Jeremy back from his annual holiday, and the pupils offered postcards expressing how they will commit to making our world a better place. Thank you to the school staff who organised the mass, and an extra special thank you to volunteer family members who walked with the children to church. These events cannot happen without the hard work of colleagues and the generosity of volunteers.
To round off the week, every pupil in the school on Friday said a separate decade of the Rosary to join in the movement of One Million Children Praying the Rosary and lend our support to Aid to the Church in Need. Thank you to Oaklands’ lay chaplain Miss Keogh for organising and leading this special opportunity for prayer and reflection.
Mr R Cunningham