Sunday, October 29, 2017

Children preparing for Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion

Please keep the following children and their families in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion for the first time. Bishop Steve will be presiding over the Confirmation and First Communion mass on Sunday 12th November. 



Friday, October 27, 2017

St Patrick's students preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism

A number of our St Patrick's children are currently undergoing preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday 29th October. May God bless them and their families.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Room 11 learn about and celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Light.


The children chopped almonds, smashed cardamon, slightly roasted semolina and coconut together, made syrup from sugar and water, melted ghee and mixed it together in a bowl with some raisins. Once the mix had cooled they rolled them into balls, ready to eat! A big thank you to Pinky Jadav for all her help in making our ladoo sweets.


Later on everyone participated in making a Rangoli flower pattern using blossoms we gathered.
When  the pattern was finished we took it outside so the wind could blow the flower petals away. It was a lovely way to finish our learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which celebrates good triumphing over evil.




Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fwd: Icon

Haruka's version of Jesus Christ, inspired by the visiting Icon last week.






Room 11 celebrate the Month of the Rosary by making Rosary bracelets.


Room 11 children made a Rosary bracelet to wear during October which is the month of the Rosary. Marionne went home and over the weekend made her own Rosary beads.





Friday, October 20, 2017

Room 11 before the Icon of The Disciples on the Road to Emmaus


The Icon of The Disciples on the Road to Emmaus, commissioned by Bishop Steve as a focus for With Burning Hearts, was in the parish for the first week of Term 4. During the week the staff and students have spent time in prayer before the Icon.  The two senior classes and the staff also spent time learning the meaning of some of the parts of the Icon, as well as taking time to sketch the face of Jesus Christ as depicted in the Icon.


                           

Fwd: R7’s Rosary

Room 7 students made a class paper chain Rosary as October is the Month of the Rosary. Each colour represents who they will pray for, which was decided by the students themselves.



Friday, June 23, 2017

St Patrick's celebration of the God Strand.

St Patrick’s celebration of the
God Strand
 
Thursday 29 June 5:30-6:30pm in the Church foyer
Everyone welcome

Each class will be displaying artwork or presenting items based on what they have been learning in RE on the God Strand.  Please come and see what we have been up to.  Tea and coffee will be served.




Programme for the night
5:30pm Welcome and prayer
Pikorua Hub Song
Room 11 Drama
Room 9 & 10 Song
Room 12 interactive activities





 Feel free to wander and talk to teachers and students about what they have been learning