Catholic Schools Week

posted 26 Jan 2011, 02:12 by St Sylvesters School   [ updated 16 Jan 2013, 11:15 ]



Dear Parents/Guardians,


Next week we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week in St. Sylvester’s.  Throughout the week we will celebrate our Catholic ethos through various activities.  We would like to make you aware of the activities so you can discuss them with your children at home, and therefore also be involved in Catholic Schools Week. 



Mrs. Dunne.


Catholic Schools Week 2013

Theme: “Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith,

Sharing the Good News”

Monday 28th January - Friday 1st February



Monday 28th January

Opening to Catholic Schools Week.

Mrs. Dunne will come on the intercom in the morning to say a couple of words and a short prayer about how we are taking time this week to pray for the people who are important to us, and who teach us about God. 

Mrs. Dunne will tell the children she is looking forward to seeing them in assembly this week.


For Parents: Chat to your child about people in their lives who are important to them.  Say a prayer for these special people.



Tuesday 29th January

 During the day, Mrs. Dunne will come on the intercom and ask the teachers and children to stop what they are doing, and take time to read the children a story about Jesus.  This story might be one in which Jesus teaches others about God.


Senior Infants Classes will come to assembly. 

The junior infants in rooms 9 and 10 will also come to assembly.  This will be their first assembly.  The junior infants in rooms 5, 6, and 7, will go to assembly for the first time in February.


For Parents: Take time to read a story to your child today.



 Wednesday 30th January


First Class, Rooms 1 and 2, celebrate their special “Grandparents Assembly” in the hall at 11.30 today.


For Parents: Chat to your child about people who teach them about God,



Thursday 31st January

First Class, Rooms 4 and 18, celebrate their special “Grandparents Assembly” in the hall at 11.30 today.


For Parents: As all classes have now celebrated assembly this week, where Mrs. Dunne talked to the children about the theme of grandparents, you might say the poem below with your child:


Walk with Grandad

I like to walk with Grandad,

His steps are short like mine.

He doesn’t say “Now hurry up!”

He always takes his time.

Most people have to hurry.

They do not stop and see.

I’m glad that God made Grandad,

“Unrushed” and young like me.

- Rodney O’ Hurd




Friday 1st February

Closing to Catholic Schools Week

During the day Mrs. Dunne will come on the intercom to thank the children for their participation and work in Catholic Schools Week.



St. Brigid’s Day

The teachers will spend time today teaching about St. Brigid.  They may read a story about St. Brigid or do some artwork about St. Brigid and Springtime.

The children may visit the “Spring Sacred Space” beside Mrs. Dunne’s office or look at the “Thought of the Month” poster of St. Brigid and her cloak, located beside Rooms 1 and 2.



For Parents:

In the Alive-O programme we have a song called “St. Brigid brings the spring”.  Talk to your child about the signs of spring they can see outside.