Catholic Week

posted 20 Jan 2014, 04:17 by St Sylvesters School


Dear Parents/Guardians,


We will soon be celebrating 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 2014

Theme: “Catholic Schools: Places of Faith and Learning”.

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th February



Monday 3rd February

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 to have a think about all the different people who help us learn about God.


Mrs. Dunne will tell the children that one such special person was St. Brigid and that perhaps their teachers will tell them more about her today (as her feast day was on Saturday 1st February).


The teachers may read a story about St. Brigid or do some artwork about St. Brigid and Spring-time with their classes.


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.



Tuesday 4th February

First Class, Rooms 1, 2 and 8 celebrate their special “Grandparents Assembly” in the hall today.


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


Wednesday 5th February

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


Senior Infants will have an assembly next week with some of the junior infants classes.  The rest of the junior infants will attend their first assembly in March.


For Parents: As all first 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



Thursday 6th February

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.


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



Friday 7th February

Close 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.



For Parents:

Say your child’s favourite prayer with them today.