Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

After spending a large amount of last weekend watching winter sport I am convinced that May is indeed the first month of winter.

We are five weeks into the term and rapidly approaching the halfway point of the year! Over the next few weeks our school will be visited by Harold the giraffe and the Life Education Trust, and the senior pupils will take part in our annual public speaking competition against Outram School.

Later in the term a number of our pupils will take part in the Sacrament of Confirmation, a high-light in our school’s calendar.

Education is by definition the process of facilitating learning. The transfer of skills, knowledge, values, beliefs and habits. The human being has many varied components that add to their lives: physical, academic, artistic and spiritual.

We at St Mary’s as an integrated Catholic Christian school are able to teach about the spiritual component of life through our Religious Education programme. This programme through the strand lessons teaches a large amount of knowledge about Christianity, but, it is the application of this knowledge to our lives that is the most important aspect of the programme. The application of ‘the golden rule’ (Matt 7:12) is the bottom line for good social behaviour. If everyone treated each other the way that they wanted to be treated what an excellent world we would live in.

Have a great week

Mike Brosnahan



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