Christmas Bulletin 2016

There is no doubt that this has been a long term, but what a fantastic term it has been! As you read through this bulletin, you will get a sense of some of the things that have been going on in school. You won’t see (and there is no measure of) the impact it has had on our children.

At the start of the school year I always ask students to get involved and to embrace the opportunities available to them. I firmly believe that those who get involved get the most out of their time at our school. It is the small things I usually remember and which inspire me – a cheerful ‘Good morning’, a shy smile of appreciation, shared laughter with friends, an act of unsolicited kindness to another in a moment of stress, anxiety or difficulty. These are the things that make me really proud.

The last stanza of ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ asks ‘What can I give Him, poor as I am?’ and concludes ‘……….what I can I give Him: give my heart’. I can’t help but be moved by these words because they echo so closely what I witness in our school each day. People, students and staff, giving what they can with all their heart – often, without knowing how much they give and how much it matters.

With my sincere thanks for all your support this year and wishing you all a very happy, peaceful and Holy Christmas.

Sean Maher

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