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Thursday 13th April 2017

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Hear the children singing  My Hands Are Yours  here

Mary’s Monologue
Oh my son,
you did nothing wrong
and you have to take the march to death,
this is so unjust.
But you were born for this, to save our sins.
I see the anguish in your eyes
but there is nothing that I can do.
But I will walk by your side, until we come to the end.
The agony, oh the agony I see the pain in your eyes.
Why do they kill the just man, who is the light of the world,
this shouldn’t happen to him.
My son, my precious child,
I don’t know the reasons why?
I can’t comprehend why you should die.
Ebenezer Year 5
(Inspired by Born for This by Jo Boyce)

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to …
Benvinda in Y5 who has earned her Bronze Record of Achievement and Sarah and Terry in Y4 who won Silver. Jaden, Malika in Y1, Aaliyah, Simon, Tadi and Catherine in Y4 have earned 60 Golden Stamps. Well done too, to all the children who have taken home their 100 Golden Stamps T-Shirt Prize.

Lenten Family Workshop
A huge thank you for all your donations of food and especially to those parents who helped pack it all up yesterday. We filled 34 boxes and 17 bags, which the Fireside Centre were very happy to receive.  The classes’ wellington boot collections raised a total of £216.10p.

Holy Week Services
I have been really moved by the children’s portrayal of the events of Holy Week. They have really helped us to understand the story of Jesus final week in Jerusalem before his Crucifixion and in particular, how he suffered and died for us. Their singing, acting and prayers were beautiful. Thank you to Mrs Brookes and Mrs Caffrey for helping the children to rehearse over the last half term.

House Points
Jacob House were the winners of the house points this term. They will receive their prize after Easter.

Housing List – Important
If you are on the waiting list for housing in Birmingham, you MUST re-register by 19th April or you will lose your place on the list. If you need help or more information telephone 0121 303 7410 or go to www.Birmingham.gov.uk/allocation-scheme

Happy Holiday
We break up for the Easter Holiday today and return on Monday 24th April. Here’s hoping for some sunshine!

Easter Events

  • Maundy Thursday 30pm in churchWe re-enact the Lord’s Last Supper which he shared with his disciples.
  • Good Friday Walk of Witness around Nechells. Meet at St Joseph’s Church on Thimble Mill Lane at 9.30am
  • Easter Saturday Vigil at 6pm – this starts outside church where the Easter fire is burnt and the Paschal candle is blessed and lit. We keep watch for the rising of Our Saviour Jesus from death to life.
  • Easter Sunday Mass in church at 10am and at 12noon. Children’s liturgy will be on as usual at the 12 noon mass.

 After Easter
On the Monday after the holiday, Nursery will be going on a bus journey to find out about different types of transport.
Ukulele will start on the second week back. Swimming for Years 3 and 4 will start on Tuesday 2 May at Handsworth Swimming Pool.

Thought for the Week
“The most wonderful way to live is to give!” Maya Angelo

Have a Blessed Easter Season and a restful break.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term starts                                                Monday 24th April
Half term ends                                                          Thursday 18th May
Teacher Training Day – School Closed                  Friday 19th May
Final half term starts                                               Monday 5th June
First Holy Communion                                            Sunday 18th June 12 noon Mass
Parents’ Evening                                                       Thursday 6th July
Teacher Training Day – School Closed                  Friday 7th July
End of term                                                               Friday 21st July