In every class, children learn about their special saint… and they have lots of fun celebrating their Saint’s Feast Day.
St Mary is the Patron Saint of our school. She is a very special lady as she was the mother of Jesus.
Early Years - Our Lady, Mary
Year 1 - St. Joseph
The Year 1 class saint is St Joseph. The children have learned the prayer for St Joseph and they know that he was Mary’s husband and that he helped to raise Jesus. They have also learned that St Joseph is the patron saint of all fathers.
Year 2 – Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick is Year 2’s class saint. He was chosen because the children in Year 2 learn about the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. St Patrick used the shamrock as a symbol to try to help people understand this mystery. The children in Year 2 made triangles. This was to show that there is one God made up of three parts.
Year 3 - St. Paul
Year 4 - St. Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi was a Catholic friar who gave up a life of wealth to live a life of poverty. He established the Franciscan Order of friars and the women's Order of the Poor Ladies. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy in 1182. He grew up leading a privileged life as a son of a wealthy cloth merchant.
Children are enjoying paying board games to find out more about the life of St. Francis.
Year 5 – St Josephine Bakhita
The children in Year 5 have enjoyed completing a range of activities of Josephine Bakhita. Josephine Margaret Bakhita, F.D.C.C. (ca. 1869 – 8 February 1947), was a Sudanese-Italian Canossian religious sister who lived in Italy for 45 years, after having been a slave in Sudan. In 2000 she was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
Year 6 - St. Peter
Year 6 were making clay versions of the Papal Keys- the keys that Jesus gave to St Peter when he made him the leader of the church on earth and the first Pope.
“And so I tell you, Peter: you are a rock, and on this rock foundation I will build my church, and not even death will ever be able to overcome it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 16: 18-19)
St Peter was one of Jesus’ most trusted disciples, a fisher of men. He is also the Year 6 Class Saint.