"We live the Gospel message as we worship, learn and play.""
Dyn ni’n byw negas efengyl wrth i ni addoli, dysgu a chwarae
Pupils at St Philip Evans RC Primary School are growing to be . . .
Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.
Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2019
As we prepare for Easter, Year 4 have been focusing on the events of Holy Week as we think about the challenges Jesus faces during this time.
First we revisited The Garden of Gethsemane, as Jesus was betrayed and handed over to the soldiers by Judas. Following this we shared how Jesus was brought before Caiaphus, a high priest who found Jesus guilty of blasphemy, and sent him to appear before the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. Pilate felt unsure about the charges against Jesus, but when he listened to the crowds, he sentenced Jesus to death by crucifixion. Washing his hands of his part in Jesus’ fate, Pilate also listened to the crowds as he freed Barabbas, a rebel and murderer who stood trial against Christ.
During this solemn occasion year 4 have been reflecting on Christ’s difficult journey, and the importance of being grateful and to pray for others. Through the telling of the events of Holy Week year 4 reminded us that the cross that Jesus carries represents the weight of all of our Crosses and that we must aspire take up the cross and follow in his example. Holy Week is a time for reflection, as we can follow the path of the Lord through our daily acts and to stay hopeful even when times are hard.
Jesus has devoted his life to taking care of others and standing up for people who feel they are not heard. Year 4 have been asking everyone to think of a time when they have felt afraid and where they have found strength in God. We use the experiences of Christ during Holy Week to guide us in our lives, and to find the courage to pray, even during times of great suffering, as we wait in hope for the Lord.