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Catholic Schools Week – Grandparents’ Day 2018

Catholic Schools Week 2018  runs from  Sunday 28 January to Sunday 4 February.  It  is an all-Ireland annual celebration which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic education.

The theme for 2018 is ‘Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families’.

Here in St Aidan’s as we took part in Catholic Schools week by  we reflected on the  themes :

Monday:Our Family at Home

Tuesday: Our School Family
Wednesday: Grandparents: A Special Part of Our Family
Thursday: Our Parish Family
Friday: Our World Family

 

On Wednesday 31st January, we celebrated Grandparents’ Day. We had a special  prayer service in the school hall. Mrs Cunnane welcomed the many grandparents, parents and friends who  joined us.

 

 

We began by lighting a candle and singing This littl’ Light of Mine.

Children from 1st -6th Class read some bidding prayers.

We then listened to a reading about The Holy Family

Two Junior Infants told us what they had learned about The Holy Family in Nazareth.

 

Ms McCallion reminded us of the  special gift our grandparents are  in our lives and a child from each class told us about something  they have learned from their grandparent.

In keeping with the theme of Family every child had drawn a picture of their family. These were displayed in the hall.

Afterwards refreshments were served and grandparents had a chance to visit their granchildren’s classes. Thanks to The Parents Association for providing refreshments.

We all enjoyed the morning.

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