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Christmas Message

 

23rd December 2020

Dear Parent/Carers

Your kindness and generosity has completely overwhelmed us during these challenging times. Your support and understanding have enabled us to deliver the highest standard of learning and teaching in the current circumstances. We really appreciate the work you have done to ensure that your young people are engaging in their learning and undertaking all tasks set by staff. We do not underestimate how difficult it is to turn your home in to a classroom. We ask for your continued support as we move forward into the new term.

I would like to thank you for your donations for our St Vincent De Paul Conference. It is sometimes difficult to believe that we can make a difference, however every single donation has made life a little easier for someone this Christmas. We raised £1000 and gave 75 bags of groceries to the local community. Our staff donated £1500 and yesterday they delivered a number of Christmas Hampers to our families.

These collective actions of the Family of St John’s remind me of the words of Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do….but how much love we put in that action”. 

It is clear that The Family of St John’s has an abundance of love to share.

On Monday afternoon we shared the most wonderful celebration of Holy Mass with our School Chaplain, Father Michael. We were joined by the staff and pupils from Our Lady’s, St Peter & St Paul’s, St Mary’s, St Clements, St Ninians and St Joseph’s Primary Schools. We were also delighted to welcome the children and staff of Woodlea Nursery to Mass. This was indeed a very special time for all of us in the Family of St John’s.

I hope that you and your family are all well and that you have a very happy Christmas.

Wishing you the Peace and Joy of Christmas
God Bless
Fiona McLagan