Christmas Nativity 2011

December 19th, 2011

The experience began as we walked down the corridors towards the Chapel where the performance was to be held.  Feathers festooned the window ledges and warnings were given about Angels who were all about you.

The Chapel space was transformed with moveable scenery, clever lighting and brilliant scenes sets. The chapel was packed and special guests enjoyed the heavenly experience along with parents and friends. Then the familiar story unfolded through carols and a witty, yet true account of the first Christmas. The pupils took their parts with confidence and skill. The Narrators and main actors spoke clearly and the soloists and musicians were a joy. Everyone used their talents well to make a splendid performance.

The finale made an important link with Easter when Fred the junior Angel was given the job of rolling away the stone on the first Easter day in 33 years time. Many Congratulations to the pupils for their uplifting performance and to all the staff who made it possible.  After the performance we were treated to home made mince pies and coffee. A perfect Christmas treat! Our special guests were the Lord and Lady Mayor at the afternoon performance and the High Sheriff of Merseyside in the evening. Happy Christmas everyone

Betty Jones, Chair of Governors


Principal’s Christmas Message

December 16th, 2011

Well here we are again! Christmas upon us and it only seemed such a short time ago that we were welcoming the pupils back to school, after the summer vacation.

In the course of this term the young people have taken over the school and received certificates from the Children’s Commissioner to confirm that they have done so. They have also raised money through the Triathlon and have been busy these last weeks buying gifts and wrapping them to deliver to some of our more elderly neighbours. These are just two events in a very busy term in which are pupils demonstrate their awareness of responsibility and thinking of others. The term will end with Christmas Dinner attended by the Lord Mayor ofLiverpool, on Thursday 15th December and a Cabaret coordinated and performed by the pupils on the 16th December, before going home for the Christmas Vacation

More importantly, as a Catholic School that recognises and embraces all faiths, this is a period on the Church calendar that is of much significance and importance, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In our school community, these last few weeks, we have been preparing for our Nativity Concert, which is to be held in the school chapel on Tuesday 13th December at 2pm and 7pm. We hope to see many of you there, to share in this ‘different’ adaptation of the Christmas story.

The overriding message we hear at Christmas is one of ‘peace and good will’ to one and all. Hopefully, our nativity will further remind you of this and the importance, that this message is not just for Christmas, but an underlying principle of our faith and a reminder, of what should be, a way of life. I hope that you will be able to leave our Nativity, further inspired to live out the meaning of Christmas, throughout 2012.

Finally, may I wish you all a happy and holy Christmas followed by a New Year of promise and contentment.

News from the Residents

December 15th, 2011

Awesome Walls Liverpool

Awesome Walls isLiverpool’s finest climbing wall, offering a safe environment where climbing is fun. There are walls to suit everyone, from small rope walls to large walls reaching up to 17.5m. Whether you’re an absolute beginner wanting to learn how to climb or an experienced outdoor climber Awesome Walls has lots to offer and this year four of our KS4 pupils will be extending their talents working hard to complete different stages of the climb and receive a certificate of achievement. Hang in there guys!

Let’s get this party started!

This year the resident Christmas Party was held on the 14th December in the youth club. Party goers were served their favourite  ‘chippy tea’,  beverage and goodies by Santa’s Little Helpers. Then the fun began, with party games galore and pass the parcel. It was like the X Factor Final with solos, Christmas  duets and dance moves. The resident DJ provided music of all genres (even oldies for the staff). And finally a prize for the best Santa joke (Mike wasn’t allowed to enter)!

The Big Ride

Some of our young people took part and raised £100 for the sponsored event “The Big Ride” at Beechley stables. They received a certificate and rosette for their great efforts.