St Mary Magdalene School recently underwent a SIAMs Inspection. SIAMs, or Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Mehtodist School examines how well a school has developed and implemented an inclusive and distinctive Christian vision. They also look at how well the school lives out that Christian vision.
Our inspector had some very positive feedback throughout the inspection. We will be distributing a full report from the inspector in due course so please look out for that.
We enjoyed a wonderful time of celebration at St Mary’s Church this week at our Easter Service. Reverend Jonathan Mortimer and Abie Everett from all Saints Church, Peckham led the service with our Faith Group.
They told the Easter story through sharing: bad news, worse news and good news and Gospel Choir sang beautifully. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Lent Call 2019.
Year 4 led Collective Worship this week and shared with us what they have been learning about God’s Global Goal 15: Life on Land. They told us about desertification and they shared learning they have been doing with Nutfield Church Primary School.
Paul Brown lead collective Worship this week on the Wonder of Holy Communion.
“On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”
(1 Cor. 11:23–25)
Neil Roper from Christian Aid visited us this week and told us about people in the world who are affected by global warming. He reminded us how small changes we make can help the lives of others.
We would like to thank Neil for his visit and his insight into how we can all change to help heal our planet one day at a time to stamp out the risk of global warming.
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Parents enjoyed visiting our recent RE Week exhibition on Christianity Around the World. All the children enjoyed an interactive and creative workshop with John Hardwick from Barnabus in School.
- explored in depth how the Christian faith is lived out in other countries;
- understood that Christianity is a living world faith;
- used interactive and reflective activities to find out how Christianity began and developed;
- learnt about Christianity today in countries such as Ethiopia, Argentina, Spain and Russia;
- compared differences and similarities in Christian faith and worship, as well as the key beliefs that are common across the world.
One parent commented, “The children’s work is really inspiring. It shows what they are learning and in their home language too. What a brilliant idea! Well done to all the classes for the great work. Keep it up.
God bless you all.
Today St Mary Magdalene Primary School reflected upon Ash Wednesday during our Collective Worship. Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter.
The Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call
In this video we hear a message from Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, The Bishop of Southwark as we prepare for this years Lent Call.
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To download the Lent Call 2019 flyer – CLICK HERE.