This term, pupils at Our Lady & St. Hubert's are growing to be 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.
OLSH will be linking our virtues and values to our 6Cs projects and to our active work in the community. Therefore, this term we will strive to help our pupils grow by being global citizens who knowingly and willingly consider the needs of others. We also will be encouraging pupils to identify and tackle the issues facing society and the world, in their faith-life, class projects and learning. In doing this, we aim to create a community which is intentional in their way of proceeding to build-up quality of life for others. We will also create classrooms which are prophetic in the way they offer an alternative vision of education and the human person, rooted in the gospel.
Our Term started with our virtues and values assembly and introduced being intentional and prophetic. Click here to see the assembly again.
You may also wish to look at some of the resources below with your family and think how you can be intentional and prophetic.
Why not look at this reading from the Gospel of Matthew:
Light on the Lampstand
Matthew 5:1-2, 14a-16 (GNB)
Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them: "You are like light for the whole world. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven."
What do you think it means for us? How does it help us to think abut being intentional in our actions? Should we hide our gifts and talents? What if you are the lamp and you hide away from helping others?
For more resources and information on being intentional and prophetic clikc the links below:
Our Lentern charity Father Hudsons has lots of activities to help us link our charity work and being intentional & prophetic:
The Jesuit Pupil Profile has lots of resources as well - including other Bible readings and songs:
Our virtues and values for Summer Term 1 were:
Curious and Active.
We are therefore learning to be Curious about everything; and be active in our engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
This term, Mr. Doyle did not led the assembly on our new virtues. Instead, two pupils Roisin and Kacie were incredibly active in asking to lead a charity initiative and collective worship which allowed them to support our Easter charities as well as the Deaf Children's Society.
They created the Powerpoint, chose the hymns and traditional prayer all on their own - and even convinced Miss Rowes to allow them to bake cakes in class which they sold after school. They raised a wonderful amount for charity and were the perfect example for us to follow this term in being curious about the needs of others and being active in addressing issues.
There PowerPoint is here:
How have you been curious about the world and its people, seeking to learn more at every opportunity?
How have you been active in taking responsibility for yourself and your learning, contributing to the life of the Church, the school, the local community and the world you live in?
We discussed the Gospel story where The boy Jesus teaches in the Temple (Luke 2:39-52)
In this story, Mary and Joseph went back to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. Meanwhile the child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom; and God's favour was with him. Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was with the caravan, and it was only after a day's journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, 'My child, why have, you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.' 'Why were you looking for me?' he replied 'Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father's affairs?' But they did not understand what he meant. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and men.
Can you spot how Jesus shows the virtues of being learned and wise?
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." Aristotle
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand." Einstein
"Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living." Anthony Douglas Williams