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Year 6 Retreat Assembly and Mass

On Wednesday 8 October 2014, 300 Year 6 students and staff from 9 Catholic feeder schools joined us for a half day retreat. The retreat began with an assembly led by Mr Smith, in which he talked about being the pupils being a light for others. School groups then went into classrooms and worked together, particularly looking at the gifts of the Holy Spirit they will be receiving this year in the sacrament of confirmation. The retreat concluded with Mass, celebrated by Fr. Jan, the singing and actions being ably led, again, by Mr Smith.

St Thomas Aquinas staff involved in the afternoon were very impressed by the Year 6 pupils, who were wonderfully behaved and fully participated in the afternoon’s activities.

A big thank you to all STACS staff who supported the retreat, to Fr Jan for celebrating a lovely Mass, to the year 8 and year 12 helpers who were amazing ambassadors for our school working very hard, and to all the feeder schools who took part in such a wonderful occasion.

Anne-Marie
Lay Chaplain