St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School  

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St Francis' Feast Day  

We bring you a flavour of our whole school trip to the Noah's Ark Zoo to celebrate the Feast of St Francis. The children were a credit to the school and everyone had a wonderful time. One of our reception children wondered if we could visit again the very next day! 

Education Mass 

At the end of June, 16 of our children attended the annual Diocesan Education Mass at Clifton Cathedral. They joined with teachers, governors and pupils from other Catholic schools in the Diocese to give thanks for all that they have achieved this year and to celebrate the work of all those involved in Catholic Education. At the Mass, Bishop Declan invited representatives from each school to come forward to receive a candle and the children from St Francis' led a reflection; dancing to the hymn "This little light of mine". 

May Procession 

Year 5 did a wonderful job leading our May Procession this year. Thank you to all our year 5 children (and Mrs Field) who organised and led this so enthusiastically and for all who attended and helped make the occasion a special one. 

Pentecost Assembly  

A Pentecost Party took place this week to celebrate the birthday of the Church. Senior citizens from the parishes of St Francis' Nailsea and the Immaculate Conception Clevedon joined children and staff for a Pentecost Celebration in the school hall. Each class presented in word, song, dance and drama thoughts about the Holy Spirit and everyone enjoyed a slice of birthday cake. The celebration was organised by the School Prayer team who wanted to do something special for those who are elderly or live alone. Here are some comments from some of the visitors who spoke to the prayer team after the event "First class in all aspects!" "A really enjoyable morning. All the children did so well." "Thoroughly enjoyed it. Reminded me of my childhood!". "Fantastic assembly. Very creative". "Wonderful! The children have such a clear understanding of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit". "What a lovely way to celebrate the Church's birthday. Thank you St Francis' School!" 

Advent and Blessing of the Wreaths 

A wonderful number of Advent wreaths appeared in our classrooms and school hall. They were blessed by Father Reg and returned to the children's homes to enjoy as part of our families' Christmas preparations. 

KS2 Carol Service 
The rafters rang at St Francis’ Church as our Key Stage Two children did us proud with their wonderful retelling of the Christmas story through singing, acting, reading and dancing. 
There are so many people we need to say ‘thank you’ to for helping us put this carol service together - all the staff who have rehearsed, sung, stapled broken costumes, supervised children, made head dresses and carried furniture about , parent ‘walkers’ to and from church and our ‘man with the van’ who helped transport staging and benches to and from church to name but a few. 

KS1 Nativity 

What a fantastic re-telling of the Christmas story we have been privileged to see this week, with our infant performance of ‘Christmas in the Stable’ whisking us back to Bethlehem all those many years ago. The children sang with gusto, the narrators and actors were crystal clear and the smiles on every child’s face showed how much they enjoyed performing for their parents, parishioners and other pupils. 

Chaplaincy Day 

The Bishop invited our chaplaincy team (made up of the School Council, the Prayer Team and the Fundraising Committee) to a special commissioning event at the Cathedral. 


Thank you to our year 1 and 5 children and staff for leading a beautiful mass this morning filled with music, dance and light. 
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