This week sees the beginning of Advent when we prepare to celebrating the coming of Christ into the world. "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
Thank you to everyone who supported the Saint Martin’s Christmas Fayre on Friday. As ever, everyone worked so hard to make the event a great success, from Mr Carton and the PTFA, all the parents who sent in gifts for the stalls and the staff and pupils who prepared and looked after all the stalls. We raised well over £3000 which will go towards supporting the education of our young people.
Our Year 11 mock exams also begin on Monday, a really important time for pupils to have a dry run at their GCSEs. There will be mocks in all subjects with a second round of mocks for English and Maths in February.
Finally, on Friday we have the annual Menphys Carol Concert at De Montfort Hall. Choirs of Catholic Schools from Leicestershire come together to perform traditional and contemporary carols, starting the Christmas season with messages of hope and joy, raising funds for Menphys the local charity supporting disabled children and their families.
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Last Wednesday we had a beautiful remembrance service organised by Mr Murphy, our students were exceptionally respectful and we were able to remember those who have fought and died for our country. (See gallery photos below)
Well done as well to our Year 10 Netball team who won the Hinckley, Bosworth and NW Leicestershire Year 10 Netball Championships! Their final victory was a 17-5 win against South Charnwood. Well done to Niamh, Becky, Harriet, Katie, Rosie, Rosie, Alice, Tian and Sophia - proud of you all! (See gallery photos below)
Finally, on Friday the school will be closed for a staff INSET day. As a Catholic school, our Christian ethos is at the heart of our purpose; delivering an exceptional education in the context of Christian beliefs and values. The INSET will be a retreat at St Peter’s in Hinckley lead by David Wells, Director of Adult Formation and Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Plymouth. We will also be joining with our two Catholic Feeder schools, St Peter’s in Hinckley and St Peter’s in Earl Shilton.