Bulletins

Schools Bulletin: March 2018

Introduction Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, During Lent the Church offers us, in the words of Pope Francis, “the soothing remedy of prayer, almsgiving and fasting.” It is also the time for the leaders in Catholic education in our Diocese to meet. For the first time in many years the Headteachers of both Primary…

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Schools Bulletin: January 2018

Introduction Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, Traditionally at the start of any new year we are expected to seek new challenges, new opportunities, fresh starts and resolutions. However, for Catholics we are expected to embrace the message of the Epiphany and see Christ revealed in His true form and hope for the world.  Pope…

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Schools Bulletin : November 2017

Introduction Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The word most associated with the month of November is Remembrance. For centuries Catholics have celebrated the Feast Days of so many Saints throughout the month as well as subtle portents of eternity. We take time to remember and pray for the dead. Our school communities have faithfully…

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Schools Bulletin: September 2017

Welcome to our September 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, This summer we have witnessed many events that have shaped public consciousness about large gatherings of people. Images and testimonies from Charlottesville VA, Las Ramblas in Barcelona, and the beaches of Greece as migrants come ashore, bucket bombs on tube trains are indelibly…

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Schools Bulletin: June 2017

Welcome to our June 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The last month or so has been an incredibly challenging time for our city and our community. The fire at Grenfell Tower directly affected 7 of our schools and colleges and indirectly many more through family and friend contacts who lived there. St…

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Schools Bulletin: May 2017

Welcome to our May 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The announcement that the country would be returning to the ballot boxes on June 8th provides the Catholic community an opportunity to seek assurance that education, and in particular Catholic education, will be served and supported in every way possible to allow our students…

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Schools Bulletin: March 2017

Welcome to our March 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, Pope Francis’ vision of the meaning of Lent has particular resonance for all our school communities this year. “Lent is the favourable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in His word, in the sacraments and in our neighbour,” he said. “May…

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Schools Bulletin: January 2017

Welcome to our January 2017 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, On behalf of the Education Service may I take this opportunity to wish you and all your school community a Happy New Year and every happiness, good health and witness to faith for 2017. We are going to need it with all we…

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Schools Bulletin: November 2016

Welcome to our November 2016 Bulletin Expand Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, This month witnesses the closure of the Year of Mercy on the Feast of Christ the King on 20th November. What an extraordinary year it has been for the Church and our school communities. In our diocese thousands of students have actively been…

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Schools Bulletin: September 2016

Welcome to our September 2016 Bulletin Expand Welcome to the start of a new academic term and wishing all staff, governors and students a highly successful year ahead. May Christ be continually at the centre of everything you do. The academic performance of our schools has again witnessed outstanding results this summer and on behalf…

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