Weekly Update

So far this week the primary team have delivered our puppet assemblies to Le Rondin and Notre Dame schools. Later on in the week we will be visiting Blanchelande and Hautes Capelles.

Sian and Phil delivered the final OT Mini to the Year 5’s at Forest. We are looking forward to going in for an assembly in a few weeks to show the rest of the school what we have been learning about and perform all 40 handsigns.

Our BOLT clubs are into their final teaching week, where we sum up all that we have learnt over the last 10 weeks and look at how “We Can Be Friends With God”.

Last week we delivered our final senior lessons of the year, and we enjoyed the chance to discuss the Christian approach to poverty. We were able to share Jesus’ heart for the poor and how many Christians respond by supporting charities that help those in need. The lessons were well received and one student even offered to make a donation in the lesson!

This week the senior team are visiting La Mare de Carteret and presenting our popular assembly on ‘giving of ourselves.’ This means we will have visited all the Secondary Schools with the important message of being kind to others. Then at Ladies College we will be speaking about ‘Using our time well,’ when we will encourage the students to make the most of every day, whether at school, work, or relaxing during the summer holidays. Each day is a gift from God and full of opportunity.

Senior lunch clubs continue to be full of fun and this week we explore empathy. This is at the heart of Jesus’ life and teaching; he said we should love our neighbour and illustrated the point with the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). We are looking forward to finding out how much the students consider the feelings of others using our empathy test!

Finally this week we will be starting an exciting new series of transition lessons for Year 6. We will be using resources from Scripture Union including their book “It’s Your Move”. Multiple churches around Guernsey have “sponsored” these books for their local schools, meaning that every Year 6 pupil will receive one to take away. These books offer helpful advice and guidance for children moving from primary to secondary schools. We will be visiting most primary schools with our secondary team to deliver a lesson looking at Changes, Challenges and Choices and to introduce them to what PACE does in secondary schools.

Please continue to pray for the team as we approach the end of term and for the students of Guernsey, particularly those moving to new schools in September.