Advent

St Joes Virtual Advent Calendar -Acts of Kindness

For this year's St Joe's Virtual Advent Calendar, we focused on kindness to coincide with  the Year of St Joseph.

Each school day during Advent we posted pictures displaying an act of kindness taken from around the school. On the school blog they were posted alongside a Bible verse. The Bible verses were selected by our Chaplaincy Team.

Click here to see on the school blog

Some of the acts of kindness included:

  • Picking up rubbish from the playground and local streets around the school
  • Raising money for the Clifton Diocese Schools Project (Uganda)
  • Leaving happy and kind chalk messages in the playground
  • Recording songs & telling jokes to the school community 
  • Raising money for a cancer charity
  • Helping friends to zip up their coats and put their shoes on.
  • Writing compliment messages & posters 
  • Spreading contagious smiles and happiness around the school!

Acts of Kindness

 

 

Lighting the Advent Wreath

During each week of Advent, members of the Chaplaincy Team said a prayer whilst lighting the Advent Wreath. Click here to see videos on our school blog.

 

 

Advent Mass

This year because of difficulties with Covid, we had a special online Advent Mass from St Joseph's Church. 

 

Infant Nativity 

 

Toy Sale for Clifton Diocese Schools Project (Uganda)

Year 6 and the Chaplaincy Team organised a Christmas toy sale.  All the money raised went to the Clifton Diocese Schools Project (Uganda)

 

 

The toy sale raised a fantastic £211.25

 

Advent 2020

 St Joes Virtual Advent Calendar

Each day during Advent, we posted a Christmas picture from around the school. On the school blog they were posted alongside a Bible verse. The Bible verses were selected by our Chaplaincy Team.

Click here to see on the school blog

 

Lighting the Advent Wreath

During each week of Advent, members of the Chaplaincy Team said a prayer whilst lighting the Advent Wreath. Click here to see videos on our school blog.

 

Infant Nativity 

This year, due to Covid restrictions we had a special online nativity streamed live over Zoom.

 

 Advent Service

Also due to Covid restrictions we unable to have Mass in church.  Instead, each class held their own Advent service.

 

Toy Sale for Food Banks

Year 5 and the Chaplaincy Team organised a Christmas toy sale.  All the money raised went to the Trussell Trust (Food Bank). 

Below are some advertising posters created by Year 5.

The toy sale raised a fantastic £205!

 

Advent Podcast

The Chaplaincy Team recorded a special Advent podcast.

 Click here for Advent podcast

 

 

Advent Prayer Bags

During Advent, children take it in turns to take home an Advent prayer bag. 

 

Kintbury Advent Retreat

Usually during Advent (pre-Covid pandemic), Years 4 & 5 go on an Advent residential retreat to St Cassian's Centre Kintbury.