Advent is a time of counting down.
TV ads and supermarkets constantly remind us how many shopping days until Christmas. Children count down how many ‘sleeps’ until the great day of ‘presents’ dawns. As Christians we are part of all these preparations but we also count down to prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. It can be difficult (but so important) to find the time for reflection at such a hectic time of year.
It was lovely to see how many of you were able to join us in the Minster for our annual Advent service. It is always such a moving, spiritual and uplifting occasion. For me it always emphasizes the anticipation and joy of Christ’s birth.
Each year group will be reflecting on the message of Christmas in their own services at the very end of term.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, hopefully not too hectic, with enough time to spend with those people that you most cherish and love. I am getting the opportunity to spend Christmas with my two year old grand daughter Elizabeth. A gift in every sense!!
Headteacher Bill Scriven
For our students this Christmas:
AtL Trips – Tuesday 19 December KS4 pm; Wednesday 20 December KS3 pm
Christmas Services – For students take place on Thursday 21 December on Upper School and on Friday 22 December on Lower School
KS3 Non-Uniform Day & School Disco (after lunch) – Thursday 21 December
School closes for Christmas after pm registration on Friday 22 December and reopens on Monday 8 January 2018
A big thank you to students, staff and parents for your generous donations to the recent Food Bank Appeal organised by Elaine Wright, our Chaplaincy Coordinator, in aid of Pope Francis’s World Day of the Poor. We were overwhelmed with your generosity; please see our feature in The York Press here.
- Another thank you to our Sixth Form students, and everyone who supported them, in raising over £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support at their recent Coffee Morning. Thank you for all your hard work and generosity!
We are in need of jumpers, PE kit and ties. If you have any unwanted All Saints Uniform please see our Unwanted Uniform request. Thank you!