Last week I had some great feedback about the prayer resources and the different ways in which you’ve been bringing form time AOW to life. Mr Maher’s form even took the idea of community  step further and spent some time getting to know each other a bit better by sitting with some different people – (something that has inspired this weeks theme and activities) This week is all about being “Better together” and especially about being strong by coming together as a community. (Look out for Thursday as you’ll need to print some resources off in advance!)

This week is also a special week for the school and the Year of Faith. The travelling icon of Mary is coming to school and were going to be coming together as a community to celebrate and recognise the importance that faith can play is keeping us strong when we are together. You can read more about that here.

Monday

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

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Last week this video made the news as a proud father uploaded the video of his sons football team scoring an incredible goal. It’s not incredible for the finish but incredible for the team work – for how they find that they are better working together. There are a few moments where a couple of players try and show off but soon realise that that need each other. The other team don’t even get a touch of the ball before they go 1-0 down!

For your AOW this morning think about something we could do “better together” at school and leave your ideas in the comments box below!

Morning Prayer: Lord, Help us to find our strength in each other. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day:

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Think about something that you needed hep with today and most importantly, who helped you.

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Tuesday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross

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If years of Australian soaps have taught us anything, it’s that everyone needs good neighbours.

Were going to try something inspired by Mr Maher’s form last week and try and take it a step further. We want you to get in touch with your neighbours – your corridor neighbours that is. You could write a message telling the other form a bit about yourself – what you like doing as a form and what form time is like.  You could even write individual messages telling the intended recipient a bit about yourself and who you are. You could even send a present to your neighbours or tell them that you’re going to make an extra special effort this week to look out for and do nice things for them this week. When you’ve done take your message to your neighbours! Jesus was once asked “Who is my neighbour” and the understanding that he gave was that anyone who is in need is someone we need to be a neighbour to. We meet people every day on the corridors who need us to be good neighbours.

What ever you do share your ideas with everyone by putting your comments on the site in the box below.

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to be better neighbours to each other. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

How have you been a good neighbour today?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Wednesday

We start with the sign of the Cross.

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It’s amazing how we can be stronger when were together. We might sometimes feel a bit weak on our own and not feel able to tackle big challenges by ourself. The good thing is that at school we are not on our own. Your job today is to think about the biggest challenge facing our school community and more importantly how we can come together to tackle it. Put the issue you decide on as a form in your window along with any ways in which you think we can work towards solving it. It might be the litter that we drop everywhere or simply the way we could be a nicer in the way we talk to each other – anything you think we need to come together to tackle.

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to find strength to meet that challenges we face. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day:

We start with the sign of the cross.

Did you face any challenges today that you needed some one else to help you over come?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Thursday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross

Again this is an activity inspired by the feedback I got last week. Were going to spend a bit of time getting to know our form a bit better. I met someone last week who’d won a national golf tournament and had played golf with Tiger Woods and yet no one knew at school! We can sometimes take for granted just how much there is to know about each other and we can often not know the people we see every day so this morning it’s time for People bingo!

Download the bingo sheet here and play a game this morning! The winner is the first to get a full card and each box must be filled with a different name (unless your form has less people that there are boxes!)

BINGO SHEET .DOC

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us know you better by knowing each other better. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

Did you learn something about someone that you didn’t know before?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Friday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross

As Friday is a day for reading we’ve got a great bit of scripture to look at today. It’s from the Book of Sirach (often called the Book of  Ecclesiasticus) is a collection of teachings from the Old Testament. It poses some interesting and often challenging concepts of how we should treat our friends. Have a read of this and try to decide as a form which bits your agree with and maybe which bits you find more difficult to relate to.

Sirach 6:5-17

5 Pleasant speech multiplies friends,
and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies.
6 Let those who are friendly with you be many,
but let your advisers be one in a thousand.
7 When you gain friends, gain them through testing,
and do not trust them hastily.
8 For there are friends who are such when it suits them,
but they will not stand by you in time of trouble.
9 And there are friends who change into enemies,
and tell of the quarrel to your disgrace.
10 And there are friends who sit at your table,
but they will not stand by you in time of trouble.
11 When you are prosperous, they become your second self,
and lord it over your servants;
12 but if you are brought low, they turn against you,
and hide themselves from you.
13 Keep away from your enemies,
and be on guard with your friends.
14 Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter:
whoever finds one has found a treasure.
15 Faithful friends are beyond price;
no amount can balance their worth.
16 Faithful friends are life-saving medicine;
and those who fear the Lord will find them.
17 Those who fear the Lord direct their friendship aright,
for as they are, so are their neighbours also.

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to be faithful friends. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

How have you been a faithful friend today?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

 

 

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