'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go'
Worship at St.Paul's
This is integral to life at our school and revolves around the teachings of Jesus and our core values of Friendship, Respect, Forgiveness, Responsibility, Hope, Thankfulness and Trust. The WOW Committee have adopted five foundation values of Service, Justice, Perseverance, Generosity and Courage.
Each half term is focused on one of these values. Each day we come together for a time of worship in which to learn, reflect and pray. Whole school worship on Monday introduces the theme for the week followed by a discussion and response in Class Worship on Tuesday. Wednesday is devoted to praising God through singing and prayer. On Thursday our Priest in charge Reverand Tim delivers God's message. Friday is our celebration assembly when we celebrate the children's success and reward the golden jumper to the child who has demonstrated our value that week.
Father Mosokotso Lazarus Mohapi is the Dean of Bloemfontein Cathedral. He reminded us that we are all God's children no matter what our differences.
'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' ... And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.' Mark 10: 14 and 16
Rev. Tim told us about his trip to South Africa and his hero Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned for campaigning for black people to be treated fairly. Once leaving prison he continued his mission for equal rights and became the first black South African president.
Matthew 6: 34
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself'
Matthew wrote 'If you seek Jesus' kingdom he will take care of all our worries so lay all your worries at the foot of the cross.'
Rev. Tim told the story of Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego. (Daniel 3:16:18) Thank you to Jack, Toby, George and Alice who adorned some unusual head gear to retell the story.