Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 20th May 2016
A warm welcome from our Spanish Friends
Reception fire engine visit
Year 1 visit to whitby
Joint Worship at the Cathedral
Sports Day Reminder
- Nursery & Reception - Thursday 26th May at 9.30am.
- Years 1 - 6 - Friday 27th May at 1.30pm.
Please don't forget clean PE kits and trainers as well as sun hats, sun cream and a water bottle.
Year 4 welcome worship
As you are all aware we had a visit this week from Ofsted HMI. They spent Thursday and Friday in school looking at all aspects of the school and speaking with children, parents, governors and staff. Thank you to everyone who filled in the questionnaire and for all the words of support we received. The thing we were most proud of was how the children conducted themselves, they are a real credit to the school and to you as parents and carers. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Staff and Governing Body for their unstinting hard work and dedication to the school. Sadly we have to wait for the outcomes of the inspection but I can report that the two days seemed to go smoothly and I hope that there won't be any surprises when the judgements come.
Message from the Cathedral
Governors had the great privilege of talking to children on their Pentecost Journey Day. They shared with us their thoughts, reflections and hopes from their work exploring the fruits of the Holy Spirit. As adults it is difficult for us to grasp how the disciples felt when the mighty wind and flames of the Spirit descended among them. Children often view things with more clarity in their uncluttered minds! They told us they were “hopeful”, “confused”, “sad” and “determined not to give up”.
The Bible tells us that the Disciples knew the Holy Spirit was present because they could feel His power in their lives. That power is in all of us. The Holy Spirit is with us today and though we can’t see Him we can hear Him speak in our hearts and moving in our lives. We can feel the power of that presence guiding us each day. We pray that we can learn to listen as the Disciples did and use the fruits of the Holy Spirit to love and serve our Father God in others.
Friends of Ripon Cathedral Update
Summer Fayre- "Beside the Seaside"
We shared our thanks via our Facebook page this week along with some photos from the event, but we would like to say a massive "thank you" again to everyone who helped, baked, donated, volunteered and attended our Summer fayre last weekend. The weather was very kind, the atmosphere was super and everyone had a lot of fun. Our grand fundraising total was an impressive £978 which will be put to good use for the benefit of all the children. Thank you again to everyone.
Dates for your diary......
26th May - Y5 Welcome Worship
26th May - EYFS (Nursery & Reception) Sports Day - 9.30am start
27th May - Sports Day (Y1 - Y6) 1.30pm start
27th May - Break up Half Term
6th June - School opens
7th June - Reception visit to Harewood Bird Garden
9th June - Breakfast Natters - Thorpe Prebend House 9am
14th June - Y6 visit to Crucial Crew Roadshow
14th June - Friends Duck Race
16th June - Y6 Welcome Worship
21st June - Music Evening
23rd June - Y3 Welcome Worship
23rd June - Y2 visit to Life Centre
23rd June - Y6 and Spanish students visit Forbidden Corner
30th June - Y1 Welcome Worship
6th July - Y6 Leavers Celebration
7th July - Y5 Space Day Event at Outwood Academy
15th July - Y2 visit to York Railway Museum
19th July - Y5 DT workshops Ripon Grammar
19th July- School Production
20th July - School Production
21st July - Break up for Summer Holiday