Shepherds and their sheep!
Last week in school we thought carefully about the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Year 3 led a wonderful assembly on the story of The Good Shepherd and we reflected extensively about the role of shepherds in the time when Jesus was alive. We talked about the love and care the good shepherd had for his sheep and how we would protect them from danger and keep them safe from any harm. He would always know if one was lost and would never give up until it was found, safe and well.
The analogy of Jesus as the good shepherd is one of the most powerful and easily understood comparisons for our children. Whilst they no little about shepherds in modern day, they understand that like the sheep, we must trust in him and follow his ways.
On Thursday, Father Chris Gorton came into school to speak to all our staff. Father Chris reminded our teachers, teaching and assistants and support staff about the vital role we play in the lives of our children. We reflected on the vocation that we have all be called to serve and what great responsibility and privilege that brings. We all left the meeting feeling refreshed and inspired to continue our work, being the best we can possibly be, day in, day out. We will be the good shepherds here in our school, protecting and caring for each and every child and searching to find those who may get a little lost along the way. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.