The Prince of Wales has told Iraqi Christians that they “are quite literally following in the footsteps of the Holy Family” at a Mass organised by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). For the whole story, click here. Prince Charles said:
“At this most agonising of times we have to struggle not to forget that Our Lord called upon us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute. But by being with you this Christmas time I wanted to assure you of my constant thoughts and sympathy. As you know, the story of the Nativity ends with the Holy Family fleeing for refuge from persecution. You and your families are quite literally following in the footsteps of the Holy Family” HRH the Prince of Wales.
(Image, ℅ PA. Prince Charles with ArchBp Habib of Basra).
To listen to the Prince’s actual words, watch this video clip from the Royal Channel
The report of our recent school inspection shows that Mary Immaculate is a “good school.” This means that the school has: “many strengths and no important areas requiring significant improvement”.
Well done to the whole school community!
Mary Immaculate School
The inspectors found the school to be good because:
The school’s current performance is good because most pupils make good progress during their time at the school and achieve good standards in learning and wellbeing and most pupils develop effective speaking and listening skills during their time at the school. For those pupils who need extra support, and those who are learning English as an additional language, they too make very good progress. Nearly all pupils get on well together and standards of behaviour are high with rates of attendance which are good. The school has effective arrangements to monitor pupils’ progress and the school promotes healthy living well through the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
In addition, the school’s prospects for improvement are good as well because the headteacher provides the school with a clear sense of direction and the school has established robust monitoring systems that identify areas for improvement effectively. All members of staff know the school’s strengths and the areas for improvement, and the outcomes from the self-evaluation report inform the school improvement plan successfully. There is a strong team ethos in the school, staff members at all levels are clear about their roles and responsibilities and there are a good range of partnerships that have a positive effect on pupils’ learning and wellbeing.
For a more detailed read, the report can be viewed here:
Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales – Report for Mary Immaculate V.R.C. School