Friday, 30 March 2018

Holy Thursday

Yesterday the whole school split into their house groups to participate in Holy Thursday activities. 

The day started off with prayers led by our Year 8 leaders. This was followed by the students learning about the Easter Story which they then recreated by rein-acting the 14 Stations of the Cross.

Our students then created a Triduum bracelet to represent the passion and Resurrection of Jesus. They wore their bracelets as a reminder of Jesus’ great sacrifice.

This is what each of the colours on the bracelet symbolised... 

-  Red is for the blood of Jesus, who suffered and died for us. 
- Purple is for the “royal” cloak the soldiers.
gave Jesus to mock him.
- Brown is for the cross on which Jesus was hung.
- White is for the forgiveness that Jesus won for us and gave to his executioners when he said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” (adapted from Luke 23:34)
-  Yellow is for the glory and joy of the Resurrection.

The last activity of the day ended with our students planting seeds and colouring in an Alleluia butterfly. The new plant growth reminds us of the new life we have been given by Jesus.  The day finished with a beautiful liturgy. We greatly enjoyed sharing this day together as a whole school and learning about the sacrifice Jesus made for us.

Wishing you all a Blessed Easter and a safe long weekend.

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