Weekly message from the Principal

07-December-18
Weekly message from the Principal

Black Friday and White Christmas

The ‘countdown to Christmas’ brings its excitement (and pressures) into many Willow homes. The advertising and media hype surrounding the festive season especially last week with Black Friday can create a frenzy of plastic desire and perceived needs in children (and adults).

Protected from this sometimes, crass commercialisation in December and November, a primary school can be an antidote to such extremes and be a lovely place to visit. Be it Scottish ceilidh dancing in the Hub to raising a phenomenal amount of money for Saint Vincent de Paul or gathering as a Spiritan community on Saturday evening to celebrate the Eucharist together – this is the answer we need.

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In Willow, our Junior boys prepare for their Nativity presentations – full of costume, colour and song, whilst the older boys have their masses, Carols and concert. The school is decorated with crib, tree, a hobbit-sized Santa and a multitude of Christmas, biblical images - stars, gifts and scenes of Bethlehem. Music and youthful promise fill the air.

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So, I invite Willow families to visit our school in the days leading up to Christmas- be it for your son’s (or grandson’s) Nativity presentation, Carols or concert……. or just to experience the joy, song and prayer that pervades a school- (essentially a child’s world)- at this special time of year.

And you never know it might just be a white Christmas…….

Principal’s Note – I would like to sincerely thank all the boys in Fourth Form, Eddie Barron, Cliona Beattie and all the Fourth Form class reps, the TY boys from Blackrock College and Ms. Hannon for coordinating such a fantastic Cake Sale that raised €13,460.50 for Saint Vincent de Paul. I would also like to thank the inspiration that is Father Denis Gavin who once again has shown us all the true meaning of Christmas.

This message from the Principal is an extract from the Willow Weekly Newsletter - view this week's edition to keep up with all the latest news on the Willow Campus this week.
Aug
26 2019
Start of Term 1
Oct
28 2019
October Mid Term Break
Dec
20 2019
End of Term
Dec
23 2019
Christmas Holidays
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