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Posted on: 10/01/2020

Chaplains' Corner - December 2019

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER   December was a very busy month for the Chaplaincy at Hope Academy. Below are just a few of the highlights… Throughout December we had been collecting food for our Christmas Hamper Appeal. By the last week of term we had enough food to create nearly 50 hampers to be delivered to local families! Hampers were taken to families and to local primary schools in the last week of term. We were also able to deliver three big boxes full of toys to Warrington and Halton Hospital for their Christmas Present appeal. On Monday 16th December, we hosted our Carols by Candlelight service at Hope Academy. We enjoyed a number of carols led by our Hope Choir and Bible verses telling the Christmas Story read beautifully by our students. It was a wonderful evening to set the tone for our Christmas break. On Thursday 19th December Year 7-9 attended Advent services at St Peter’s throughout the day where staff and students enjoyed a time of carols, readings and prayer.  Thank you to Rev. Chris for leading our time of worship, and to St. Peter’s for allowing us to use your beautiful church for the day. The Chaplaincy at Hope encourages staff and students to put Faith into Action and just one of the ways we do this is through our charity and community work. I am delighted to share that in our first term we raised over £1000 for our partner charities, collected over 200kg of food for St. Helen’s Foodbank, and delivered nearly 50 Christmas Hampers to individuals and families across Newton-le-Willows. There are lots of exciting things happening in the Chaplaincy – to keep up to date with all our news and events by following us on Twitter @HopeChaplain                                                         
Posted on: 27/09/2019

Chaplains' Corner - September 2019

Welcome to the first Chaplain’s Corner of this school year, and the first from the new chaplain, Kasia Boydell! Kasia was a chaplain at Broughton Hall in West Derby, Liverpool before moving to Hope Academy. She is also on the Justice and Peace Commission as the representative for schools and Young People. Our Mission Statement at Hope Academy is to “work together to inspire excellence guided by Christian values” and here in the Chaplaincy we aim to provide a variety of activities and opportunities that support this mission. We hope that amongst all our activities and events, our students, staff and community find something that inspires them and enables them to flourish! Activities and opportunities open in the chaplaincy for our students this year are: Meditation Mondays, Justice and Peace Club, Environment Club, Chapel Chat, Charity Club, and Faith in Action. HOPE ACADEMY WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2024 Our Year 7 students have settled in wonderfully and have made a great start to their studies here at Hope Academy. To continue their successful induction, all Year 7 students will attend a retreat day between the 18th to the 22nd November. Each day different form groups will spend the day with the ‘Animate’ youth team.  Animate is the Catholic Youth Ministry team for the Archdiocese of Liverpool and they work with around 9000 young people a year across the Archdiocese between the ages of 11 and 25.  On their retreat day, students will explore our Christian ethos and Academy values using a variety of fun, interactive and reflective activities. MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING On Friday 27th September, Hope Academy will be opening its doors to the community and inviting you to our Macmillan Coffee Morning. This will run in our school hall from 10.30-12.30 and will be hosted by our Hope Ambassadors. Pupils will provide a wide variety of cakes to enjoy and entertainment will be delivered by our Music Department. Please come along and support if you can. If you would like to help us by providing cakes, they can be dropped off at the Main Reception on Thursday 26th/Friday 27th – no fresh cream or nuts to be used please. SATURDAY OPEN DAY Our annual Open Day takes place on Saturday 28th September from 9am until 1pm. This is a chance to see the school and experience the variety of subjects on offer. If you know any child in Y5 or Y6 please come and visit to see what Hope Academy has to offer. HARVEST COLLECTION FOR ST. HELENS FOODBANK The Autumn term sees a return to school from the Summer holidays, a chill in the air and the changing colours of the leaves before they fall from the trees. It also sees Harvest time - a wonderful time of year to reflect on all that we have, to be thankful for it, and to consider those less fortunate than ourselves.  Each September, as part of our annual Harvest celebrations at Hope Academy, we put ‘love your neighbour’ into practice by collecting food for St Helens Foodbank, one of our five Hope Partner Charities. In September the Chaplaincy launched this annual Harvest Appeal and students and staff have been generously donating items throughout the month. If you would like to make a donation to St. Helens Foodbank, we collect on their behalf throughout the year. Donations can be left at our Main Reception. There are lots of exciting things happening in the Chaplaincy – to keep up to date with all our news and events, follow us on Twitter                                            

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