We hope that everyone has had a wonderful holiday season. Now that the Christmas trees and decorations are tucked back in the attic, the old toys have met the new toys, the chocolate boxes and cracker crowns are in the recycle bin, Christmas is well and truly over. Or is it? We all know the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ but did you know that the 12th day of Christmas is on the 6th of January, which is the day of the Feast of Epiphany? The term epiphany means “to show” or “to make known”. In Western Churches, it remembers the coming of the wise men bringing gifts to give to the baby Jesus, and by doing so they “reveal” Jesus to the world. The season of joyful celebration that begins at Christmas now continues through the successive Sundays of Epiphany and ends with the Feast of the Presentation on 2nd February. Then in February, attentions move towards Easter and the beginning of the Lenten season.
We welcome everyone back to school and to the routine of the new term during this time of Epiphany. There are a lot of exciting activities planned for this term including Italian theme week and topics planned around the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
We wish you all the very best for a happy and healthy 2016.