Term 1 2021
School display at St Paul's Church.
Please check out the new display at St Paul's church. The children have worked so hard to re-create St Richard's Prayer in their own languages. It is so amazing to see the prayer we use in school translated and shared at Church.
The new display at St Paul's church
Wednesday 8th September 2021.
Last night lots of local schools came together for our Deanery Mass. St Richard's hosted the Mass, lead by Fr Jeff, for staff from the KCSP, St Edmund's, St Joseph's, St Mary's, St Augustine's, Stella Maris and St Richard's. The atmosphere was wonderful and Fr Jeff really inspired everyone present. It was lovely for all the schools to come together for the first time in so long.
30th June 2021
Eyes of the world campaign for primary schools
This month we joined the campaign to help fight the climate crisis. Cafod has been working hard to focus attention on the climate crisis. At the moment the eyes of the world are on us as Britain hosts world leaders for the United Nations' climate change talks – COP26. They will make important decisions that will shape the future of our global family. St Richard's children were joined by St Edmund's pupil to highlight this campaign to call on the Prime Minister to support the world's poorest communities affected by the climate crisis.
The children came together at Samphire Hoe to have photographs taken, raise the flag to promote awareness and they were interviewed by Cafod staff about this problem. All of this was published on the Cafod Facebook page and the Cafod website.
St Richard's Day Tuesday 16th June 2021
Today has been a special day in the lives of the children at St Richard's. This is the day when we remember St Richard and the things he accomplished in his life. To mark this special occasion our Year 2 made a pilgrimage to St Edmund's Chapel in Dover.
Why did they travel to the chapel of St Edmund a different saint?
This was the last place St Richard visited before he passed away! Whilst at the Chapel he fell ill and he passed away in Maison Deu a large medieval building in Dover. At the time this was used as a hospital. This children took time to learn about the Chapel, St Richard and what life was like in those times. Once that was accomplished the class observed a sacred moment of silence whilst flowers were laid at the Chapel. St Richard's heart is still kept at the Chapel, representing how special this place was for him. A candle represents this holy location.
May, The Month of Mary
On Tuesday 11th May 2021, the children and staff of St. Richard’s celebrated Mary, Our Blessed Mother, with a short prayer service that was streamed live from St. Paul’s Church with Fr. Leo. The children learnt many things about Mary, namely Fr. Leo's key message which was that Mary represents 4 key things to us. She is:
1 - Our Mother
2 - Our Model
3 - Our Queen of Heaven
4 - She Shows Us Her Love and Prays for Us
As part of this celebration, all children were invited to bring in fresh flowers that were blessed during the service and then laid with Mary on our school altar, the front office and outside the building. The school is now full of beautiful flowers which we thank all of our wonderful families for!
Harvest - October 2020!
To celebrate the gifts of food and land from God, during the month of October we celebrate and reflect on the many aspects of growth within our beautiful world. As part of this, we asked our families to send in any food contributions that they were able to make. So many families helped and we managed to send a whopping 135kg to our local Dover Foodbank to help our local community/
Thank you everyone, we really appreciated your kindness and support!
St. Richard's Day - June 2020!
The 16th June marks the Feast Day of our school's patron saint, St. Richard of Chichester. Please watch the video created by Miss Kleinman as a celebration of this very special day for our school.
To find out more about St. Richard, watch the video using the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4a5hvUyvfE
As part of our celebration of St. Richard, our Governing Body took the opportunity to thank all staff for their hard work and dedication to our school. They wrote kind messages and Deacon Barry's wife Sue even baked us special St. Richard cupcakes!
St. Richard's Day Assembly
Christmas - December 2019!
Our Christmas celebrations have unfortunately had to change over the past year due to COVID-19. However, traditionally, our whole St. Richard's family would get together in our school hall to celebrate the birth of Jesus with a Christmas Dinner. Children are also invited to wear their favourite Christmas Jumper for the day.