St Columba's RC Primary School

We are Companions on a Journey

Ripley Street, Bolton, Lancashire BL2 3AR

0120 4333421

office@st-columbas.bolton.sch.uk

The GIFT Team

Meet the Team

We are the GIFT Team. As members of the GIFT Team we are called to lead our school by following in the footsteps of Jesus. Everyday we live by the gospel values and show others how they can do the same. Being a member of the GIFT Team is a challenging but very rewarding task. Here are just a few of tasks which you can find us completing at school:

  • lead whole school assemblies
  • establish a prayer room in school
  • participate in the annual GIFT Team retreat day
  • bring new ideas to teachers to make our faith 'come alive'
  • support younger pupils at lunch time
  • take a lead role in school masses
  • perform role plays to help other pupils to understand Bible stories
  • update the 'Thought of the Week'
  • help to ensure that pupils are always showing love of Christian kind (CARITAS)

The GIFT Team receiving their certificates by Salford Diocese
The GIFT Team receiving their certificates by Salford Diocese

Coming Soon...

The Mother Teresa Award

Watch out! Our GIFT Team are looking for children who are shining examples of Caritas in Action. If we spot you, you may be chosen for our very special Mother Teresa Award which will be presented every week during Mrs Baker's Monday Reflection Assembly.

Lunchtime Reflections

During this year we will be leading Lunchtime Reflections for Key Stage 2 pupils in the Peace Room. Our first theme will be 'Forgiveness'. In October, we will be starting our Rosary Club again and during the Advent season, 'Christmas Club' will be available again for Key Stage One Pupils. We hope to see you there!

Look at our NEW and improved Peace Room!

We've worked very hard to update our Peace Room. We can't wait to start using it for Lunchtime Reflections. We hope you like it!

The World Religion Trail

We helped to set up, organise and lead the World Religion Trail. We all worked on different zones and supported each year group as they came to learn about a different religion. It was a busy and action packed day and we are really impressed with all the learning that the children have been doing about different religions around school! We loved teaching the children about a new religion and helping them to move around the school so they could see what the different classes had been learning about.

The Year of Mercy

This liturgical year, Pope Francis has announced a very important jubilee year: The Year of Mercy. The GIFT Team are very busy showing children around school how they can be more merciful. They began their duties by conducting an assembly, leading lunchtime worships and creating Year of Mercy doors all around school. They'll be busy all year showing everybody how we can live our the Corporal and Spiritual Acts of Mercy. During a Reconciliation Service in Holy Week, the GIFT Team organised it so that children could also write private messages of forgiveness for Jesus- these were then put in our school cross.

 

The GIFT Team Retreat Day. November 2015

We had a brilliant time at the Schoenstatt Centre.We met lots of other GIFT Teams from different primary schools in Bolton. The day was packed with ice breakers, reflections and fun activities. To end the day we had a very special mass, where we all became official members of St Columba's GIFT Team!