The Christmas season has been in full swing at St Dominic’s as we made our way to the end of the term, and the fun of the Christmas holidays. The pupils throughout the school have coped incredibly well with the changing regulations, uncertainty, and difficulties of the current times. We managed to celebrate with the pupils, maybe not quite in our usual style, but with the resilience and creativity that we are renowned for.
Our amazing super-talented Head of PE, Miss Leigh, (camouflaged as an elf) managed to find a “reindeer” to accompany Santa as he made his way to Lower School to hand out presents to all the good girls and boys, who had made their way onto his nice list. Everyone avoided the naughty list this year. Santa certainly looked at home in his grotto, which was incredibly created by the resourceful school team, maybe not quite as cold as Lapland, but certainly cool enough to make him glad he had worn his big socks!
From the Lower School, delights of Santa to the Senior School delights of singing. The school term drew to a close with a beautiful carol service in the nearby St Mary’s and St Chad’s Church in Brewood. Though it was a sadness not to be able to include the whole school in the carol service, as we usually do, we were pleased that we managed to be able to put on a small, safe service. As ever, the performance of the pupils was exemplary, showing a wealth of talent across the years. With a range of classic and more modern songs, including a haunting rendition of Noel, there was something for everyone.
Christmas is a time for reflection, a time for looking back upon the past year as we look forwards to the coming one. We hope that the New Year will bring us all an easier and more stable year, but we can be confident that we will continue to meet the challenges with the same spirit that Dominicans have shown over the past few years. Our school motto of “Inspiring growth in Mind, Body, and Spirit” shines through in all that we do, but never more so than when faced with adversity.
Wishing all our pupils, families and friends, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!