My Catholic School – National Poetry competition

Here are the final winning poems of our competition! Well done to both pupils from St Marie’s Primary School in Kirkcaldy. Let them know what you think in the comments below.

Congratulations to all our winners and a special thank you to all participating schools. With over 400 entries, it was great for the judges to find out just how much pupils love their Catholic school!

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My Catholic School

Coming to school with a smile on my face

Because I know the day is going to be great the second the bell rings

The teacher welcomes us politely

First thing, prayers, In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen

Sitting down without a sound

‘Oh, that’s such a well behaved class!’

The school that you can learn in

The school that you can trust

The school full of faith

The school where you can play

I’m so lucky to be in this marvellous school

Doesn’t it sound like a lovely community?

Every single student is ambitious and beyond well behaved

They make sure you’re included, happy, ambitious, respectful, supported, heard, faithful, fair, safe and respected!

The perfect school!

Marek Dus, Primary 6

St Marie’s Primary, Kirkcaldy

My Catholic Poem

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St Marie’s

To all my fellow Catholic schools,

In St Marie’s there are super rules.

We work hard and we are kind,

We always try to expand our mind.

We treat the environment with respect,

And through friendship we all connect.

Every week we always practise hymns,

And in PE we exercise our limbs!

Every student gets the same opportunity,

As we are all part of the same community.

We are all resilient in our own way,

And every day is the happiest day.

And even when we make a mistake,

We always think of the changes we can make.

When new people join our community,

We make them part of our unity.

Gerard Duggan, Primary 6

St Marie’s Primary,Kirkcaldy

My Catholic School – National Poetry Competition

Here are some more winning entries of our National Poetry Competition. Let the winners know what you think! Leave comments below. Congratulations to all of our winners and their schools! Today’s winners are from St Sylvester’s Primary in Elgin.

My Catholic School

My amazing Catholic School is a blast.

You are spectacular at behaving well at Mass.

Children’s faces full of joy.

As they learn and play with toys.

Totally fun exciting games with the team.

Happy place to build up my dreams.

Owen is my name, I have learned lots of skills

Learning new things is absolutely brill.

Interesting sports is what I love to do

Colour of my uniform is a shade of blue.

St Sylvester’s is the best school ever.

Can I come to school forever?

Happy time in school.

Only St Sylvester’s School is cool

Online learning is fun.

Lots of fun with the nuns.

Owen M, Primary 6

St Sylvester’s Primary, Elgin

Our Catholic School

Our school has God at the centre

Our school is amazing

Our school feels like a big family

Our school is the best.

Gabi K, Primary 3

St Sylvester’s Primary, Elgin

My Catholic School – National Poetry Competition

We are delighted to share these winning poems from Cardinal Newman Secondary in Bellshill, St Patrick’s Primary, Troon and St Brendan’s Primary, Glasgow. Let the pupils know what you think! Leave a comment below.

Jesus is the Heart of St Brendan’s

Joy

Excellent

Say Prayers

Under God

Super!

Darcie Grieve and Danni Wallace, Primary 2/1

St Brendan’s Primary, Glasgow

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My Catholic School

Jesus the Saviour, Heavens above

Stories of Him, spread with love.

Father Paul around the school.

Stories we get to hear so cool.

We can do all things through Christ.

He really is the light of our life.

In our school we respect everyone’s individuality.

In our school, we believe in Christianity.

Jesus the Saviour, heavens above.

Stories of Him spread with love.

Finding ourselves in a Catholic community,

A sliver of humanity, religion saving sanity.

A healthy relationship with God.

Skye B S3

Cardinal Newman High, Bellshill

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My Catholic School

Our Catholic School,

The uniform, as green as the grassy meadows

The School never leaves anyone in the shadows.

Faith, Inclusion, Achievement, Respect,

These are some things you shouldn’t neglect.

These four things are important to us

Along with community to keep us as One.

Do your B.E.S.T is what you should do

Behaviour,

Effort,

Skill,

Teamwork,

These things make me 

Inspired to shine in all I say,

All I do and all I am.

Sophie Hastings, Primary 7

St Patrick’s Primary, Troon

My Catholic School – National Poetry Competition

Over the next few days we will be posting the winning entries of our National Poetry Competition. Please leave comments for the pupils below. Congratulations to all of our winners and their schools! Today’s winners are both from St Clare’s Primary School in Glasgow.

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My Catholic School

The thing about a Catholic school

It’s not a place to break a rule

It’s a school of respect and care

And all about being fair. 

The thing that makes a Catholic school

Is more than just wisdom and following rules

It’s about being respectful, caring and safe

And never giving up on your faith.

We treat our peers with love and care

Because gospel values are everywhere

It’s a safe environment we don’t want to leave,

We’re taught if we believe then we will achieve.

But we can’t forget about Jesus who is at heart

He is always a good place for us to start.

Love and respect, togetherness our rule,

That’s what makes a Catholic School.

Leia McGillion, Primary 7

St Clare’s Primary, Glasgow

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My Catholic School

I am in a cool Catholic School.

God is the light.

I look at the cross every day.

The sign of the cross proves that Jesus is real 

Don’t forget that Jesus is real.

Molly Graham, Primary 2

St Clare’s Primary, Glasgow

My Catholic School – National Poetry Competition

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Over the next few days we will be posting the winning entries of our National Poetry Competition. Please leave comments for the pupils below. Congratulations to all of our winners and their schools! Today’s winners are from Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell.

I Can’t Wait To Go . . . 

I step off the bus and the cold wind beats me

I walk through the gates and Our Lady greets me

I stroll into the yard as my friends come to meet me

But I can’t wait to go home

I step into class and set down my jotter

The windows are open but it keeps getting hotter

I have the best teacher, I can’t believe I got her

But I can’t wait to go home

In PE we’re shooting some baskets

Now we’re playing games, a three pointer I’m tasked with

I run past some people because I’m the fastest

But I can’t wait to go home

Time for lunch and I sit by the Chapel

I read about the war memorial as I’m eating my apple

My pals are back now so we’re having a babble

But I can’t wait to go home

Final lesson now as I sit down in History

When I will use this I know is a mystery

Bu it’s a Friday and I’m a bit jittery

But I can’t wait to go home

Now I’m back and safe in my home

But I’m seriously bored because I’m not allowed my phone

I just sit in my room and I haven’t to moan

Now I can’t wait to go to school

Fast forward two days

Now it’s Sunday Mass

I used to think it was boring and hoped it would pass

But now I see Our Lady and hope it lasts

And I can’t wait to go back to school.

Thomas Massetti  S2

Our Lady’s High, Motherwell

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A Friendship of Faith

People of all kinds,

Not everyone the same,

Yet a sea of purple,

To keep us all tame

United by faith we are,

Hoping it will take us far

Towering in academics,

Or studying in the shallows,

Equalised we are,

In our devotion to the hallows

United by faith we are,

Hoping it will take us far

Wherever you’re from,

Whatever your belief

We’re made to feel welcome,

Oh what a relief!

Arianna Bosco, S2

Our Lady’s High, Motherwell

My Catholic School! – National Poetry Competition

Here are some more winning entries of our National Poetry Competition. Please leave comments for the pupils below. Congratulations to all of our winners and their schools! Today’s winners are from St Patrick’s Primary, New Stevenson and St Ninian’s Primary, Livingston.

Our Catholic School

A holy place where we pray each day

A special place where we each can play

A happy place with loving friends

A bonding friendship never ends 

And St Patrick our Patron always near.

Our teachers have shown us how to love

Father Haddock has shown us Jesus’ way

Our faith keeps growing day by day

And Jesus there to watch us play!

Olivia Roberts, Primary 5

St Patrick’s Primary, New Stevenson

Catholic Faith

Christ the Lord,                                 

Always love God,                             

Think of Christ,                                 

Hope is in your Heart,                     

Our special religion,                                     

Love your faith,

believe in one God,

Celebrate at Mass.

 

Father in Heaven,

A lovely life,

In the image of God,

Try and follow God’s path,

Heaven holds wonders.

Anna Forbes, Primary 4

St Ninian’s Primary, Livingston

The Problem with Christmas Jumper Days!

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As a mother of two girls aged seven and nine, the build up to Christmas at home is magical. Over the last few weeks, the anticipation of Christmas has been quite something. Don’t get me wrong, we always ensure that we observe Advent in our house and contextualise the waiting for Christmas in the Advent narrative. While we cannot escape—nor do we entirely want to—the Christmas music; the premature decorations; the early gift exchanging; chocolate money and mince pie eating; and all of the usual associated Christmas activities, I’m pretty confident that my girls know that Advent is a very special season marking the start of the new Church year and that this important time has its own liturgical focus, colours, feel, message, scriptural figures and so on. The girls are fortunate that their grandparents ensured that Advent was appropriately observed, and that this tradition has passed from generation to generation—a testimony to the faith commitment of the girls’ ancestors (although I can’t imagine that dancing around the house singing Gaudete’ at full volume on the third Sunday of Advent is part of that legacy—yes, that does actually happen!) December is a particularly special time in our household, and we are thankful for that.  

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