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My glorious Lord, you know all thoughts and probe the depths of every
heart. You know me, Lord, through and through. Please open my eyes to
see that which is within me so that I can discern the ill intentions I have
and rejoice in the virtues given to me by You. May I always be attentive to
You, dear Lord, so that I become aware of all that You wish to reveal to
me. Jesus, I trust in You.

As we start the new academic year, we continue to pray for peace, unity and
joy in our world. The last 18 months have had a significant impact on all of
us and we pray for mercy, faith and salvation.

It is a joy to welcome the pupils back to school for the start of term and I
would like to thank you for your support in making sure they are smartly
dressed and ready to learn. School is a place for learning and we will be
looking very closely at routines for learning, using STEPS as part of our
everyday language and how we develop character in our pupils.

Our new Y7 cohort made a fantastic first impression on Monday 6th
September and they are settling in very quickly to their new school. Y7, we
are excited to see you start your journey at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic
School and we look forward to watching you grow and flourish in our lovely
A letter will be sent out this week reminding you of some key points to do
with uniform, attendance and how to contact school. We are hoping to hold
some information evenings for parents later this term and will advise you of
the dates for these in due course.

May I wish everyone a very happy and successful year.
God Bless
Miss Burrows


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