Team St Michael's Messages for Today

Verse of the day...

Each day this week, there are verses from the Easter story, some time to reflect on 1 question, and then a short prayer.

Just before Jesus is betrayed in Mark 14: 32-42 we read,

‘They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that, if possible, the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”’

-Spend some time and think what this tells us about Jesus.

Prayer for the Day

Let us pray,

Father God,

Thank you for sending Jesus and for his example of standing firm in the face of suffering. Give us your strength to keep going when things get tough, give us your wisdom to know how we can help others and your heart for all those in greater need.


Taking care of my wellbeing:

Sometimes it is hard to make sense of what is happening in the world and it is difficult to understand your own feelings in a situation. Sometimes our feelings can be really upsetting or scary, especially if you're not sure why you feel the way you do. Are you feeling upset, scared or worried? Are you not sure why? Please click on the link below and have a read!

Click below to find today’s Wellbeing task along with advice and places to get further support. 
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How busy is moodle this week?

Moodle has proved to be very resilient after a massive surge in usage. Thank you for your patience if there has been a short outage - remember GCSEPod, Seneca Learning, Sam Learning, Maths Watch, Manga High, Kerboodle ... are also waiting for you to learn from.

Messages from Pupil Managers today

Click from Monday for the Weekly Quiz

Year 7

Good morning all!

I trust you had a restful weekend. Last week I suggested writing a diary or journal of your experiences during this time, as these events will surely go down in history. Some of you might be doing this already, but if you aren't it's not too late to start one now! We're doing one as a family and got a few days behind last week so caught up at the weekend. All the very best with your schoolwork this week too. I spoke with a few of you last week and I was thrilled to hear some of the ways you are helping and encouraging each other with your work too. Keep it up!

God bless,

Mr Neville

 p.s. Happy birthday to Reuben!

Hello Year 8

Hello Year 8

I hope you are all safe and well. So you’ve made it through the first week of home-schooling and you’ve established all those good routines which will keep you focused on your learning. I do hope you managed to spend some time away from schoolwork and learning at the weekend, it is still important to set time aside for other activities. It makes the learning easier when you get back down to it. This week I want you to think about the people in your family or maybe your friends who you have not yet been in touch with. Who do you know that would love to hear from you? Perhaps they won’t have heard from many people in the last week at all. Get in touch with them, brighten up their day.

Stay safe and well,

Mr Kellett

Year 9

Good Morning Year 9!

I hope that you all managed to have a peaceful weekend and that you and your families are well. I took the dog for a walk yesterday evening and the most noticeable difference in the area, was the quietness. I don't know if you've noticed, but the decrease in the number of cars on the road has led to a drop in background noise. As I was walking, I became more aware of the sounds of the wildlife returning and spring moving forward. This made me think that whilst we have this time at home, we should take the time to notice what's going on with the seasons and nature. So today, perhaps you could make it a target to have some time outside. Maybe in the evening, when you've finished your routine, you could sit outside and watch and listen to the amazing sounds of the wildlife returning after winter. Try to remember that whatever changes are happening in our world at the moment, the natural world's rhythm will continue just the same, and you can take comfort in this.

Look after yourselves and God bless you,

Mr Gow

Year 10

Good morning Year 10,

Hope everyone is okay.

I would like you all today, as well as completing your Moodle work, to choose a book (fiction or non-fiction ) and try to spend an hour reading up on something that interests you. Perhaps you could read up on a sport or hobby - or lose yourself in a fiction book?

Stay safe everyone

Keep safe

Mr K.


Good morning Year 11

Let's start this new week as we mean to go on and get organised with this extra time we have been given.

Challenge: Have you set up a timetable for the week? Ensure you include time for exercise, healthy eating. school work, talking to friends - and what about reading a book? Mr Heywood recommends “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari. it is from about five years ago and Mr H says "It’s a superb book that covers science, genetics, history, anthropology and culture." If you read it let us know - or if you have any good tips for everyone you can get in touch using the email address:

Let's make sure we continue being the best we can be.

Take care. Stay safe.

Mrs Mc x x
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