COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Welcome to this page which is designed to provide the St. Peter’s College community with up to the minute information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

Chris Black

Principal

 

We would like to assure all families that school will continue to be open and run as usual. This will continue unless we are advised by the Catholic Education Office to close. This advice will be based on the recommendations handed down by the Government.

As a school we are currently preparing our Remote School Plans, and will communicate these to you if we are instructed to close.

We wish to further assure you that we continue to have the health and safety of our community at the forefront of our thinking and actions.

Reflection

The following Reflection ‘Lockdown’ has gone viral via social media in response to Italy’s recent lockdown but it is just as applicable for those currently in isolation in our community, whether due to mandatory isolation, social distancing initiatives or due to ‘work from home’ initiatives.

Lockdown

Yes there is fear, Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying, Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
But,

They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise you can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
the sky is no longer thick with fumes but blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi people are singing to each other
across the empty squares, keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood so that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary.
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting.
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way.
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality.
To how big we really are. To how little control we really have.
To what really matters. To Love.

So we pray and we remember that yes there is fear. But there does not have to be hate. Yes there is isolation. But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying. But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness. But there does not have to be disease of the soul.
Yes there is even death. But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
the birds are singing again, the sky is clearing,
and we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul.
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square…..

Sing

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