The Catholic school is an open community, concerned with the education of the whole person. It presents a unique, clear vision of God, people and life, centered on Gospel values and reflective of the teaching of the Catholic Church. Hence, the formation of each person is regarded as being as important as the information which is transmitted through the teaching offered.
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Liturgical prayer takes place weekly and are where the whole school family, key stage family or individual class families come together to listen to scripture and prayer.
|Monday morning||Whole School Liturgical Prayer based on the previous Sunday's Gospel.|
|Tuesday||Key Stage 1 and 2 Liturgical Prayer|
|Friday||Whole School Celebration Assembly|
|Throughout the week||
Class family reflections
Whole school family masses take place throughout the year and each class has a class mass (Y1-Y6). Staff, parents and parishioners come together in school to worship together in a pupil-led service.
As an integral part of our Catholic ethos, all pupils are made aware, throughout the school year, of the changes and celebrations relating to the Church's Liturgical Year. These events are highlighted in our reflection areas around the school and in every classroom’s personal RE display and reflection area. The children are aware of the liturgical changes with the changing colours of our cloths and foci for reflection areas.
We focus our work to help others through the priniciples of Catholic social teaching. Catholic social teaching (CST) is rooted in Scripture, formed by the wisdom of Church leaders, and influenced by grassroots movements. It is our moral compass, guiding us on how to live out our faith in the world.
'Our faith calls us to love God and to love our neighbours in every situation, especially our sisters and brothers living in poverty. Following in the footsteps of Christ, we hope to make present in our unjust and broken world, the justice, love and peace of God.' (CAFOD)
We want our pupils to learn that those, who can, should give to help those in need. This may take the form of donations and fund-raising, but there are other ways of helping. For example, the choir sings at Christmas for the residents of our local care home. Children make and send Christmas and Easter cards to the vulnerable within the parish family.