Catholic Life of the school

Through this page we aim to share with you and celebrate many of the elements which make our Catholic school so special and show how families, the Parish and the school work together in supporting the development of our children's faith and Religious Education.

 


 
RE NEWSLETTER 2016/17:

Please click here for the Autumn (1st half) 2016 newsletter for parents.

Please click here for the Autumn (2nd half) 2016 newsletter for parents.

 


 PRAYER BOOK:

To develop knowledge of a range of prayers, we have developed a school prayer book for use by everyone in the school community. We encourage parents and carers to share these prayers with their children and pray together as a family. A copy of the prayer book can be found by clicking here.


MORNING PRAYER:

Every morning at 8.45am, parents, children and staff join together in prayer as a school community. In October and May, we begin each day with a reflection on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary followed by prayers dedicated to Mary, our Mother.  
    

We are lucky enough to share our site with St. Paul's Church and the parish priest, Fr. Perry, regularly visits our school. We also come together as a community in the church as mass and through the Stations of the Cross.
                     

We mark special liturgical celebrations in the Church's calendar such as Holy Week, Easter, Advent and Christmas.
    

After the children receive their First Holy Communion, we hold a celebratory mass at school.
    

Each Monday morning, Mr. Curry or Mr. O'Shannessy lead the whole school assembly. On a Wednesday afternoon, we celebrate the children's learning with our class assemblies. Friday afternoon is a special time for celebrating children's achievements in our awards assembly which parents are warmly invited attend.
    

As part of our Catholic Social Teaching, we believe it is important to support people in need throughout the world. In the last year, we have raised money for Cafod, Red Nose Day and most recently, Save the Children (to help children who are suffering in the current refugee crisis).

Our local community is also important to us. Each Christmas, our choir sings in the local residential home and delivers mince pies.


 
MINI VINNIES AT ST. PAUL'S - PRESS RELEASE:

We are delighted to see that the hard work of our Mini Vinnies in promoting the Catholic Life of the school has received official recognition from the Westminster Record (May 2016 edition). You can view the article on the following link: Mini Vinnies Press Release - May 2016