The school community has many elements. It is these elements working together that give our school the family feel that parents constantly tell us they like. Father Roy, Father Michael and the parish catechists are well known to the children by the time they come to receive the Holy Sacraments in Year 4.
Parents are are very much a part of the school community and we welcome their involvement in school in may different ways e.g. to watch RE Celebrations and class showcase assemblies, by supporting charitable ventures, through the PTFA, by volunteering or being a governor. Parents are the first educators of their child and are key to a child's academic and emotional success. Throughout their child's school career, parents will have many opportunities to further their own skills so that they can best support their children. We consider the triangle of support and love provided by our parents, our school and our church to be of utmost importance.
In school we use the Come and See curriculum to teach RE and 10% of our curriculum time is dedicated to teaching it. The Come and See curriculum can be seen on our curriculum pages under the key information tab. We ask that parents support their children through their faith journey both in school and in life generally.
Children have the opportunity to regularly attend Mass throughout the year and are involved in ways appropriate to their age through reading, the offertory, as servers, by singing and writing prayers of intercession. Our church is also a special place where the children learn more about their faith during RE curriculum time by teachers planning for visits that will provide first hand experiences that enhance their understanding.
Church is also used for our Carol Service, Collective Worships and Stations of the Cross reflection visits during Holy Week.