The Importance of Faith
Children enter our school with strong family values and faith.
We understand that children see their parents in the image of Jesus. We promote the idea that parents are the first educators of their child and recognise that the school has an important part to play in this.
During their time in school children grow closer to Christ. The church and the school work together to ensure that the children have a strong formation of faith including including a strong understanding of the significance of all sacraments and in particular the First Holy Communion.
A strong programme of Religious Education allows children to deepen their own faith with a deep understanding of the Gospel values in the context of society today. Children are encouraged to ask questions that deepen their knowledge of other world faiths allowing them to converse with people from other faiths, not being afraid of their own. The photos below are from a very enjoyable recent visit to a local synagogue:
The unique support that we receive from the church Pastoral team allows us to promote spirituality throughout the whole day including breaktimes. The recent introduction of ‘My Space’ Chapel provides us with a superb space for personal, group or whole class reflection, fulfilment and spiritual growth. See below left for photo:
Our committed Prayer Leaders act as stewards of faith supporting the lead RE teacher and Church Pastoral workers at every level.
Children express and celebrate their faith in a number of ways. A fine example of this is our excellent school choir, whose love of singing and prayer combine together to nourish the entire school community in Masses as well as in and around the community throughout the year.
Children leave our school with a secure understanding of their own faith and what that means to them. They are confident in what they believe and willing to share their faith with others.