The Catholic School
St Patrick’s is a Catholic school and as such we celebrate our identity as Christian people promoting those values which provide a Catholic, Christian setting which enables our children to grow in faith, love and understanding and to develop key qualities such as honesty, trust and respect for each other.
The R.E. Curriculum in class
Our R.E. Scheme is called ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’. It explores the life of Jesus and our lives as Christian people. It also looks in detail at sacramental life and prayer.
The scheme also looks at inspirational people and other world religions so that our children grow in understanding of the world around them and their place as Christians in that world.
On important days in the year, such as Ash Wednesday or Holy Days, we celebrate by having Mass in school or walking the older children to church. We also have regular assemblies and hymn practices.
R.E. - The Curriculum around the school
In school we seek to foster and atmosphere which encourages achievement, motivation, initiative, self-worth, co-operation and communication and which makes prayer and liturgy meaningful and relevant. We encourage our children to show good manners, respect and love for one another and the staff are encouraged to model this in their relationships with the children also.
Caritas in Action
Children will be taught their SMSCE (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education) and Citizenship curriculum through the Caritas in Action scheme. The first entitlement of all children is to be spiritually, morally, socially and culturally educated.
The Caritas in Action scheme has been produced as a response to Catholic Social Teaching, which calls us all as Catholics to work for the common good, help build a just society, uphold the dignity of human life and work for justice and the dignity of all our brothers and sisters, especially those in the greatest need. Caritas in Action provides a unique and engaging set of teaching and learning opportunities for seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. These themes are as follows:
Solidarity and the Common Good
Dignity of Work
Rights and Responsibilities
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable