Our Mission Statement
“Under God’s umbrella we will achieve together”
At St Patrick’s we help our pupils to develop a reverential attitude in their prayer life and to make prayer a natural part of their daily lives. Children are exposed to a variety of prayer experiences, both formal and informal, private and communal. Children are given opportunities to compose their own prayers and take an active part in school Masses and non-Eucharistic liturgies. Daily collective worship takes place either as a whole school, key stage or class. It provides an opportunity for children and teachers to worship and reflect on the Liturgy and consider spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship and religious education, which we respect. As a Catholic school, however, both are an integral part of our mission and we would hope that parents would not exercise this option.
Fr George, our parish priest, visits our school. All KS2 classes celebrate Mass on a 2 week rota basis and have the opportunity to lead a whole school mass throughout the course of the year. Years 4, 5 and 6 go to confession in the Church on a termly basis.
We enjoy weekly assemblies on Monday and Friday. On Monday we reflect on the Sunday’s Gospel and share a mission for the week. On Friday we come together with parents to celebrate our successes in learning and pray together as one family.
School Masses and Assemblies take place during the year and parents are welcomed and encouraged to join their children on these occasions.
To listen and respect others, their opinions and needs and become responsible citizens.
Children will have the skills and aspirations to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
We are confident in making the right choices for our own health and well-being.
Through our courtesy and consideration for others, everyone shares in a sense of responsibility to ensure that we all feel loved, safe, valued and cared for.
Each person knows that they are unique and special in God’s eyes and feel supported in the personal commitment to Christ and in continuing their journey of faith.
Christ is at the centre of all that we are and all that we do. We welcome Christ’s presence, through our prayers, in the sacraments we celebrate and in experiencing the awe and wonder of God’s world.