At St Joseph’s, we aim to embed a relationship of love between child, God and community. Our Religious Education is at the core of all we do and as such it fosters this relationship through daily prayer, collective Acts of Worship and Celebrations of Liturgy.
As a Catholic school we feel it is important that children learn how to co-operate with others, respect others and forgive others through understanding the Gospel Values and living our lives through Christ. Scripture, teachings of the Church and the teachers’ own witness and example are means by which these are taught. We work closely with our parishes and we value the partnership between home, school, parish and the wider community.
As a whole school we follow the national Catholic RE Scheme entitled ‘Come and See’. Through RE lessons, assemblies and Mass the children explore what it means to belong to the Church, they learn about the sacraments and they develop an understanding of how Jesus is our model for a Christian way of living.
Our aim is to guide the children to become religiously literate and spiritually developed young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to think spiritually, ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
Learning about the faith of others forms an important part of our school RE curriculum and all children visit different places of worship in our locality.
If you would like to see our overview from the ‘Come and See’ Scheme please click here.
Click here for something nice to do with your child. The examen for children will help your child reflect at the end of the day and deepen their faith. Helping your child develop the habit of making a daily examen gives them a powerful tool for spiritual growth. It teaches children that God is near, present in every moment of their lives. Moreover, it teaches Children to examine their own response to God’s presence, for better or worse, in their thoughts, feelings, and actions. And finally, it teaches them to make this examination in a spirit of gratitude.
Please click here to be taken through to the ‘Come and See’ website.
If you would like further information about our Catholic Life please click here.