Catholic Life and RE at St George’s
Life at St George’s
Religious life at St George’s is central to the school community, character and mission.
Our vision: ‘We learn, we love, we look after our world. We strive to be the best that we can be, following in the footsteps of Jesus.’
Our Mission statement is ‘Following in the footsteps of Christ,
At St George’s, Religious Education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of our entire educational process. The beliefs and values studied in Catholic religious education inspire and draw together every aspect of the life of our school. They inform behaviour, relationships, learning and focus. Our Catholic identity is recognised by students, staff and parents as being part of what makes St George’s such a special place to be,
RE taught at St George’s delivers on the Religious Education Curriculum Directory of the Bishops’ Conference, 2012 https://bit.ly/3f9xl71 (Page 53-58, Ages 4-11).
We use the God Matters planning which includes a multi faith element in each Unit.
It is also our intention that pupils will enjoy their RE lessons and they wil- not be seen as a way of either promoting the Catholic faith exclusively, nor for them to be something in which they are purely ‘taught’. RE lessons will be faith-filled, enjoyable lessons where each child feels they belong to our school community and not excluded because they are not Catholic. Lessons will be places where everyone is respected for their beliefs and expressions of faith, but where ultimately, they all achieve.
Faith – At the centre of all our learning is our Faith in Christ, in ourselves and in each other
Courage – We are brave in our learning, our relationships and our ambitions
Honesty – We tell the truth
Respect – For ourselves, for others, for our school environment and wider world
Love – We show our love each day in our thoughts, words and deeds
As an integral part of our Catholic ethos, all pupils are made aware, throughout the school year, of the changes and celebrations relating to the Church’s Liturgical Year. These events are highlighted in our sacred space in our assembly hall during assemblies, our school entrance and in every classroom’s prayer table. The children are aware of the liturgical changes with the changing colours of our cloths and displays.
We celebrate Mass together on Feast Days and school celebrations.
Each class has walked down to St George’s church during the Summer Term 2021 to celebrate mass at church with Fr Martin.
At St George’s we celebrate Liturgical assemblies on Monday – linked to the gospel from that week
Values assemblies on Tuesday
In class assembly / reflection time on Wednesday and Thursday – led by children
Celebration Assembly on Friday
We hold events throughout the year reflecting Catholic Social Values and our role in the community.
CAFOD events – Walk for Water
Mary’s Meals porridge mornings
Anti-Bullying Odd Socks Day
Links with Ashwood Nursing Home
Harvest Collections for elderly and disadvantaged in our neighbourhood