St. Mary’s Catholic First School and St. Joseph’s Catholic Middle school are committed to the Catholic Faith. The intent of our RE curriculum is to ensure that our mission and vision are embedded across our schools; The Gospel Values are inextricably linked through everything we teach. Our RE curriculum is central to the whole school curriculum and underpins all teaching. It is the ‘core of the core.’ Religious education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of our entire educational process.
At the heart of our Catholic education lies the Christian vision of the human person; recognising that everyone should continuously be growing in their well-being, their true potential and that they are distinct and unique individuals made in the image and likeness of God. It is this, which forms our daily life as a community, in which faith is expressed and shared through every aspect of its day. Through the pattern of daily prayer, through works of charity, through a striving for justice, we seek to be a Christian community, in which the content and the life of faith is shared.
The Catholic faith’s comprehension of the meaning of life, is explored and experienced by all those taking part in the life of our schools, whether baptised Catholics or not, practising faith in their own parish/community or not. Everyone is taught to be respectful and understanding of people and traditions from other faith backgrounds. It is central, that everyone feels respected and is a valued member of our Catholic school community.
It is our intent that our RE curriculum leads every child to aspire to be more, not to have more and that our children learn about their unique place within their home, school, and community and that we ultimately preserve the dignity of each and every individual.