We place Christ at the centre of all we do and therefore Collective Worship is crucial in developing a way for children to develop a relationship with Christ and come to know him better.
Canon Loughlin, our parish priest celebrates mass in school and welcomes us to join weekday parish masses. The children journeying towards First Holy Communion join with both St Clare’s and St Francis’ parish at Sunday mass several times throughout the school year. All staff are committed to encouraging and supporting our children play an active role in the parish community.
Collective Worship and Assembly Timetable
Whole School Worship
Key Stage 2 Collective Worship – 9amKS1 Class Worship
Key Stage 1 Collective Worship – 9.15amKS2 Class Worship
House Assembly – 10am Class Worship pm
Whole School Collective Worship
The Head Teacher leads whole school in Collective Worship every week. The theme is usually closely linked with the liturgical year so that all members of the school community have an understanding of the readings, colours and messages we listen to and see on Sunday at mass.
Each year every class invites parents to join us as they lead the whole school in Collective Worship. The theme this year are taken from the Unicef’s Children’s Rights. We hope that this will depen their understanding of rights anad responsibilities.
Themes for 2013-14
March- The Last Supper
Key Stage Worship
Our tecahers all lead Collective Worship. Key Stage Collective Worship takes place on Monday/Tuesday. The teachers lead worship by using the ‘Statements to Live By’ which is a resource to explain the Catholic teachings to children in a way in which they can live out in their daily lives.
Teachers in school seek to empower children, they lead and model good practice and also give them the opportunity to participate, take ownership of their learning and develop their own relationship with God. Teachers aim to give children a real voice in planning, leading and evaluating worship. In a Christian sense it is important for us all to look to children as having an important role to play in leading the faith community; Jesus welcomed children and used them as models of faith for his followers and so should we.