The Catholic life of our school is central to all we do at St. Mary's.
Our Mission Statement reflects our dedication to the teachings of Christ.
St Mary's is a Catholic school with the love, life and teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Christian Church at the heart of all that we do.
Prayer and worship is a distinctive feature of our school. We recognise that worship can happen anywhere and takes many forms. A selection of photographs from Acts of Worship at school and celebrations at the Church can be viewed below.
The Gospel values, based on the Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 5: 1-11) underpin all that we do in school. These values are made explicit to the school community at assemblies and liturgies and explored throughout the week in the classroom. When we come to celebrate achievement in the school, we recognise first and foremost those who have witnessed to Gospel values, as well as recognising excellence in other areas.
Our Gospel Values are Kindness, Humility, Justice, Forgiveness, Compassion, Integrity, Courage and Peace.
Our prayer space was based on the theme of change and transition to our new classes. During the last week of term all the children visited the prayer space with their new teacher. The aim of the space was to
- Allow children and adults to explore prayer in a creative way.
- Enable those who take part to feel more spiritually prepared for change and transition.
- Foster a natural curiosity about prayer. life and their own personal identity in the world.