Our Faith

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Our Faith

 

At Holy Rosary Religious Education and SMSC are priority.  We want children to develop skills that will equip them for later life and help them become amazing citizens.

We promote a broad and balanced Catholic curriculum as Holy Rosary is a Catholic school which seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ. We promote these values by our words and deeds, and Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. We provide a Catholic curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Gen1:27).

Our curriculum is designed to enable every pupil to discern their vocation and to be well-equipped to follow it as active citizens in service to the world. “The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients. This is why there are so many subjects – because development is the result of different elements that act together.” Pope Francis

We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and strong pastoral support. We incorporate democratic principles, value the rule of law, support individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected.”

We promote Pupil voice through our  School council, pupil chaplaincy, wellbeing council and health champions .

The mission statement, displayed throughout school and in every classroom, we feel, is a powerful declaration of how we bear witness to a loving God! It is our distinctive purpose, it is what makes our school special and it is our remit in our journey – meeting God each day. Jesus Christ is at the heart of everything we do and we use the principles of the 5W’s to live his word and become good Christian role models.

These are:

Welcome (Come)

Come together in Welcome

Word (Talk)

Talk together as a word of God’s community

Worship (Pray)

We pray together as a worship community

Witness (Work)

We look at our school mission statement and work together as a witness community

Welfare (Walk)

Walk together as a welfare community

News

Have a look at the images and news below to follow us on our Religious journey!  For more information on Curriculum RE, please look at “Curriculum” and “Curriculum Subjects” “Religious Education”

Prayer Garden

The children brought in flowers for our prayer Garden and helped the staff plant them. Classes are now able to use this area for quiet prayer and reflection, as are our parents. We are very proud of our community project.

Day of Reflection

On Tuesday 23rd March, the whole school took part in a day of reflection to commemorate the start of the covid pandemic. We placed yellow ribbons on the gates outside school , planted seeds to show new life, painted rainbows of hope and wrote prayers.

Lent Tree

We added our Lenten promises and prayers onto our Lent tree in the hall and said a short prayer together. 

Lent Blog

Have a look at the information all about St Joseph’s Penny!

Mary and the month of May

During May, as well as praying the Rosary we also bring “flowers of the rarest” to give thanks to Mary. This is done outside and includes every child in the whole school laying a flower at Mary’s feet. This is led by Mrs Atkinson and the Chaplains. 

Mary and the month of October

During October, as well as praying the Rosary we also celebrate our feast days and we give thanks to Mary with a litergy led by Mrs Atkinson and the Chaplains. We then do lots of activities to celebrate our feast day. 

Prayer Stations

Each term we have prayer stations set up in the hall by teachers for the children and parents to enjoy. 

Caring for our Common Home

Bishop John Arnold encourages us to care for our environment. One of our classes created a display explaining how we can do this.