Introduction to Our Faith

Our school motto is 'Live, Love and Learn With Jesus.' This is evident as soon as you step through the doors and see that Christ is at the centre of our school.

We all work hard to make sure that everyone is treated with care and respect. Everyone is made to feel special and helped to realise their God-given talents. Every member of our school community is welcomed and valued, Catholic and non-Catholic alike.

Our curriculum and ethos instil the Gospel values in our children, teaching them to be kind, caring, forgiving and respectful young people. Links are made between the teachings of Jesus and how we behave and treat others in our own lives.

We have daily acts of collective worship, assemblies, hymn practices and prayer services. Our children also pray regularly throughout the day in their classrooms. Parents are invited to join us each term for special focused assemblies led by different classes.

Alternate groups of classes attend Mass on Wednesday mornings in our Church along with members of our parish. We also attend Mass as a whole school on particular Holy Days of Obligation.

Prayer

Prayer is an integral part of school life. In school we pray in lots of different ways:

  • During the week pupils from all year groups gather together at assemblies and services.
  • Prayer at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • There are regular circle times and prayer services in classrooms.
  • Each classroom has a dedicated prayer area which includes words from Scripture, Liturgical images, artefacts and prayers.
  • Time and opportunities are given for personal prayer.
  • Weekly participation in Mass.
  • Lunchtime prayer groups are held for pupils (Rosary group, Advent, Lent).

We work hard to include families in the prayer life of our school by encouraging them to attend assemblies and prayer services throughout the year.

St. Augustine's School Prayer

May all the children
And adults in our school
Live, Love and Learn your ways, O Lord.
Let us follow in your footsteps
and continue to grow in peace
and share friendships with each other
now and for ever.

Amen

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Christ is at the centre of all that we do at St. Augustine's.
 
You've got to have faith.

In Baptism, we are welcomed into God's family.
 
In Year 3, we receive Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion.

Jesus teaches us how to pray.
 
We are all disciples of Jesus.

We love hearing stories about Jesus.
 
At St. Augustine's, we respect all faiths and beliefs.