Faith Life

Our aim is to support each child in their journey of faith, working alongside parents, the first educators of the children. We firmly believe that God is in all places and people, and that all people are our God given brothers and sisters. As a Catholic school we value the importance of the spiritual journey made by pupils, staff, parents, parishioners, governors and parish priest, with the school acting as a cornerstone.


The Liturgical Calendar begins every year during the month of November on the First Sunday of Advent and runs through to the Solemnity of Christ the King. We follow this calendar with events and celebrations in school.

In each cycle of the Liturgical Calendar, you will find six Seasons:

Ordinary Time


There are 4 principal liturgical colours:

White is used in the seasons of Easter and of Christmas; also on celebrations of the Lord (other than of his Passion), of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of the Holy Angels, and of Saints who were not Martyrs; on the solemnities of Trinity.

Sunday, All Saints (1 November) and of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (24 June); and on the feasts of Saint John the Evangelist (27 December), of the Chair of Saint Peter (22 February), and of the Conversion of Saint Paul (25 January). It may in England & Wales be used for Funerals.

Red is used on Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion and Good Friday, on Pentecost Sunday, on celebrations of the Lord’s Passion, on “birthday” feasts of the Apostles and Evangelists, and on celebrations of martyred Saints.

Green is used in Ordinary Time.
Violet is used in the seasons of Advent and of Lent. It may also be worn for Funerals.

Rose may be used, where it is the practice, on Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent) and on Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent).

Catholic Social Teaching

As part of our school’s Mission and Values, we follow Catholic Social Teaching. This is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice.

It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do “religious things.” It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen.

Our part in this story is a kind-of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.

The Catholic Church has seven principles of social teaching that we share with our children through all that we do, through the curriculum, special events and activity and through our ordinary actions in school.

Our Rosary Rally


October is the month of the Rosary. Father O'Brien comes into school to help us celebrate our Rosary Rally. The school's Mini Missionaries lead the liturgy and each class from Year 2 up to Year 6 give a reflection about the different mysteries. Father then blesses the children's rosary beads and the children then say a decade of the rosary to pray for those who are sick or in need.