As a Catholic school we follow the teachings of the Catholic Church.
It is our mission to serve Christ ‘To put Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church at the centre of the educational enterprise is the key purpose of Catholic schools. In a Catholic school, the Church seeks to
build the foundation our spiritual development, our learning and teaching, the formation of
culture and our society in Christ.’ (Christ at the Centre, Mgr. Marcus Stock, 2013.)
As part of our faith our children follow the sacramental programmes in preparation for holy communion (year 3) and confirmation (year 6). Our parish priest and deacon are involved in the preparation with both the children and parents of our community, providing discussion opportunities during lessons and after school meetings and activities.
We also designate a weekend mass each half term as a family mass where children and their families attend and take an active part in the mass. During the seasons of Lent and Advent we hold Liturgies within school which parents and parishioners are welcome to attend.
Our RE curriculum is taught from the Archdiocese of Birmingham scheme of work ‘Learning and Growing as Children of God’. Each year group from nursery to Year 6 follow topics each term that build on the liturgical seasons and scripture associated whilst developing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the faith, and the vital role it plays within our society today.
Our school plays an active part in the life of the parish of St Augustine’s. Children at St Augustine’s attend the weekly parish mass each Thursday where the children take an active part in the liturgy. We also celebrate mass in the school hall at various times in which the parish attend also.
Our parish priest Fr Kaz and Parish Deacon Trevor Borthwick are seen regularly within the school and play a very active part in the catholic life of the school.
We have also established a Rosary group each week led by a parishioner for the children to take part in weekly.
A link to our parish website is available here.