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Sandon Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 7DF

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St. Augustine’s Catholic Academy

Love one another as I have loved you

Catholic Life

Living in Faith

As a Catholic school, Jesus Christ remains central to every aspect of school life.  All pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic church. Participation in daily collective act of worship remains at the helm of every morning and afternoon session, within RE lessons and at the end of each day.

The Catholic RE scheme ‘Living and Growing as the People of God’ is followed throughout the school. This is supplemented by work on the saints and stories from the Old and New Testaments, Circle time sessions and Personal, Social and Health Education. Children participate in special liturgies during the school year which are timed to coincide with events in the Church’s calendar.

Our parish priest, Fr Kaz, works closely with school staff and families, to prepare year 3 pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, whilst pupils in Year 6 prepare for Confirmation.

Relationships and Family Life (Sex Education) is taught formally in all classes and is integrated into Science and RE. Parents and carers are advised that, in desiring a Catholic education for their child, it is expected that all pupils will participate in RE lessons. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children, although this is strongly discouraged, but may be required to supervise their children during this period, if adult supervision is not available.

All pupils learn about other religions and cultures and are encouraged to show respect and acknowledgement for the beliefs of others through open discussion and shared experiences.

Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to visit Alton Castle, an education centre which combines a spiritual retreat with outdoor activities. During Lent and Advent, liturgies take place during and after school. These prayer group sessions are led by staff and pupils, whilst after-school prayer sessions are led by a parish Catechist and pupils.
 


School Prayer:

Lord, bless our school
so that working together,
praying and playing together,
we may learn to serve You
and serve one another.
Amen

 

Values and Virtues

Each half term we look at different virtues of Jesus that we share with the children during assemblies and collective worship. This half term we are looking at being attentive and discerning.

 

Autumn 2

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good. 

By the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities to become more learned and wise.

The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the wise man building his house upon the rock

The Parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids

Wisdom of recognising Jesus-Mary and Elizabeth

 

Jesus’ knowledge of scripture – often quotes scripture and is called Rabbi

The parables that Jesus taught so that people would understand about being ready for the Kingdom of God

 

Autumn 1 Half Term

We ask the children to be : Eloquent and Truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.

Genesis 9: God’s Covenant with Noah

God’s promises to Abraham

Exodus: God leads the Israelites out of Egypt

Exodus 20: The Ten CommandmentsLuke 11: 33-36 Light of the Body

John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life.”

Matthew 13: (including) The Parable of the Sower

1 Corinthians 13: Love

 

Parish

Our school plays an active part in the life of the parish of St Augustine’s. Children at St Augustine’s attend Mass termly where the children take an active part in the liturgy.

Our parish priest Fr Kaz is seen regularly within the school and play a very active part in the catholic life of the school.

A link to our parish website is available here.

http://www.augustineandmary.org.uk/

Sacramental Preparation

Y3 will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  We invite familes each half term to celebrate mass together as a community

 

Family Mass dates: 

15.10.17

17.12.17

11.2.18

25.3.17

20.5.18

15.7.18

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 17th June at 11am

Wednesday Word

The Wednesday Word is offered to all families as a weekly family time together.  

Wednesday Word Family Time presents an opportunity for even the busiest of parents to enrich relationships with their children through spending a very special 5 minutes together each week.

Every Wednesday a ‘word’, inspired by the coming Sunday’s Gospel, will be suggested for families to talk about in the home. We have structured The Wednesday Word around the Sunday Gospel, because evidence shows that Gospel values really do help family relationships to thrive.

The Wednesday Word Family Time leaflet is designed in a family friendly fashion to ensure that all family members feel included. It aims to be informative, enjoyable, and to help families maintain a special closeness throughout the school years.

Please use the following link for any further information or downloads :  http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/index.htm

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