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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

Mission Statement

With respect for God and united in faith

We love one another in prayer, work and play

We grow our God given talents each day

Working as the hands of Christ

 

 

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

Autumn 2

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: 

Faith-filled and Hopeful

Faith-filled: We are faith-filled when we are living life as God inspires us to live it, putting the Gospel into action through our deeds. Faith gives us belief and trust in God and in other people. We have to build on it every day through prayer, being part of a faith community and living out the gospel values. Faith gives us hope. 

Hopeful: We are hopeful when we are optimistic about the future, we trust ourselves and others, and we don’t give up. Our faith teaches us that God is hope – that Christ walks before us and gives us the courage to follow. Hope makes us unafraid to step into the unknown and face challenges. Hope can deepen or restore our faith.

 

Bible references that links to being Faith-filled and Hopeful

Jeremiah 17:7-8

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.

 

Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

Compassionate & Loving Autumn 12018      -

Faith-filled & Hopeful  Autumn 2 2018                                       
Eloquent & Truthful Spring 1 2019
Learned & Wise Spring 2 2019
Curious and Active Summer 1 2019
Intentional & Prophetic Summer 2 2019

 

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 plays 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/

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Sacramental Preparation

Y3 will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and Y6 will celebrate the Sacrament of confirmation. We invite families each half term to celebrate mass together as a community

 

Family Mass dates: 

21.10.18

16.12.18

 

 

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 23rd June 2019

Confirmation dates will be confirmed at a later date.

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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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