Religious Education

Religious Education

Religion is a relationship, a relationship of love between the child and other people, in a community. Religious Education fosters this relationship through daily prayer, Acts of Worship and Celebrations of Liturgy. As a Catholic School we feel it is important that children learn how to co-operate with others, and forgive others. Scripture, teachings of the Church and teachers’ own witness and example are the means by which these are taught.                                           

Links are made with the pupils’ own experiences and with universal experiences. Links are also made with the experiences of other faith traditions.

The programme is therefore both ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’. It presents a systematic presentation of the Christian event, message and way of life, in contexts appropriate to the age and stage of development of each child.                 

The priests of the locality regularly visit the school, and are a link with the wider community of the Church in local parishes.                       

While in our school the children are prepared for the Sacraments, in particular for the Sacraments of Forgiveness and Holy Communion.