Our school is a Catholic Academy Trust School, part of the Bromley Catholic Schools Umbrella Trust. The Trustees are the Catholic Diocese of Southwark.
Religious Education is an essential part of the curriculum. It is developed by learning about our Catholic faith and religious experience, in lessons taught by experienced and committed teachers. Spiritual development is fostered through the Christian ethos in the school, by collective prayer and hymn singing in assemblies and by taking an active part in the Liturgy both in our Parish Church and within the school.
Religious education also actively promotes the values of truth, justice, respect for all and care of the environment.
It places specific emphasis on:
Feast of Santa Nino
Happy Feast Day to all our Filipino families.
Religious Education is about engaging with the deepest questions of life and finding reasons for the hope which is within them.
In our delivery of RE through 'Come and See', we want to provide children with compelling learning experiences which demand a more active and engaging approach to learning where children solve something, investigate reasons for things rather than be the mere recipients of knowledge.
'and spend the rest of the day with Him'
The 'Come and See' programme offers us the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human.
In RE the children are invited to 'come and see' the wonder of all that is within them and beyond them.
Happy Easter everyone!
We are currently in the Liturgical Season of Lent. This is the 40 days leading up to the most important feast in the Christian Calendar, the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord at Easter.
This year, Holy Week falls in the second half of the Easter Holidays starting with Palm Sunday on 9th April, Maundy Thursday on 13th April, Good Friday on 14th April and Easter Sunday on 16th April.
Lent is a time to prepare, reflect, pray and give. As a school, all classes have been thinking about Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving (giving to the needy).
We also think about the last journey of Christ before his crucifixion which we know as the Stations of the Cross.
As Fr. Barry said on Ash Wednesday at Mass,, 'we are all on a journey, with Christ, as we travel through this Lenten period'.
How will you prepare for Easter during this Lent?
Have you made your Lenten promise?
What extra things are you doing this Lent?
Pupils in Year 4,5, & 6 will be given the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent. Click HERE to find out more.
This term, we have introduced Year 5 & Year 6 to Eucharistic Adoration in the school Chapel.
Deacon Barry brings the Blessed Sacrament from Holy Innocents Church and then places the consecrated Host into the Monstrance.
Pupils from Year and 6, visited the chapel in small groups to pray and meditate in the presence of Our Lord.
Friday 6th June was the day of the May procession in honour of Our Lady.
All pupils and staff processed from the playground down to the church where Sophia Peiris crowned the statue of Our Lady.
Some Year Six pupils carried the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham which was on loan from Our Lady of the Crays Catholic Church and twelve girls from the Infants laid a carpet of petals.
Thanks to all those who took part and sang so beautifully during the service and procession.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a beautiful gift from Jesus where we can turn away from sin (things we have done wrong) and back to God our loving Father.
If we are truly sorry for things we have done wrong, God will always forgive us and welcome us back to His loving arms.
Pupils in Year 3 or above may have made their First Sacrament of Reconciliation (sometimes called Confession) and the articles below will help you remember what to do and think about during this Sacrament.
On Tuesday 3rd November 2015 all the pupils and staff took part in a special assembly where we made clay Poppies as an act of remembrance for all those we know who have died and all those who gave up their lives during World War I & II and subsequent conflicts.
During the month of November we particularly remember all the Holy Souls and we pray that they may be at eternal rest in God's heavenly kingdom.
The poppies, when fired and glazed will form part of our memorial garden outside the school office.
Lord God, you are the God of our lives. We give thanks for this school and all the children and adults who are part of it. We thank you that we are each special and unique, made by you with love. We also remember and thank you for the lives of those who gave their lives in wars to bring freedom and hope to others, and for the lives of those known especially to us who have died. As we remember them and mourn their loss, we also thank you for their lives and all they meant to us. We pray that they may continue to journey towards you, held in your love, peace and everlasting joy. As look at these flowers, let them serve as symbols for our lives- our separate lives loved and known by you, and our communal life as a body of people, this school. Let them serve as a reminder of your life given for us, your blood poured out on the cross. Let them remind us, every time we see them, that ‘God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him, may not die, but have eternal life.’ Amen.