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Our Lady's Catholic Academy

Together in faith, hope and love.

Catholic Life 

 

Welcome to the Catholic Life page at Our Lady's.

At Our Lady's, 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 takes place every morning, lunch times, within RE lessons and at the end of each day. Every class prepares and leads Mass throughout the year, with parents, families and parishioners warmly welcomed.

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.

Each class has two nominated pupils on the 'RE Mission team', alongside our Minnie Vinnie's group they work as a team to promote charitable giving throughout the school. Classes nominate a charity of the year that they fund raise for, alongside school charities. Many of our pupils take on the role of disciples and choose individual charities to support.

We are proud to be part of the All Saints Catholic Collegiate and enjoy working across the MAC to support each other. Each year we celebrate All Saints day in school, we dress as saints and learnt lots of new facts!

 

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: 

Summer 1

Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, now and in the future. 

God so loved the world he gave his only son (John 3:16)

We all have different gifts and different parts to play in the Church (1 Corinthians 12: 14-27)

Christian giving:  both giving money and sharing what we have and by forgiving those who have hurt or upset us. (2 Corinthians 8:1-7.)