Learning to Live Out Our Calling with Compassion and Love
At St Mary’s, our teachings are underpinned by the Catholic Schools Pupil Profile Values.
The Catholic Life at St Mary’s is given the highest priority where the development of an authentic Catholic ethos is actively sought by all. As a school, we promote a love of faith; engaging and inspiring our children to take responsibility for promoting the Catholic ethos of our community.
Developing a greater understanding of vocation is fundamental in giving our children a meaningful reason to live out their faith and an understanding that whatever they feel called to do in life is a vocation. Our mission ‘Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love’ is a commitment to the service of God and others, supporting the children in understanding that their own interpretation of their calling is in the context of God’s plan. Through reflecting upon their role in the school and in the community, a deeper understanding of their roles and responsibility will be understood and that level of understanding is achieved through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
In the development of the children’s understanding of vocation, they develop their spiritual understanding, confidence in making decisions, their development of leadership and their understanding of how they can support and develop their living community all carried out with love and compassion to all.
Within our school community, worship, in it variety of forms, strengthens the faith of our children and the school community. Prayer has a profound and visible effect upon our school community, inclusive of all faiths and abilities.
Our school celebrates, develops and enhances the Catholic Life of our children and ensure our Catholic ethos underpins our curriculum and all that we do and strive to achieve.