St Mary's and St Peter's Catholic Primary School

"In God we Love, Laugh and Learn"

Collective Worship

The practise of the Roman Catholic faith is fundamental to the life of the school. This guides and directs all our activities in relation to worship and assembly, the content of RE lessons, spiritual and moral development. It is at the heart of everything we do and our anchor.

We believe that Collective Worship in our school aims to provide opportunity for all pupils and staff:

To contemplate something of the mystery of God
To reflect on spiritual and moral issues
To explore their own beliefs
To respond to and celebrate life
To experience a sense of belonging and develop community spirit
To develop a common ethos and shared values
To enrich religious experience
To grow in liturgical understanding and development
To reinforce prayers which are part of the Catholic tradition
To reinforce positive attitudes
To participate fully
To take time out ‘to wonder at’, ‘to come to terms with’ and ‘to give worth to.’

Programme of Collective Worship in school:


Monday - Whole school collective worship, 'Statements to Live By'
Tuesday - Whole school hymns/ Class led assembly
Wednesday - Class based worship
Thursday - Class based worship
Friday - Whole school Celebration assembly and worship

Daily morning, before/after lunch, end of the day prayers.

 
The children are given the opportunity for confession with our priest, Father Solomon Bulus, during Lent.

Mass
The children in KS2 regularly take part in Mass every two weeks.

There are also whole school masses in school and church which include: a Welcome Mass, Leavers as well as celebrating Holy Days of obligation etc. The parish and parents are warmly invited to all acts of worship and these will be advertised on the school's newsletter and within the parish newsletter.