Catholic Life of our school

St Catherine's:

A family united in God's love,

learning in faith together for a compassionate tomorrow. 

 

We are a welcoming learning community, who worship and celebrate God’s love for us, witnessing  this daily,  prioritizing the welfare of our children and sharing the word of God.The partnership of our parents is highly valued as we nurture and support our pupils, providing challenges which allow them to strive to reach their potential.

 

Prayer is an important part of our daily routine and we regularly gather together for worship as a class group, year group, key stage or whole school group each week.

 

Religious Education is taught within the context of the National curriculum. Whilst all schools make provision for R.E. within the curriculum, in a Catholic school it is treated as a core subject and as a result, we devote 10% curriculum time to this subject.  This means that the total time for explicit R.E. teaching at St Catherine's is: 2 hours for KS1 and 2.5 hours for KS2 following the 'God Matters' programme which includes spending time learning about other faiths. Below is an outline of when we will be covering each topic throughout the school year.

 

 

Our Values

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”

Gospel value: Humility, seeing life as a gift

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”

Gospel value: Compassion, empathy

 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”

Gospel value: Kindness, gentleness

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied”

Gospel value: Justice, working for a fairer world

 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”

Gospel value: Forgiveness, reconciliation

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”

Gospel value: Integrity, do what you say

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”

Gospel value: Peace, committed to peace making, non-violence

“Blessed are those who are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”

Gospel value: Courage, standing up for truth

Acts of Collective Worship 
Worship is a central part our school life. We celebrate an act of worship everyday.
 
Monday We join together as a community for liturgy, linked to the Sunday Gospel.
Tuesday in class worship
Wednesday Prayer & Praise as a community
Thursday in class worship
Friday Celebration assembly
 
We also celebrate on a regular basis with Fr Paul, the parish priest from St Catherine's Parish in Wimborne.
 
Friday 14th September 2pm  Mass
Friday 9th November 2pm Mass
Wednesday 19th December 6pm Advent Carol Service
Friday 25th January  2pm Mass
Wednesday 6th March 2pm Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Tuesday 19th March 2pm Mass
Tuesday 2nd April 2:30pm Stations of the cross
Wednesday 3rd April 2:30pm Stations of the cross
Thursday 4th April 2:30pm Stations of the cross
Thursday 23rd May 8:30am May Procession
Tuesday 11th June 2:00pm Mass
Monday 22nd July 1:30pm End of Year Mass
 
Class Liturgy
 
From September 2018 we introduced class liturgies, which the children take responsibility for the organisation and planning. Each class invite parents to join them once a term for the class liturgy on a Thursday afternoon at 2:30pm.
 
Dates are below and any changes will be in the weekly newsletter and on the website calendar.
 
Autumn Term 
Year 5&6   20/9 /18  
Year 4       1/11/18 
Year 3       8/11/18 
Year 2       22/11/18
Year 1       29/11/18
Reception 20/12/18
 
Spring Term 
Year 5&6   17/1/19
Year 4       31/1/19
Year 3       7/2/19
Year 2       28/2/19
Year 1       14/3/19
Reception  28/3/19
 
Summer Term 2019
Year 5&6   2/5/19
Year 4       16/5/19
Year 3       13/6/19
Year 2       20/6/19
Year 1       4/7/19
Reception 18/7/19
 
Here at St Catherine's our children participate in daily christian meditation. More details are in the leaflets below
More details of our fundraising to support a range of charities by clicking on the link below.