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Friday, 13th July
In support of the Spinal Injuries Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
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Term dates for 2007/2008
The school may be used as a Polling Station during Term 5.
* Note new term arrangements make Good Friday and Easter Monday no longer part of Easter Break.
Our School Mission Statement:
"Trying to make the world a better place through creating a learning environment based upon gospel values where every adult and child become better people"
Aims, Values and Beliefs
We believe our school should be a happy and caring place where children want to come and where they will feel secure. As teachers we aim to create an environment in which children can experience the joy of learning, be valued as important members of the school and belong in a community which celebrates their differences.
We recognise that each child is of equal value and that it is our privilege and responsibility to accept each child into our community. Beginning from their first day and throughout their stay with us, we should have high expectations of all children in order to encourage them to develop their potential to the full.
We believe that every individual in the school should be accorded the respect and dignity which is the right of every person. In all our relationships, we should try to be fair, consistent, encouraging, understanding and compassionate. As a Catholic school, we feel religious education should permeate and, indeed inspire the whole life and work of the school, and we believe it to be our responsibility to instil respect for religious and moral values and an awareness and appreciation of other races, religions and ways of life.
For each individual, we aim for genuine excellence in every sphere of activity: academic, pastoral, social, physical, moral and spiritual. We do not see knowledge as a means of material prosperity and success, but as a call to serve and be responsible for others.
We believe that education is the shared responsibility of parents, teachers, children, Church and the community. Parents have a right to expect that what a child is taught is what a child needs to know and that education should develop a sense of self-respect and the capacity to live as independent, self-motivated people with the ability to function as contributing members of co-operative groups.
We believe that each child has a right to be taught all areas of the curriculum and that we should aim always to cater for the needs of all children, enabling them to develop concepts, attitudes, values and skills through stimulating and relevant experiences. We should help children to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to academic tasks and physical skills.
As adults, we believe that we should demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and that this should be ever permeated with the desire to seek that which will best serve the needs of our children. We should strive to develop a personal openness to change but also to model the attitudes and behaviour we expect from our children
We believe that children enjoy success, and become more effective learners once their image of themselves is positive and good.
We believe that this can best be achieved by us working through open and participative structures.
We would like to emphasise the words of Archbishop Murphy in 1958.
" You cannot educate the mind and neglect the heart. When they leave school they will forget quite a number of subjects, but there is one subject they will never forget and that is you. Your person is going to have a greater influence on their future life than all the blackboards in the country."
The Parent, Teacher and Friends' Association
|The PTA urgently needs more people to get involved|
|ALL parents welcome. You CAN help make a difference|
The PTA now has its own email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and its own website www.holyfpta.com
On sending their children to school all parents are automatically members of the Association and are cordially invited to attend meetings and events. Meetings are held monthly. The Association aims to improve the quality of education available to our children and to this end have donated nearly £60,000 during the last 10 years. Despite this, fund-raising is kept to a minimum and the emphasis is on enhancing the community of our school
Taking part is a good way to know more about school and a lovely way to meet new people.
Follow the links on the left to the class you are interested in.
PE & Games schedules are now available for all years
Weekly spellings are being added when available. Visit the appropriate class for details