“As a beacon of Catholic education, our mission is to help students become disciples of Jesus Christ, following His way of love”
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is rooted in Scripture, formed by the wisdom of Church leaders, and influenced by grassroots movements. It is our moral compass, guiding us on how to live out our faith in the world. Our faith calls us to love God and to love our neighbours in every situation, especially our sisters and brothers living in poverty. Following in the footsteps of Christ, we hope to make present in our unjust and broken world, the justice, love and peace of God.
As part of our assembly programme, we focus on a catholic social teaching principle each half term:
- Solidarity - Solidarity arises when we remember that we belong to each other. We reflect on this in a special way at Mass. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “The Eucharist commits us to the poor. To receive in truth the Body and Blood of Christ given up for us, we must recognise Christ in the poorest.”
- Option for the poor - The option for the poor reminds us of God’s preferential love for the poorest and most vulnerable people. God’s love is universal; he does not side with oppressors, but loves the humble.
- Human dignity - We believe very human person is made in the image and likeness of God. This is a gift that we all share as fellow human beings;
- The common good “Humankind has always put money at the centre of everything. But when we think about our relationship with the natural resources, we see that life should be at the centre of everything. When we reflect on this we realise that we are part of life, we are not the owners and masters of it.”
- Peace - Today our troubled world calls for peace among nations. Peace is a cornerstone of our faith. Christ, the Prince of Peace, sacrificed himself with love on the cross.
- Creation and environment - Pope Francis invites everyone on the planet to consider how our actions are affecting the earth and the poorest people. It is our Christian vocation to care for creation.
- The dignity of work and preparation - We pray for workers to join forces and fight against inhuman conditions.
Providing outstanding teaching and learning, rigorous monitoring, a varied and adaptable curriculum with a variety of experiences for all the young people in our care.
We seek to continue the work that has been handed on to us by previous generations and to make Catholic Education a beacon of excellence, not just by catechesis and the delivery of a curriculum, but by the formation of disciples following Jesus in His way of Love.
Academic excellence - providing outstanding teaching and learning, rigorous monitoring, a varied and adaptable curriculum with a variety of experiences for all the young people in our care.
"With grace and humility,
glorify the Lord by your Life"