Catholic Life of Our School
Catholic Life at Our Lady and St Werburgh's is rich and vibrant, as we are a community rooted in the teachings and practices of Christ. Our Mission Statement, 'May God's Will Be Done' encapsulates our desire to live our lives in service to God and one another, as we listen to His call for us.
Our school prayer, which you can read below, gives thanks to God for our wonderful school, as Our Lady and St Werburgh's is a place where all are valued, where we learn to grow more like God, where we make the most of each opportunity presented to us. Rooted in our Catholic faith, we strive to ensure that our school is a place of peace, happiness and truth, love and security, because undoubtedly, our school is God's school.
The Catholic Life of our school infiltrates all aspects of school life. Our curriculum is based upon the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and through our 'Big Question' approach to the curriculum, and our 5 curriculum drivers in bold below, we aim for our children to:
- Respect the human dignity of all people
- Be inspired by and inspire others
- Confidently articulate their understanding of their values, faith and learning
- Advocate the teachings of Jesus Christ in all that they say and do
- Reflect upon themselves as children of God, their learning and the impact that they have on others.
We do this in a wide variety of ways, for example, active participation in regular worship, prayer and liturgy, celebrating the sacraments, focusing upon the nine principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the Catholic Schools' Pupil Profile (Values and Virtues), our learning in all areas of the curriculum and the many fundraising events and stewardship activities that we participate in throughout the year.
Please click the links from the 'Our Faith' menu to find out more about all aspects of the Catholic Life of our school.
Celebration Catholic Life Events throughout the Year
The Nativity of Mary: 8th September
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Mini Vinnies lead the Rosary
Year 3 Class Saint Liturgy- St Therese of Lisieux: 1st October
Reception Class Saint Litrugy- St Francis of Assisi: 4th October
Combined Schools' Mass at St Gregory's, Longton: 13th October
Parish Day of Adoration: Tuesday 8th November
Year 6 Confirmation: Friday 11th November
Remembrance- we created our Garden of Peace with the support of KMF. Year 6 led us in a thought-provoking liturgy where we were joined by 3 serving members of the armed forces who shared their thoughts on serving their country.
Values and Vocations Week 14th- 18th November. Focus on being Called to Love, Serve, Worship, Work and Give.
Year 4 Friendship Mass with our Christ the King schools: 16th November at Holy Trinity, Newcastle
Nursery's Class Saint Liturgy: St Nicholas 6th December
Operation Christmas Child- Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Appeal
School and Parish Winter Fayre
Christmas Jumper Day- for Save the Children
Advent liturgies- Led by our Key Stage 2 children
Mini Vinnies sing for the elderly at Waveney Court- 7th December
Mini Vinnies sing for parent and toddler group- 14th December
Foundation Stage Nativities
Carol Concerts: Years 1, 2 & 3/ Years 4, 5 & 6
Celebrating St Werburgh's Feast Day: 3rd February
Fundraiser for Turkey and Syria: 17th February
Sierra Leone Fundraiser: 9th March
The Big Lent Walk
Burying the Alleluia on Shrove Tuesday
Ash Wednesday Mass
Lenten Liturgies- led by Years 2- 6
Year 2's Class Saint Liturgy- Feast of St Joseph: 19th March
Year 5's Class Saint Liturgy- Feast of St Oscar Romero: 24th March
Born for This (Dramatisation of the Stations of the Cross)- Led by Year 5 and 6
Year 4's Class Saint Liturgy- Feast of St Bernadette: 16th April
TeachRex Visit- Conservation and Care for Creation: 17th May
May Procession: 23rd May
Whole-School Pentecost Day: 26th May
Grandparents' Mass: 8th June
First Holy Communion: 7th June