Spirituality

St Patrick's Parish School shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with all members of the school community. The Christian message is set in a specifically Catholic atmosphere. The Catholic nature of the school is reflected in the belief that every person is created in the image of a loving God. Each person is unique and needs to develop his/her own gifts and talents for the good of the wider community. The learning environment is set in a Catholic context so the rich tradition and heritage of the faith can be shared. We seek to develop young people who are 'responsible and inner directed, capable of choosing freely in conformity with their consciences'.

 

Jesus came to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God. (Mark 1:14). Commissioned by Jesus, the Church continues the work of proclaiming this Good News. The Catholic School is an integral part of the mission of the Church. The Principal, teachers and students work in partnership with parents and the Parish Priest to form the school faith community.

At St Patrick’s we recognise the importance and dignity of individual students as they journey to wholeness. All members of staff strive to ensure that education in the faith permeates the whole curriculum.
We recognise that Religious Education is a life long process that empowers the teacher/learner to reflect critically upon him/herself, the world and God in the light of personal experience, Sacred Scripture and tradition. Such reflection enables the learner to make informed decisions and allows the learner to respond with confidence.