‘A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints’.
Pope Benedict XVI
As a Catholic school, the role of Religious Education is not only to educate our children but also to nurture our children in the Catholic faith.
The Way, the Truth and the Life scheme of work is employed across the school. This scheme allows children to study and explore a wide range of topics such as events in the Liturgical Calendar, famous Saints, inspirational people, Sacraments and important biblical stories, which transmit core Gospel Values. Throughout the school, children are encouraged to focus on and understand the meaning behind scripture passages. Additionally through questioning, critical analysis and meditation, children are given the opportunity to explore and discuss important issues and reflect upon their own personal beliefs and values.
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At Holy Family, we encourage children to constantly reflect upon and apply Gospel values into our their own lives, so that they may become confident and caring citizens. Twice a year children focus on looking at other faiths. By studying other faiths, children develop a mutual respect and tolerance of people of other faiths.
The whole school has been looking at different aspects of Judaism. Today Mr Rose from the Bromley Catford Synagogue came in to show us lots of different artefacts and talk to us about important Jewish festivals.