Catholic Life of our School
Here at St. Teresa’s, creating an atmosphere for spiritual growth is at the centre of all teaching. The children are encouraged to pray, reflect, contemplate and make links with daily life and religion each day.
Prayer plays an important part in the life of the school. The classroom environments promote prayer and reflection by including a prayer focus with current liturgical icons, artefacts and symbols. These are used for daily worship. In all classroom environments, time is set aside at various parts of the day for communicating with God. Whole school prayers are taught throughout the year groups and our Pupil Chaplains lead worship and prayer for all year groups. They also take the lead across the school for our liturgical celebrations. The Saints feast days are marked and the prayer life of the pupils is enhanced in many ways.
The whole school spend around 10-15 minutes a day in prayer or worship. This is done through collective worship, assemblies, guided meditations or services led by other classes or teachers. Throughout the year we celebrate mass regularly at St Theresa of the Child Jesus Church with various year groups leading the mass in conjunction with the priest.
The school liaises with our local Parish Priests about Sacramental programmes. Parents are encouraged to attend the termly class assemblies.