Our Christian Vision
As a school rooted in strong Christian tradition, it is our mission that each child becomes a conscientious, caring global citizen who has respect for themselves and all others. By nurturing enquiring minds and achieving academic excellence, we hope to inspire greatness through God’s love.
The Lord says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you….plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11
By applying our inclusive Christian ethos, rooted in our faith that we are all made in God’s image, and putting this into practice through our school Christian values, we learn and live well together. In this way we will become the people God calls us to be. “I came to give life – life in all its fullness.” John 10:10
Our amazing church…
At St Augustine’s we aim to provide quality experiences of prayer and liturgy that support pupils’ spiritual development. Every child is given the opportunity to pray by giving praise and thanks to God using prayers from Church and other sources of prayer that enable this to take place.
Central to our prayer life in St Augustine’s is the daily and weekly Collective Worship. Children participate in a variety of ways: praying, reading and singing to name a few. In addition to Collective Worship, we often attend our local church to celebrate with our parishioners on special feast days.
Other opportunities for prayer take place within the classroom at the start of each day, before and after lunch and again at the end of each day. Prayer in the classrooms and in assemblies always includes the use of Christian symbols and a focal point for prayer which is appropriate to the liturgical season, for example, Lent, Advent or Easter. During all these times of prayer, both staff and pupils are involved in leading and participating.
The school is blessed in having a very beautiful church. The children are fortunate to be able to experience the richness of the liturgical life of the church in many ways.