Religious Education is taught according to the doctrine of the Catholic Church, as required by the school’s Trustees. Teachers use a scheme called Come and See and lessons focus on both providing the children with a knowledge of the Catholic Faith and leading them to an understanding of the significance of religion in their lives. They are encouraged to give a variety of responses to what they have learned and to measure their own development as Christians by reflecting on their relationships with others and with God.
Closely linked to our teaching of RE is the way in which this is reflected in the Catholic life of the school. Every day starts with Reflection Time in each class, so that prayer and spirituality are at the heart of every day’s learning. Assemblies are another important part of the religious life of our community. At assembly we pray together, sing hymns together and reflect on aspects of our Faith within the context of our own experiences.
We also regularly celebrate Mass together as a community – on certain feast days, at the beginning or end of the term, and on Sundays throughout the year at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Church in Folkestone. In addition, our parish priest is a frequent visitor to the school. Fr Stephen also celebrates class Mass every Thursday with one of the Key Stage 2 classes.