The school recognises the fact that parents are the first and main educators in the faith. Our school curriculum enables our pupils to grow intellectually and spiritually and rooted in a religious understanding of life based on gospel values Religious Education is a daily part of the curriculum for every pupil.
Throughout the school we use ’Come and See’ a religious scheme approved by the Bishops of England and Wales. Central to the programme is Christian belief in Jesus Christ, Word and Revelation of God. Each term a basic belief about the mystery of life is explored within the Catholic Faith tradition, in a manner appropriate to the age of the children.
Classes take it in turn to produce assemblies, masses and other liturgies and we always welcome parents’ support in this. A weekly prayer meeting exists for each class to attend on a voluntary basis, and on special feast days and Holy Days of Obligation the whole school attends Mass at St. Mary’s R.C. Church. Twice a term there is School Mass, which usually at St. Mary’s, RC Church Chepstow, but occasionally at St Paul’s RC Church Caldicot
Although we admit children of all and of no faith, we expect all parents to be in sympathy with the teaching of the Catholic faith.
Sacramental preparation is a very important role of this school.
When they are in Year 3 Baptised Catholic children are prepared by the class teacher and Parish Priest to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Children also receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion in Year 3. The programme begins in November and culminates in June when the children receive their First Holy Communion. Teachers, children, parents and the parish community share each step of the programme.