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Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loving Heart – Strong Mind

Catholic Life

Our School Prayer

 

God our Father,

 

Thank you for our school, our community and Your 

unconditional love which brings us all together.

 

Help us to be kind and fair, giving everyone

the respect and dignity they deserve.

 

Mary, our mother, and Jesus, Your son,

showed us a loving example of courage and strength.

 

We will use their example to be the best that we can be.

 

We will not give up, finding strength in You to guide us.

 

We will be brave, standing up for what is right,

even when we are in doubt.

 

We will be loving, as the Holy Family are loving.

 

With Your help, our loving hearts and strong minds will grow, so we can

be living examples of your message to everyone we meet.

 

Amen

Our Parish - St Joseph the Worker

 

We have strong links with our local Parish, St Joseph the Worker, and our Parish Priest, Fr John Paul Leonard and Deacon Jim Baxter are Foundation Governors and regular visitors to Holy Rosary. Children enjoy celebrating Mass at St Joseph's where they are joined by staff and parishioners.  Holy Rosary collaborates with the Parish in organising many social events.  Click on the link below to go to the Parish website:

 

http://www.ssw-rcc.org.uk/st-joseph-the-worker

Whole school and Class Assemblies

 

Our RE lead, Mrs. Dyche, and our worship group known as ‘The Messengers’ lead the children in worship based on the Gospel readings of that week or the previous Sunday.

 

The Headteacher leads assemblies on Wednesday afternoon with themes that focus on our school ethos, Catholic identity, and worship. These assemblies are sometimes led by external agencies such as CAFOD or Missionary workers and serve to further develop our children’s Personal, Social, Moral and Physical development.

 

On a Friday afternoon, we have an achievement assembly. A beautiful celebration of the children; their accomplishments both in and out of school and an opportunity for parents to share in our school life.

 

During the year each class leads their own act of worship/assembly to the whole school community. This reflects an aspect of the liturgical year or follows the work they have done within their RE lessons.

 

Vocation and Mission

 

Our children are encouraged to lead the school in acts of charity and mission that support others. Each year our classes choose a vocational intention of their own. Such events and activities are shared via our school newsletter, Twitter and within the school reflection journal.

 

Hymn Practice

 

Takes place every week and is an opportunity for our children to learn new songs of worship for masses and other acts of worship in school.

 

Celebration of Mass

 

We celebrate mass as a school in the hall at least once a half term. Classes take it, in turn, to join the parish community at St. Joseph's on Monday mornings throughout the year. We also join our parish community once a term to celebrate Sunday mass.

 

Class Liturgies

 

‘The Messengers’ also work with children in other classes to develop their class liturgy and understanding of worship. These acts of worship take place in classes each week and are led by our children.

 

Statements to live by

 

Each week the children are encouraged to think about how they feel, act and treat others. These statements are shared every four weeks with our school community via the weekly newsletter.

 

Prayer Garden and Prayer areas

 

We encourage the children to take time for spontaneous prayer. There are various areas around the school and within classes for the children to take this time to pray.

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