Our school mission statement is 'Journeying in the light of Christ, together we live and learn'
As part of The God Who Speaks: A Year of the Word, Mini Vinnies paired our Mission Statement with the following scripture:
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it"
This mission statement influences all of the work of our school. Our school is a proud Catholic school and as such we try to offer something that is radically different and that is distinctly Catholic. Education of the children takes place within a Christ centred environment. This is most evident in the relationships that are present throughout school. We acknowledge that all our children are on a special and unique journey of faith and we can provide opportunities for them to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally on this journey.
Everything we do at St Mary's is built upon the foundation of our 4 main values. These are faith, pride, challenge and success. This means we aim to develop as people who are tolerant, respectful, spiritual, reflective, independent, inclusive, resilient, collaborative and aspirational. We persevere, show initiative and solve problems. We have enquiring minds, high expectations, high self-esteem and high self-worth.
Each value also been paired with scripture by Mini Vinnies:
Faith - "Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong" 1 Corinthians 16:13
Pride - "Do it all in the name of the Lord" Colossians 3:17
Challenge - "Let perseverance finish it's work so that you may be mature and complete"
James 1: 2- 4
Success: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength" Philippians 4:13