Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education ..it is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“..you achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Our Catholic Life

 

Our school mission statement is:

 

We do our best following in the footsteps of Jesus.

 

Jesuit Pupil Profile

 

  

In May 2019, The Rosary School introduced a new initiative to enhance the Catholicity of our school. This initiative is the Jesuit Pupil Profile. This is made up of a set of 16 virtues, grouped in pairs, rooted in the gospel. These virtues are based on the Jesuits' teaching principles and aim for an "improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good." They provide a practical model for forming and education the whole child, helping them to "follow in the footsteps of Jesus." Every half term, we focus on a pair of virtues in our daily collective worship. The children will explore what the virtues mean, through scripture, stories, poems, the saints, people from history and those who are alive today. Examples of children living out the virtues are recorded on a leaf and placed on trees on their class prayer table. At the end of the term they are collected and placed on our virtues tree in our entrance hall.

 

This terms virtues are: Faith-filled and Hopeful

 

Virtues for 2020/2021

 

Autumn term 1 - Grateful and Generous

Autumn term 2 - Attentive and Discerning

Spring term 1 - Compassionate and Loving

Spring term 2 - Faith-filled and Hopeful

Summer term 1 - Eloquent and Truthful

Summer term 2 - Learned and Wise

 

The remaining virtues continue into the next academic year.

These are:

Autumn term 1 (2021) - Curious and Active

Autumn term 2 (2021) - Intentional and Prophetic

 

At the Rosary School, we aspire for our children to be:

Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, now and in the future... by encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to the full so that they can be generous in the service of others.

Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices... by promoting the practice of attentive reflection and discerning decision making: in teaching, prayer and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.

Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words... by being compassionate and loving in the way pupils are treated, especially when a pupil is in trouble; and by opening pupils’ eyes to those who suffer poverty, injustice or violence.

Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future... by passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them in turn, to have faith and hope in themselves and others.

Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world... by developing an eloquent language which pupils can use to understand and articulate their emotions, beliefs, and questions, encouraged by the example of their teachers to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world.

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good... by the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities to become more learned and wise.

Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better... by leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning, and by providing opportunities for them to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.

Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others... by being a school community which is intentional in its way of proceeding to build-up quality of life; and which is prophetic in the way it offers an alternative vision of education and the human person rooted in the gospel.

 

 

 

Collective Worship 

The children are invited to participate in Collective Worship each day in school. This takes place in different ways across the week.

Monday: Every Monday children and staff gather together for our Gospel assembly led by Mrs Savory. Children are invited to assist in sharing the message of the Gospel and to share their knowledge, ideas, opinions, and also their prayer intentions.

Tuesday: The children meet in their key stages for collective worship. During this time, the children focus on a specific gospel virtue often through focusing on a bible story. 

Wednesday: On a Wednesday afternoon the whole school joins together for Prayer and Praise. They sing hymns and songs together praising God and also learn new hymns fitting for the liturgical time of year. 

Thursday: Each class holds collective worship where they focus on the Gospel Virtues of the term.

Friday: On Fridays we come together to share and celebrate our achievements over the week in our Achievement Assembly.

 

 

Our School Prayer

Thank you for our school which helps us all to share our talents.

Let this be a place of love and learning.

Guide us to do our best, following in the footsteps of Jesus.

Let us work together to build our community, remembering that you are always by our side.

Amen