St. Gerard's RC Primary School
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This week’s statement to live by is:
I notice that we are the same and we are different.
These statements help the children and all of us adults too, to think about who we are, what we believe and what we hope to become. We hope that together we will nurture a sense of what it is to be fully human and alive as children and adults sharing in this Christian community.
There are 36 statements in all which are linked to our Religious Education programme and the Catholic life of the school but each one is relevant no matter what our religious beliefs are.
Each statement will be supported by activities in school such as ‘Circle Time’, class prayer time and each statement will be celebrated in prayer at full school Collective Worship. The statements will be displayed in each class.
The Statements are based on 9 guiding principles, rooted in our Catholic, Christian faith.
‘Understanding our uniqueness as made in the image of God and developing self awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence’
‘Knowing, appreciating and understanding the importance of social justice and developing independence, interdependence and responsibility’
‘Growing towards human wholeness and developing a healthy life style in the body, mind and spirit and understanding the connection between knowledge and living’
‘Experiencing a sense of belonging within a range of communities, including the local Eucharistic Community, and playing an active role as members of society’
‘Knowing that everything has the capacity to reveal God’s presence and in the light of this developing effective and satisfying relationships’
‘Knowing that limitations are also opportunities for growth and making the most of our abilities’
‘Growing towards human wholeness in body, mind and spirit and learning to keep themselves and others safe’
‘Experiencing a reconciling community’
‘Acknowledging the unique giftedness of each individual as made in the image and likeness of God and learning to respect the differences between people’
Here at St Gerard’s we deliver our Statements over a two year rolling programme.