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Our Mission Statement

 

St Cecilia’s Catholic Infant and Nursery School strives to be a family community, inspired by the teachings of Christ where each individual is valued, nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Living together, Loving together, Learning together

We aim to create a welcoming environment and foster a meaningful Catholic ethos which involves the home and parish community in the life of the school.

We aim to provide a child centred broad based curriculum which enables children to fully develop their talents, gifts and skills.

We aim to nurture confidence and self-esteem.

We aim to inspire curiosity and encourage empathy for the global family communities.

We will achieve our aims by:

  • Delivery of the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education Programme.
  • All adults presenting as good role- models showing respect to each other.
  • Providing opportunities to celebrate God’s presence through prayer and reflection.
  • Use of positive praise, encouragement and school rewards to celebrate success.
  • Encouraging parents and the local community to work in partnership through assemblies and celebrations.
  • Participating in projects such as CAFOD and Nugent Care which promote understanding and empathy for the wider world.

‘Love One Another as I have Loved You’

 

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Welcome to our Catholic Life page. Catholic life is central to all that we do and is a the forefront of our school calendar of events. From our initial prayer on the first INSET day of September, to the Year 2 leavers assembly at the end of the academic year; the catholic ethos is at the heart of all that we do. 

We hope you will enjoy exploring all the different ways in which we celebrate our catholic faith throughout the year.

Key Information

 

R.E.Inspection

On Tuesday 17th September 2019, our school underwent an R.E. Inspection, carried out by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Please click here to read the full report (document opens in new window)

Monitoring Visit

On Tuesday 26th September 2017, our school had an R.E. Monitoring Visit, carried out by the Liverpool Archdiocese. Please click here for their report and feedback.

 

Religious Education Handbook

Please click here for a copy of our current Religious Education Handbook (document opens in new window).

 

Policies

Please click here for a copy of our Religious Education Policy (document opens in new window).

Please click here for a copy of our Collective Worship Policy (document opens in new window).

Please click here for a copy of our Relationships and Sex Education Policy (document opens in new window).

Please click here for a copy of our Moral Development Policy (document opens in new window).

Please click here  for a copy of our Spiritual Development Policy (document opens in new window).

 

Come and See

Click link below to find out more about the Come and See R.E. curriculum

Come and See

 

Home-School-Parish Link

 

Home-School-Parish Policy

Please click here for a copy of our Home-School-Parish Policy (document opens in new window).

 

Parish Church Website

Please click here to see St. Cecilia’s & St. Matthew’s Parish website.

 

Letters to Parents/Carers

Letter to Parents & Carers Autumn 2019 (document opens in new window)

Letter to Parents & Carers Spring 2019 (document opens in new window)

Letter to Parents & Carers Summer 2019 (document opens in new window)

 

Other Useful Links

Please click here for a link to ‘The Wednesday Word’ website. Here you can explore the Gospel with your family, at home.
Please click here for a link to our Liverpool Archdiocese homepage.
Please click here for a link to CAFOD’s homepage.
Please click here for a link to Nugent’s homepage.

 

Latest News

Now that we have started the new academic year, we have used one of our main display area’s to remind ourselves of our school’s mission statement: “Love One Another as I Have Loved You”

Inside the boat, each class has placed a scroll; signed by all children and staff, as a commitment to live-out the mission statement in their classrooms and throughout the school.

 

This week Mrs. MacGregor, our Deputy Head, joined Reception for collective worship. We celebrated and thanked God for our school as we begin this new journey. 

“A Future Not Our Own”

As we begin the new academic year, we as a staff gathered to reflect on our hopes, expectations, and how we can build a community of love here in our school.

To help us to do so; we read the prayer reflection “A Future Not Our Own”:

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, 
it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime
only a tiny fraction
of the magnificent enterprise
that is God’s work.
Nothing we do is complete,
which is another way of saying
that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No programme
accomplishes the Church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives
includes everything.

That is what we are about.
We plant a seed that will one day grow.
We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations
that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects
far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything,
and there is a sense of liberation
in realising that.
This enables us to do something,
and to do it very well.

It may be incomplete,
but it is a beginning,
a step along the way,
an opportunity for the Lord’s grace
to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference
between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders,
ministers, not messiahs.

We are prophets of a future not our own.

                                                                                        – In memory of Oscar Romero

As our children begin academic year 2019-2020, they will be reminded of our school motto: “Love One Another as I have Loved You”, and how we live this out in our daily lives.

Synod 2020

As a school community our parents, teachers and children have discussed what the Spirit is saying to the church and searched for common goals and actions for the future.

For more information on Synod 2020, please click here.

Photo Gallery

 

Take a look at the photographs below which show a selection of our activities relating to

Catholic Life, Religious Education and Collective Worship.

Learning together

Our children learn the message of the gospel through worship, celebration and classroom activities.

Year 2 Easter Performance

Year 2 Easter Performance

Year 2 Easter Performance

Learning about Baptism

Learning about Baptism

Learning about Baptism

Year 1 acting Palm Sunday

Year 1 acting Palm Sunday Recording the narrative of Palm Sunday

Learning about Jesus

Palm Sunday word mat Talking partner questions
Making banners

Waving banners and calling “Hosanna!”

Reception children re-enacting Gospel stories  

The story of the Ascension

Reception children re-enacting Gospel stories Looking at the Qur’an
A Muslim prayer mat Learning about the Qur’an Learning how Muslims pray
Learning about Islam

A visitor teaching children how Muslims pray

Badges Assembly 
Staff reflection Whole school celebration Parents invited to join class worship
Focus for collective worship A visit from Father to talk to the children Year 2 children helping to lead collective worship in Reception
Year 2 children helping to lead collective worship in Reception Year 2 children helping to lead collective worship in Reception Collective worship outside
A visit from our school’s Deacon, and our Year 2 children Advent Wreaths
Mrs. van de Waal at the piano for our Advent Service
Whole school Advent celebration Celebrating Attendance  Harvest Festival offerings
Ash Wednesday St. Cecilia’s Day display St.Cecilia’s Day celebration
Whole school celebration

Learning together

Year 2 children

Learning about the Last Supper

The Extra Ordinary Minister of Communion

Learning about the Last Supper

Year 2 trip – learning stories from the Bible

Year 2 trip – learning stories from the Bible

Loving Our Neighbour

Loving one another Donating to the food bank Odd Socks Day
Learning about CAFOD Learning about CAFOD

Learning about CAFOD

Easter raffle winners Easter raffle winners Easter raffle winners

Food collections

Year 2 children collecting for the Poppy appeal Nursery ‘Big Toddle’ raising funds for Barnardo’s
Fundraising for Deaf Active Learning about animals at Windmill Farm

‘Baby Explorers’ group – meeting in our school hall

Displays

‘Beginnings’ ‘Love one another as I have loved you’ ‘Myself’
‘Journey in Love’ ‘Harvest Festival Offerings’ ‘Advent’
‘Advent’ Lent Promise Tree’ ‘Gathering’
‘Spring Focus Display’ ‘St. Cecilia’s Church Display’ ‘Gathering’
‘Tongues of Flame Display for Pentecost’  ‘Friends’ ‘Treasures’

 

 

Citizens of God’s World

Staff Synod 2020 session Staff Synod 2020 session Staff Synod 2020 session
Staff Synod 2020 session

Article 50: “You have the right to practice your own culture.”

Learning about food from around the world
Culinary Passports Article 5 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights
of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights
of the Child

UNICEF

Celebrating Nuerodiversity

Enjoying a play in the snow
Learning about nature Learning about nature Learning about nature
Exploring trees and flowers Planting with Don Planting

 

Enhanced Curriculum

African drawings Thai Chi Giant parachute
Year 6 children helping with ‘Active Week’ A dance performance to the whole school Celebrating artwork
Donating plants to school Philosophy lesson

Eating together

Making Christmas centrepieces Relaxation
Year 1 children helping Reception children transition

A “cosy story”

Transition to Year 1 in the sunshine! Reading shed
Football contest – Active Week Year 2 school trip to the Maritime Museum Year 2 graduation ceremony
Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation (L.A.C.E.) Year 2 transition experience: preparing for the Juniors A nature walk with the RSPB